I started my Becky’s Boudoir blog because of my modelling and the desire to share my work and inspirations. One of my favourite styles is boudoir, the whole deliciously feminine ethos with beautiful settings, accessories and lingerie. What I love to wear most is corsets and I hadn’t realised how little I’d spoken of my soft spot for these divine pieces of industrial strength sexiness. So here’s a post dedicated to the wonderful corset.
I’ve accumulated quite a collection of corsets, all varying in colour, fashion and purpose. One of my most cherished corsets is actually one I’ve not had the chance of wearing for a shoot yet, so hopefully that day isn’t too far in the distant future.
So, my favourite is a stunning raw silk yellow corset by Diva Corsets. They make fashion corsets – not what you’d call ‘proper’ corsets, by which I mean ones that recall the corset’s first purpose, to nip a figure in at the waist by ‘waist training’ – but corsets beautifully crafted all the same. I don’t believe they are steel boned (mine isn’t) but they are far weightier than cheaper corsets you can pick up online and you can tell Diva corsets are far superior than these imitations. The form of my corset is really well made.
The colour is stunning, like a marigold yellow verging on gold. The fabric has a gorgeous shimmery sheen, with the nature of the raw silk fibres adding a textured dimension. It fastens with 14 hook and eyes, which isn’t my preferred method (a busk fits and looks much better) but does the job effectively.
To the reverse is the lacing with a ribbon through eyelets. I am considering changing the ribbon to a stronger cord and lacing it up so it meets in the centre, more like how you’d properly wear a corset.
So this is what it looks like when I wear it. (Forgive me for my grotty hair and make up, I’m afraid to say this is me on a normal day, lol.) You can see that despite it not being of a steel bone structure, it still gives a fabulous hour glass shape. (Well, I’m already hour glass figured but this would give ANYONE a curvy figure!)
I bought this in a size small, and to be honest it is pretty titchy. I probably would have been better off with a medium because the lacing at the back was pretty much to the max. It will look a lot better laced up with some better cord. Having said that, it still makes my boobs look really good, and for a GG bust to be fitted into a small corset, I’m pretty amazed at that statistic!
What I love about corsets in general is that they are so flattering for the female form, especially if you buy a good one. They skim the tummy and show off your cleavage amazingly, and I pretty much enjoy feeling the femme fatale.