Recommended Reading: This Week in the Corseted Blogosphere http://bit.ly/ZQdCeM This week two blog posts were written about such very opposite corsets that I thought they merited their own post together.
|Victoria Dagger is ready to love this ready-to-wear Dollymop for Dark Garden bridal corset.|
Photo by Chris Gaede.
Chronologically, the first was my piece for The Lingerie Addict, where I write a twice-monthly column. I kicked off May with, “In Defense of Ready-to-Wear Corsets.” Dark Garden is a business that got its start, and still specializes, in fully custom corsetry, as evidenced below. But all that custom corset experience gave our fearless, peerless leader, Autumn Adamme, a lot of great information about real (and modern) human bodies, which she used to create what is quite likely the curviest and most comfortable ready-to-wear line of corsets on the market. Lady could write a dissertation on “Ribcages of the World,” I tell you what - it’s always fascinating to hear her speak of the common skeletal proportions of different nations. But I digress. In Defense of Ready-to-Wear discusses the validity and value of ready-to-wear in a market that often emphasizes a “bespoke or bust” philosophy.
|Shopgirl Euphrates with very happy client Bob in her new custom maternity/chiropractic corset.|
Custom or ready-to-wear, why not stop into the shop at 321 Linden this weekend for a corset consult? Our sale on Kalico Delafay accessories ends tomorrow, which is also the date of our Red Hot Mamas Day sale!