The History of the Corset

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Articles | Comments Off

Article by Popular Tops Staff

The History of the Corset – Shopping – Clothing

Search by Author, Title or Content

Article ContentAuthor NameArticle Title

Submit Articles
Author Guidelines
Publisher Guidelines
Content Feeds
RSS Feeds
Contact Us

Lace Corsets have been a mainstay in many societies since the early 1500′s. Over time, their look, shape feel, design and even purpose have adjusted with each era. The word “corset” has French origins, but later became a staple of the English language in the 1700′s. The skill of creating corsets is called corsetry. There have been 2 major uses for corsets throughout history: Fashion and fetish.

Fashion is the most commonly used purpose of corsets. The slimming figure that a lace corset (often referred to as “hour glass) creates is that of a silhouette that over emphasizes the hips and waist. For men, corset have (and to this day still) are primarily used to slim the figure. Corsets are very popular at renaissance festivals throughout the United Sates and other parts of the world. Today corset wearing has experienced somewhat of a revival, with the focus of the corset being worn as underwear more so than outerwear. However, the steampunk culture reversed this same focus and makes use late Victorian fashion shapes in new ways, but the objective is still to improve the body in a responsible and safe manner.

Sexual Fetishism is the 2nd most popular use for corsets. The dominant person in these types of relationships can often be seen wearing a lace corset; imbuing an appearance that is unbending, authoritative and commanding. Outside of fetishism, corsets are quite commonplace during conventional sexual encounters or other engagements of the intimate variety.

Overbust corsets and underbust corsets are the two forms of corsets. Overbust corsets cover the mid section and the breasts, while an underbust corset cover only the midsection. Waist cinching corsets cover the waist & hip area. Corsets also come in the form of dresses or can be tailored to specific body parts. Corsets for the neck and mouth also existWhen it comes to fashions, history dictates what will comes and goes. Sometimes previous trends make returns. This is the case with the lace corset. It purpose is in tune with the goals of people, no matter the time period. Its flexible shape allows it to be redesigned and reformed to suit any color, any style & any occasion. The corset’s history is one of regality. Many high ranking officials and even royalty have made use of its skills. This symbolism is alive even today. Corset are known to provide a sense of confidence and empowerment to its wearers.

About the Author was created to provide individuals all shapes and sizes with trendy fashion clothing for the top half of their body at competitive rates in a timely manner. View our lace corset line and maximize your trendy with minimum spendy.

Use and distribution of this article is subject to our Publisher Guidelines
whereby the original author’s information and copyright must be included.

Popular Tops Staff

RSS Feed

Report Article

Publish Article

Print Article

Add to Favorites

Article Directory
Contact Us
Advanced Search
Privacy Statement