7 Things You May Not Know About Corsets

Corsets are often associated with Victorian-era fashion and the idea of waist-taming, but there is so much more to these luxurious garments than meets the eye. Whether you're a corset enthusiast or you are just starting to explore the world of waist-taming and corset fashion, there is a corset out there for you. From luxury corsets to corset tops and dresses, the world of corsetry is full of possibilities. Here are seven of the top things you may not know about corsets:

  1. Luxury and authentic corsets are a thing. While corsets have a reputation for being restrictive and uncomfortable, high-end authentic corsets are constructed with comfort and with quality in mind. They are often crafted from luxurious materials like silk, satin, and lace, and feature comfortable linings and authentic sturdy construction. Don't be afraid to invest in a high-quality corset – it will be worth it in the long run. You can find a wide selection of authentic luxury and high-fashion corsets here.

  2. There are different types of corsets for various purposes. A waspie is a short corset that ends at the waist. Overbust corsets cover the bust and support the bustline, and underbust corsets, sit under the bust and are worn as a top. A regular length corset fits those of average height, while a longline corset is best suited for people taller than 5’ 6”. Choose the type of corset that best suits your needs and personal style. Different styles of corsets are described in more detail here.

  3. Waist training 101: If you're interested in waist training, it's important to slowly and gradually increase the time you wear your corset. It's also essential to listen to your body and take breaks if you feel uncomfortable. A good corset seasoning schedule involves wearing your corset for an hour or two at a time, gradually increasing the amount of time you wear it as your body becomes more accustomed to it. Remember to always consult a medical professional before starting any waist training regimen. You can read more information about waist training and seasoning here and here.

  4. Corsets are worn for more than just waist-taming. Many people enjoy being "corseted," and wear their corsets as a fashion statement, form of self-expression, or as part of a costume. Corsets will make a fun and unique addition to your wardrobe, so don't be afraid to experiment with different styles and occasions for wearing them. There are many fashionable ways to wear a corset, including layering a blouse underneath the corset, or a blazer on top of it. Corsets are versatile and can be worn during the day or at night, for casual, or formal events. It's about finding the right balance and incorporating a corset into your style that works best for you. Corseti Couture’s Coordinates Collection features minimalistic and luxurious pieces to wear with your corset. You can find these fashionable pieces here.

  5. Waspies are making a comeback. While full-length corsets may not be practical for everyday wear, waspies are a more wearable alternative worn under clothing for a subtle touch of glamour. Waspies are a great way to get the benefits of corset-wearing without committing to a full-length corset all day. You can find Corseti Couture’s waspie corsets here.

  6. There are many patterns and styles available for corsets. In addition to classic solid colors, corsets are found in a variety of patterns and styles, including corset tops and corset dresses. Don't be afraid to try out different patterns and styles to find the one that best suits you. See Corseti Couture’s Corset Collection here.

  7. There are corsets for men, too. While corsets are traditionally associated with women's fashion, men have been wearing corsets for centuries as a way to achieve a streamlined hourglass shape. In order to assure the best fit, men should be sure to use the size guide provided by the corset maker and remember that men's corsets often come in smaller waist sizes. You can check out men's corsets here.

In conclusion, corsets are not just for waist-taming, but are also fashionable. It's important to choose the right type of corset, to waist train responsibly, and to incorporate corsets into your wardrobe in a way that works best for you. Corseti Couture offers a wide range of luxurious and authentic corsets to suit all needs, preferences, and occasions. Don't be afraid to take a chance on a corset. You will be glad you did.