If you are like me, your knowledge of a corset is some brutal device forced upon women in ye olden days, or a memory of Kate Winslet’s mom in Titanic painfully strapping her into one. Ouch! But in recent years, the corset has slowly lost its death grip on our mid sections and has become the hottest trend. You can find all the hippest stars sporting them, from Jessica Simpson to Beyonce.
It’s quite easy to incorporate it into your style. During the day, layer one under your jacket or favorite v-neck sweater. Or at night wear one with a slim fitting skirt. Don’t forget to jazz it up with some fabulous accessories like jewelry and purse. Think you have what it takes to step out in corset style?
Corsets and bustiers are the darings women’s lingerie. They are very similar in style, as both are boned and fitted on the torso. They have a very slimming effect on your figure. The major difference between a corset and a bustier is that bustier often have built in cups for support whereas corstes do not.
Corsets and bustiers do not size the way clothes do, they size like a bra. You usually have a round the back measurement and a cup measurement, just like a bra but you are recommended to give yourself one size more around the back allowing for extra movement. The size noted for our corsets and bustiers is the band size, so if you where a 40DD, your bustier or corset size would be 40. If you want some extra room, you would order a 42. We also have many corsets and bustiers that are made of stretch satin or lace. These provide extra room without having to go up a size. They are also very comfortable.
Corsets and bustiers are often fitted with hook and eye catches that run up the back of the garment or sometimes they are laced up. They are often made to sit just above the bust to below the hips so that you can easily attach garters and stockings to them.
In Victorian times corsets were all the rage. They were worn by all women but not in the sense that they are today. In those days you did not leave without looking your best. Your best being your slimmest. Corsets held in every extra pound that you had.
Today, you can choose to wear a corset under a suit or clothing for that extra sensual feel or to provide extra lift. Corsets and bustiers are especially helpful as bridal lingerie under the dress, as they provide the slimming effect and lift that you want for that special occasion. You can also wear this lingerie for a special rendez vous with someone special.