Here you find an adviser and guide about corset wearing, figure training and tightlacing on the topic “What clothes go well with a corset?”
Which associations do you have when you hear the word ‘corset’? Maybe fainting, discomfort, agony, etc.? Unfortunately this is the case with many people. The following compilation of questions and answers, based on my own experiences, is to do away with the corset’s negative reputation, to list its positive effects and to inform you about the practical use of corsets today, in our time. After having read this information you should associate corsets with elegance, grace and attractivity.
What clothes go well with a corset?
Some kinds of clothing are virtually made to be worn with a corset, i.e. wedding dresses and elegant evening dresses in the first place. These dresses are often designed à la Belle Époque; hence they require a corset figure. Today most corsets are worn with wedding dresses, and some women stay devoted to corsets after their marriage.
Aside of this there is another, less elegant costume that can be worn with a corset: a combination of skirt, blouse and wide belt. This is actually the ideal clothing with a corset because it can be worn on almost every occasion; don’t you think that you should show off your tiny waist in public as often as possible (as you worked hard in order to achieve it)?
Usual clothes also go well with corsets, but most of them have to be altered. Especially beautiful and girl-like are thin summer dresses with a wide elastic belt round the waist. The current, figure-emphasizing fashion trends feature corsets and well-fitting dresses - and with good reason!
Another good outfit - especially for businesswomen - are fashionable, tight-fitting suits. It is especially small-waisted blazers that reach below the hips that look very good with a corset. That is due to the striking contrast between bust, waist and hips. Furthermore the corset makes you sit straight, a fact that makes people think of you as a self-confident and resolute woman.
Would you like to wear trousers? No problem, but you’ll have to think over it for a while. The corset must be especially tight below the waist and must form a flat stomach. Besides that it should reach as far as possible to the hips and pubic bone. Under these conditions you can even wear tight-fitting jeans over your corset. In this context the waistband of the trousers is the most important part: Most waistbands are far too big for a laced waist. A belt is a must. Another possibility is to change the waistband, to make it smaller, if you can sew. A very convenient solution are trousers with a wide waistband (clochard-form). You can pull the belt as tight as you need it and it looks fantastic.
Again, these pieces of advice are no idle talk, I have experienced them myself and have found them out with the help of others. I often wear trousers with wide waistbands with my corsets, sometimes even tight-fitting jeans. To illustrate that, there are some photos of me available on this website. So you can see how a corset looks on a woman of our days AND how suitable clothing can look. The dresses I suggested are not extravagant, every woman has and can wear such clothes. It is important for me to promote this clothing style (girl-next-door-look) in connection with the corset, since I think that there’s no (young) lady who wants to wear victorian dresses in our time.
Additionally I’d like to tell you that you can save a lot of money by wearing corsets. You needn’t buy designer clothes any more, for with a corset you’re going to attract even more attention than with the most expensive standard clothing!