Author Maxim Tourou / Category Architecture / Published: Apr-05-2018
In some cases, it might be a good thing to have certain gaps in the clothing. But is it the same in the case of corsets? When you get a beautiful dress that has peekaboo cutouts which will be able to show the sculpted shoulders or the bits of your abdomen, there is no doubt that you will get the best looks for sure. However, if there are unintentional gaps in the clothing, it often becomes a subject of embarrassment. You certainly wouldn’t want to have split down your pants while bending over, right? So, why are some gaps okay while others aren’t?
When it comes to the flaring and gaps in a waist training corset, the situation becomes a little different. The configuration and the shape of the corset have been designed to perfection. So, you will have some problems with how the garment fits in the first place. It might not be the right shape for the body, or you might not properly tighten the laces.
So, how can one tell whether the problem is in the garment or in how they are wearing the corset in the first place? Well, here are some tips that can help you come to a decision faster and avoid the issue of gaps in the waist-reducing corset that you choose.
Problems in The Lacing Gaps
When it comes to corsets or corset tops, there are so many different shapes, sizes, and styles. You want to choose the style that is a perfect fit according to your preferences. Also, you want to have a corset shape that is a suitable option for your body. Not to mention that you surely want the right size. But the lacing provided in the Underbust or overbust corset can cut you some slack. Of course, you want to choose the perfect corset, but the laces are something that most people tend to ignore.
The lacing gap can be defined as an open space that forms between the grommet’s rows. This is the gap that the lacing will be stretched across in the first place. Usually, you want to ensure that the edges of the waist cinchers or corsets are parallel to the gap’s sides. However, you might be unable to manage that situation for different reasons.
Different Shapes of the Corset Gaps
In this section of the article, we will talk about the different shapes of the gaps that you might see in your overbust or Underbust corset in the first place. These shapes will help you decide the type of gap and how to deal it better to give you the ultimate waist training benefits.
- V-Shape: This particular shape tends to take place when the gap in the corset is particularly narrow at the bottom edge and wide at the top edge. Thus, it creates a V shape and hence the name. When this shape takes place, it means that the corset you selected isn’t wide enough for the hips. Also, it could mean that the corset is wide for the Underbust area. Don’t think it will harm the corset if you wear it anyway.This just means that the gap has not been properly shaped for your body, and you might not be able to get the best result with your wearing this particular corset. This is especially the case when you run out of room to further tighten the steel-boned corset in the first place.
- A-Shape: This shape is the inverse of the V. It can be wider at the bottom edge of the gap in the lacing and wide in the top section. But, again, in this case, the corset hasn’t been designed perfectly as an ideal choice for your body shape.
- Parentheses: While the A or the V shapes will not be a major concern for the body, having an actual curvature in the lacing gap that properly resembles a bracket or a parenthesis, to be exact, can be a problem for sure. When you have these configurations, it will impact the ability to properly continue the cinching of the waist. If you go on wearing that corset, it could also warp the garment.
- Diagonal: When you have a diagonal gap in the corset, it means that this corset is a perfect fit for the hips, waist, and ribcage of your body. However, it also means that there is a twisting effect on the body of the corset in the first place.
- Parallel: Any vertical or parallel gaps in the corset dresses and tops would mean that the garment fits your body shape.
Wide Gap: If a corset has been designed perfectly for your body, the gap in the lacing shouldn’t be more than 4-5 inches wide. This will ensure that you have room to size down. On the other hand, if the gap is a bit bigger, it will indicate that the corset is pretty small at the hip and the bust. This might cause a bit of discomfort to the wearer. In that case, you would want to make sure you use a more pronounced spring to solve the problem.
Corset Flaring at the Hip or Underbust: When it comes to corset flaring, it tends to occur when there are some sections of the corset, such as the hip, that doesn’t fit properly against the body. Thus, a big and visible gap exists when you cinch or lace the corset. This can indicate that the corset has too much spring for the shape of your body. This situation might also occur when you plan to properly size down the shape of the waist, and you have chosen a particular corset with a smaller waistline. But that could be on purpose. In the former case, you must go for a different spring type. But if it is the latter case, you will have to wait.