The Corset Design Features you Need to Know About

The Corset Design Features you Need to Know About

Getting to know the various corset design features available is essential to ensure you invest in your perfect corset. Here are the design features that you need to know about...

Whether you’re an experienced corset wearer, or you’re considering your first corset, taking the time to understand the features available is a must to ensure you get what you are looking for. Corsets come in many different styles, and as an investment piece it’s important to find what’s right for you.

Both the fit and the look of a corset will play an important role in your decision whether to invest or not, but if you are ordering a corset online, of course it’s not possible to consider the fit as you might in a specialist shop. This guide will help you make the right choice, providing you with everything you need to know about corset design features to make an informed decision that’s right for you…


If you’re looking for a high quality corset that’s going to last for years to come, it’s well worth considering the materials used to make the corset. Generally speaking, most steel boned corsets have been made to last, and so in turn should have been made using high-quality materials.

When choosing a corset, go for sturdy canvas, brocade, leather or satin as these fabrics are more durable and won’t wear after just a few months of use. Also look for corsets that have an interior lining, as these will be more durable as well as more comfortable. In addition, interior linings will also protect the corset from sweat and oil naturally produced by the body, to ensure there’s no early deterioration caused.


You might not have considered the steel boning spacing before, but it’s well worth looking into. There isn’t necessarily an exact formula for determining how big the spacing between each boning channel should be, which can make considering bone spacing tricky. What is clear though is that more bones doesn’t necessarily mean a better corset.

The number of steel bones really comes down to personal preference. If you are new to corsets, consider starting with fewer steel bones, as you may find designs with more uncomfortable. If you are an experienced corset wearer, you might prefer more steel bones because of the additional support.

Another element to consider if grommet spacing. You might not have ever noticed that the gromets are spaced differently from corset to corset, but in some cases they are spaced uniformly, and in others they are closer to the waistline and closer together too. It’s only worth considering grommet spacing if you want to lace your corset really tight, which isn’t always recommended anyway. If you do plan on lacing your corset tighter than the average person, look at designs that space the grommets closer together and near the waistline.


The majority of corsets are designed to be super flattering, as this is the whole purpose of a corset - to flatter the waistline. However, the style you choose may play a role in just how flattering your corset is, but also how wearable it is.

If you are investing in a corset for everyday wear, you may wish to consider a corset top. Designed to be worn as outerwear and day-to-day, corset tops are flattering in style and still offer a great waist reduction. Some corset tops come with additional features, such as a built in blouse, straps or off the shoulder sleeves, while others are of a more traditional overbust design.

Underbust corsets are more likely to be worn under clothing, and so aesthetics are less important here, but it’s still nice to wear a corset that you feel comfortable as well as beautiful in. If you’re looking for a corset designed to be seen, consider the look, feel and fit when making a decision.

As you can see there are a few things to think about when looking for your perfect corset. When you have a great understanding of corsets and choose a reputable brand, you’re sure to be happy with your choice. If you need any further advice or help choosing the right corset for you, at Corset Story our team are always happy to answer any questions you might have a point you in the right direction: