STANDARD: Bones in your ROMANTASY corset will be made of spring
steel (not stainless) for the most comfortable fit and best body contouring
or figure shaping. Note that these bones are not rust-proof, thus
cleaning your corset must be done very carefully according
to instructions we will send with your new corset.
We do not offer stainless-steel
boning at this time, nor do we use light-weight rigiline
or plastic boning. Bone types are either flat steel and covered with a thin layer
of white plastic and rounded at the ends, or tightly-coiled
threads of steel that are pushed flat and tipped with
metal at the ends. The latter are a bit more flexible and
thus, some clients find them a bit more comfortable. However,
some patterns require one type or the
other of boning and we prefer that you allow our corsetieres
to make the proper selection of type.
All bones begin to mold to the body with
corset wear over time and become more comfortable and
the corset better-fitting as well. The plastic coating
on flat bones may chip or crack over time, but
this takes many, many years or many wearings. Note that
we will refurbish ROMANTASY corsets including replacement
of chipped or cracked bones over time with wear, should
Depending on the line of corset from which
you order (Basic, Fundamental, or Elegant), you may
choose from the below
types and variety of bone application techniques.
NUMBER OF BONES:
One, two, three, or four bones placed vertically
(or sometimes placed diagonally) at various intervals
depending on the corset pattern and tight-lacing desires
of our clients; view image above.
STANDARD: Typically we place two bones side-by-side and
very tightly or closely aligned. Lighter-weight, less
costly corsets (such as in our Basic Line) may have only
one bone at intervals around the corset, while corsets
for full-figures or tight-lacing may have four bones.
Please request this option when you order.
WHERE BONES ARE PLACED:
STANDARD: Our corsets
typically place the bone between the lining and the outer
fabric. Please request outside bone casings when you order.
Bones are placed either between the
lining and outer fabric, in channels created by vertical
or diagonal stitch lines sewed. However a separate narrow
strip or "casing" of
fabric may be created and sewed inside
the lining of the corset or outside
the outer fabric of the corset, into which a bone is
then inserted. The bone must be very tightly wedged into
this strip with straight stitch lines in place.
One placement is not stronger
than the other, but more a matter of two things: outer
bone casings may be an individual aesthetic
preference, or tight-lacers and those seeking
to wear corsets for long hours each day may want to stay
away from inner bone casings, since they create a
against the body when lacing down. For this kind of
corset wear, outer bone casings may be more comfortable.
Note that a bone may also be placed inside the flap that
is typically sewn under the front busk of corsets produced
by some of our ROMANTASY corsetieres. Some of our corstieres
do not include the flap and may add a modest upcharge
for this element. Bones inside the flap will entail an
upcharge and may be
of 1/2" wide spring steel, or of wider 1"-stainless
steel to provide a straight more rigid front and an
increment of more strength in lacing down and in
durability. Please request this option when you order.
BONES STACKED, OR SIDE BY SIDE?:
STANDARD: Bones in our corsets are aligned side-by side,
but may be placed stacked one over the other. Some tight-lacers
prefer to stack bones. Please request this option
when you order.
WIDTH OF BONES:
STANDARD: boning used by all corsetieres is 4.5 mm wide
. The thickness is
0.014 inch, or 0.355 mm.
However, for a heavier corset that
permits longer wear and tighter lacing, you may order
boning (1) to be heavier,
that is .038 inch or .94 mm thick, or order
boning (2) to be normal thickness but be 1/2" wide.
Full-figure clients may wish to order 1/2"-wide boning
installed around the entire corset for better figure
control. Please request this option when you order.
Piping is an additional embellishment typically applied
alongside an outer bone casing, or at the seam line
dividing one color from another color used in your corset.
It can be flat, or rolled cording as you prefer. Not all
corsetieres offer this feature so please ask. You may
expect to pay from $7 to 10 per row of piping. Please
view these alternate piping techniques in the images
below. Please request this option when you order.
COLOR OF STITCHING:
STANDARD: Note that if you do not inform us at the time
you order, your corsetiere will choose the color of
thread she chooses to stitch the bone channels into your
corset. Typically but not always, this is the same color
as your corset.
You may request a contrasting color. Outer bone casings may be
in the same fabric of your corset, or a different fabric
for a contrast, see to the right. Please request this option when you order.
HOW DO I DETERMINE THE ABOVE MATTERS?
You may rely on our long experience in the corset business
to advise you and deliver a top quality corset. Be certain
to tell us about your goals, needs, desires, purpose for
corseting, and preferences listed this page, otherwise
we will make the final, sound and corset style-suitable
choices for you.
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