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It's No Secret, Corsets Are Back!

Corsets are very much back in the present-day - although they are more likely to be worn over, than under, clothes. Sales of the luxury fashion items are up 70 per cent, a Selfridges spokesman said.

The boom is thanks largely to their popularity among celebrities including singers Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

Stocks of a 900 handmade feather-fringed corset sold out within 24 hours at the London department store. More of the piece were ordered, but the new stock again vanished from shelves within a day. Our profile on Artfire.

You could pair a corset with leggings and go out clubbing or to a party or team with a trousers, jeans or skirt for a more casual night out. But they can equally be worn in the boudoir. A good corset is more expensive than other tops, but they achieve things are garments can't. Not only do they reduce your waist instantly but they improve posture and confidence and if looked after, will last years as they don't date.

Helen Attwood, Selfridge's head buyer for lingerie, said: 'The trend for underwear worn as outerwear is more popular than ever with customers investing more in fashion that adds a touch of spice to everyday life.

Katy Perry Wows MTV Awards

America singer Katy Perry brought some extra glamour to this year's MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin with a series of eye-catching corsets. You can also follow us on Google Corset Plus.

The 25-year-old pop star hosted the star-studded event last week, showing off her signature eccentric style in a range of 12 themed outfits, in a bid to go one better than last year, when she had 10 costume changes at the same bash. She set the tone when she asked the audience "Are you feeling sexy, Berlin?"

Katy took to the stage in a ringmaster style corset, suspenders and panties with a heart on the front before performing a burlesque style routine with a troupe of dancers.

Throughout the show, Katy went through a variety of costume changes with most of her outfits leaning towards the burlesque theme.

Christmas Corsets

The fashion bible's recent Business Report revealed that more than half of Brits believe it is important to remain stylish despite the recession.

For the ultimate Christmas party outfit, sequins and bold prints are hot this year, according to one celebrity stylist.

"You can never go wrong with colour, something colourful is not driven by fashion it is always going to make you stand out and you can always carry it through the season."

Vogue reported that dazzling party corsets with plenty of sequins and glitter are key for this year's festive wear, as well as combining textures such as velvet, feathers and leather. Read more on 500px.

The Corset is Back

Twenty five years after they first launched underwear as outerwear, the designers at Dolce & Gabbana staged a magnificent tribute to that most saucy item in a woman's wardrobe, at Milan Fashion Week.

"Because it's feminine and sexy," said one half of the design duo, Stefano Gabbana, backstage, after the show.

The collection, in fact, hailed The Corset as the one single piece of must-have-clothing for next spring/summer.

The Dolce & Gabbana corset appeared in rose prints, black lace, denim, leopard-spots and multi-coloured florals. It was bedecked with lace, fringing, embroidery and beads; accessorised with bucket-loads of gilt jewellery; and worn with high-heeled tulle and lace ankle-boots.

The corset's fashion comeback was cheered on by a battalion of Brit 'It' girls, in the front row, including Peaches Geldof, Alice Dellal, the teenage daughters of singer, Annie Lennox, Tali and Lola, and the model, Daisy Lowe.

Corsets Are the Most Expensive Items I Wear

The queen of glamour Dita Von Teese has admitted that her burlesque corsets are the most expensive items of clothing she owns. In a recent interview with the Metro, the 37-year-old beauty confirmed her long-term love of luxury period corsets.

"I'm a lingerie aficionado. I consider myself an expert," she told the daily London newspaper.

"When I was 15, I worked in a lingerie store which led me to posing for pin-ups and ultimately performing burlesque. So my whole career has revolved around lingerie."

Dita wears a variety of corsets for her iconic burlesque performances, emulating Hollywood pin-ups such as Bettie Page.

While she no longer wears corsets every day, they used to be a key part of her daily ensembles. As a modern style icon, Dita has rekindled the popularity of party corsets as a coveted piece of luxury fashion.


Italian Designers Battle Recession with Romance

There was a lot of buzz about the sexy styles on the Spring-Summer 2010 runway: short hemlines, lingerie looks and sheer fabrics. But most of the time it was nothing more than the Italians reverting to what they do best.

