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The History of Corsetry and Our Favourite Corsets

The History of Corsetry and Our Favourite Corsets

Sexy Belle 16 March 2022


A corset is a much-loved fashion item that has been around for centuries. You may know what a corset is and you might be a corset lover, but do you know the history of a corset? It might surprise you how corsets have pulled through to this very day, still being a staple piece many women have in their wardrobe. In this blog, we're going to give you a briefing on the history of corsetry and present to you our favourite corsets right now.



First of all, fashion history reveals that the first recorded corset originally came from Crete in Greece. The purpose of designing the corset was to create an hourglass figure by pulling in the waist and supporting the bust. It might come as a surprise to you that corsets weren't only worn by women. In fact, corsets were very popularly worn underneath clothing by both men and women.



By 1904, small waists were very popular. It was the norm to try to have a waist as small as possible, whilst enhancing and supporting the bust, or matter the pain or discomfort it caused. Although corsets were extremely popular from the 16th to the early 20th century, they still remain a heavily reputable reputation in the fashion world. The shape of a corset has of course like many things, evolved. The shape of a corset may have changed but the ultimate purpose has remained the same, to slim and support the waistline by cinching at the waist and creating an hourglass figure.



Discussions about the corset being detrimental to women’s health came to a head in the 19th century, when the popularity of the corset was at its peak. This is understandable, as some corsets were pulled back and tied so tightly that women were barely able to breathe, which could eventually lead to respiratory diseases or damaged ribs. This doesn't come as much of a surprise when we reveal that corsets used to be made from whalebone and steel!



Since then, corsets have evolved into the modern fashion world. Corsets are now designed with elastics and flexible fabric, to allow your body to feel supported but not suffocated, nor painful. To provide a firm structure and a good cinch of the waist, corsets have boning throughout, this allows your body to still have the silhouette you wish for, without the pain and discomfort.



So, now we've briefly discussed the history behind corsets, let's dig into the present and discuss our top 3 favourite corsets right now and why.




First up is the Beauty Night Philippa Corset & G-String Set. Now, this corset is truly stunning. Not only does it have the great functionality of a corset by cinching your waist to great a sexy silhouette and hourglass shape, but the style of it is also truly eye-catching. The stunning design features a tattoo-inspired motif that boasts contrasting floral embroidery against sheer tulle, adding a touch of luxury combined with complete and utter seduction. Not only does this corset flatter your torso, the half-cup design highlights and accentuates your cleavage, showing off all of your great assets. This corset features the classically structured boning that will keep your back and posture supported throughout your wear, leaving you to feel comfortable and supported. This corset comes with a matching cheeky g-string, creating the perfect seductive look. Even better, this corset comes with suspender straps, giving you the option to add the perfect stockings.



Up next is the bold and striking Provocative Corset & Thong Set. This corset set will definitely add dominance and seduction to your collection. The daring faux-leather material clings to your curves sharply accentuating them. This leather-look corset hugs all of the right places by cinching at your waist creating a flattering silhouette. The sexy deep square neckline will make your bust stand out and you can adjust the top with the 5-hole buckle on the wide straps for the best fit. The corset is adorned with contrasting hardware throughout, giving it a dominant and sexy look. The back of the corset features a traditional ribbon fastening, meaning you can tie it to your comfort and desire. This corset comes with a matching sexy thong, creating the perfect seductive look.




Lastly, we have the Beauty Night Shaquila Corset set. This sexy set is designed to turn heads in the bedroom and keep all eyes on you. Awakening your inner seductress in this sexy bondage-inspired corset is exceptionally easy. The sexy wet look fabric corset hugs every inch of your waist tightly, creating a flattering and sexy silhouette. The seductive side straps that act as handcuffs add that extra spice everyone needs in their life. The flirtatious design continues on the back with a statement criss-cross satin tie feature, making this corset more mysterious than the eye can see. The sexy open cups offer a cheeky hint of sexiness. that will never get old.



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