Corsets are the most dramatic type of shapewear a person can opt for. I personally find them more reliable and comfortable than things like slimming shorts, which always seem to slide or roll down during wear, causing unsightly bumps (whether fabric or flesh) that they were supposed to prevent in the first place. No, with a well made corset you get top tier cinching, more than a dash of sexiness, and some styling fun, should you wish to layer your corset on top of your outfit. But what’s the difference between an overbust and an underbust corset? Let’s take a look!
I’m not a corset wearer in general and certainly not a waist-trainer or tight-lacer. For this reason I can’t claim this review will have all the particular informative depth of a person who has extensive experience in that area, but I can review this corset as a hourglass woman who carries her weight on her stomach, has recently gained enough weight that she feels shapewear in wiggles is a necessity for a better, smoother silhouette, and has tried a lot of different kinds of shapewear of varying degrees of comfort and control strength in an attempt to find the best option.
I probably own 15 corsets, some of them purely fashion corsets with shoddy, cheap plastic boning for costume and play, and some middle-ground quality corsets with full steel bones and decent cinching power. I’d been curious about this Orchard Corset CS-201 Mesh Waspie for quite a long time because I wanted to get a waspie corset that I hoped would give me a more pronounced waist in wiggle dresses without having to go the route of wearing a full corset or a longline underbust that would dig into me when I sat in it. Plus the fact that this corset is mesh made me sure it would be more comfortable in warmer weathers and stuffy rooms than layering a ‘proper’ corset underneath my clothing. Continue reading →