The cult of corsetry is flourishing now more than ever! Embarking on a search for your very own constricting bustier can be overwhelming and confusing. It is common knowledge that corsets are worn by many different ages of women (and men) with different styles. Thus I have compiled this handy pictorial guide to understanding corsetry and (hopefully) help you decide which kind of corset is right for you!
Corsets (Left to Right)
Steampunk: Clockwork Couture, $260; Corset Wonderland, $215; Velvet Mechanism, $100
Goth: Rivithead, $102; Starkers Corsetry, $499; Lucretia My Reflection, $180
Lingerie: Frederick's of Hollywood, $64, Lingerie Diva, $40, Victoria's Secret, $58
Victorian: M Dale Johnson, 110; Handmade Corset Co., $580; Exotic Lingerie Direct, $102
Renaissance: Period Corsets, $1,185; Ranunculus Market, $145; Lori Ann, $65
Burlesque: Boom Boom Baby Boutique, $230; Victoria Velvet, $185; Pin Up Girl Clothing, $82