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Plus Size Corset - For full-figured and curvy women who are tired of traditional, everyday shapewear, the corset is a wonderful alternative.
Why, you may ask, are women still drawn to these old fashioned lingerie undergarments that were all the rage in the 1800's?
The answer may surprise you. Corsets have never really gone out of style -
Regardless of the reasons, buying a corset is a wee bit more involved than say buying a pair of panties straight off the rack.
In this guide, we'll share some valuable tips on how to find a plus size corset that you'll look forward to wearing and enjoying.
When shopping for corsets, you'll quickly see there are a multitude of different features and options that may seem complicated at first glance.
One of the first things to decide is what kind of corset you want.
If you are searching for formal lingerie, that's more rigid, you'll likely benefit from the classic “Overbust” plus size corset.
If, you're interested in less restrictive lingerie that is more comfortable and gives you freedom of movement, you'll probably prefer the “Underbust” style.
If, you're wanting a curvy, hourglass waistline, and or want extra back support, both types will do just fine.
Once you've chosen the style that you want, the next step is choosing the length. Yes, there are different corset lengths.
It is easy to assume there is only one basic cookie-cutter length and style, and many make the mistake of choosing a length based on height.
Instead of going this route, where chances are great the corset won't fit properly, opt for the length based on the size of your torso.
The main length that you should pay attention to when it comes to the size is referred to as the “Front Length”.
Not sure what this means? While in the sitting position, measure your torso vertically. This will help to determine the length that is best suited for your body type.
When it comes to fabrics, colors and corset styles the choices are endless.
Glamorous satin and silk fabrics with lace trims are wonderfully glamorous and always a favorite.
Silk does not hold the heat as much as satin does, so if you'll be wearing a corset all day and are always warm, keep this in mind.
No matter which plus size corset you opt for, here is the best tip of all - choose a style, fabric and color that suits your personality, your character, and most importantly, one that lets your joie de vivre shine through!