What is the lacing on a corset called?

The modesty panel is also sometimes called a lacing guard. In some designs you will also find a small modesty panel under the busk (see further down the list) too. Waist Training: This is the term that is used when referring to using a corset semi- permanently change your shape.

What is that thing that comes with corsets?

The corset comes with a separate triangular piece of leather-like fabric with elastic bands. How and where is that to be worn? Shoppers find videos more helpful than text alone.

How tight should a corset feel?

When a corset it fitted properly and laced to the right amount, it should sit snugly and smoothly against all parts of your body. There should be no chance that the corset could begin to slip around your body, or up or down on your body.

Can I tie my corset in the front?

When you’re getting ready to put it on, the busk (front) of the corset should be open, and the laces at the back should be closed. If you have an underbust corset, telling which side is the top from bottom can be tricky. Usually the top of the back will be more straight across than bottom, but not always.

Do corsets tie at the top or bottom?

You can lace from either the top or bottom of the corset. Try both and use the direction that is most comfortable for you. Some people will find they settle into the most comfortable fit lacing from the top, and other people will be most comfortable lacing from the bottom. For some people it won’t make a difference.

How do you space eyelets for spiral lacing?

When deciding how to space your lacing holes, the most important thing is to stagger them so that they are not directly across from one another–if you make each hole in the same place on both sides, the spiral lacing will make your garment edges not meet correctly at the top and bottom.

What’s the best way to lacing a corset?

Unlike other ways of lacing, the grommets or eyelets will be offset at the top and bottom. This allows the lacing to come down on a diagonal or spiral angle. When purchasing your corset, be sure to select the Spiral Lacing option! Locate the pair grommets at top (or bottom) which are close together.

What kind of corset did Felicity wear in the engagement?

“Hello, Felicity.” “Hello, Mr. Jones.” As we exchanged pleasantries, his assistant was unpacking my new sets of corsets: a day corset, a training corset, and some spare laces. As she fed the laces through the holes, Mr. Jones went through what I would be wearing for the next few weeks. He picked up a rather long, plain white, training corset.

What are the different types of corsets for women?

What is a corset? A corset is an undergarment for women designed to reduce the waistline – It can lift up the bust line and give the illusion of a long and lean torso with a cinched in waistline. Corsets can be made of lace, velvet, brocade, leather or cotton or twill and fitted with garters and will have stay pockets filled with boning.

When did women start wearing prow fronted corsets?

The shorter, ‘prow-fronted’ stays of the late 1780s and 90s are what are usually known as ‘transitional stays’ as they signal a transition from the long, solid, conical stays of the 18th century, and the shorter, softer, ‘Regency’ stays, with an emphasis on the bust.