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Not sure how to wear an underbust corset?

Posted on March 9, 2013 by Corset Story

So you love the look of corsets. If you don’t own one or two already, perhaps you soon will- before you leave this website, in fact.

With so much choice it isn’t always easy to decide on a style. Steel boned or not? Plain or patterned? Underbust or overbust? May be you think that you’d never get much wear out of an underbust corset, or perhaps you’re just not sure how to wear one?

My first piece of advice is…

Stop thinking about an underbust corset as a corset, and start thinking about it as an extra wide belt (with benefits!)

Perhaps that has got you thinking of ways you can wear one already? Do you have items in your wardrobe that you could combine with an underbust corset to create a whole new and different look? Here are a few ideas for you:

That pencil dress in your wardrobe will be given a fabulous transformation by the addition of an underbust corset.  It will nip in your waist and is a great way to fox up a dress for a night out. Lace yourself up after work and you’re ready to go from day to night, those after-hours drinks just got extra glam!

Teaming an underbust corset up with a shirt and a fitted skirt will add something extra to even the most conservative outfit. For example, a crisp white shirt and a black pencil skirt will look completely different and a whole lot more interesting. You’ll also add some serious curves to your look. The chances are that you already have all the outfit elements except the corset in your wardrobe already, so thinking of an underbust as an extra wide belt is actually a good way to liven up and make the most of what you already have to hand.

A corset with a t-shirt? Why not! The only thing that limits the versatility of an underbust is your imagination. Wear your t-shirt or vest top with a pencil skirt or a pair of trousers and cinch in your waist with some underbust corsetry. If your look is a little more fashionista-meets-rock-chick, then why not team one with a t-shirt and a pair of leather style leggings?

Whatever your fashion style, this type of corset can be one of the most versatile garments you’ll ever own. However, steel boned corsets need to be broken in, a bit like a pair of leather shoes, so if you want to add one to your look then it’s wise to do a few things before you lace yourself up:

Wear your corset around the house before you plan to wear it out and about. This allows the steel boning to warm up and adapt to your shape.

Slowly tighten your corset so it feels comfortable. Don’t lace it too tightly straight away; you can tighten it up over time. You should feel supported but not uncomfortable and never in pain.

Because the corset has been laced and tightened whilst on you, it’s unique to you. Corsets shouldn’t be shared, so if your friends love your look, tell them to get their own!

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