Like any other fashion statement, Corset is one old style that has made its comeback with a blast! Corsets are used both by men and women during the old days, women being the common wearers of these pieces. This garment is used to hold and to shape the body or the torso into the desired hourglass shape. Corsets are used not only for aesthetic purposes but also for medical purposes too.
For aesthetic or fashion purpose, it is used to attain the desired fashionable silhouette a woman desires. Corsets were used to slim down the body, to reduce the waist and enhance the bust and the hips. Men also used to wear corsets for the same slimming purpose. Corsets were used as a medical aid for people with spinal problems like scoliosis to prevent mobility and give protection to the torso.
What about bustiers? How do you differentiate a corset and a bustier? From a source I’ve read, a corset will give a “cinch” effect while a bustier will give a “boost” effect. Corsets are made of a flexible material which the length extending below the waist: at the hips or even lower. Corsets are stiffened with boning made of plastic nowadays which is also held together by usually lacing get that silhouette women want. Bustiers on the other hand has a built in bra and shorter than corsets which end above or exactly at the waist.
But what should you pick to wear? Choose to wear both but one a time of course! It really depends on what effect you want to get. If you want a slimmer waist and bigger looking hips then you should go for the corset. If you want a boost to your chest then go with a bustier. It’s good to invest in one corset and one bustier to add to your collection of fashionable items. It is never a waste of money because these pieces are timeless. Its history is just proof that this fashion trend is here to stay. During the 1500’s, the wife of King Henry II of France banned thick waists during court attendance, hence requiring the use of corsets. The latest fashion trends has made a few modifications to both corsets and bustiers, using different materials like lacey materials, using printed materials and using plastic as boning instead of the whalebone and metal used in the early years. Whatever design and style corsets and bustiers have come up, it is still used for the same purpose as of today: to cinch and to boost. You don’t even have to worry about not being able to breath; this is the 21st century, fashion these days is about looking stylish and comfortable at the same time.
Don’t delay in checking out some of DHstyles’ corsets and bustiers. You will be surprised at the wide selection of these timeless and classic pieces. Combine the effort of looking slim and sexy with the capacity to stay fashionable. Looking slim and sexy has never been this easy. Give your look a boost so as to get a boost of confidence too.