Want to Keep Your Corset in Mint Condition?
Quick and Easy Tips to Extend the Life of Your Corset
Hello OC Blog Readers! In our continuing effort to not only enrich and entertain but educate our valued customers, here is another important step to ensure your steel boned corset has a long and beautiful life! We also have a video that accompanies this blog for our multimedia readers.
When I received my first corset about a year ago, I took it home from work and rolled it up and tossed it in my underwear drawer-WRONG!! I didn’t know any better at the time. I didn’t have a copy of the Corset Care & Lacing instructions we ship out with every corset order, and I certainly hadn’t read much of the content on the website at that time. I have learned so very much since then!
After removing your corset, hang it over the laces liner side up over a hanger (if you plan to keep your closet) or a chair (if you wear it all the time and want to keep it handy) or some other contraption that will allow your corset to hang. This not only evenly distributes the weight of the corset over the laces, it also protects the exterior fabric and allows the corset to air out.
If you need to clean your corset, you can spot clean using a mild detergent and/or use a fabric freshener like Febreze. NEVER wash your corset in a washing machine or toss in the dryer to freshen. You will bend the steel bones, ruin the fabric and potentially rust the metal grommets and steel boning. From time to time you might want to have your corset professionally dry-cleaned if you wear it often. It’s beneficial to wear a light weight camisole or tank top underneath your corset to maintain the life and freshness of your corset. (We are looking into the possibility of offering corset liners on our website.) Check out our video on the OC Youtube Channel and come visit us at www.OrchardCorset.com!