What is the difference between a corset and bustier?
A corset and bustier both belong to women's clothing (or lingerie) for the upper body. Both are made to emphasize the female figure . It sometimes happens that these two garments are confused with each other. Yet there is a difference.
A corset has been around for a long time and has recently made a comeback. The corset is emphatically intended to create an hourglass figure . This model is often tighter at the waist. A corset - also called a corset - is often strapless and ends just below the hips. This popular garment can usually be adjusted with a beading tape, so that it can always be made to measure.
A bustier is much newer when we look at the history of lingerie. A bustier is shorter than a corset and usually ends right at the waist or just below it. A bustier also almost always has a built-in bra. A bustier boosts your bosom and thus gives volume to your décolleté . Unlike a corset, this model has your belly or hips exposed. It is precisely because a bustier often ends in the narrowest point of your upper body that your waist is emphasized.
What can you do with a corset or bustier?
You can wear a corset or bustier if you want to put more emphasis on your waist , but also on your feminine curves in general. For example, women who have little waist or 'are not happy with their tummy' can benefit from a corset. Ladies who would like to lift their breasts a bit or emphasize their hips should go for a bustier.
For the bedroom
A bustier or corset can be worn in public , but most women choose to wear these clothes in the bedroom. For example, to surprise their partner in a sexy way. Under a corset or bustier you can easily wear a string or sexy slip. You can also complete your outfit with hold up stockings. Wear heels if necessary and you have a very provocative look with a corset or bustier. Keep in mind that a corset or bustier often cannot be taken off one, two, three . Because of the lacing or many hooks, it takes some time to get rid of your lingerie.
What different models are there?
There are a ton of sexy, erotic and racy corsets and bustiers to choose from. Before making a choice, it is important to determine for yourself exactly what you want in terms of model, price and style . Below are the differences between the models explained so that you can make a choice more easily.
Not all corsets and bustiers close the same way.
There are models that close with a lacing . The advantage of this is that you can 'thread' the top completely to size. The disadvantage is that it can take a little longer to put on than with other lingerie sets.
With a hook closure, there are many small (metal) hooks on the corset or bustier. They are usually at the front. The advantage of models with a hook closure is that the closure is very strong, a disadvantage can be that the hooks are difficult to close because of the strong and rigid metal. It's not flexible.
Finally, there are also corsets and bustiers that close with a zipper . The advantage of a zipper is that your corset or bustier opens and closes very easily and quickly. A disadvantage may be that it does not have the typical classic look of a corset.
Type of model
Before buying a corset or bustier, it is good to consider what you want to emphasize and what not.
Decolleté boost : if you want to give your breasts extra volume, it is best to go for a bustier (or corset) with built-in cups. They push your breasts up, as it were. Also, a corset with a heart-shaped top sometimes wants to emphasize your facade.
Hourglass figure : if you want to emphasize your waist, it is best to choose a corset that you can tighten with lacing. This allows you to 'tighten' it a bit more in the middle.
Fetish look : there are many corsets and bustiers available that give you a tough, provocative and dominant appearance. When you are looking for this, it is best to choose a corset made of leather, lacquer or latex.
Elegant & classic look : if you want to go back in time and measure yourself classic sexy corset look, it is best to go for a corset with satin trim. Also keep an eye out for ruffles, lace and dainty patterns.
If you want to purchase a bustier or corset, you have to take into account that you have ended up in a more expensive price range. Bustiers, and corsets in particular, often don't come cheap . They are available from € 30, -. But if you want a lot of support, the cheaper variants probably won't be enough for you. A cheap model that gives your bosom volume is the leopard print bustier from Cottelli Collection. If you have more to spend, you are in the right place with the more expensive (satin) models from Cottelli Collection. Music Legs and René Rofé also have good corsets and bustiers.
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