Hello my lovely vixens, Trish here! I am back with some more information about corsets for you. This time, we are going to dive into the top five popular types of fabrics that are used for corsets, their durability, and why, when and how to wear them! So let's get to it!
The first type of fabric we are going to touch on today is going to be cotton. Cotton is a more basic kind of fabric that is thick, but durable and is one of the
more breathable fabrics in the corset world. It’s also one of the more convenient and easier types of fabric to clean, making it ideal for daily use. Once you’ve broken in/seasoned your cotton corset, you will find that it fits and forms to your body comfortably. We highly recommend starting out with a basic cotton
corset in your journey, as it will make for an easy to clean, comfortable, breathable option for everyday use. While it is a more bulky material than most, it can be worn under loose dresses/garments without having fitting problems or sticking too much. Cotton corsets can also be worn comfortably over clothes.
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The next material we will be discussing is mesh. This lightweight, airy and breathable fabric type is a lot newer to the world of corsets and provides a much more modern twist to the look, feel and design of your corset. You’ll also find that it offers more in the sense of durability and comfort during wear, but also adds to the design and look making it great for being worn under or over your clothes! Mesh is much more easy to break in and wear for longer periods of time since it is more breathable.
Up next is brocade fabric, which is definitely among the more classy, and elegant looking of the fabrics used when making corsets. It offers the exquisite look and design of an older tapestry and gives off a sort of vintage vibe. Usually brocade corsets come in many different patterns and styles and are meant to be worn over clothes or are meant to stand their own, as they are absolutely beautiful. Like cotton this material is much thicker, and will take some time to break in. Once seasoned it will fit and wear comfortably alone, with a lining or over shirts and dresses! You will want to show this one off!
Who doesn’t love the silky feel of satin on the skin? Unfortunately, in the corset world, you’ll find that satin corsets are not lined inside with satin as they are on the outside. Usually a satin corset is made with a satin outside and lined on the inside with cotton, as that is more easily broken in,
worn, and relatively simple to keep clean. HOWEVER satin itself is a tricky fabric to clean and we highly suggest when wearing to use these more for special occasions, formal events, to keep them clean, though they can still be used daily as long as they are taken care of. Satin corsets are a gorgeous addition over any outfit, but due to the silky texture can also effortlessly be worn underneath depending on the look you’re going for.
Lastly, we arrive to leather. Much like brocade, leather corsets are more on the decorative side of waist training, and are suggested to be worn outside of clothes, or by themselves with a light lining/foundational garment. Depending on your distributor there are several different types of leather including genuine leather, lambskin, and cow-hide. Each offering different levels of wear, and comfortability, but do require special care as far as cleaning since it is a more natural skin. Due to that, they do stretch a little more over time, which is why we suggest you use these for more special, formal events and occasions.
Let’s not forget, with faux leather it gets HOT. I like to wear my leather corsets during cooler seasons to minimize sweat, and like satin corsets they are usually lined with another breathable fabric like cotton, giving them added comfort and breathe, but still suggested to be worn minimally.
Those are the top five types of fabrics we see most often in corsetry , but you’ll come to find that there are cheaper versions of most of these and even different fabrics altogether. We highly suggest if you’re going to make the investment in any waist training tool/ corset you understand that you get what you pay for! It’s never a bad idea to splurge a little more to ensure you get the quality fabrics and corsets to enhance the quality of your waist training journey!
Now that you know a little more about what you’re wearing, you’ll be able to find the most suitable option for what you need in terms of daily use, and formal wear! We love our Vixens and hope you are finding these blogs helpful and informative and that they offer some guidance to our baby trainers, and seasoned trainers alike!
- Love always,