Corsets aren’t just sexy-looking-they are functional and do wonders for shaping your midsection. Worn regularly, this type of lingerie can straighten your posture, control your bosom and shape your waist and hips. Usually, a corset laces up the back and it may have some snaps in the front. Because of where the laces are located, it can be tricky putting on a corset by yourself. Give yourself extra time to dress yourself and follow these steps.
Put on a Corset-By Yourself
First of all, your corset should be strung with the laces meeting at the bottom, not the top. Loosen the laces of your corset evenly and lay the item on a bed. Leave the loops at the waist a bit looser than the rest of the loops. (This is the best method for putting on a corset solo.)
Dress in your undergarments. (If you wait, it will be impossible to get them on!) Some women prefer to skip the bra when wearing a corset but if you have large breasts, wearing one may make putting on a corset easier. You should put on your dress, pants or skirt after you have put on the corset.
Wrap the corset around your frame putting the laces at the back. Close any snaps at the front, starting at the top, then waist and all the way down. It’s a good idea to hook one at each position, then go back and hook the rest. If you’ve opted to go bra-free, move your breasts with your hands to adjust them into a comfortable position. (They will be restricted but don’t have to be uncomfortable.)
Looking at your back in a mirror, pull the laces to tighten the corset. The laces should be even and snug. If you notice a gap, loosen and shift the corset. Once the corset is laced, tie them at the bottom of the corset into a discreet bow. Test the fit by bending at the waist. If the movement is uncomfortable, loosen the laces and try again.
Speaking from experience, you may have to take off the corset and adjust the laces a few times to get the right fit.