Corset Back Silhouette Bridesmaid Dresses
The corset back bridesmaid dress is a strapless tight fitting outfit inspired by the old renaissance tradition of corseting. Corset back bridesmaid dresses are the ideal choice for bridesmaids who want to show off their flattering curves.
The corset tightly hugs around your stomach and mid-section while supporting your breasts and giving you that extra lift on the bust area. Made from a wide range of materials including satin and silk, the corset has been an important part of fashion for several centuries with both men and women using it to alter the appearance of their bodies. [Continue reading..]
Corset Back Bridesmaid Dress Styles
The corset back bridesmaid dresses style is flexible, as it can be adjusted to fit any body type. If you have gained or lost weight before the wedding you can easily adjust the lacings to fit your body. Unless you are one of those lucky women who never had trouble finding items that fit you perfect straight off the rack, there is a good chance your attire will require alterations before the big event. With a corset back bridesmaid dress, you would only need a few bodice alterations.
Corset back dresses are figure friendly and can help give your silhouette that much desired hourglass shape. The illusion of creating a curved figure is fully achieved through proper tightening. It should not be too loose or the desired curve will not be formed and should not be too tight to the point of choking the stomach area. It should be tightened just enough so that the bridesmaid will and feel comfortable whether she is standing, walking or seated.
A corset back bridesmaid dress is also perfect for a small framed bridesmaid who wants to add shape to her frontal and side view silhouette, creating a more slender figure that will give an illusion of height making her appear taller.
Corset Back Bridesmaid Dress History
The word corset comes from the Old French word corps which itself comes from the Latin word corpus that means body. The term corset is attested from the twelfth century, coming from the French word corset which meant laced bodice.
Corsets have been used for centuries among highly patriarchal tribes of the Caucasus. They were used to beautify women and also to ensure modesty and passivity. Corsets were laced firmly with as much as sixty laces and were required to be worn from the earliest age through the night of the wedding. When the marriage was consummated, the groom had to slowly and carefully undo each lace in order to demonstrate self-control.
In the 1500’s, the corset was introduced in Italy as an undergarment and was popularized by Queen Catherine de Medici of France where the women of the French court embraced it. These corsets were typically made out of layered fabric, tightened with glue and lace.
During the late 1500’s, a corset was laced up at the front when baleen or whalebone was used at the sides and back. Eventually, the lacing came to be done at the back of the corset.
Around 1796 the corset became less constricting with the advent of the high-waist empire style which de-emphasized the natural waist.
The corset was recreated during 1830’s and served the dual purpose of supporting the breasts and narrowing the waist. It’s shape had changed to the hourglass silhouette that even now is considered typical. The artificially enlarged shoulders and skirts made the intervening waist look smaller, even with the corset laced only moderately.
In 1908 corsets began to fall out of style as its silhouette changed to a higher waistline and more natural form. By 2010, the corset back bridesmaid dress became a trend and developed a new popularity in weddings.