FRONT CORSET CLOSURES
Upon placing your order online or
via email, let us know (by email) your preference regarding
the below items, via
email to our attention. If you do not elect then your
corsetiere will select her standard and preferred design and you may rely
on her perfect artistry to do so.
FRONT BUSK AND UNDERBUSKS, BONED OR UNBONED
Most clients choose to have their corset close in back
cords or ribbons, and close in front
with a somewhat flexible 5/8" wide per side,
"busk," viewed in the image to the right and labeled
"Silver spring steel busk, standard."
However, some clients desire gold clips on their standard
busk, seen to the right
and also in the magenta Hawaiian print fabric corset
image below (beware, as the gold
overlay can fade with time and use).
They may prefer
a straight, rigid-front
corset with more tummy control, and if so they opt for a wider (1" per side) stainless
steel, less flexible busk in a spoon, wedge, or equal-width
shape. We do not offer nor recommend coated, colored busks
such as the black busks available in the marketplace, because
those easily scratch to reveal the underlying steel.
Ordering a busk also permits you to have an underflap
that is normally unboned. However, you may request it
boned (in spring steel or stainless steel) in 5/8" width
or a 1" width bone. A boned underflap, especially in rigid
stainless steel, can be quite sturdy
but sometimes may be a bit uncomfortable for a fashion
corset. It may however, be suitable for a tight-lacing
corset or someone wishing firm control. You may view a
wide stainless steel underbusk, and a spoon busk in
the pink satin True Grace corset shown here.
SIDE OR FRONT LACING
Some clients prefer a front or
front closure without a busk, along with the typical lace-up back or a
closed back. We recommend that clients having full arm
and hand flexibility consider a front busk as this is
most effective in correcting the posture and pulling in
the lower tummy while lacing from the back.
FRONT BUSK FABRIC PANEL COLOR
You may allow your corset maker to choose the colors of
the front busk panel of your corset, as most do. However,
you may choose to have the front panels on either side
of the front seam in a closed-front corset, or on either
side of a front busk, in the same or in a different color
and fabric from the body of your corset. Please view
the images below to see the differences.
You may read our advice as to this matter, and view
additional images of corsets having each kind of closure
on our FAQ page
at question D.
After viewing this page, we are happy to answer your
further questions reqarding this important
design element of your corset.