Getting to know your corset

Getting to know your corset

We have created a video to take you through all the things we think you might like to know. We have also included some handy tips below of our most asked questions.

1) Season your corset

We really can’t stress this enough, especially if you’re new to steel boned corsetry. A steel boned corset takes some getting used to.

When you first begin to wear your corset you need to allow some time, not only for your body to become used to your corset, but also for your corset to get used to you. The temptation when you receive your corset will be to tension it as tightly as possible immediately; however this can damage you and your corset.

To season your new corset it is recommended that you wear it loosely to begin with at home for a few hours each night. You can begin to tension the corset progressively over the course of a few weeks.

You should aim for it to eventually adapt itself to your shape, but this takes time. Be patient, ease yourself into it, and you’ll be amazed by the long term results.

2) Cleaning

Your corset contains numerous steel components which will rust if you submerge it in water.

Dry cleaning is preferable but you can clean you corset with a damp cloth. It is important that you lie your corset flat in an airing cupboard to dry to ensure that any residual moisture evaporates as quickly as possible. 

3) Store your Corset Flat

The ideal way to store your corset is flat. Your corset needs some space to ensure that the bones are straight, a drawer is an ideal home for your corset but please avoid cramming the garment in with too many other items of clothing……or more corsets for that matter.

4) Keep It To Yourself

“Oh, I love your corset. That’s just the thing I’ve been looking for! Can I borrow it?”

Your answer to this question, no matter who’s asking it, should always be a firm “No”. Corsets and their wearers enjoy an almost symbiotic relationship. Not only will a corset that you have taken the time and effort to get used to look worse on a friend or relative, even if they’re a similar size to you; it will also run the risk of leaving the corset misshapen. Your corset will have adapted to your body shape over time and, as your friend begins to wear it, it will begin to adapt to their body shape.

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