You seem to LOVE all our sale corsets and waist cinchers. They’ve been flying off the rack (don’t worry there’s still some left). It occurred to me as I was packing up an order that some of you might be holding back because you’re not sure you’d be able to put on a corset on your own. This is just a little refresher so that you can have a snatched waist while you’re socially distancing.
Unlace and unbutton (or unzip or unclip) the corset. Figure out what is the top, bottom, front and back. Our corsets have a handy tag sewn into them indicating the top back of the corset. You would not believe how many upside down backwards corsets I see. If you don’t feel like your corset is fitting correctly, check to make sure it’s not upside down… or backwards… or inside out.
Clip into your corset. Your corset should be able to stay on your body but it should not be overly tight. If your corset is falling off it’s too big. If you can’t clip up your corset at all or it is too tight for you to be able to breath then it is too small.
Find a mirror and turn your back to it. We use continuous lace up so it should look like there are 2 loops towards the middle, where your waist is. Put your index and middle fingers through the loops and pull until you reach desired tightness. Blue in the face is too tight.
Tie the laces into a bow. Try to avoid tying a knot. As you wear your corset the knot will become tighter and tighter making it really hard to untie when it’s time to take it off. Trust me, corsets are uncomfortable to sleep in. Tie a bow.
Need an in person demonstration?
Our Express Window is open Tuesday – Saturday from 1pm – 4pm for face mask sales, curbside pickup and pre-arranged purchase. But we’ll also happily give you a demonstration on how to tie your own corset if you need it.
And voila, you’re now in your corset and ready to take amazing instagram photos or make excellent Tik Toks from the safety of your home. How do you put on your corset? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!