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Corsets and Underpinnings for Outer and UnderwearIn honor of Costumery week in the Artisan Crafts gallery here on DeviantArt, this article highlights the stunning array of corset creations, helpful tutorials, and groups where DA's corset makers gather.Corsets and Underpinnings for Outer and Underwear by sidneyeileen
The corset. Whether it's overbust or underbust, curvy or straight, fancy or plain, historical or completely modern, lightly or heavily boned, it alters the fashion silhouette of the wearer, often providing a dramatically different shape from any that could be achieved without the use of a corset.
In historic fashion, the corset and related underpinnings are an essential part of the costume's foundation. Without a properly fitted corset and underpinnings, even the most beautifully and accurately constructed costume will look ill-fitting, sloppy, and shabby, making it very difficult to appreciate the time and workmanship that went into the outer part of the costume.
For modern cosplay and fantasy, the corset is a non-essential but delightful option in the costuming