So you have decided to get your first Corset Deal corset. Congrats! We always love getting new customers and have such a large variety of colors, shapes, and styles that you are bound to find the corset you have been dreaming of.
However, buying a corset is not as easy as just clicking a button. In order to find the right corset, there are a few things you need to think about first.
The Type Of Boning
Plastic boning is one of the most common and cheapest types of boning you can find in modern corsets. Though it is great as a fashion top, plastic boning cannot be used for waist training and may not have the support needed for those with larger bust sizes.
Steel boning offers more support and is often more comfortable than a plastic boning and can sometimes be used for waist training if the corset shape is sturdy enough.
Double boned corsets are the sturdiest corsets around and are typically used for waist training purposes. They have twice the amount of boning of a typical steel boned corset and offer a lot more support as well.
The Overbust Or The Underbust
Where an overbust corset covers the chest area, an underbust corset stops just below it. The underbust is much easier to buy for because you only need your waist measure, where overbusts can take a lot of extra measuring to ensure a good fit. Underbust corsets are also better for wearing under clothing and are more often used for waist training.
Corsets are not like t-shirts. You can’t just pick a size above you and still expect it to fit comfortably nor can you trim it a little afterwards. The corset is made in a sturdy shape that needs to fit your unique measurements. Getting a corset that is over or undersized can cause a lot of discomfort, especially if you plan to waist train.
Choosing A Fabric
There are a lot of options when it comes to fabric and you need to choose one that can serve your corset needs. A few types to look into are:
Satin – This will produce a very shiny and smooth corset, but may not hold up to wear and tear. That aside, this can tend to make a corset look more like underwear.
Taffeta – This one is a bit less shiny than satin, but it is good for a more classic look that goes great with any outfit.
Genuine Sheep Napa Leather – This one creates a very durable and supportive corset that can handle quite a bit of wear and tear.