Corset Guide: Front Opening Busk (Pros & Cons)
Most corsets have a front opening busk as this makes them easier to get on and off without help. Some corsets do however just have the back laced up, this is common in bridal corsets where beading and fine finishes are required. With no busk, you need to loosen the lacing as much as possible and then step into the corset or have someone lower it over your head. As this is a little more difficult than front opening corsets it’s recommended you have someone to help you do it up. it’s understandable why some folks had dressing maids in days gone by.
As busks come in different lengths it’s important when trying on a corset that you sit down in it as the body shrinks slightly when you sit. The busk will dig into your pubic bone if it is too long, making it uncomfortable to sit for any length of time.