Looking for vintage corsets for the waist training and don’t know what to look for in a corset? Well, you have come to the right place.
Corsets have been worn for centuries and choosing the right one can be a daunting task and time-consuming. In this buying guide, we will discuss how to choose the right vintage corsets and top 6 best vintage corsets that we recommend.
First and foremost, you have to decide for what purpose you are ordering your corsets, is it for occasional wear, or moderate waist training, or for a long body adjustment project?
Know that corset training should be a prolonged process to avoid injury, you need to be patient.
Don’t be tempted to try and hurry things along by lacing your corset too tightly or too quickly, or by even picking a shape which is intended for the more proficient corset wearer.
Since the purpose of the corset is to narrow your waist, a well-laced vintage corset can bring in the waist by 4 or 5-inches than your waist measurements. If your waist is bigger than 34-inches, you need to increase this to 5 or 6-inches.
Over the years, clothing sizes have significantly changed, and it is best you try the vintage corset on before ordering it. And if you are buying online, you need to compare your waist measurements to the garment. You should take the waist measurements with a tailor’s tape measure at the natural waistline.
The antique corsets which fit nicely must sit against your skin snugly deprived of being too tight. Also, the boning shouldn’t mark your skin and should allow you to sit down comfortably.
However, longer corsets dig into the public bone one you sit down that makes sitting for long periods unreasonable whereas wearing the corset.
There are three major types of vintage corsets you should know, and they include;
1. Overbust corsets the overbust style which tends to lift your breasts and pull in your waist.
Furthermore, you can wear this corset as they are without having to wear anything underneath, and that is what most people normally do.
The classic 20s and 30s looks are best fashioned with an overbust corset.
Overbust vintage corsets have a range of necklines consisting straight, plunge, sweetheart, and scoop necks with different styles top suited to various body types.
2. Underbust corsets there are underbust corsets which tend to sit under the bust hence leaving your breasts exposed.
If you have small breasts, you should consider the underbust vintage corsets or even a straight overbust corsets.
If you have average size breasts, you should consider sweetheart or straight necklines, and those with full breasts should consider plunge or sweetheart necklines.
3. Waist cinchers waist cinchers that look like wide belts which are boned or unboned, and sits on your waist.
The waist cinchers are usually about 6 to 8-inches wide.
It's flexible and durable, as soft as plastic bones, can bend easily but recover quickly to origin.
Over the years, the construction and cut of the corsets have changed drastically. If you’re planning to wear the vintage corset as a part of the period costume, then you have to research the kind of corsets worn throughout that era.
Well, if you intend to wear the vintage corset under modern clothing with a particular dress or top, ensure that the neckline suits the outer garment.
And if you plan to wear it as outerwear, select an additional ornate design for extra flair. Think of Vintage Floral Dress or Vintage Pencil Dress.
Some corsets feature integrated suspender loops, suitable if you are going to wear Vintage Womens Boots or vintage style stockings. You can also consider Vintage Cat Eye Glasses if you want to look even more glamorous and charming.
The antique corsets come in a variety of fabrics with silk being one of the most popular. Although silk is lovely and comfortable, it is a subtle structure. If you are looking for a corset to wear regularly, then vintage silk corsets can be a perfect option.
And if you’re searching for vintage corsets for long-term modification or waist training, then must look for more robust cotton corsets. Also, natural fabrics and cotton breathe better than the synthetics.
Most corsets feature boning for additional support. It refers to strips of rigid material entrenched in the fabric vertically to support shaping. Most antique corsets come with whalebone, and the modern ones feature plastic or steel boning. Plastic boning is more contemporary than steel.
When shopping for a vintage corset, you need to inspect its condition if you don’t want to be left disappointed.
Examine the material for signs of wear, check under the arms as well as a bust for staining, and ensure the boning is in perfect condition.
Odors can be removed, but a stain can be permanent especially if the contaminants had a hard time to settle into the textile and discolor it.
Antique corsets may be front or back fastening. Front fastening vintage corsets are easier to put on and remove all by yourself without needing any help.
These corsets typically fasten with eyes and hooks. Back fastening retro corsets have ribbons or further decorative fasteners.
You can put them on by pulling them over your head or even step into them, but you will help to fasten them correctly.
These vintage underbust waist training corset by Alivila.Y Fashion is made of high-quality materials which include 82% spandex and 18% nylon. The high-quality fabric makes this vintage corset feel more comfortable to wear for extended periods, and is lined in cotton for additional support, durability, and protect the exterior fabric.
When it comes to boning, this vintage corset features two steel bars adjacent to the front busk and 12 supporting plastic bones for additional support. This vintage corset delivers you steady muscle control and prompt waist reduction.
