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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 with lacing 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 side-lacing 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.



OUR ADVICE

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.


Front Corset Closures and Colors
 
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