Monday, September 7, 2009

Vintage Style Leather Corsets

Only 54 days to go until Halloween! So, this weekend, I browsed online for costume ideas. Some of my friends wanted to be gory nurses, but I'm not sure that one suits me. The other option might be high class call girls. Me, I'm leaning toward the dark side this year. Blame it on Eden Bradley.

Last year, when she and some friends went out for Halloween in the craziness that is West Hollywood, some of them dressed as dominatrices. She said to me later, "You know, you'd look really good as a dominatrix." So, the little naughty seed was planted in my head.

I started looking at corsets. Leather. Vinyl. Satin. Always Black. Buying a black leather corset seems to be an experience. They are not cheap, but then again, these things look like they will last forever. I had trouble finding the right price and style for me. And, for the life of me, I couldn't find an easy sizing guide for corsets the first day I looked.

Then, I thought of dressing up as a saloon girl and looked up all kinds of costumes. I ended up being directed to Amazon for one of them and remembered that Amazon does sell lingerie and other apparel. I looked up corsets and found an array of leather, Victorian style corsets. Jackpot! They even had sizing instructions.

I will probably opt for one of the plain ones rather than the fetish beauties as I'd like to be able to use the corset for other costumes later, but here are some of the gems I found. Let me know if you have a favorite.

These are my top two right now:

This leather corset has buckles and would definitely work for the hard core dominatrix costume:

I love the studs on this one:

One tip I did learn from the main corset supplier on Amazon. To figure out your corset size, measure the smallest part of your waist and then add ten inches. This is your size.

A lingerie website I went to mistakenly compared corset size to bra size, so I was looking at 38's thinking that it was supposed to match the bra size, not the waist size! Thank God I waited.

Feel free to cast your vote for the best corset.


Romantic Heretic said...

Speaking as a dominant myself I think the one with the buckles works the best.

Hailey Edwards said...

I really like the Gothic version you have posted. I would need something like that to give my girls a little *cough* support.

At least if I planned on going out in public...

Vivienne Westlake said...

R, that's what I was thinking. The corset with buckles is more authentic. But, I definitely like the versatility of the plainer ones so that I can wear it to multiple functions.

Hailey, I have the same issue. I have decolletage to spare, so I definitely want one that will keep everything secure and not get me arrested for public indecency.

Amy said...

I'm with you on the Hailey.. I always wanted a corset but never could afford one or more embarressed about the whole idea of getting one. I like both of your top 2's..

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Eden Bradley said...

I love them all-lol! And you'd look great in any of them-a corset just does things to the female figure...But I think the simpler designs will be more flexible in terms of using them for other things (although I do LOVE the buckles!). You can totally do a dominatrix costume with a plain leather corset and use other accessories. We can shop!

Vivienne Westlake said...

Thanks everyone for the feedback.

Eden, yes, we can definitely shop. LOL. I'll need your good taste and expertise!