Fabric Selection

You can choose one fabric for the whole corset, or you can get creative with a custom combo.

Plain black satin or suede panels at the sides of silk brocade corsets are good if you want to visually lengthen your torso or create a smaller-looking waist.  Or you could experiment with parti-colouring or colour blocking, or go nuts and assemble a rainbow corset! 

There’s a truly vast collection of materials in our fabric photo galleries, so feel free to browse until you find the one (or more) you love.  If, however, you find the selection just too overwhelming (or you have a particular requirement, such as for a cosplay or a themed wedding), you could just ask for the Kitty’s recommendations based on your own needs.  She’ll either suggest a few fabrics, or direct you to the right gallery of fabrics. 

Option 1 (Basic Choices): Simply pick a fabric from this gallery, which is only a tiny sample of the fabrics we have available:

Option 2 (Maximum Choice): If you want to see the whole wide world of corset fabrics and don’t mind being bombarded with choices, visit each of the following fabric galleries, which are full of fabric that’s the right weight and weave for corset-making:

  • Faux Suedes
  • Jacquards
  • Heavy Satins
  • Woollens
  • Silk Brocades
  • Brocades
  • Ducks
  • Corduroys
  • Lace Overlays. 

Some fabrics in the Suitings gallery are also suitable (but stick to jacquard weaves and flocking sub-categories only). If you pick fabrics from any other galleries than the ones listed above, be aware that they may be unsuitable for corsets (or they can me made into corset only with lots of extra steps, which will add to the cost).

Option 3 (Consultation): If that’s just too much selection for you and you want some help narrowing things down, email us and tell us what you need. 

For example, you could try “Do you have anything I could wear in a law office office?” Or “I need something for a purple-and-orange themed wedding!” Or “I want to cosplay a corseted Boba Fett/Wonder Woman/Joker/Little Mermaid.”  Or “I just need something to support my back under clothes that will stand up to lots of wear and washing.” 

By the way, if you’re thinking anything along the lines of “I want to waist train/tightlace/permanently reduce my waist,” check out our article on waist training before you do anything else, then email us if you still want to proceed. Never, ever try this with an off-the-rack or even standard custom corset! Waist training corsets require a whole other ballpark of materials and construction techniques, to the point that using any of our other corsets for the purpose immediately voids the warranty.