(Closed) Where did you/will you get your corset?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

http://meschantes.com/

We roleplay a lot and I only buy my corsets from there. I’ll be ordering my bridal one from there also. 

Post # 5
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5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Most dresses have built in corsets.  Make sure you’re doesn’t otherwise you’ll have two on and that would be very uncomfortable.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

With corsets, the price definitely reflects the quality. I have a Vollers satin overbust with steel boning that I bought locally for less than half the price they quote on their website, but it still ran me a pretty penny. It definitely cinches me in with nary a ripple, though, whereas cheaper corsets I’ve worn tend to have weak spots where they buckle.

If you’re concerned about cost, have you maybe considered doing Spanx or similar with a longline bra instead?

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@linguo42: You are right. My cheapest corset was like $150. I had a cheap costume corset from Torrid and after about 4 uses, the top part buckled over because I’m top heavy. The more expensive corsets are really sturdy. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I posted a similar question recently and was recommended a Mae corset from http://www.whatkatiedid.com from someone who had bought and used one from there. Check it out- the price is still high but as others said, it is worth it if possible.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I’m going to second the Meschantes recommendation.  I just ordered my corset from there.  If you look on their Ebay store they have some bridal corsets for sale, both an underbust and overbust model.  If those aren’t quite what you are looking for they also have gift certificates in $200, $150 and $100 dominations on sale which look like a pretty good savings on their regular prices.

I originally purchased this underbust from Timeless Trends.  Unfortunately the back comes up to high to fit beneath my gown.  They have an excellent return policy though.

Let us know what you decide! 🙂

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I looked up Meschantes corsets and the reviews on this site scared me!- http://community.livejournal.com/corsetry/1852743.html

some people had good experiences with them like miss tattoo, but too many others had really bad experiences for me to go with them…

 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Evie19: It seems people have a problem with their communication and not the actual product. I’ve never had to contact them about anything so I don’t know. They do take some time to ship them, but they are custom making your corset. I think for one of mine it took 12 weeks, but it’s wonderful. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Miss Tattoo:I know you’re a regular corset wearer so it’s probably easier for you, but I wanted to ask you- for those of us who don’t wear them is it better to just get excellent shapewear from the same brands that make the corsets? Will it be hard for us to breathe and be comfortable in corsets since we just aren’t used to them?

I read that blog article I just posted and she recommended very well-made shapewear instead.

 

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Evie19: I have a training corset, a posture collar, three underbust, and two overbust corsets. They do need broken in. It’s not wise to just put one on the day of your wedding and try to make it all day wearing it. You will pass out just like Elizabeth in Pirates of the Carribean. lol You do not want to pass out while you are in the middle of your vows. I started to wear them for role playing (BDSM) when I was about 22? Maybe 23. The first time I put my training one on, I only wore it for about 30 minutes. Not only does it cinch your waist, but it corrects your posture and forces you to sit and walk properly. If you are not use to walking with your chin up, shoulders back, chest out and basically sitting that way, it’s going to take some training. (Training corset) 

Some wearers who do this more than me actually train everyday. They rarely take it off. I know some women who sleep in them. They actually do waist training and not just for the bedroom. My corsets are for fantasy and punishment. Some women use them to actually change their waist line. 

If you don’t want to spend a ton on a corset, maybe try Squeem. I have a Squeem waist cincer and it does it’s job. The boning is plastic so don’t expect to have it last a long time. They sell them on Amazon. The only thing that sucks besides the boning is that the squeem is rubber so wearing it for more than 4 hours starts to suck. 

Post # 15
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6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Miss Tattoo: Money isn’t really the issue, it’s more of not wanting to pass out like Elizabeth in Pirates of the Carribean! 🙂

I woudn’t go the Squeem route because I’d want to wear something beautiful and good quality (even if it is under my dress) and also the wedding will last 8 hrs not 4! 🙂

Sorry for another question, but…is it worth doing the training and breaking it in all year? I do have good posture so that would not be a problem…I would love to cinch my waist 4 inches!! But yikes it seems like a lot of turmoil. Maybe shapewear to cinch me 2 inches is easier..?

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Evie19: Well, it depends. A waist training corset isn’t pretty. It’s a basic underbust and usually very plain. Waist training, when done on a regular basis, can help you reduce your waist size, but you have to exercise and have a balanced diet. 
Tightlacing is the extreme version of this and done to make the waist as small as possible. Those women wear their corset all the time and constantly tighten the laces. I’ve read things about women messing up their organs from doing this. 

If you buy a regular overbust/underbust corset then I would break it in about 2 months before your wedding if you don’t plan to wear it all the time. I thought I had perfect posture until I put my first corset on. lol 

Whatever you decide, just get one with steel boning. Anything else is cheap and will not last. but yeah, def break in the corset if you have never worn one and you plan on wearing one for 8 hours. If you don’t, you aren’t going to be able to eat or drink or move for that matter by the end of the night. 

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