12th Dec 2016

ALTERNATIVE & BURLESQUE FAIR TO CEASE RUNNING 2017

We are very sad to report that The Alternative & Burlesque Fair will cease running in 2017. From the event’s facebook page: After what has been a very turbulent &...

24th Oct 2016

About Training Corsets

So many corsets online bare the label ‘waist training’, with vastly differing prices and styles. The waters have been muddied even further by the arrival of those stretchy latex trainers...

29th Aug 2016

The Corset Glossary

For many people, corsets are somehow both familiar and foreign at the same time. Everyone knows what a corset is, at least in some way. However, newbies to the corset...

27th Aug 2016

Caring for Your Corset

Corsets are specialist garments and as such, have a few different ‘rules’ for caring for them. What you choose to do with your corset is entirely up to you, of...

27th Aug 2016

Beginner’s Guide to Corsets

Beginners to the wearing of authentic corsets may find themselves confused by what they find online. This is nothing to be ashamed of – corsets are sized with an unfamiliar...

27th Aug 2016

Corsetry & Health

For many years – centuries, even – corsets have been the subject of much debate. They were condemned by Victorian doctors as unhealthy, but their condemnation really has no place...

27th Aug 2016

Corset Myths

Everyone thinks they know something about corsets. Take a look at the comments section on any online article about corsets and you will find a whole plethora of opinions. Or...

27th Aug 2016

Authentic vs Fashion Corsetry

The label of ‘corset’ these days is applied to any garment with a similar basic structure – a panelled bodice with or without a front opening, and a lace closure...

26th Aug 2016

The History of Corsetry

The history of corsetry spans centuries.┬áToday, the word ‘corset’ is often applied to any boned bodice that fastens with lacing, but this is technically incorrect, as these items have their...