Some days ago I was walking around in Barcelona and I found a store with this wonderful window. I was with my boyfriend and inmediately decided to enter. The shop was full of corsets, and as the very kind girl explained to me, they are all designed and sewn following the same techniques and materials than XVIII century corsets, only with steel instead of whale rods, and also steel courchetes to close them at front.
She kindly allowed me to try one on, with her help, of course, becasue only expert users can adjust them on themselves, and not all of them.
I chose a purple and black one. I put it on, and then she adjusted the inside flaps. Finally she said "are you ready" and in one millisecond I watched myself growing a super narrow waist just in front of the mirror. It was so strange, such a tiny waist on me, that I looked more of a drawn comic with my amazed looking face glued to it. But it was wonderful, specially the craft, how all kind of embellishments were applied to them, feathers, cristals, etc. Wonderful. Sitting with it was confortable, because the steel rods keep it straight, and the figure!
I just need an ocasion to buy myself one of them. Then the question would be the colour, but its possibilities are unlimited. I suddenly understood that a bride wedding dress is only posible with a corset and a big skirt under it, I imagined it with jeans, with short or long skirts, a lot of differents looks possible...