Italian fashion owes its red light fame to the late Gianni Versace in the 1980s. The sexy torch was then carried on by Dolce&Gabbana, and later by Tom Ford for Gucci, Roberto Cavalli and Versace's sister Donatella. Even staid Prada presented a corsetry collection several seasons ago.

So in times of crisis why not play it safe and give the customer what she knows best?

At this round of preview showings, which officially ended yesterday, designers opted to romanticise the look, with cotton bloomers and corsets taken right out of grandma's trousseau and lacey items veiled in chiffon.

The color palette centers on nude or if you prefer neutral colors from fleshy creams and beiges along with black and white, youthful prints and spurts of bold red blue and yellow.

Kylie Loves Her Corsets

The pop princess descended to the stage during a dress rehearsal yesterday on a giant skeleton's head dressed in a gold mirrored leotard designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. The glamourous Space Age look was finished off with sequinned cuffs and headgear that looked as of it has been modelled on the solar system.

Kylie also vamped it up in a feathered headdress, tight black corset and thigh high stiletto boots as she practised for her For You, For Me tour. As well as wearing clothes from French designer Gaultier's Autumn/Winter 2009 collection, Kylie will also be modelling Dolce & Gabbana designs during the shows.

Sexy Corset Scene Too Hot for the Street

A steamy strip scene has been cut from Coronation Street because it is too raunchy. Footage of teenage temptress Rosie Webster was cut by bosses of Britain's top soap.

Viewers wanting to see the star undress to a reveal a corset and suspenders had to log on the the ITV website instead. The scene shows Rosie - played by actress Helen Flanagan - stripping off to try and steal the boyfriend of love rival Michelle Connor. A show insider told the Daily Mail: 'In the online film she throws off her coat to reveal a sexy corset, stockings and suspenders to try and entice factory boss Luke Strong away from Michelle Connor. 'When she sees the couple canoodling on the balcony outside his flat she hurls insults at them before throwing off her coat to reveal her sexy outfit.'

Viewers who watched the episode on tv only saw Rosie start to undress before the scene was cut.

Cutting-edge corsets were among the designs on display at this year's Triumph International Awards, with a British newcomer taking home the top prize. Aimed at celebrating the latest innovations and hot new trends in the world of lingerie, the 2009 ceremony was held at Bermondsey's Fashion and Textile Museum.

Among those judging the entries were fashion critics Savannah Miller and Dolly Jones, as well as corset fan and burlesque star Immodesty Blaize, who expressed her belief that such events are crucial to help keep lingerie design moving forward. "I've always got an eye on the latest in corsetry and lingerie design, and the talent showcase on display was excellent," she told Vogue. "We can rest assured that women's underwear will stay sexy, innovative and forward thinking."

James Nolan, a 20-year-old student of Central Saint Martin's college in London, took home the main award for his design, which was inspired by Odete and Odile.

Victoria Pendleton on the Cover of FHM

Victoria Pendleton appears on the front cover of FHM this month, as Britain's most popular 'lads' mag' gets to know the Olympic cycling champion.

Victoria has never been shy about striping off, having posed naked for the cover of the Observer Sport's Monthly before the Bejing Olympics last year. This time around she's shown looking fabulous in a black sweetheart neckline corset

In the accompanying interview, Pendleton talks about the emotion she went through to win the sprint world title earlier this year after being made to watch the post race interview that she cried her way through. "Ugh! How embarrassing," she said.

Talk also turns to her thighs in the interview, and Pendleton admits that she's quite proud of them. "I know it's not very feminine to have big muscly things, but I work hard in the gym and they don't wobble."


Corset Confidence

While men may lack a complete comprehension of the benefits of corsetry, fashion-savvy women know that a well-fitted corset can work wonders. That is according to a newly-published column from a US-based fashion expert, who explains that the differences between the sexes goes so far as to influence their views on female grooming and clothing.

As well as adopting different attitudes to push-up bras and make-up, men are also likely to underestimate the advantages of donning a corset. Indeed, Rebecca Siebert writes in her post for, he says: "Is it really worth sucking in those extra ten ounces?"

