Trouble finding a corset…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yay! Another Date Twin…

 

 

 

do you mind sharing photos, of the corsets you dont like so we can suggest alternatives and what is your natural shape….

 

 

 

Me personally Corsets dont really work well for me, sorta have a sway back, and a big butt, so the corset doesnt squeeze me in evenly all the way around….

 

 

 

I assume your dress, is strapless?

 

 

 

You dont want anything like this

 

 

 

http://media.plussizetech.com/womanwithin/mm/0017_02855_mm.jpg

 

 

 

Post # 4
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844 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

@dvillecreek:  The problem with a lot of comercially available corsets is that they have plastic boning (which bends instead of supporting correctly)  If you’re looking for a true corset, look for one that has steel boning.  It’ll give you the silhouette you’re after.  The only example I have is for the plus size ladies.

Post # 5
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2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@dvillecreek:  

Hi! I own a corset and it is steel-boned. Granted that it’s steel boned, it has got to be dry-cleaned for maintenance.

I definitely highly recommend Sweet Carousel! Elise is a corsetier who has designed corsets for celebrities like Lady Gaga and Madeleine Horn. She does custom-designs; you could try send her a picture of your dress. Ask Elise if you need an underbust or otherwise. Just tell her that Cynthia referred you. 🙂

I really love her corsets as they are comfortable and durable. The way she makes it — there is no back-spillage.

Here’s a picture of a custom-design corset she did for a bride’s stagette/bachelorette in Vegas with Swarovski crystals:

Post # 9
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2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@dvillecreek:  PM me your email and I can contact Elise for you. She may have some samples that could work for you — there may be hope!

My corset was around 300$-ish since I asked Elise to add extra garters.

ETA: With that dress, if you ordered an underbust and wore a strapless bra along with a long petticoat, it could help shape your dress. Beautiful dress!

 

Post # 10
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449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@dvillecreek:  try corset-story.com that’s where ingot my steel boned corset, and where I am getting my “fashion corset. Definitely get an underbust corset if you do go with steel boned, otherwise the girls get flattened and pushed ip to high heaven

Post # 13
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449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@dvillecreek:  mine is awesome! It goes low wnough to hide my poufh and gives me crazy curves! Careful how tight yoi lace though. It makes your ribs sore

Post # 14
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2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

I agree with the crazy curves bit! It’s like, Va-VOOM! You would want to make sure that you take a few inches off your natural waist when you purchase a steel-boned corset; you could ask Elise about that.

From an EJ article:

Her most popular corset is a basic, satin underbust design, meant to be worn as a foundation garment but which could also be worn under or over a dress. Women wear them to accentuate their curves, and also to “waist-train,” a regimen in which the corset is worn over time to reduce the size of the waist.

“It’s very gradual and safe, not like the Victorian age when all the girls got crushed ribs,” says Truong.

Post # 15
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293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@dvillecreek:  You definitely want to go with a custom-made corset for this (because they’re way more comfortable than commercial ones) and tell the maker what you want in terms of your shape. That’s because most corsets (especially for beginning wearers) are designed to create that dramatic waist with little shaping elsewhere. You’ll probably have to go with less waist reduction than normal (more like 2 inches instead of 4 or so) and want to look for a corset made with flat steel bones and not spiral steel boning.

Some resources: http://sidneyeileen.com/tutorials/sewing/info/corsets-a-buyers-guide/

http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2012/01/what-you-didnt-know-to-look-for-in-a-corset-5-myths-debunked.html

And this, especially: http://www.foundationsrevealed.com/articles/free/intermediate/99-experimenting-with-steel-boning-by-jenni-hampshire

Post # 16
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950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Cynderbug:  Saw this thread and was also going to recommend Sweet Carousel – I have several of her pieces and they are stunning!

@dvillecreek:  I would try contacting Sweet Carousel, she may have something made up that would work for you 

I would also maybe recommend more of a bustier than a corset for a less dramatic waist – you don’t look like you have much you want to take in, just tighten/firm it up maybe?  I have a plastic boned bustier that looks like a corset that works for what you seem to need – try Nightshade, they have lots of styles and ship to the USA http://www.nightshadecorsets.com

good luck!

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