We get a lot of questions about corsets so created this page to help you understand them and choose the best one for you.
What is the difference between Corsets & Bustiers?
While both Corsets and Bustiers can have boning, corsets as a rule lace up the back allowing you to adjust the snugness of it whilte bustiers will generally hook or zip close.
What is body modification? What corsets can I use for body modification?
Body modification or training is a popular use of corsets. Wearing a corset long term will effectively reshape your body creating “wasp” waists when used for a long time. Not all corsets are suitable for use for body modification.
Most corsets on the market today are purely decorative corsets. While they will pull in your waist or stomach to some extent, they are not intended for long term wear and the grommets or even fabric will tear if used with too much tension or for extended periods. They have plastic boning that can snap under excessive pressure as well.
The exception to this are steel boned corsets such as the ones we carry made by Vollers and other brands. These corsets have reinforced grommets and are fully padded and lined. The bones are made of heavy steel which allows you to snug them very tight without breaking.
All corsets, however, should be “broken in” – worn increasingly tighter over a period of time. This allows them to form fit to your body and mold themselves without tearing or breaking (though satins and some other fabrics will still have a tendency to tear easily so don’t overtighten such styles).
Vollers Steel Boned Corsets
We are very proud to be authorized dealers for the world famous Vollers Corsets made in the UK. They have exceptionally beautiful pieces that are the sturdiest we sell. This makes them idea for those wishing to use corsets for body modification (to sculpt your body for a smaller waist, etc.)
Vollers corsets are individually hand made with true steel boning, reinforced grommets, and full padded lining. You will not be disappointed by any Vollers corset!
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