In the world of fashion today, corsets are gaining grounds as women discover just how handy a cornet can be for creating those hour-glass curves. Female Celebrities have also taken to wearing corsets and this has in turn created a high demand for this accessory.
Corsets are constructed from a strong, yet flexible fabric (cotton / satin / leather) that is reinforced with steel boning (flexible steel rods) to give the corset great strength for cinching in your waist and accentuating the curve of your hips and bustline. Typically corsets are tightened by fastening the front busk (a piece of corset hardware consisting of two steel stays, one with metal loops) and then lacing up the back.
Categories of Corsets
This type of corset fits right underneath the breasts and can easily be worn underneath clothes.
Underbust corsets come in a number of different styles for fitting the contours of your bustline.
This category of corset can be worn under clothes in place of a bra and underbust corset, in addition to being worn as tops.
STAYS/BODICE: Stops at natural waistline, has straps (good for wide shoulders).
MIDBUST/FLAT FRONT: A straight line across the front, good for cleavage, smaller cup size, or asymmetrical breasts.
EDWARDIAN: Flat front and S-shaped curve along the hips.
SWEETHEART: Modern, common for bridal, not good for uneven breasts.
CUPPED: Similar to sweetheart but breasts cups are attached, should be custom fit
CINCHER: Shorter than an underbust (but if a torso is short, a cincher would become an “underbust”)
Choosing the right Corset fabric
Here’s a list of the most common types and recommended use.
Cotton: If casual comfort is more your thing, then cotton would be the one for you!
Cotton takes a bit longer to feel like it’s broken in, but once it is, it will be as comfortable and easy to wear as your favorite denim jeans. Wearing cotton corsets under clothes is a little trickier because of the thicker fabric.
Satin: If you plan to wear your corset under your clothes we suggest satin.
Your clothing will glide over the top of the corset like a slip under a dress rather than clinging to it.
Leather: Our lambskin leather is incredibly supple. It’s a material that is comfortable almost immediately.
Lambskin isn’t the stiff and rigid leather that most people expect when they think of leather fabrics.
Mesh: A lightweight and breathable material.
It’s comfortable, easy to wear under or over clothing, you can wear it in the hot summer months without getting too warm, and it gives a great silhouette because there is so little bulk to the corset.
Brocade: The brocade fabrics are a gorgeous, thick polyester blend that almost feel like a tapestry or upholstery fabric.
They look more elegant than a plain fabric and can add something a little extra to your outfit. As it is a thicker, woven fabric, it will take more uses for it to be as comfortable as a thinner fabric, but once it is broken in to your body, it will be a comfortable and classy addition to your wardrobe.
For a good and effective fit, you need to put into consideration the style that best suits you. That way, your wearing experience can be a comfortable one rather than painful. I believe with all this tips, I believe you are now ready to go and get that sexy Corset.