In order to wear a corset, you want to purchase one that is two to four inches lower than your actual waist size. To find this measurement, wrap a measuring tape around your midsection about 1/2 inches above your belly button. Lace up corsets are not meant to be completely uncomfortable and any smaller size could be damaging to your body. Once you have chosen the right size corset for yourself, you are ready to put it on.
Loosen up the laces on the back of the corset so that you can wrap it around your middle. Most fashion corset tops come with several hooks in the front. Secure each of these before attempting to lace up the back. This will provide you with a secure hold so that the top will stay in place as you tie up the lace. Having it properly situated will provide you with the most flattering look available.
You should begin tightening lace up corsets at the top of the back. Keep pulling it tighter as you work toward the center for the piece. When you reach the middle, go down and start tightening from the bottom up. Remove any slack as you go to make it easy for you to tighten and secure the corset on your body. Once you have got the right fit, type the ends into a bow.
To take off lace up corsets, untie the strings and loosen up the criss-crossed material. Unhook the fasteners on the first and loosen the corset so that it can be easily take off the midsection. Avoid trying to pull off a corset that has not been properly loosened. This can cause damage to the top.
There are some tips that can be offered to those who enjoy wearing fashion corset tops. You should avoid wearing pantyhose with this time up top. You will have a very difficult time trying to get them pull down when you are trying to reach them underneath a tight corset. If you want something to wear on your legs, opt for stockings that reach the thigh. When wearing jeans, low rise waists are usually the easiest to get off. Skirts are another option, and should be slim fitting to give off a more feminine look.
When wearing the corset with a bra, make sure you adjust the bra straps accordingly. Since the corset works to push up on your bust, this will cause slack in your bra. When wearing clothing underneath the corset, thin materials work best.
Wearing lace up corsets is not rocket science, although there are some steps you need to take to ensure it fits right and doesn't get damaged. There are also some right and wrong ways for pairing corsets with other pieces of clothing.