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Corsets are undoubtedly among the garments that have a long tradition. As early as the 17th and 18th centuries, ladies discovered corsets for themselves - a garment that creates previously unknown advantages. The unique combination of a corset that shapes the body and at the same time provides for a showy décolleté was a must for ladies of high society for centuries. For both men and women, it caused breathlessness - albeit for completely different reasons. Today it is no longer compulsory to wear one, but the corset as a top is still considered a particularly attractive garment and definitely has a raison d'être.
Seductive garment with a history: What is a corset?
A corset is a top that is stiffened by various inserts and has the purpose of shaping the wearer's body. While on the one hand the bust is emphasised, on the other hand the corset helps to achieve a narrow waist - an ideal of beauty, then as now. Before the term "corset" became common for the top in the 19th century, it was always referred to as a bodice, bodice piece, laced bust or laced body. The desired shaping effect could already be achieved by putting on the corset, but could be intensified by lacing it. In earlier times it was still compulsory to be laced into a tight corset with bars. In the 19th and 20th centuries, life became easier for ladies in many ways. In the literal sense, this also applies to corsages. The corsage fulfils a similar function to the corset, but is made of softer materials.
This makes it more suitable for more strenuous activities, such as a stylish dance party, without sacrificing unique chic. What's more, the corsage is not completely lace-up, but instead closes with hooks, which also gives you more freedom. So it's not surprising that the corsage is now much more common than its noble predecessor. However, many women still opt for traditional chic and decide to buy a corset.
Stylish and seductive on any occasion with the right corsage
The corsage is suitable for many occasions - even an everyday outfit can be given a particularly elegant touch. Together with a blazer or a blouse, they can be combined with casual, chic outfits just as well as with showy outfits and with many other styles. Not only short skirts go well with them. You can also style your corsage with pinstriped trousers or jeans. Get inspired by our gothic clothes and transform yourself into the queen of the night.
In the EMP Online Shop you can buy the right corsage for every occasion. It's hard to imagine some styles and scenes without this historical piece of clothing. Girlfriends in particular will find more clothes in our Gothic Shop or in our Steampunk Shop that perfectly match the unique elegant charm of the timeless corsage. Particularly popular are the noble and high-quality models from Gothicana by EMP, which inspire with their creative cut and the diverse applications and thus guarantee the necessary wow factor. Other exciting and somewhat more daring corsages come from the house of Burleska, which, as the name suggests, are inspired by the stylish sex appeal of burlesque.
For special moments, the equally elegant and beautiful corsets from Bedroom Stories are captivating with great attention to detail. The models, mainly in black or deep blood red, are a real eye-catcher. Whatever the occasion, you'll find the perfect corsage for you in the Online Shop by EMP - classy, exciting and sexy. Whether the corsage is black or white, with elegant lace or exciting appliqués - combined correctly, it forms the centrepiece of an interesting and charming gothic outfit. Perfect for this are gothic accessories and noble gothic style jewellery, which you can also find in our shop. You can bring the inimitable style and elegance of past centuries into our modern times - whether in a club, on a night out or in the company of others at home.