Welcome to Corset Week 2011!

We’re kicking off the fresh content tomorrow with a feature article from Kiss Me Deadly & FairyGothMother about the difference between authentic and knock-off corsets, but I know I have a lot of new readers here this year (yay!), and I just want to make sure that we all have the same background and context.

I started Corset Week in 2008 because 1) I love corsets and 2) there isn’t very much information on corsets written from a customer’s point of view. I remember what it was like to try to figure out how to buy my very first corset. What shape did I want? How much should it cost? Where in the world should I buy one? Corset Week is just a way of sharing some of the corsetry information I’ve picked up over the last several years with you.

If you’re brand new to Corset Week, I recommend getting started with a few of these articles from the very first Corset Week. And, as always, feel free to share your advice in the comments section. See you tomorrow!

4 Comments

  1. Panty Buns
    27/06/11 at 11:39

    You are flooring me with your knowledge of corsetry. I hadn't realized how expensive they were but after reading your past articles I understand why and still want to buy at least one. I'd love to own all of them. I'm infatuated with how corsets look. Unfortunately I have not taken control of my ever changing weight and waist size, so either I would have to buy new ones all the time or else get some good recommendations from you or a corsetier. It would be heavenly to be fitted, but I wonder how long it would keep fitting. I have loved all your previous articles covering how to lace a corset, the differences, where they can be bought and so much more. I'm thrilled that this is Corset Week and very much looking forward to your incredibly informative posts. You really know your lingerie!

  2. Chris Kuchta
    27/06/11 at 13:33

    Panty, buying a good, quality corset is definitely an investment. A great Corsetiere is a very skilled artisan and well worth the money you put into something that fits YOU.

    I'm not an expert, but having worked with someone who specializes in custom work has been the best experience, because not only do the corsets fit proper, but they fit MY body. I'm a more curvy woman and personally I don't think I'd want something 'off-the-rack'. Yes it means that because I'm not a standard size it costs a bit more, but I don't mind, because they are comfortable and I look forward to being laced into them. I love the way I feel when I'm dressed in one of the two I currently have.

  3. Hello Jodi
    27/06/11 at 14:40

    I look forward to this! I've never owned one, but I was at a Con and tried some on and my boyfriend bought it for me. It is an overbust. Got it home, tried it on…not good. It looks lovely with a bra (though it works almost like a minimizer), but without; not so much. That is where I feel bigger ladies have the upperhand. I wear a 34F, but I'm 1. over 30 and 2. lost weight, so my breasts aren't firm and they just don't look right being shoved and flattened. That's my only recommendation: try them on over clothing and with nothing on. I'm hoping to exchange mine for an underbust version.

  4. Kayla @ TheEclecticElement
    28/06/11 at 16:17

    I'm definitely a newbie, so I'll have to take a look at some of those articles!

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