February 19, 2007 8:01 PM Subscribe
I'm interested in buying a corset for use as an outergarment and as nightclub wear.
posted by Four-Eyed Girl to clothing, beauty, & fashion (23 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I'd like it to be an overbust corset. I'm having some difficulty with my corset shopping and could really use some good advice.
I don't have much money, so I can't spend hundreds of dollars on it. I'm having trouble finding places in my area that sell them, and after unsuccessfully ordering one and it not working out, I'm now thinking that trying one on in person is the way to go. Where do I need to go
in Southern California or in the Tucson area to purchase a corset?
I'm also not sure that, given my figure, a corset would be as flattering as I'd like it to be. (I'm 5'2" with a small frame, and my bust/waist/hips ratio is 32"/27"/34".) I've tried a grand total of two corsets, and they have both greatly accentuated my large hips after lacing the ties tighter. Since my hips are so prominently displayed, I don't really know what to wear with the corset that would be flattering. What types of things does one generally wear with them, and how would someone with my type of frame cope with this problem when wearing a corset?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.