What's The Difference Between a Corset & a Bustier?

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Ever wondered what the difference between a corset and a bustier is?  Not much, a corset is a piece of garment used to shape the body, generally they have boning of some type, synthetic or steel.  The harder the boning and stiffer the fabric the more they will shape and hold.  Although most corsets these days are used for fashion as tops, there are corsets available which will truly give you that hourglass look. 
A bustier (or bustiere) is very similar to a corset but the main purpose is to push up and shape the bust.  Bustiers may also have boning and may be of soft sheer fabrics or of stiffer shaping fabrics like damask or brocade.
Although these days corsets and bustiers are used as fashion items, and can be worn out or as lingerie, these articles can be worn underneath a dress or top to give you a perfect line.  A good corset or bustier under a suit jacket will give you a beautiful line on the outside and can look stunning with a few buttons undone. 
Bustiers or corsets worn under a wedding gown can make the dress sit a lot better and give you the perfect bustline without having to worry about a bra.  They can hold those "back wings" and ensure you don't get the bra lines on your back.  So try one today and see the difference it makes to your outfits.  

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