Corsets have become an indispensable staple of modern lingerie brands and can often be found alongside foundation garments like basques and bustiers. But it can be confusing knowing what you are buying when it comes to corsets; some pieces look similar but lack steel bones, with plastic bones stitched into fabric instead; this means they do not offer real shape and shaping while lacking the signature ‘hourglass’ shape of true corsets and cannot therefore serve as foundation wear.
When purchasing corsets online, it can be easy to fall prey to false advertising and overpaying for pieces that won’t perform or last as promised. With sites like Wish and AliExpress offering cheaply made garments from overseas sellers under their own brand names. When searching online for corsets it is vital that buyers select brands which specialize in this product type with an excellent track record for quality manufacturing and distribution.
Glamorous Corset offers quality, affordable and fully steel boned corsets at competitive prices – not unlike some cheaper options available on the market – without compromising on style and quality. From formal black corsets to red satin underbust designs – Glamorous Corset has designs to meet every occasion and style preference.
One way to ensure you’re purchasing a high-quality corset is to search for labels using real grommets instead of single-piece eyelets. Eyelets tend to pop out of fabric over time, leaving an unsightly hole behind; but good corsets use double rows of grommets on their laces that prevent this from occurring.
As with any piece of specialized lingerie or underwear, when purchasing a corset it’s crucial that you measure yourself accurately. A corset should support and flatter your curves without becoming so tight that you are choked out or suffering discomfort. Furthermore, it’s wise not to purchase one too large as this will result in squashing together of the ribcage and breasts into an unsightly lump and may lead to health complications in later years.
When buying a corset, the best advice is to consult an experienced and knowledgeable seller. If possible, request images of their work and their previous clients before you commit. This will give an idea of the level of craftsmanship on offer and how long it may take until your item arrives (at Enchanted Corset, this typically takes one month from when measurements were taken – though this can differ depending on current demand). They can even create complete outfits, complete with ball gown skirt and petticoats!