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In “A Corset Family Tree, Abridged,” I defined the various common styles of corsets, both historic and modern. Another important ingredient to corset style is the overall silhouette shaping, primarily through the rib cage. It’s particularly important when corset shopping to know the silhouette you are targeting so you can identify the corsetieres who cater to that style. Conical Sometimes called “ice cream cone,” a conically shaped corset transitions from […]

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Corsets have an amazing breadth of variety, though I often simplify it for neophytes to the two basic types, overbust and underbust, at least as a starting point. When corset shopping, the range of options and, importantly, the nomenclature around them can be quite daunting.  The following is a simplified and streamlined guide to corset styles for modern corset wearers.  Those interested in learning about historical corsetry in greater detail […]

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Now that we know how to choose the perfect corset for any occasion, it’s time to learn which corset shape is the best fit for your body type. Whether you have a full bust, small bust, long torso, short torso, wide hips, or no hips… there’s a style out there to suit you. The second piece in an excellent two-part series by Marianne Faulkner, this is a timeless article with […]

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