A major misconception about corsets is that you just need to offer the proper size of your waist to get the right corset. Of course, the main rule is that you need to provide a size 4-5 inches lesser than your natural waist. But is it all that you require to get the perfect corset?
Let us understand this theory using the way how you shop for your pair of denim. Though you are aware of the waist size that you need, there are several times when you do not get a proper fit. It might happen that some denim will get tight, while some may even get loose. Of course, you will also get some that are perfect for your size. This happens because apart from the size, many other factors impact the fit of your denim according to your body type. The same thing happens when you are shopping for your corsets. Even supermodels with the same sizes have to get touch-ups according to their body types. Though the waist size may be the same, still some models may be curvy, while some may have a straight figure.
So, what are the factors that impact the selection of a corset apart from the size?
Apart from your waist size, you should also check the flexibility of the muscles on your waist. If you are someone who exercises regularly and involves crunches and planks commonly in your activities, you will have firmer muscles on your waist and belly. Of course, people who exercise so much will also have a smaller waist naturally. But still, some people wish to get their waist in a particular shape, such as hourglass or conical.
On the contrary, women who exercise lightly will have a much squishable muscle. This means that when you are wearing the corset, you will be able to easily squish in your soft muscles compared to the firmer muscles. You will be able to tighten the laces much conveniently also.
Thus, if you have firmer muscles, you should try to get a corset that is 2-3 inches smaller than your natural waist. While if you have comparatively squishable muscles, you can get a corset that is 3-4 inches smaller than your natural waist.
Another major factor that you should surely consider while selecting a corset is the type of corset. You may wish to have a super curvy or hourglass figure. But you also need to see whether your body type allows you to get that or not. This will depend exclusively upon the ribcage area that you have got. Some women are born with a smaller ribcage area, while others may even have a wider area.
Women who have a smaller ribcage area can experiment with a corset that can offer them a curvy or hourglass shape. Due to the smaller area, they can take the risk of squeezing their middle waist part and get an hourglass silhouette.
But women who have a larger ribcage area do not have this advantage. The only corset that they can make use of is the conical silhouette one. If they try to wear an hourglass or curvy corset, initially with the laces lightly tightened, they may not feel much. But as they start tightening the laces, they might start feeling pain in the rib area or even at the vertebrae area.
Some women are not aware of the torso length factor that is quite important while selecting a corset. There are several reasons due to which you should make sure to consider this factor. Many manufacturers manufacture corsets of different types, such as waspie corsets and longline corsets, depending upon the torso length.
Women who have a longer torso can wear a longline corset if they have more fat to hide or squeeze. If you try to wear a waspie on a longer torso in such a case, the fat will run down towards the hipline and will form a tire that will look bad.
Similarly, if you have a smaller torso, it is better that you go for a waspie corset. Wearing a longline will hurt you as the borders will touch the hip line, which will hurt your hips while you are sitting.
So, there are several other factors apart from the size of your waist that determines the type of corset that you need to take. Apart from the factors mentioned above, you should also consider other factors too such as the right fabric for comfort. If you are bold enough to wear a corset over your dress, you should also consider your corset's proper styling to get the best one.
We have a wide range of options in different types of steel boned corsets that will train your waist and offer you the look you have been searching for. So, all you need to do is decide upon the character you wish to be this Halloween and then select the right type of corset from the wide range of collections that we display.