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Wedding Fantasy is with a Sexy Corset

Many women start planning their wedding days months or years in advance. The romance and love spill over into a realm of fantasy they’ve never before imagined. This is the one time in their lives they can be big and extravagant. They can make their every fantasy a reality. One of the most effective ways to achieve your Wedding Fantasy is with a Sexy Corset.

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The History of Weddings

 

Modern weddings aren’t all that different from weddings throughout history. In fact, many traditions we incorporate in our ceremonies today are traditions that have been handed down through the generations.

The wedding party, for example, dates back to ancient Roman times when bridesmaids would wear matching dresses to confuse evil spirits.

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White For The Bride

 

As recently as the 19th century, women simply slipped into their best dresses on their wedding day.

It wasn’t until 1840 that the white wedding trend started. That’s when Queen Victoria slipped on an elaborate ivory silk gown with a Honiton lace flounce to wed Prince Albert. After that, the whole world followed suit. Perhaps we can consider Queen Victoria as one of the original wedding trendsetters.

Queen Victoria in Wedding Dress

Women still choose white wedding dresses today and with quite similar designs for their special days. We might not have to worry about evil spirits anymore, but we still have fun with our bridal parties and our big wedding dreams.  Many of these dreams incorporate a wedding fantasy with a sexy corset.

Some brides have no limits on their bridal gown fantasy.

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Ramping Up the Romance

 

Above all, when it comes to your wedding day, it’s all about the romance. Few things are as romantic as the classic wedding dress. Wedding dresses often have details such as crystals, lace, appliques, cascading tulle ruffles, cut-outs, and pearl beads to heighten the allure. Nothing is quite as sexy, however, as your natural shape highlighted and enhanced by traditional corsetry.

Marta’s Bakery-Corset Wedding Dress with Chocolate Effect

A wedding corset highlights the waist while maintaining the curves of the breasts and hips. Corsets range from sultry and sexy to delicate and feminine in style, and they can work with just about any fantasy wedding.

Even better, corsets look great on every body type whether you choose a simple cinched bustier or a classic steel-boned lace-up corset.

 

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Corset and Undergarments for your wedding day

 

Wedding corsets also have a long history behind them. They have been worn by brides for centuries and perhaps even longer than the traditional white wedding dress itself. Differing from fashion today, corsets were originally worn as foundation garments. The corset was used to shape the figure, and smooth the lines underneath the tight fitting dress.

Although you and your dress are the stars of the show on your big day, what’s under your dress can be just as important. No, that’s not a reference to the risque!

Foundation garments keep everything exactly where it needs to be by lifting, supporting and flattening so that your gown lays properly. For this reason, some women opt for shapewear. However, corsets do the job more effectively and certainly with an added allure.

Corsets have the ability to lift the bust, trim the waist, accentuate the hips and create long, lithe lines, making you look like a queen on your wedding day.

original wedding corset with box-circa 1800

Corsets can be worn under the dress, but they can also take the place of a conventional bodice. Bridal corsets like these are designed a little differently from costume corsetry and often have eye-catching features. Many are adorned with pearl or crystal beads, Venetian lace, satin, and other embellishments.

Similarly, they can simplify the dressing process by doing two jobs at once. By eliminating the need for foundation garments they can replace the traditional bodice.  The modernized look of today has brides showing their corsets on the outside.  Most noteworthy, the corset has proudly taken on a fashion statement in its own right.

 

Finding the Fantasy

 

Women today are enjoying the freedom to choose the weddings they’ve always wanted, whether that’s a destination wedding or a themed wedding.

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Make your fantasy a reality with the dress of your dreams. Choose from Renaissance and Medieval dresses to princess and fairytale dresses. Certainly, a gorgeous boudoir-style bustier can be the perfect touch for any of these dresses.

Choosing Your Fantasy Look

1. Finding the Right Style
Corsets are available in a wide range of styles and fits, from waspies and waist trainers to bustiers and long-line corsets. The best bodice-ripping bustier for you is the one that fits your body, your style, and your wedding theme perfectly.

2. Choosing the Right Size
Corsetry requires a number of measurements for proper sizing. Because of the exact measurements, a custom corset can have the perfect fit for both comfort and style. Every aspect of your wedding corset can be sized to your exact need. You can have a flawless look and superior comfort on your big day.

3. Designing the Right Look
While you certainly have the option of buying a bustier “off the rack,” customized corsets offer you the best options for getting exactly what you want. You can choose whatever design you want, add exactly the right details for your wedding and have your bodice made to fit with your wedding dress for a dreamy look.

From Fantasy to Fairytale

Medieval-Renaissance Corset Wedding Dress

In conclusion, a custom wedding corset is a perfect addition to any fantasy wedding. This standout silhouette works with Celtic, fairytale, Medieval, steampunk and classically romantic weddings.

