Classic designs are back to being the bestsellers of the market in Australia today. Online shopping platforms have reported a rise of 185% in corsetsales over the past few years as A-list performers like Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Miley Cyrus are flaunting them on stage. The peaks and troughs of this body shaping lingerie tell a great tale of female identity and body image that has developed over the past 300 years. The design, style, fabrics and colours might have gone through numerous transformations over the century, but the elegance remains the same. Today, it is not only the women who adorn them. They are popular across different genders who wear them on many occasions, from dinners and concerts to entertainment shows and more.
How Have they Transformed Over the Years?
A corset is an undergarment that has been popular since the 16th century. Women wore them under their dresses to decrease their waistline and keep the busts up, giving an illusion of a long and lean torso. They are available in a fine selection of fabrics, including leather, cotton, velvet, brocade and lace, fitted with garters. They have gone through numerous changes every century and decade. The main changes focused on the perception of the body shape and the needs of women as the fashion trend for women was to get slimmer waists. However, modern lingerie also pays attention to providing the utmost comfort and style to the wearers. A modern corset not only reduces the waist size but also minimises the shape of the bust and breasts and shapes the hip, giving a more contoured look to the body.
Popular Styles Of the Day
The most popular lingerie is the laced ones as they provide a sexy but sophisticated look, perfect for any romantic occasion. Different corsets have laces in the front, back, on both sides or come with triple lacing.
It is an everyday lingerie, designed using strips of light fabric. It is comfortable, easy to wear, and does not fit too tightly. It is the perfect lingerie for beginners to try on and experiment with the look.
The Victorian hourglass shape is one of the most classical styles popular in the market. It provides a perfect figure with a small waist beginning at the overbust, mid or underbust. It also has a sweetheart or straight neckline. It is the best choice for those who want ease, comfort and waist reduction.
Waspie is a style of corset with a short underbust. One can create extremely small waists using the wide belt that pulls around the torso. People use them as waist trainers to achieve permanent waist reduction and body shape. The waist and the body of the garment look segmented like a wasp, hence the name waspie. It might cause some strain on the stomach and the ribcage for new users. However, with practice, they can achieve the perfect size and fit and wear it with confidence.
Pipe Stem Style
This corset compresses the entire torso, giving it a sleek appearance and the illusion of a longer torso. Those who want to wear a pipe stem style need waist training. And it may not be the most comfortable to wear it for a longer period.
Under Bust Style
An underbust-style corset sits below the breast and helps reduce the waist size. As it does not support the breasts, one must couple it with a comfortable bra for support. People use it as a supportive undergarment to develop a better posture and help straighten their backs. It showcases a lean waist and a good form when one wears it on a dress.
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