Buy [[ promotionTotalAmount ]] For [[ promotionBuyAmount ]] range: instant-shape range: waist-taming reduction: 2 reduction: 4 size:23 size:24 size:25 size:26 size:27 size:28 size:29 size:30 size:31 size:32 size:33 size:34 size:35 size:36 size:37 size:38 size:39 size:40 size:41 size:42 size:43 size_table:waist-taming-size-chart sku: A6001 sku: CSFT011 sku: CSFT021 sku: CSFT037 sku: CSFT038 sku: CSFT041 sku: CSFT052 sku: CSFT089 sku: CSFT101 sku: CSFT102 sku: FTS031 sku: FTS048 sku: FTS061 sku: WTS838 style: americana style: burlesque style: fetish style: gothic style: performers style: steampunk type: corset dresses type: corset tops type: corsets with shoulder straps type: overbust corsets type: underbust corsets waist: 2" instant shape waist: 4" waist taming
Achievable Waist Reduction
The Waist Reduction rating is the maximum waist reduction achievable of the corset. Just because a corset is rated to a 4 or 5" waist reduction doesn't mean you have to wear them that tightly, you have the choice between comfort & control.
Not interested in Waist Reduction? This rating will give you an idea of the weight of the corsets in our collections, from lingerie to expert level corsetry, as well as the support they offer.
Disguise Rating Explained
The Disguise Rating is how invisible a corset is underneath clothing, relative to the other designs available in our collections.
All Corsets & foundation garments will be difficult to completely disguise underneath bodycon and very tight fitting sheer garments. Dresses with scooped backs can also be problematic when pairing with overbust designs.
Comfort Rating Explained
The Comfort Rating is how comfortable your corset will be. Some fabrics are less suited to longer periods of wear and more theatrical designs can become heavy if wearing all day.
Naturally you will find that your corset will be less comfortable the tighter you lace it, corsetry is about finding the balance between comfort & control that best suits you.
Corsets are frequently used by performers in all manner of productions - from singing, to theatre, to primetime television. They have an illustrious history, dating way back to the days when theatre was king. A corset on the stage adds a blush of drama and centres attention around the star of the show.
The corset has also recently enjoyed something of a renaissance due to the prevalence of lush period dramas. Shows such as Victoria, The Tudors, and the Scandalous Lady W have captured the public’s imagination and added a contemporary gloss on the traditional garment, highlighting the corset’s truly timeless appeal.
At Corset Story, we have a special relationship with the entertainment and theatre industry. We’ve been privileged enough to work with a diverse range of performers, from opera singers and Shakesperian actors, to burlesque performers and heavy metal band members. We also regularly supply outfits for popular Saturday night shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and The X-Factor - there’s a huge chance you’ve already come across some of our gorgeous designs already!
Thankfully for any would-be budding corset-wearers, we’ve made the designs we’re most proud of available to buy. Our ‘Performers’’ range of corsets is perfect for those looking for stage outfits, drama costumes, or adding some razzle dazzle to their formalwear (or even the bedroom!).
A corset is much more than a stage outfit: it’s a piece of the story, telling a tale of its wearer. In burlesque performances, the corset is a powerful garment as it emphasises femininity, playfulness and sexuality. The corset itself is incredibly versatile, and can be worn underneath clothing to create that classic silhouette, or it can be worn as a visible part of the costume. Some corsets for performance use zips as well as the traditional ribbon or cord lacing, to make it as seamless as possible for the wearer to slip in and out of. The limits of corset designs to accompany drama costumes knows no bounds, and rich colours and intricate designs can easily be incorporated to spice up a traditional stage outfit.
Some corsets are simply designed to be shown off, and that’s our ethos with our Performers range. As well as irresistible colours from midnight blue to champagne gold, our corsets are bound to add more than a touch of glamour to drama costumes. Keep an eye out for silky ribbons, flared hip panels, delicate brocade designs, and many more dazzling delights. Corset Story’s corsets are made from lightweight, breathable fabrics to ensure maximum comfort.
Corsets offer wearers much more flexibility than you may think. While your waist is the critical measurement when selecting a corset, Corset Story’s corsets are fully adjustable at the back, and you can “open” or “close” the lacing at the bust, waist and the hip to ensure the perfect fit. Moving around a stage and actively performing is therefore much easier for corset-wearers than first meets the eye. Our handy and informative sizing guide, waist reduction, and comfort ratings will help everyone from seasoned corset aficionados to first-time buyers make the best choice.