1. Q. How do ROMANTASY's corsets differ from others on
in stores or on the web?
A. We're glad you asked! Our corsets differ in so
(1) because we are a corset designer, educator, and
purveyor who works closely in detail with you to choose the precise style,
design and corset maker to suit your individual needs,
desires and budget;
(2) because we work with a team of
superb corsetieres, each one having many years of experience;
(3) because we offer
the widest variety of styles, designs, fabrics, and
price points available;
(4) because we have over 25 years of experience designing,
educating about, and purveying superb quality
custom and standard patterned corsets suitable for
waist training and tight-lacing. We opened our retail
business in San Francisco in 1990 and
established the first corset website in 1996. Today
private fitting appointments in San Francisco with advance
reservation, but no longer maintain a drop-by storefront.
About 85% of our sales are accomplished over
2.Q. I've found some of your corset styles on other
websites. Why should I buy from you?
A. Because that particular style or the way
constructed may not be best for you. We will point you
to the precise corset, design, price point, and
corsetiere on our
team that suits most of your priorities.
Other corset makers and websites offer you limited
style and option selections, price points, resulting
body silhouettes once you corset, and only one or two
basic construction techniques or fabrics. ROMANTASY has
no particular interest in urging you to purchase from
one particular corset maker, or one particular style
that does not suit the great majority Of your individual
needs and which may not work best on your body or for
your shape or figure issue.
In addition, owner Ann
is a corset expert: as of 2015 she owns over 74
fully-custom corsets by her makers and by others around
the world, and thus, knows her product intimately. In
addition, she has worked with most of her corset makers
on her team for at least seven or more years, plus she has
been in the specialized custom corset business since
1990, an amazing length and depth of experience she can
bring to guide you properly.
3.Q. What special value does ROMANTASY offer if I
purchase my corset from you?
A. You won't waste your money investing in
quality, or fit that does not suit your main priorities.
We focus on education first, sale second if at all,
been known to send potential clients off to save money
then come back later to invest in a higher quality corset
or one that is most suitable for them.
We offer a unique Client Care program whereby you
a used corset for re-sale, or you may send any
corset to us for refurbishment over the years, further
extending wear and enhancing your original investment.
Finally, we offer objective, medically-reviewed,
health-conscious advice and
guidance as you pursue your corseting or waist-training
and tight-lacing interests. We never exaggerate the
qualities of our product or possible results of
corseting, nor do we "doctor" the images you will see
posted on our website to modify the actual effect of the
corset when worn.
4.Q What are your business priorities, mission,
A. We believe in doing business the old-fashioned way, that
honesty is the best policy, and that corsets are suitable for literally "any
body" who has a genuine interest in improving his or
her figure, health, and elegance in image and dressing.
We provide real, non-illusory choices: the world's widest
range of products produced by an inimitable team of
corset makers and seamstresses, with amazingly moderate
prices. We offer education prior to purchase, with
client support happily given after purchase, as well.
We strive to build long term relationships with our
clients and those sharing our business values.
We welcome and serve with enthusiasm, any corset enthusiast.
We have developed a specialization
over the years in corsets for the full-figure, the
transgender community, and for waist trainees.
We embrace old-fashioned values in the way we do business,
such as honesty, trust, respect, compassion, and optimism.
Corsetmaking and quality demand time and deserve patience
with the process.
We value both our clients and our corsetieres and
seamstresses whom we are proud to support, as we support
their business interests and economic welfare so that
they can carry on the endangered art and craft of
corsetmaking and couture fashion.
We strive to remain the best within the industry. Thus,
we never dilute our quality by rushing an order
without good cause, by "jobbing" out any part
of our construction, by selling cheap, "OTC" or readymade imported
corsets, or by selling any corset if not appropriate
for our client's needs and budget.
We recognize that corsets are a
unique dressing experience, and will do our best to
fully answer your questions and guide you to suitable
final choices for your individual needs. Certain minor
artistic deviations and lack of robotic perfection are
to be expected and
cherished in your custom garment, but you may always
expect a professional product and pleasurable wearing