The steps and process
All GlamourBoutique.com corsets come fully-laced so, there is minimal effort required to wear your garment. Begin by loosening the laces at the back of the corset. Next, unhook the busk at the front and then wrap the corset around your waist/torso, re-hooking the busk in the front center. Start to tighten the laces from the top first followed by the bottom, taking up the excess lace into the loops in the center of the corset.
A corset is designed to cinch your waist area and sculpt you above and below. Do not attempt to radically cinch your hips or ribcage otherwise you may damage yourself or the corset. Always tighten the laces gradually and bear in mind that corsets should always be ‘worn-in’ over the first 5-10 wearings to ensure safety first and to allow the garment to shape itself slowly to your form. Men, in particular, must take care not to over-cinch in the early stages otherwise, they may cause damage to themselves or the corset. Once the corset is partially cinched, stretch the arms in the air and wriggle your torso to settle the garment about your torso before attempting the final cinching. Also, take care not to cinch too much at a time; take your time, resting at intervals and ensure you gently tighten evenly and accurately. The end result of lacing the corset should be evenly laced all the way up and down. This will both aid comfort and prolong the life of the stays.
Once you are ‘snugly’ cinched (as opposed to ‘tightly’) you can then tie-off the loops of lace at the waist in a normal shoestring-style knot. This can be done at the rear or the side and the loops may be wrapped around the torso prior to tying off if you wish.
Do not make sudden movements in your corset. Remember, you are constricted by the steel boning and can cause discomfort to yourself if you move too suddenly.
If you still need help tightening your corset watch our informational video on our Youtube channel on How to Lace Yourself Into Your Crossdressing Corset.