Clever Corsets

Written by    Last updated: April 30, 2010

Corsets create curves in all the right places. The ultimate in bridal lingerie, creating an hourglass shape under your bridal gown by lifting up your bust and squeezing in your waist. There are some gorgeous styles out there if you know where to look. Here are some bridal corset ideas to make you look and feel gorgeous on your big day.

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Perfect for sculpting your body into a miraculous shape, today’s styles use new technology, softer fabric and invisible fastenings so that no one, apart from your lucky, lucky groom, need know!

We love the new styles from Myla, whose stunning silk satin Meredith corset offers a flattering shape that will define your waist, lift your bust, and even look good worn with jeans after the big day. If vintage styling is your thing, try What Katy Did for some truly fabulous vintage inspired pieces that offer a blend of sexy appeal with modern cut and colour.

Lace-up bridal corsets

With an old-fashioned style lace-up corset you too can capture some of the elegance of the sassy and sexy Scarlet O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. That ultra feminine shape is more appealing and more enduring than any modern day ‘size zero’. Let your long hair down and have your groom un-lace you – it’ll add another very special memory to the night.

Over or under bust corsets

Corsets come in over bust and under bust varieties – the over bust being more appropriate for a bride-to-be and certainly more useful if you have any kind of bosom to support. The under bust variety are more revealing and better saved for the bedroom.

Basques

For anyone wanting a corset look without the rigid boning or lacing, a basque could be just the thing. Made from stretchy satin and lace a basque, just like a corset, should have suspenders for your stockings and may also have removable straps to make it strapless or backless as needed.

Find your dream bridal lingerie in venues and suppliers.

This article was written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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