Are you thinking of buying a corset but don’t know which type to get for your body shape? If so, then you are in the right place. Our guide takes you through key issues to consider when choosing a corset for your body type. Your height will play a part in which corset you buy as there are different ones available depending on how tall you are. Make sure you get an accurate measurement of your height or else you might end up being uncomfortable.
It’s also really important that you consider your body shape. For example, if you have a large bust and are top heavy, then this will affect the type of corset you buy. You might be able to find one that minimizes your bust so you look more in proportion. Alternatively, you might just want one that cinches in your waist a bit to give you more of an hourglass shape. It’s definitely recommended that you try a few on to see how comfortable they are.
Conversely, if you have a pear shaped figure (that is, you are ‘bottom heavy), then you might want to balance out the appearance of your bottom half to bring it into proportion with the rest of you. This means you should avoid any corsets that might minimize your bust or else your top half will appear even smaller. Instead, look for corsets that sit lower on your body and slide over your hips so you’ll be comfortable and your curves will be more balanced.
When choosing a corset, you also need to consider the waist size you need to go for. While you are measuring your height, it’s a good idea to take a measurement of your waist at the same time so you can choose a garment that will give you a great silhouette without restricting your breathing. Ideally, you should get a corset with a waist size two inches smaller than your real waist (so for a 28 inch waist, you need a 26 inch corset).
Finally, corsets are all about enhancing your curves and streamlining your figure, so don’t worry about going too extreme with them, especially if you are new to wearing them. As they are all slightly different, it’s really important that you try them on before committing to buying one, or else you’ll end up being squeezed in all the wrong places. Ideally, you want one that flatters your body shape and allows you to breathe without any trouble, creating a gorgeous hourglass figure.
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