After we have recommended a size and style for a customer, one of most commonly asked questions that we get is “Which fabric is best?” The truth is there isn’t one set answer for that question. All of the fabrics (cotton, satin, mesh, brocade or leather) are beautiful and made of very high strength materials. But, all of the fabrics do have pros and cons and one may be a better option for you than the others.
If you plan to wear your corset under your clothes we suggest satin, your clothing will glide over the top of the corset like a slip under a dress rather than clinging to it. Lint and pet hair won’t cling to the satin fabric either, which if you have pets may be a big deal for you!
If casual comfort is more your thing then cotton would be the one for you! Cotton takes a bit longer to feel like it’s broken in, but once it is it will be as comfortable and easy to wear as your favorite denim jeans. Stealthing cotton corsets is a little trickier because of the thicker fabric with more texture though.
The brocade fabrics are a gorgeous, thick polyester blend that almost feel like a tapestry or upholstery fabric. They look more elegant than a plain fabric and can add something a little extra to your outfit. As it is a thicker, woven fabric it will take more wears for it to be as comfortable as a thinner fabric but once it is broken in to your body it will be a comfortable and classy addition to your wardrobe.
Our lambskin leather is incredibly supple, it’s a fabric that it comfortable almost immediately. Lambskin isn’t the stiff and rigid leather that most people expect when they think of leather fabrics. Although your clothes wouldn’t cling to this fabric if you wore it under your clothing. it does have a bit more bulk to it so for this fabric it’s likely better to wear it over your clothing and show it off. We don’t recommend daily waist training in your leather corsets though, as leather is a natural skin it can stretch out slightly over time.
The mesh is one of our favorites around here! It’s comfortable, it is easy to wear under or over clothing, you can wear it in the hot summer months without getting too warm and it gives a great silhouette because there is so little bulk to the corset.
Although some of the fabrics will feel comfortable more quickly than others, we always recommend that you fully season your corset for 14 days using our seasoning method.
There it is…. all of our corset fabrics! We hope that you found this list helpful. We would love to hear what your favorite fabric is in the comments section.