4 Tips for Choosing Right Corset

4 Tips for Choosing Right Corset

Choosing a CORSET can be overpowering at first. Corsets vary in style, fabric, materials, patterns, shapes, fit, colors. They can be underbust or overbust, with less and more extreme curves, with steel or plastic boning, worn over or under the clothes, alone or as other clothing items. And you don't know what size you should pick.

There are so many corsets that it can be difficult to tell which are high quality and which aren't.

These tips will teach you how to choose right and fit corset, stop you from getting ripped off.


Choosing a Right Type of Corset

The first thing to finding out your needed corset style is figuring out how comfortable you desire to be for your outing.

You should see a lot of corset styles, but the main are overbust and underbust. The names are pretty self-explanatory: overbust cover your breasts while underbust don't.

 overbust corset

Overbust corset usually begins just under your arms and above the hips end. They lift up the bust while flattening the waist, offer excellent support for the back and can be worn as casual wear or elegant evening clothes, over or under the garment. Wear a corset with a pair of high heels, and you'll be high turning heads wherever you go with your feminine posture!

 underbust corset

Underbust corsets begin right under the breasts and usually end at the beginning of the lap. They can be worn as supportive underclothes or as fashion accessories over the clothes. The corsets also provide hourglass figure but don't offer support for the bust. Otherwise, they are also great for posture as they provide back support just like overbust.


Selecting the Right Materials of Corset

If you want to call some garment a “corset,” it has to have some steel boning of the sort (or very stiff plastic boning, but steel bones are the real deal). Usually back and front boning is much more rigid, and the boning around the corset is more flexible. 

plastic boning

Plastic bone is inexpensive and is easy to wear, many styles. The plastic boning is ideal for costumes that will not receive extended wear, lingerie, or as a fun addition to a wardrobe.

steel boning

Steel bone can be more comfortable and is great for extended wear, yet will generally be more expensive than plastic boning. Many corsets will have flat steel boning near the closures, but flexible steel boning along the sides.


Selecting the Right Fabric of Corset

Selecting the Right Fabric of Corset

Corsets usually have a fashion fabric and a lining, so you might not be able to see the strong layer, but you will be able to feel that it is quite durable.

Satin fabric usually worn under the clothes, if you only want the hourglass shape without the corset showing.

Mesh breathable and lightweight, great for the summer months, gives the body a good contour and can be worn over or under the clothes.

Cotton casual and comfortable, durable and breathable, but not advisable to wear as underwear, as it's a bit thicker.

Leather soft over the clothing and stylish, but is not recommended for waist training as it stretches out.

Brocade thick durable polyester blend, worn as a stylish accessory.


Measuring the Closest Size for Corset

Measuring the Closest Size for Corset

Corsets that fit your body will season faster than those that don’t. It's important to get a good fit right from the start, so be diligent when taking your measurements. 

Corsets are always sized by waist measurement, not dress size. 

In order to measure size correctly, you must use a soft measuring tape to measure. For example, to measure your waist, please use soft measuring tape wrap it around your smallest part of your body(usually 1 or 2 inches above your belly button). Please stand straight and do not hold your tummy in when taking the measurement.

When buying a corset online, ask what the bust and hip measurements are, so you know if it will suit your figure.

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