These vintage corsets come with a matching G-string, bust closure and blace-up back design that makes it easy to put on and take off all by yourself. These underbust vintage corsets are intended for tight lacing and waist cinching. They are available in different varieties of colors and sizes letting you customize to the style and shape you desire.
These underbust vintage corsets are perfect for cosplay party, Halloween costume party, fashion corset, and waist training. The measurements of this corset are 11-inches center front, 9-inches side length, and 9.5-inches center back.
This steampunk corset features high-quality fabrics which include 82% spandex, and 18% nylon makes the corset fit nicely and more comfortable to wear for extended periods.
This steampunk overbust corset features 12 spiral steel boned hence giving you a slim figure. This corset features metal clasp closure at the front and cord lacing up at the back that makes it comfortable to put on and take off all by yourself without needing any help.
The measurements of this steampunk corset are 16.5-inches front length, and 14.2-inches back length, and the back comes with a 6.1-inches modesty panel. When washing it, you should hand wash it separately in a cold water and don’t use the machine.
This steampunk corset is suitable for Halloween party costume, steampunk-themed, night out, cosplay, or as casual wear. They are available in different varieties of colors and sizes letting you customize to the style and shape you desire.
This vintage waist training corset by Alivila.Y Fashion is made of high-quality materials which include 82% spandex and 18% nylon.
The high-quality fabric makes this vintage corset feel more comfortable to wear for extended periods. These vintage corsets come with a matching G-string and lace-up back design that makes it easy to put on and take off all by yourself.
This vintage corset is suitable for waist training, fashion and costume corset. When it comes to boning, this vintage corset feature two steel bars contiguous to the front busk with 12 supporting plastic bones for additional support.
The corset’s measurements are 14-inches center front, 15-inches length from top to the hem, 12.5-inches side length, and 11-inches center back length.
If you are looking for a vintage leather corset that will offer an hourglass and make you feel classy, then steampunk steel boned leather corset by Frawirshau is an excellent choice.
This lovely steampunk style leather corset is made of 2 layers of fabric with a spiral steel boning for additional support. These retro corsets come with bust closure and lace-up back design that makes it easy to put on and take off all by yourself.
The corset is made of high-quality material which includes PU leather hence making it more durable and comfortable to wear. This steampunk leather corset is laced up on the back and is intended to create an incredible hourglass figure that will make you feel more beautiful and charming.
This retro corset is perfect for a night out, club, cosplay, parties, or just the bedroom lingerie.
If you are looking for vintage and fashionable corset suitable to wear with the white shoulder top and jeans, then this vintage boned bustier corset by Charmian is a fabulous choice.
These vintage corsets are made of high-quality materials which include 82% spandex and 18% nylon that makes the corset more durable and comfortable to wear for long periods. The Renaissance sexy top of this overbust corset is made from oxide material and comes with 12 plastic boning for additional support.
Also, the corset features wider shoulder straps, lace-up at the front and zipper up closure that makes it effortless to put on and take off all by yourself without any help. These vintage corsets come with detachable garters and a matching G-string and feature lace-up back design for waist cinching.
When it comes to cleaning this vintage corsets, you should hand wash them separately in cold water and don’t use the machine. This corset is suitable for Halloween party, pirate themed, cosplay, Renaissance festival, costume, lingerie, and you can also use it as casual wear.
This steampunk corset features high-quality fabrics which include 82% spandex, and 18% nylon makes the corset fit nicely and more comfortable to wear for extended periods of waist training.
It features 12 spiral steel boning for additional support hence offering you a slim fit. This corset features metal clasp closure at the front and cord lacing up at the back that makes it effortless to put on and take off all by yourself.
The internal flexible boning of the corset avoids it from rolling up and down. The measurements of this steampunk corset are 16.5-inches front length, 14.2-inches back length, and features 16.1-inches width of the modesty panel.
The corset is perfect for steampunk-themed, costume, night out show, Halloween party, cosplay, and can also use it as casual wear or any other occasion.
When it comes to cleaning this vintage corsets, you should hand wash them separately in cold water and don’t use the machine.
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Corset has been in use for centuries but choosing the one that will make you look vintage and charming can be very tricky.
When shopping, choose a corset with the best bone material and fabric. The corset should fit you correctly with around 4 to 6-inches difference between your waist size and the corset.
So, which vintage corset should you choose? The best vintage corset we recommend is Alivila.Y Fashion Womens Sexy Satin Vintage Underbust Waist Training Corset.
This corset is made of high-quality hence perfect to wear on every occasion. The vintage corset features two steel bars adjacent to the front busk and 12 supporting plastic bones for additional support.