Corsets have made their way back onto today's hottest fashion runways. They have been highlighted in Vogue's Spring Fashion Issue and are being worn by Hollywood's biggest names such as the Kardashian sisters, Gigi Hadid, and Jessica Alba.Do you want to try rocking the trend yourself? Perhaps you need a costume for a special event or party? Or maybe you're dying to try the popular waist training method to lose some pounds?
Whatever the occasion, here are some tips to help you find the perfect corset and wear it proudly.
Measure your waist
Before you buy your corset, you need to make sure you know what size you need.
To measure your waist correctly, remove your shirt and get a measuring tape. Then, place the start of the tape (where it says 0) at your belly button. Make sure you're standing up straight.
Next, hold the tape at your belly button and wrap it around your waist making sure the tape is parallel to the ground and even all the way around. Mark the spot where the tape meets the beginning of the tape at your belly button.
The point that is marked is your waist size. Now, you can look at the size guide and see what size you will need to order. If you want a shaper or waist trainer, your girdle size will be different than your natural waist size.
Decide on Style
Corsets come in many different styles. To decide on the style you need, you first must consider the context. Where will you be wearing it? Is it for an event? Is it to look sexy for your partner?
If the purpose of your girdle is lingerie, then look for the classic red, pink, and black items. Products that have lace, leather, ruffles, paisley designs, or mesh are also great for achieving a flirty look.
If you want corsets for more casual everyday wear, then stick to fabrics like cotton and look for designs that are simple or patterned. For example, a floral-patterned or a corset top are options that can be worn for everyday occasions.
Now, if you want a girdle for a costume or event such as a themed party, then you can go all out and choose vintage-inspired corsets that have all the bells and whistles such as metal features, lace-up backs, ribbons, and bold colors.
Once you have your size and style, decide on your budget. How much do you want to spend on this piece? Think about how much you will wear it to help you with your budgeting decision.
Your budget will also determine if you want custom-made corsets, which are more expensive than general pre-made ones.
Also, consider how much time you have before you need to wear it. Custom-made items will take three to six weeks to ship.
We suggest shopping online because it provides the best range of selections. You're sure to find something to fit your needs on the web.
Always read the return policy before ordering. You don't want to spend a lot of money and get stuck with something that does not fit or you don't like.
How to Rock it
Depending on your personal style and the reason for the purchase, there are many ways to wear corsets. Here are some tips to achieve different styles.
Wearing a corset over a shirt, such as a long sleeve button up, or over a t-shirt dress, are some of the more casual looks. It is great for those who want to try out the new trend but are also modest.
Layers add elements and texture to a wardrobe so you'll want to keep it simple by choosing an undershirt or dress that matches or complements the colors of the girdle.
For example, if your girdle is white and blues, wear a blue shirt underneath. If you want all the attention to go to the waist, then wear a white shirt underneath.
Pair the top with jeans or oversized pants (like these khaki culottes) to keep it casual. Add heels to dress it up a bit.
If you don't mind showing some skin, then you can let your new favorite wardrobe piece be the center of your day outfit.
Find an underbust or sweetheart silhouette that is casual such a single colored or two-toned piece. Wear it alone without anything under it and pair it with jeans.
It is also cute to wear a cardigan, sweater, or cropped polo-neck jumper over it for cooler days.
If you're wearing the girdle to a night event such as a party, then wear it with a skirt, skinny jeans, or black pants. Add heels or tall boots.
Some believe that wearing a corset while working out or over a long period of time will rearrange fat or reduce water weight and lead to a smaller waist. This is called waist training and the goal is to have a smaller waist to achieve an hour-glass figure.
If you want a corset for waist training, you should look for an underbust design made of cotton. Cotton is more comfortable and will last longer than other materials. Trust me-- you'll want to be comfortable if you're going to wear this every day for many hours at a time.
You will also want to find a girdle that has steel bones. Plastic bones have shown to not be effective for waist training.
Order Your New Favorite Corset Today!
No matter your style or the reason for your purchase, we have corsets for you. From different bust styles, steampunk, to waist training and lingerie, check out our huge and affordable selection.
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