DETACHED OR ATTACHED BACK OR FRONT PROTECTORS/MODESTY PANELS
Every custom corset produced at ROMANTASY comes at
with a protector (sometimes called a "modesty panel")
to be placed underneath the corset lacing ribbons. It may
be used in back-laced, side-laced, or front-laced
corsets. A protector may be also
ordered on this page for our standard-sized corsets or
do not include one, and ordered by anyone who owns a
needs a new protector.
Our protector comes detached, is 3-5"-wide and
about 1/4" shorter than the vertical height of your
corset alongside the grommets. It is stiffened by
boning, buckram or other technique according to
our corsetmaker's preference.
We advise that you use a protector in most instances. That
is because we find that a protector
assists pad the back of your corset for greater comfort,
prevents wrinkles of clothing from showing (if you wear the
corset over a garment), and prevents the skin from
bulging out between the ribbon lacings. Of course, you
should likely rarely or never wear your corset on bare skin
in order to keep your corset cleaner. We recommend our CorPro
for that purpose.
We deliver our protector unattached to your corset,
because when attached it is sometimes initially quite
if not impossible, to position it in the exact center of
the gap in your corset as you lace down. Of course, you may
always pin the protector into the top and bottom edges of
your corset to secure it in place.
However, some clients prefer that we
deliver the protector attached. The image
below shows the
technique that some of our ROMANTASY corsetieres use to
attach the protector. This permits you to slide the
to center it in the open gap of your corset as you lace down.
protector has the advantage of always being with
your corset, even when you store or transport it if you
Note that we cannot guarantee to match precisely the type
of fabric or color of your corset, even if we made your
corset. Dye lots change over time, and there are many
different kinds, textures, contents, and colors of
For example, there are many
shades of "black" or even "royal blue." If you are
particular about color,
you may send us a piece of paper or magazine page
containing the color you wish us to match.
We will let you know if we are able to fill your
order. If you wish, you may send us fabric to use for
your protector (about 1/2" yard should do).