(Closed) Tafetta or Satin Corset?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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  • Wedding: April 2012

Taffeta can be a great fabric for a corset, but only one layer of it. A good corset should have 2-3 layers, spiral and/or flat steel boning and a solid steel busk. 

I’m a dedicated corset addict, so if there’s anything I can do to help give me a shout.

My wedding corset is taffeta too (with gold lace trim and gold contrast stitching… I’m ever so slightly excited).

Post # 5
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  • Wedding: April 2012

@Evie19: I have a lot of friends who are mad about Corsets UK although I haven’t personally worn one. I wasn’t entirely convinced by the quality, but I think I’m a bit of a corset snob. 

I get most of my corsets from Heavenly Corsets who aren’t much more expensive but custom make every corset in the UK. I’ve found them really comfortable and Elle (the owner/operator) is an absolute darling. She’s done a few for me that come down over the hips so leave an absolute smooth line under dresses.

Post # 7
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  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m not necessarily saying stay away, as there are a lot of fans, I’m just not personally a fan.

I’d say go with an hourglass underbust (no hip gores) that comes down a bit over the hips. That way the end of the corset is under the skirt rather than the bodice and won’t leave a line.

Post # 9
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@Evie19: If you let her know that I recommended her, sometimes she throws in a discount or something extra free (for you, not for me). I went to her on a personal recommendation and got a free toile.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

CORSETS UK ARE GREAT BUT IF U NEED SOMETHING TO BE SMOOTH UNDER YOUR GOWN STEAR CLEAR

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

their not really underwear corsets in the modern sense, I wear mine out or in the bedroom i dont really wear anything over it. its the sort of thing that would be worn under a many layeyerd 16th century gown

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

the corset your looking at is 13ins breast bone to bottom but what you really need to know due to the nature of your dress is how long it is at the sides.

I would contact them and ask some questions there customers services are really nice girls, and you should get a quick response (not sure where ure located keep in mind i think their cs team is based in the uk)

if the length of the sides of the corset is longer than the length of your drop waist dress then go for it, only other consideration is how heavily made your dress is the heavier the better as you will not see the bonning if its a sheer material then it really has to be your call.

I hope i helped a little x

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