Wear & Care Guide
Congratulations on receiving your new corset!
Here is some advice we would like to offer to prolong the life of your investment.
Wear a liner: It is important to wear a layer underneath your corset. This is to create a barrier between your body and the corset, preventing natural oils and sweat from breaking down the corsets fibers and to keep it clean for longer. We do not recommend washing your corset, because this causes faster wear of the fabric, can dent and warp the bones, and lead to issues with fitting properly. If you must have you corset cleaned, take it to the dry cleaner. If you do sweat with your corset on or if it gets dirty, feel free to gently wipe the liner with a damp cloth.
Let it breathe: Once you remove your corset for the day, Drape over a chair or hanger so that the fibers can air out and stay properly shaped. Do not bunch or roll your corset as it is still setting.
Lacing: Your corset will arrive pre-laced and ready to go. When putting it on, make sure the corset laces are fully loosened. It will be much easier to attach the busk and put much less stress on the busk. Once you have your busk attached you may start tightening the laces, starting at the top and bottom, then working your way to the center of the back. Once tightened, tie and tuck the laces in. DO NOT tie around your waist. This may cause friction and wear the outer fabric sooner. When it is time to remove your corset, please let out the laces as much as you can before disconnecting the busk.
Seasoning : The seasoning period is to allow your body to become accustomed to the compression, as well as allowing the materials to soften. We advise taking your time, slowly tightening your corset, and only keeping at a lighter reduction to start. At a small reduction, start your wearing with shorter lengths of time. You may gradually increase the duration as you begin to feel more comfortable. Please do not tighten all the way down right away. Tightening too much, and too quickly could possibly harm you. Take this time for you and your corset to get introduced. There is no one way to season but the most important part is that you listen to what your body is telling you. Have fun with it! We hope you fully enjoy your investment.