The corset is a garment worn to hold and shape the torso into a desired shape mainly for aesthetic purposes. In recent years, the term “corset” has also been borrowed by the fashion industry to refer to tops and dresses, which to varying degrees, mimic the look of traditional corsets without acting as one. While these modern corset tops and corset dresses often feature lacing or boning and generally resemble the historic style, they have very little if any effect on the shape of the wearer’s body. Back in the day, these items were made by a corsetmaker and should be fitted to the individual wearer.
The word corset is derived from the Old French word corps, which means body. The craft of the construction of corsets is also known as corsetry, as is the general wearing of them. The most common and well-known use of the corset is to slim the body and make it conform to a fashionable silhouette. For women this most frequently emphasizes a curvy figure, by reducing the waist, and thereby exaggerating the bust and hips. A girdle, on the other hand, is a garment that encircles the lower torso and in modern day almost replaced corsets in popularity.
At Mystique, we offer high quality fashion corsets, which are not only flattering but are available in an array of sizes. You can wear these beautiful garments on a sexy pair of pants, shorts or a stylish skirt for a great night out, or for some fun in the bedroom! The corset of your choice can be found at our store and can also be paired with some other accessories to create a fantastic bedroom costume! It can therefore be used as both lingeries and be a part of a great outfit for a party! Come find a corset to suit your style only at Mystique.