Achievable Waist Reduction
The Waist Reduction rating is the maximum waist reduction achievable of the corset. Just because a corset is rated to a 4 or 5" waist reduction doesn't mean you have to wear them that tightly, you have the choice between comfort & control.
Not interested in Waist Reduction? This rating will give you an idea of the weight of the corsets in our collections, from lingerie to expert level corsetry, as well as the support they offer.
Disguise Rating Explained
The Disguise Rating is how invisible a corset is underneath clothing, relative to the other designs available in our collections.
All Corsets & foundation garments will be difficult to completely disguise underneath bodycon and very tight fitting sheer garments. Dresses with scooped backs can also be problematic when pairing with overbust designs.
Comfort Rating Explained
The Comfort Rating is how comfortable your corset will be. Some fabrics are less suited to longer periods of wear and more theatrical designs can become heavy if wearing all day.
Naturally you will find that your corset will be less comfortable the tighter you lace it, corsetry is about finding the balance between comfort & control that best suits you.
There is something very special and incredibly sexy about wearing a basque corset. A basque top has the ability to boost your mood and your confidence and make you feel like a goddess. Whether you wear one for your own pleasure and enjoyment or the enjoyment of your significant other. Wearing a Basque top is the perfect lingerie for special occasions or as outwear if your feeling daring on a night or even day out.
Corsets and basques are often confused, but technically-speaking, a basque is a corset with a built-in bra. A basque corset offers the benefits of wearing a bra and a corset in one beautifully made item. It will slim your waist and hips while uplifting your bust - ensuring you feel divinely supported.
One of the sexiest lingerie combinations is a basque with a pair of suspenders. It’s a winning option for a special occasion, whether that be valentines day, date night or for your eyes only. Wearing a basque corset with a pair of suspenders will make you feel empowered, sexy and will give you a little spring in your step! Whether speaking at a work conference, going on a first date or out with the girls. Wearing a basque top and suspenders under your clothes will elevate your mood and your confidence.
If you’re looking to make a statement. The basque corset is the perfect underwear as outerwear piece. The structure and corset-styling of the basque makes a stunning and sophisticated visual statement. They can easily be paired with a range of garments. When paired with similarly elegant outerwear, it’s effortless to create an outfit that will turn heads for all the right reasons. Think tailored suits and skirts in exquisite fabrics, and you can’t go far wrong.
Basques are also very popular with brides, as a well designed basque top can do amazing things under a wedding gown. A well-fitting basque is fantastic for smoothing out any problem areas that may be an issue under your wedding dress and gives you a beautiful, sleek silhouette. A good basque top can also help to avoid costly alterations to your gown as they can both enhance the bust and help to slim the waist and, in the longer line corsets, the hips.
At Corset Story, our collection of basque corsets are full steel boned, lined and have traditional corset lacing, however, they have been designed to resemble a more classic basque. Allowing you to enjoy the support and shape of a traditional corset with the look of a lingerie basque piece. The lacing on our basque corsets also enables you to reduce the natural size of your waist. Allowing you to enhance your natural figure and create the ever desirable hourglass shape.
So, are you ready to indulge yourself and tease your curves into one of our seriously sexy and seductive basque tops?