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The Corsetry Companion

Your reference for all things Corsets

Whether you’re new to corsets, or you’ve already got quite the collection — consider this your ultimate guide to wearing, caring for, and getting the most out of your corsets.

Having a problem with pulling your laces behind your back? Hook the laces at the bunny ear over a sturdy, wall mounted hook or solid-core door handle and slowly walk forward. The laces will pull up tighter, leaving you to just adjust a little and tie your bow.

If you’re having problems doing up the busk, hook the bottom loop over the stud. Then taking the top edge, gently swivel the top edges together while carefully bending the loop side.  Don’t fret if you miss a loop or one comes undone! Just go to the nearest edge and undo the loops until you get to the trouble one, and repeat the process again, up or down. 

Find that your laces are slipping after you’ve tied them and aren’t as tight as you like? When tying your bow, give a good extra tug slightly tighter than you want to be laced. You counteract the extra slip of your hand this way. 

For a smooth profile underneath your clothes, a satin corset is often the best bet. Since it has a slick feel to the fabric, clothing tends to glide over it. Also look for construction methods that have the boning towards the interior of the corset.

Use satin laces on your corsets to prevent the bulkiness of laces showing through your clothes. They can be easily tucked away under the bottom edge of your corset and are much flatter than cotton or paracord laces.

If you want to hide any further lines from your corset, wear patterned fabrics to naturally confuse the eye.

When picking a silhouette, each style have pros and cons. Overbusts can be great for back support and for heavier chests, but underbusts can be worn with modern style bras and fit more conventionally under contemporary cut clothing.

Want to prolong the life of your corset and also make your skin feel better? Wear a liner underneath! It can be something as basic as the dress you’re wearing, a camisole, or a specially made corset liner. The top pick for those at the bad button are modal and silk knit camisoles. As a bonus, those fibers are naturally more thermoregulatory.

Choose your outfits wisely! Certain clothes pair better with corsets when it comes to bathroom breaks. If you know you’re limited on time or space, pick clothes that are easier to use the restroom in.

If you really want to show off that corseted shape, try wearing your corset outside your clothes as an integral part of your outfit, or cinch your waist in with a belt. A lot of people like to show off their corset by wearing cropped tops or cardigans. 

If you’re planning on wearing a corset every day, pick closures that are easy to get in and out of. The classic busk or a zipper are much easier to get dressed in than a closed front where you have to slip it over your head.

If you’re buying a corset for a special occasion, break it in first! It’ll feel much more comfortable and look better too.

Try to avoid drinking very fizzy or carbonated drinks while wearing a corset. It’ll help to cut down on carbonation related pressure.

If you prefer eating bigger meals, you may find that slightly uncomfortable in a more fitted garment. Try a few smaller meals throughout the day.

Listen to your body! We are all so used to clothes that expand and move with us rather than something more structured.  

A fair model with freckles poses in a sheer and white panelled corset inspired by the Snowy Owl. The ensemble featured beadwork and feathers

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