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A corset is a woman's tightly fitting undergarment extending from below the chest to the hips, worn to shape the figure. Also, a tightly fitting laced or stiffened outer bodice or dress.
Whether it's steel-boned, under-the-bust, leather, or lace, our plus size corsets can make you look and feel beautiful.
A corset can have a variety of closure methods such as zippers, buttons, toggles, lacing, etc.
Do you know the difference between a corset and bustier?
Corsets were worn in Victorian times, were usually intended to give a smooth line from the cinched-in waist to the bust. There was usually no accommodation for the bust, and the garment was all one piece from bottom to top. The Bustier on the other hand, are intended to emphasize a lady’s curves and tend to push the breasts up and together to create cleavage. The bustier and the corset share similar characteristics. They are closely fitted to the body and are usually boned.
The purpose of the boning in a corset varies slightly from era to era. Generally, the cinching/shaping properties of corsetry puts strain onto the fabric from which the corset is made. The boning supports the desired shape and prevents wrinkling of the corset fabric. Bones, and the substances used for the purpose, are generically called boning.
You may also want to learn about shapewear in our fashion terminology section.
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