Plus Sized Corsets: The Choice for the Voluptuous Woman
The majority of well-known course accompanies carry corset sizes for natural waists up to and around 40 inches. If your waist is bigger around than this, you may have some trouble finding the right corset, but that's where the figure or plus size corsets come in to save the day. Be aware, that some companies will charge a markup for larger sizes, but others will not.
Corsets Designed For Shaping
Corsets can help alter your shape, much the same way girdles, and spandex shapewear are designed to be worn under clothing. A traditional corset typically doesn't offer highly dramatic results. In regular sizing, which is defined as a waist less than 34 inches, you can expect to reduce the waste anywhere between two in 3 inches. With a plus size corset however, you can expect to take up to 6 inches off of your waste. Because there is more room to work with in terms of size reduction without causing damage or major discomfort, plus size corsets often provide better results.
You will build up a tolerance for the corset and gradually shrink your waist line through a process known as tightly. Your result timeline will vary on a number of factors including: how long you where the corset every day, the sort of diet you are following while in and out of the corset, and how tightly you where the corset. Your results will not happen overnight, and you should never wear the corset tighter than recommended in an attempt to speed them up. Safety should always be first.When you buy a traditional corset, you have additional choices which dictate the size and shape. With an overbust corset, you also have a bra to push up the breasts. Your other option is an underbust corset, which must be worn with a separate bra. Plus sized corsets also come in over Boston underbust figuration, however for plus size women, the overbust is a common choice for the added support to the breasts.
Beyond their use as undergarments, corsets have a rich history of action statements. By manipulating the material and changing the sizing, corset shirts, have become increasingly popular. Corsets used for fashion purposes typically include glazed or beaded detailing to have a fun textured look without constricting the waist. These corsets are difficult to wear as undergarments because the detailing counteracts the waist cinching purpose. As far as popular culture is concerned, corset dresses and designer corsets, have waxed and waned in popularity for some time.
Personal Use Corsets
Many corsets sold today may not fall into either of these two categories, because they are instead intended for more personal purposes, such as lingerie and costumes. These corsets are typically somewhere in the middle of corsets used for shaping, and corsets used for fashion. Corsets for personal use generally include both elements of shaping and fashion detail in their design.
New brides often wear a corset to provide extra shaping below their wedding dress, and I will plan to the wedding night. These types of corsets are also a good option for any adult themed Halloween in costume parties because they provide support and fashion.
Your Guide To Sizing Plus Size Corsets
It can be quite confusing to understand corset sizing. Corsets are measured once they are fully laced, which means the size purchased, should coincide with the size of the you want to achieve with the corset rather than your current waist measurement. As a plus sized woman, you can go up to six inches smaller than your current waist size.
Because of variances between brands, it is best not to rely on your dress size or clothing size to provide the ideal course in size. As a general guideline however, those who wear a dress size 14, should look for a 2X fashion corset, a 28 inch shaping corset. Size 14 dress typically translates to an actual waist size of 33 to 34 inches, so you?re getting the reduction from the shaping corset while still getting a comfortable fit from the fashion corset.
Instead, to size yourself for a corset, measure your natural waist, your hips, and full bust. If you would rather have an underbust corset for the freedom to choose the broad you want to wear, also measure your underbust.
To measure your hips: Place the tape measure where most people think the waist is actually measured - right below your stomach, and at the top of your thighs.
To measure your underbust: Place the tape measure around the bottom of your bra at the top of your ribs. This measurement is not the same as your bra band size, so do not rely on your bra size for guidance here. In other words, if you wear a 42DD, do not assume your underbust measures at 42''.
To measure your full bust: Place the tape measure around the largest part of your breasts - typically through the nipples, or across the middle.
When measuring any part of the body, pull the tape taut so there is no give, but not so tight it cuts into your skin. Ask a friend to help you, if you need it. It's better to be as precise as possible when measuring, as a waist training corset is quite an investment.
When it's time to buy your plus size corset, consider what you?re using it for when setting your budget. Costume and fashion corsets will be cheaper, because they are a cheaper product over all. Because they do not intend to help you change your shape or train your waist, they are typically made with inferior quality fabrics and plastic boning rather than steel boning. If you want to train your waist, you need a higher quality product that features steel boning so that it can withstand the pressure of being tightened and listen as you wear it and take it off. Higher quality usually translates to a higher price, but don't let the price tags your you as a high-quality course that will last for years.