Corsets are a special type of garments and should be properly cared for to make them last for years. A new corset should be seasoned. This is a process that helps to accustom your body to pressure and helps to harden the corset against the tension. This way, you won’t damage the corset or hurt yourself. I recommend that you season my corsets for a minimum of 20 hours, ideally 30 hours, if the coset is much smaller than your size. If you have questions please email me and I will gladly guide you through the process.
Selecting the corset size
It is commonly assumed that the shaping corset should be smaller than your natural waist circumference by 5 to 10 cm, if you do not have much prior experience with wearing corsets. The remaining dimensions of the corset (hips, underbust and the bust) should be as close as possible to your natural ones, but the corset cannot be bigger, because it will stick out. It is important not to force anything and not to squeeze if you feel discomfort. A well-chosen and seasoned corset should not cause you pain. The shape of the lacing gap on the back shows whether the corset is perfectly matched. Ideally it should be parallel. If the gap is smaller or larger in one place, it means that a corset with a modified cut, e.g. with more space for the hips, would be better for your type of figure.
Corsets have been my passion for a long time and I know how important it is to have them adjusted to individual needs.
If you are interested in a corset for tight lacing or waist training, write to me and I will make a custom one especially suited for you. I will adapt the best design solution to fit your expectations. Let me know if you prefer e.g. a cupped rib cage, have a long torso or any special request.
I recommend that my clothes be hand washed at 40 degrees. Corsets are an exception – they should not be washed, but should be dry cleaned. Light dirt can be washed off with a damp cloth. For hygiene and your own comfort, you can wear a thin cotton shirt underneath and wash it regularly.
Dresses with a lot of applications and beads will also be safer to hand over to a professional cleaning service.