Halloween in a Cinch: Making a Genuine Corset a Part of Your Costume

Silk Floral Brocade Corset

Corsets have become the bewitching basis of many modern, sexy Halloween costumes. Whether you enchant as a pretty pirate or do the bunny hop between your favorite holiday haunts in a Playboy inspired outfit, corsets are a great way to spice up your ensemble. However, many off the rack costumes include imitation “corsets” of poor quality. They won’t offer much waist cinching and are easily damaged, leading to the scariest Halloween look of all: the wardrobe malfunction! Investing just a little bit of money in a genuine corset insures you’ll look amazing and own an heirloom quality garment for many Halloweens to come.

The first step in choosing a real corset is to check its weight. Real corsets are sturdy and made with 2 kinds of steel boning: one that flexes and one that feels like an unbreakable popsicle stick. Next, real corsets are made of a nice fabric like cotton. If you feel like you could break or tear the garment or if it feels ultra-light, you don’t have the real thing. Last, it should have real ribbon or pulls that feel like a shoelace so you can cinch it nice and tight.

Of course, the easiest way to fade your fears of buying a fake corset is to purchase from a reliable retailer. Hourglass Angel offers many affordable options. The Black Cashmere Underbust Corset is an exceptionally versatile piece and a perfect basis for a dazzling array of costumes. Get creative! Your options are unlimited. Plus, when you choose the real thing, your garment is no longer limited to holiday fashion. Wear it as lingerie for a sexy night in or as outerwear over a fitted top for a big night out. However you wear it, choosing a genuine corset insures that your silhouette will be secure, seductive and look spook-tacular for years to come.