Corsets can even work with sleek, modern bridal wear! With corsets, state-of-the-art construction and technology can be combined with romantic styles.  Added to that,  classic boning, and exquisite detailing,  ensure couture-quality corsets perfect for your bridal day.

 

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The Time of the Medieval Corset

Medieval Corsets

Many things were happening during the time of the medieval corset. “Centuries of Roman rule in Western Europe came crashing to an end in 476. The emperor was driven from his throne by barbarian invaders from the north. Soon after, hundreds of tiny kingdoms began to form in once Roman lands. Subsequent invasions by Vikings, Goths, Moors, and infighting between neighboring kingdoms began to change the nature of European life”.   From Medieval-Life.net

Clothing Worn During The Medieval Period

The medieval time period is known as the Middle Ages, and the Dark Ages. This time period lasted from approximately 500 AD to 1500 AD. By all accounts, this was a thousand years of war, famine, rigid class systems and rampant superstition mixed with religion. These were serious times, and accordingly, women of stature wore serious clothes. The fashion attire had many layers which included, a smock, hose, kirtle, petticoats, gown and surcoat, girdle, cape with hood and bonnet.

Mary Queen of Scots lived and died in the 16th century, but her wardrobe style was still medieval. (Did the Renaissance skip Scotland?). Mary was a threat to the throne and a staunch Catholic besides. Mary was beheaded on the order of  Queen Elizabeth in 1587. She was reportedly wearing only her undergarments. These were said to have been a velvet petticoat, a pair of sleeves in crimson-brown, and a black satin bodice with black trimmings.

Question: Notice anything missing from these lists?
Answer: Underpants! That’s right, medieval women actually went commando.

Considering the sheer number of layers worn at the time, going bare from the waist down beneath the medieval corset and petticoats was a practical idea. There was nothing to get in the way of a quick in and out, with the cuckolded spouse none the wiser. After all, secret trysts by their very nature have to be brief.  Just think about how long it would have taken for the eager lover to peel off all those layers!

The Medieval Corset

Medieval women sometimes wore “cotes,”. This was made of two stiffened layers of fabric and worn as an outer garment. Sometime around 1300, women’s styles began to be more revealing; the medieval corset was still in use but changing. Clothing was beginning to fit closer to the body. Fashion changed, necklines were lowered and the desired silhouette now had more curves.

In the desire to show off the waistline, steel, wood, whalebone or cane, were slipped into the seams. This part of the medieval corset was the ‘busk’. A busk is a piece of hardware placed into the center front of the corset that could be made of steel, wood, whalebone.

These busks fulfilled another function, as well: they served as love letters. The wooden or bone busks were often inscribed or carved with messages of heartfelt love. These busks were then given as gifts from the men to their lady loves. The ladies returned the favor by giving the laces from their medieval corset to their lovers. So far, we’ve got no underpants, wood stays inscribed with sexy messages and long laces to work with – hmm. . .

Factoid: a 12th-century illustration shows a demon wearing a medieval corset.

The outerwear medieval corset would end under the breasts, whether the corset was a straight, bust-to-waist design or an outerwear one that had shoulder straps and looked like a tight little vest that laced beneath the bust. Fabric choices for the medieval corset grew so that women of stature could choose ermine, taffeta or brocade and colors such as crimson and purple which denoted aristocratic lineage.

Petticoats in Medieval Times

Petticoats – the more the better – came into popularity sometime in the earlier 1500’s. These petticoats, worn under massive skirts to expand them outward,  were often attached to the medieval corset by laces. 

Around this time, too, the farthingale became a popular shaper. The farthingale was a hoop skirt made of metal banding. This metal skirt served to expand the outer skirt being worn.

“The French farthingale was introduced in England in the late 1570’s. Modern costumers conjecture that it probably consisted of one or more large hoops with horizontal stiffeners which radiated from around the waist in order to produce a flat platter-like shape when supported underneath by the “bumroll” or “French farthingale”.  these rolls were made of: they were stuffed with cotton and rags and stiffened with hoops of whalebone, wire or ropes made of bent reeds. Buckram (stiff canvas) is the most commonly mentioned material. Other references describe the rolls as being starched with a form of stiffener.” (Wikipedia Farthingale, post-2018)

Eventually, this style led right into the increasingly, impossibly tightened waist. 

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The Dark Ages

“Medieval times often evoke images of knights battling on muddy fields, dank and dreary castles, hunger, plagues-in general, a lot of rather depressing scenes. But these Dark Ages also witnessed the birth of a romantic movement. 13th Century conventions of chivalry directed that men should honor, serve, and do nothing to displease ladies and maidens. 

Secret rituals of Romance developed where women-long the loser in a double standard of adultery condoned among men-found champions who would fight in their honor. Courtly love became the subject of some of the most famous medieval poems, and where we get today’s word, “Courtesy.” Through these centuries, Europe was slowly waking from a harsh slumber, and begin to sow the seeds of a Renaissance”. Medieval–Life.net

Scotland Medieval Castle