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This entry is a summary of the review for the “Axfords Peach Vintage Overbust (C140) Review”. If you would like more complete information and side notes about the corset, you can watch the video on YouTube here: Quick Stats:Fit, lengthFull bust: 31 inches (79 cm) (bust spring of 9[…]

This week is part “story time”, part “Physical Effects of Corseting”, and hopefully an opportunity for others to learn from my early mistakes.In early 2010 I purchased my first custom corset, which also happened to be a front-lacing corset – but these days, I would not recommend a[…]

This entry is a summary of the review for the “CU8 Burgundy Underbust” hourglass corset, made by Restyle.pl. If you would like more complete information and side notes about the corset, you can watch the video on YouTube here: Fit, lengthCenter front is 10.5 inches long, the princess seam is[…]

I recently received an email from a client who had purchased a corset and garter straps (suspenders) from my shop. They had assumed that when they’re purchased together, they would come attached, but in reality the garter straps are detachable and interchangeable (which means you can use them[…]

 Today I’m going to demonstrate how to curve the busk of your corset for a more deliberately dished front on the longline corset in the video above.The first curve will make it resemble more of a spoon busk, so it wraps around and slightly underneath a full lower tummy,[…]

How many of you have stood in front of the mirror while wearing a corset, admiring the narrowness of your waist – and then you turn to the side and find that your profile leaves something to be desired?Everyone knows that wearing a corset nips in the side of[…]

Over the past little over a year, I reviewed a whopping nine different mesh corsets, and many of them had very different types of mesh (different fibers, weaves, stretchiness and quality), and not all mesh corsets are made equal! It can be a little different to tell them apart[…]

This week is an update on corsets and rib removal (rib resection being the proper term for it), because this surgical procedure has been circulating in the news again recently. Back in 2012, I believe I said that there was no medical documentation of anyone in the no one past[…]

This past weekend I made a free corset sizing tool – one that accurately calculates your ideal corset size based off of your measurements, lifestyle, and personal needs (because “4-6 inches less than your waist” sometimes isn’t specific enough.)After testing this calculator with close to 100 people, it seems[…]

(Please note that this post contains affiliate links – LucyCorsetry may earn a small commission on Amazon and Etsy purchases made through the following links.)* Today marks six years to the day since I first created LucyCorsetry.comI admit, at the time I dragged my heels about making it[…]

 Many moons ago, one of my Tumblr followers asked: “Did people season their corsets in the 19th century?”Short answer:Not really. But they molded to the body much faster than many corsets made today, and some corsets came out of the factory already seasoned, in a sense.Long answer:Victorian corsets[…]

Almost every month I go through my corsetiere map and make notes on which corset makers are inactive, which have closed down their businesses and websites, and I add new makers that are popping up all the time on Etsy. Like with many craft / creative home businesses, it’s difficult[…]

There is a concept (that was popularized by Terry Pratchett in the Discworld books) called lies-to-children which says that we tend to oversimplify concepts and make “black and white” rules in order to familiarize beginners (or kids) with certain concepts before they can move on to understanding the[…]

This entry is a summary of the review for the “Bella” cincher in black mesh, made by Glamorous Corset. If you would like more complete information and side notes about the corset, you can watch the video on YouTube here: Fit, lengthCenter front is just short of 8 inches long,[…]

“Lucy, what’s the best corset that hides perfectly under clothing?”Unfortunately, there is no corset in existence, past or present, that looks and feels completely like skin and flesh – however there are a few features to look for that can get you as close as possible. Keep in[…]

This entry is a summary of the review video “Rainbow Holow Corset! Two C&S Constructions Corsets (Review / Study)” which you can watch on YouTube here:Rainbow Holo CorsetFit, lengthCenter front is 10.5 inches long, princess seam is 9,5 inches, side seam is 9.5 inches and center back is[…]

We’ve talked about the shape of your lacing gap before (multiple times) and said that a parallel gap is what most people strive for in a well-fitting corset. But even in a corset with a parallel gap, how wide should that gap be? (And is it okay to[…]

This entry is a summary of the video “What Katie Did (WKD) Vamp Corset Review”. If you would like more complete information and side notes about the corset, you can watch the video on YouTube here: Fit, lengthCenter front is 11 inches long, the princess seam is 9 inches (4.5 inches above[…]

This entry is a summary of the review video “Morgana Femme Couture Lace Overlay Longline Underbust Corset (MF1303) Review” which you can watch on YouTube here: Fit, lengthCenter front is 14 inches long, princess seam is 12 inches (5.5″ above the waist, 6.5″ below the waist), side seam is[…]

Lucy, I have discovered that corsets help greatly with my medical condition – but I’m hesitant to tell my doctor. How should I approach my physician with this information, and how can I convince my insurance provider to cover the cost of a therapeutic corset?I’ve been receiving this question more[…]

This serves as a synopsis to my corset seasoning mini series from 2013, but also an addendum for experienced corset wearers and how they break in their corsets as well. Feel free to watch the video from 2014 above, or read the post (a transcript, revised in 2016)[…]

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Disclosure: I purchased these bras at a local store to satisfy my own curiosity, but I do wear them regularly. This article also contains affiliate links which help my blog stay online!I’ve made a video on Corset Bra Compatibility in the past and the issue with wire entrapment[…]