Updated: Feb 15
1. How To Lace Up a Corset.
When you first acquire a Corset, it can be overwhelming to learn how to properly lace it up in order to wear it. As a result, I have put this guide together to offer some assistance.
Your Corset will arrive fully laced, so you will need to loosen it to put it on. At the back of the corset, untie the large bow and pull each pair of X's until the corset is completely loosened. Then unfasten the ‘Busk’ which is the long metal closure at the front of the Corset. It's a good idea to start undoing the busk at the bottom of the corset and then work your way up.
It will make your life so much easier if you have some assistance at this point! Place your Corset around you and start by fastening the busk at the front. After the busk is fastened, start tightening the laces at the back of the corset. Start in the middle of the rear lacing at the ‘pull loops’, which should be located at the narrowest point of your waist. Once the ‘pull loops’ are pulled tight, begin by pulling each X at the top and working your way down to the pull loops in the middle, and from the bottom, moving up towards the middle. This process will need to be repeated 2 to 3 times to fully tighten the laces.
Tie a large bow with the ‘pull loops’ in the middle to get a traditional feminine look. Please do not wrap the extra lace around your waist and tie a bow as this can damage the fabric and boning, reducing the lifespan and the effectiveness of your Corset.
2. Care of your new Corset.
A Corset is a pretty, yet quite robust garment. Consequently, there are only a few rules regarding their care:
Your corset should be laced so that it fits comfortably, yet snugly. Do not over tighten the laces because this can damage your Corset, hurt your body, and lead to discomfort.
Some people feel that it is a good idea to wear some sort of light clothing under the Corset so that it does not irritate your skin after a number of hours of wear. This also helps protect the delicate fabrics of the corset from sweat, oil, and dead skin cells.
Protecting the Corset from your skin will also reduce the frequency of how often you have to wash it. To help keep everything in place, you may want to apply a thin layer of baby powder on your body before you put the Corset on.
Do not wash it – the Corset contains steel boning and a Steel Busk at the front along with metal eyelets at the back which have been enclosed through and around the fabric. Washing will cause a number of problems that you do not want to encounter. So it’s Dry Clean only.
Do not iron – it would be very difficult to do in any event due to the steel boning running throughout the Corset.
Store your Corset flat as this will help keep your beautiful garment looking as good as new.
I hope the above has assisted you with your new Corset purchase. If you have any further questions please contact me by e-mail, ‘phone or by the contact page on my website
Thank you for your custom – enjoy your Corset!