Most people know there are at least a few different types of corset available,but in reality there are as many different variations as there are differentmakers; so it’s important to study the shape and style of a makers previouswork before you buy. The most popular types are the
shapes. Others include
and of course the
, which can be any of the above altered for themale physique.
When starting to corset train, the
are no-go areas,these styles are for experienced tightlacers only and mould the body into fairlyunnatural shapes; altering the torso to a much larger degree than the other styles. The
shape belongs more to the realm of the historical re-enactor and the period dresser and is also less commonly used for corsettrainingas the familiar modern day corset shape is based on the
.Your choice of corset style depends entirely on your desired body shape andpreferred level of restriction. This will normally lead you to choose either the