Many women wear corsets in order to have a more flattering hourglass shape, improved posture and for additional chest and back support. Here are some tips to guide you in buying the right corset.
Corsets comes in various styles to choose from and are designed to fit variety of body types. An example is the overbust style which supports the bust from the hips/waist up supporting the back and providing more comfort while an underbust corset does not support the bust but is ideal for regular wear because of its flexibility. Consider a waist trainer for effective reduction of the waist; however, one should be cautious when wearing them as they alter the physical arrangement of the body. The other type is the waist cincher which is made from elastic or latex material to form a smooth shape for the body without permanent effects.
The other tip is to choose the right material of corset to provide more comfort. Although expensive, corsets made of steels bones are a great choice and you can choose a spiral one which easily bends with the body shape or a flat steel bone which does not curve but gives a flat look. There is also a cheaper option the plastic bones which are mostly used on costumes and lingerie as they do not require extended wear and is easy to wear. Additionally, if you are looking for extra support, consider double-boned corsets which have many bones.
Take your measurements so you can find the right size of corset for you. In order to get the right size of corset, you need to measure the waist, hips, bust and torso. You can take your own measurements using a tape and measure the waist at its narrowest point, and the hips at their widest point. If you are looking for a corset that you can adjust according t your individual measurements, then you need the authentic corsets and not the fashion corsets. You can as well compare the sizing information provided by various sellers and designers to a corset size that you will be comfortable in.
You should pay attention to the quality of the fabric and ensure that it is top-notch. You want a fabric that is smooth and does not appear flimsy with wrinkles. The common fabric types used in corsets include leather, mesh and brocade with cotton and satin being more preferable.
When it comes to purchasing corsets, make sure you buy from a reputable seller. While purchasing online corsets is a convenient option, you need to read the reviews of the website to be sure that you are dealing with reputable sellers. Do not forget to go through the terms of their return policy and ensure that it is reasonable. It is also important to find a corset that fits within your budget.