Choosing Plus Size Corsets
The corset has traditionally remained a type of garment worn by both men and women to hold torso into a desired shape. Modern fashion industry has however borrowed the term and is used to refer to a top garment that although similar to the traditional corset does not serve the same purpose (holding of the torso).
The traditional corset can be made of different materials including coutil, leather, plastic and spiral steel among other materials. Of all the materials however, it is spiral steel that makes strong and high quality corset. Regardless of material used, corsets are often stiffened by boning and unlike in the past when bones of whale were used, ivory and wood are the now the most used materials for boning. Design of corsets is in such away that they are held by lacing, usually at the back. Some modern corsets however feature buttons or hooks on the front.
Common with women, the use of corsets has increased across the globe over the past few years. Online lingerie stores selling corsets have indeed recorded increased sales volume of corsets as more women turn to them for their preferred corsets. While you will not find it a problem choosing corsets in case you have a slim or medium-sized body, choosing a Plus size corset can be a problem in case you have a huge torso can be a problem. Although Plus size corsets are readily available, you need to pay attention to several factors before you set out shopping for plus size corsets.
You seriously need to know why you need to buy plus size corsets. Note that you can buy plus size corsets either for medical or aesthetic (fashion) use. In the case of medical use of corsets becomes necessary when you need to protect your spine in case of injury. Plus size corsets are also very useful when you have a huge torso but want to hold it into a shape that you desire.
Like with other corset sizes, plus size corsets can be made of different materials. Because the materials used determine quality. Depending on how long you plan to use corsets, it is important to shop for the same with material in mind.
Two main types of plus size corsets are available in the market; over-bust and under-bust corsets. You need to choose one or several that will provide you with the much needed comfort. Plus size over-bust corsets are normally designed to enclose your torso, in which case they extend from under your arms down to your hips. Under-bust plus size corsets are designed to hold your torso from under your breasts down to your hips.
Like with other lingerie, plus size corsets are available in different colors. Choice of the right color depends on color of your other clothing and in particular your preferred dress color. The fact that it remains invisible when worn makes it very necessary to choose a corset of the same color as your outer dress. Note that plus size corsets serve two important functions; holding your torso and supporting your outer visible dress by minimizing pressure your large torso exerts on your dress. You however have the option of buying plus size corsets complete with corset covers just in case you buy corsets in contrasting colors.
Plus size corsets are everyday-wear clothing. You can wear them at any time or when going out to attend any occasion. Specially designed plus size corsets for weddings are also available. Paying attention to the above factors when shopping for the same should make it possible for you to buy those that will serve you effectively.