It requires some practice to lace yourself up in a corset. If you get someone to help you in lacing up then it will be better. Once you find the easy way to put up a corset, it will become easy. Here are some steps to help you in lacing up your corset properly.
- Whenever you are going to put in a corset, keep all slacks fully loosen. Make the separation in the back gap as even as possible. You should not want all of the slack at the top or bottom of the corset, you should want it evenly distributed across the entire gap.
- Place the corset around your waist and keep the lacing in back and the garter loops on the bottom. Then hook up your busk starting from the top and work your way down to the bottom of the corset. After reaching the bottom, go back and hook the top eyelet last.
- Remove the slack in lacing by pulling the loops which are located in the center of the corset. Make sure that the corset is positioned properly by adjusting the straightness of the corset. Also, focus to adjust your breasts in the cups of the corset if you are wearing an overbust corset.
- Tighten the top portion of the corset by pulling the 2nd 'X' from the top and then adjust the third 'X'. If there is any extra slack on the top, then remove it by pulling center loops. You need to tighten the bottom by pulling the second 'X' from the bottom and then the third 'x'. If you do not have any gap at the lace, that means the corset is too large for you.
- Repeat the previous step until you get the desired fit and tightness. In that case, the corset should be comfortable and you will not experience any pain. If the corset is too tight then loosen it as much as you want.
Always remember that a corset's gap should remain clear against your spine. A too-small gap may put pressure on your hurt and spine and a too-big gap may feel uncomfortable to wear. If you are using a corset for any medical concern, then discuss this matter with your physician.