Corsets & Bustiers
There are a many different styles of Corsets still worn today. An over-bust corset encloses the torso. An under-bust corset begins just under the breasts and extends down to the hips. (Corset can also include garters to hold up stockings.)
But What makes a Bustier different from a Corset? Well…A bustier, is a form-fitting garment for women, which is traditionally worn as lingerie. Its primary function is to push up the breast by tightening against the upper midriff and forcing the breasts up, while gently shaping the waist. A Bustier can also be worn as a push-up bra and is often made with mesh panel instead of the traditional boning of Corsets.
The Bustier function is to lift the breast while slightly shaping the waist while the corset is designed to reshape the wearers figure.