Types of fabrics that can be used for corset dresses
Dresses made in corset style sometimes do have garters and these are to help hold up stockings and belts. Since corset dresses have the upper part tight to give the bottom a fuller look. Everyone has a fabric they are comfortable in so getting a corset dress means it must be in a comfortable fabric too. Getting a corset dress is a big deal because it’s a onetime clothing one must have in their closet. You can have the corset dress in different fabrics such as leather, brocade, satin, mesh or cotton. The thing, however, is that each and every fabric does have their advantages and disadvantages. Mesh: mesh fabrics are very light and breathable which is good for making corset dress.
It’s so light to have a mesh corset that its comfortable to wear it under your clothing or over your clothing. Because it is light you can wear it any time of the year without thinking of how warm the weather is. Considering the fact that it is a light fabric you avoid all kinds of a bulge when you wear it, giving you a perfect look. Satin: wearing a satin corset under your clothes is just perfect because it is a slippery fabric and makes it easy for your clothes to slide over it.
Continuation of types of fabric for corset dress
Brocade: brocade fabrics are mainly made of thick polyester and other blends of fabric. The outcome of that blend is a gorgeous fabric that has the feeling of upholstery or tapestry fabric. Because of its beautiful feel and design, brocade corset dresses come out as a beautiful piece of art and very elegant.
If you are looking for a thick fabric then the brocade fabric is the best because the blend comes out as a thick fabric which has many uses. Most of the above corset dress made out of the fabrics above flow on the body but it is different from the brocade corset dress. It is heavy and must, therefore, be used to create the upper portion of the dress which is the corset and then the bottom part can have a different fabric or mixed with another lighter fabric. Every woman’s wardrobe must have at least one brocade fabric dress because it adds some class to the wardrobe.
Leather: leather corset dresses are simple and flexible considering the leather is made from lambskin. Generally, when leather is mentioned, the thought that comes to mind is the stiff texture that is associated with leather.
But that is not the case when we talk of leather corset dress because the leather used is the lambskin which is very comfortable is much softer than the ones we are used to.
All you need to know about corset dresses
The corset is sprung from the old French word corps which literally means little body and this word stems from a Latin word corpus which also means body. During 1828 corset became a common word in the English language. Although before then the word used in the ladies magazine which referred to corset was quilted waistcoat. In the old days not anyone (dressmaker) was able to make corsets because it was a very respected type of clothing so must be made well. The ones who made corsets were, therefore, a specialist called corset makers and it was made specifically to fit the individual wearing. The art of making or constructing a corset dress is known as corsetry. This word is also used as the plural form of corsets.