Posts tagged corsets
Posts tagged corsets
Decadent corsetry from Sparklewren.
Most reputable corsetieres will tell you that a waist training corset should be made to fit you. Even What Katie Did, probably the most famous off-the-rack corset maker in the world, stresses how important it is that her incredibly fine quality corsets not be used for waist training. It’s a perspective I agree with.
I don’t know what your budget is, but we’ve written a lot of articles about corsets on the blog. You can find them, including a piece on quality corsets that cost $155 or less, in our Lingerie Addict FAQ.
With corsets, more than perhaps any other item of lingerie, the quality you pay for is the quality you get. So I’d prioritize which is most important to your waist training goals: a cheap corset or a good corset. Because unless you have a tightlacing friend that’s willing to sell you some good corsets for cheap, it’s impossible to find one that’s both.
New Lingerie Addict blog post!
(Model Whitney McCabe in a Pop Antique Corset.)
In Defense of Ready to Wear Corsets, via The Lingerie Addict
Educate yourselves corset lovers. Knockoffs are everywhere.
Ok, now, I’ve seen some unbelievable bullshit during my time at Corset Fakery, but I’ve never been as enraged and… bewildered… as this product page has just made me.
Firstly, corset fans will recognise the Extreme Mae corset (from the excellent UK company What Katie Did), and see that the photograph has been stolen from their website. They might also notice that the NAME of the corset has also been ‘borrowed’
Now, this particular incarnation of the Mae corset is called “Extreme” for a reason. As you can see, it offers an intense waist reduction and an exceptional silhouette. This is achieved though expert craftsmanship and high-quality materials. That’s an awful lot of value for $26.40…
Here’s a larger version of one of the images you might have noticed in the accompanying thumbnails:
You’ll agree, I hope, that there’s nothing “Extreme” about this item of clothing whatsoever. However, the fact that the company feels confident in displaying the items side-by-side makes it clear that they’re happy to exploit misconceptions surrounding a corset’s function (eg. that you can get an extreme corset curve from any corset provided you lace it ‘properly’ or ‘tightly enough’)
These companies don’t care that they’re undermining the hard work of expert corset makers, while pulling scams on fans of quality lingerie and alternative fashion.
Remember - spread the word, do your research*, and always know what you’re buying.
*Oh, and follow my blog, of course!
Spot the difference! We’ve already kicked them off the web once…
(Photo via Boobie Trap Corsets)
Corsets + Star Wars = Win! #eccc #cosplay #starwars #jedi #corset #corsets