Corsets and basques may have originated more than five hundred years ago to force women into that “ideal” figure, almost imitating a torture device, however over the years they have become a symbol for seduction and style. Now corsets and basques are the on-trend pieces to not only wear as a waist trainer but as a fashion, piece to style with a jacket and jeans or as racy boudoir apparel.
There can be a confusion of what’s the difference between corsets and basques - to be honest, they are very similar. To simplify, the main variance is the structure. A corset is very sturdy while the basque is more lenient. Both styles come in “overbust” which covers the breasts in a cup style, and an “underbust” style which rises to just below the bra line, focussing on enhancing the waistline.
Get your desired figure with gorgeous fabrics wrapped around your body structured with vertical rods. Corsets and basques will accentuate your curves with the construction of the piece however there is a choice in a variety of coverage by the sheerness of the fabric chosen. You can choose to go for full coverage with satin which you can’t see through at all or you can go with sheer lace. A detail to also keep an eye on when buying corsets and basques is whether or not you want suspender straps – there is an assortment of ones with suspender straps so you can keep your hold-ups in place and a collection without.
While talking about corsets, there is a stigma from history, films and books that a corset is dangerous and extremely painful, however, at Sexy Belle we want to make you aware that it SHOULD NOT be painful. Wearing a corset is not dangerous as long as you are wearing the correct size and fit. Overall, if your lingerie is causing you pain of any sort, then our recommendation is to stop and have a browse through our extensive range of sexy lingerie to get something new and less painful!
Whether you are looking for a simple satin corset or a lacy basque, here at Sexy Belle we have a wide range to spice up your lingerie drawer. Check out these saucy numbers to get you started.