How To Hide Corset Laces

How To Hide Corset Laces

Once you’ve got your corset where you like it, you might find yourself with lots of extra lacing. What do you do with it? There are a few different options you can try out. As with most corset-related experimentation, it’ll require a little trial and error, but finding the perfect fit is always worth it.

How to Hide Corset Laces Effectively

Of course, there is the classic option of making a double or triple bow. However, especially with a more noticeable material, this option can look bulky. Not really the best idea if your corset is going under your clothes (particularly if you’re wearing a more sheer or light fabric!).

If you have several feet of extra material, you can braid the laces to shorten their length, twist the laces, or pull them taut. Whichever method you choose of how to hide corset laces, you’ll always want to tuck the laces into the top or bottom of your corset.

And if you’re desperate…you can cut them. This is a last resort, but it can be done if you’re too fed up with the length of the laces.

Before cutting them, loosen the corset completely and make sure you have enough slack to get in and out of the corset without constantly “losing” the laces.

Carefully remove the corset, fasten the busks, and lay the corset facedown. Shorten the loops of your bow to the length that you like them and pull the rest of the laces through the bottom of the corset (don’t pull tight on the laces, though!). Cut the extra lacing and retie the ends to prevent fraying.

What Works Best Can Depend on the Material of the Laces

Figuring out what works best for your corset will require some trial and error until you figure out your exact preferences. However, it’s often helpful to new corset wearers to know that there are several lace options out there.

These are the top three options for corset lovers:

1. Satin Ribbon

A beautiful option (particularly for corsets worn over the clothes), satin brings a sense of delicacy to your look. However, under clothes, it can be a bit bulky. In either case, you’ll want to ensure your ribbon is double-sided to prevent it from snapping.

2. Round Cords

These stronger (and thinner) laces come in satin, polyester, and paracord 550 (named so because it can withstand 550 pounds of tension without breaking). Round cords are generally considered to be the most functional option, especially for those who are just embarking on a waist training journey, as they are unlikely to snap under pressure.

3. Shoelaces

Strong, durable, and available in many colors, shoelaces are a great – but temporary – option. They’re thin without much bulk, but in general, you’ll want a more attractive and long-lasting material for your laces.

The Number One Corset-Lacing Sin

If you’ve searched online for “how to hide corset laces,” then you’ve probably seen the “wrap around the waist” suggestion.

It’s tempting. Don’t do it.

Pulling the laces in front of you and wrapping them around your waist mummy-style can seem like the perfect solution. However, this method causes a lot of friction. And while, sure, a new set of laces might not be a horrible cost, the damage done to the corset itself can destroy the material.

But if you do need to wrap the long laces around somehow, there is a way. Try wrapping around your hips where you’re clear of the corset. Then, you can simply tuck the laces inside the corset as you go, protecting the integrity of the material.

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