You can choose one fabric for the whole corset, or you can get creative. We often recommend plain black satin or suede panels at the sides of silk brocade corsets to visually create even more of a tiny waist. Or you could experiment with parti-colouring or colour blocking. We no longer recommend reversible corsets, as it can throw off the built-in curvature of the corset.
There’s a truly vast collection of materials in our fabric photo galleries, so feel free to browse until you find the one you love. If, however, you find the selection just too overwhelming (or you have a specific requirement), you could just ask for the designer’s recommendations based on your own descriptions. 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:
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:
- Faux Suedes
- Heavy Satins
- Silk Brocades
- Lace Overlays.
Some Suitings are also suitable (but stick to jacquard weaves and flocking sub-categories only).
Option 3 (Consultation): If that’s just too much 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 to a corporate office?” Or “I need something for a purple-and-orange themed wedding!” Or “I want to cosplay Steampunk Wonder Woman.” Or “I just need something to support my back under clothes that will stand up to lots of wear.” By the way, if you’re thinking anything along the lines of “I want to waist train/corset train/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 a standard corset!