In our Corset Q & A series we’ll be giving you quick answers to some of the most common questions we get regarding steel boned corsets, waist training and corseting here at Orchard Corset.
For this week’s question, Renee wants to know what the difference is between a double steel boned corset and a single steel boned corset! With regard to corset construction, a double steel boned corset has two side by side fabric channels for each fabric panel with a steel bone in each, and the single steel boned construction has only one fabric channel for each panel. In the past we have typically felt that the double steel boned construction was the way to go for the best cinching and strongest corset, however what we’ve discovered with some of our newer designs is that if we add more panels and thus more bones to a single steel boned corset, it is just as strong. cinches equally well and can be more comfortable than a double steel boned corset. Why more comfortable? More steel bones evenly spaced means fewer pressure points on the body (an extreme example would laying on a bed of nails vs say just 8 nails). So a heads up for all you waist trainers out there….don’t automatically pass on the single steel boned options, as you many end up with MORE steel boning in some of our single steel boned corsets depending on the size.
If you’d like more details about the construction of our steel boned corsets, check out our blog on the subject where Cheri will show you the insides of one of our CS 511 overbust corsets. Orchard Corset: Inside our Double Steel Boned Corsets.
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