However, she states, from a female point of view: "Those girdles and corsets pushes everything where it needs to be and shrinks stuff where if refuses to naturally be and where we want it to go. "A corset forces your shoulders up and forces you to stand straighter giving any woman the great look of confidence no matter what she feels like on the inside."

SUSAN Boyle has been made over again - but this time by a French artist. The 48-year-old Britain's Got Talent singer looks sultry in the Picasso-style painting of her by artist Laetitia Guilbaud, who paints her with stockings and a racy tight-fitting corset. The Scottish virgin, who is currently being treated in the Priory for exhaustion, is also seen smoking a cigar through her heavily made-up mouth and sitting next to a vat of champagne.

Artist Laetitia, who lives in Glasgow, said: "For me, even though she is not the most attractive lady in the world, she has come into the spotlight recently with her beautiful voice and singing talent.

"I felt obliged to paint her in my style and give her a bit of "je ne sais quoi" and make her more sexy and appealing in a physical way to go with her voice and also wanted to reveal a wild side to her now that she is a celebrity."

The Lady is GaGa for Corsets

Having recently been snapped in a metallic corset to promote her latest single Lady GaGa has one again shown off her love of corsets.

Whilst being interviewed for Rolling Stone magazine, the American singer appeared on the front cover wearing nothing but a Perspex corset and a few carefully placed bubbles.

The magazine has interviewed the star about her successful career, highlighting her triumphs she has experienced thus far with a headline on the cover which reads 'The Rise of Lady GaGa'.


The FTM'S exciting new exhibition, due to open on June 12th, traces the evolution of underwear from health garment, shape definer to fashion 'must have'

From the risqu?o the radical, pieces include an original Merry Widow corset inspired by Lana Turner in the film of the same name; renowned burlesque artiste Immodesty Blaizes corset; a spectacular gown made from bras and briefs by designers Vin & Omi and a La Perla bra encrusted with Swarovski crystals.

This is one not to be missed!

Body Image and Beyonce

Bootylicious babe Beyonce Knowles has revealed that she feels sexiest when she's at her natural weight. The 27-year-old singer recently said that she prefers a natural body shape to a sculpted gym physique.

"To me, it's sexier when it doesn't look like you go to the gym," she told Self magazine. "I feel best when I'm not really thin and not really heavy - when I'm still curvy. "I think it's important to feel like a woman, as well as look like a woman."

Beyonce shows off her womanly assets to their full potential in eye-catching fashion corsets and designer jewellery both on stage and the red carpet. Like most mere mortals, the Halo singer has a weakness when it comes to sweet treats, revealing that doughnuts and ice-cream are her downfall when trying to get in shape.

Alesha Dixon vamps it up

WEARING a tight cream corset and bustle and vamping it up with some wet look red leggings, Alesha Dixon burst on to the Big Weekend's Main Stage with her new hit, So Excited.

But the gig today wasn't just about new material. Alesha gave her thousands of fans a taste of her hits gone by, with Mis-Teeq's Scandalous and All I Want.

Barbadian singer Rihanna brought New York to a standstill when she stepped out in an eye-popping outfit for a shopping trip

The Umbrella hitmaker flaunted her sexy curves in a satin corset under a pink cardigan and teamed with a pair of white jeans and pink shades. Now that's hot summer fashion!

Lily Allen returned to the site of her first ever stage performance as she played the final leg of her trio of My Space Secret Show gigs at Notting Hill's Tabernacle in London

She played most of her set dressed at Queen Victoria, complete with tiara, ruffled shirt and large victorian skirt and corset.

Corset have us in a lather at the Soap Awards

Stars of the small screen hit the red carpet in all their finery this weekend for the annual British Soap Awards. Cast members from all the soaps turned out at the London event dressed to the nines in floor-length gowns, killer heels and show-stopping designer jewellery.

Three TV beauties - Hollyoaks actress Hollie-Jay Bowes, EastEnders' Kara Tointon and Emmerdale's Jenna Louise Coleman - dazzled in stylish corset dresses, with Hollie-Jay opting for a traditional black and white corset teamed with a black skirt and platform shoes.

Jenna Louise donned a flattering black corset and monochrome full knee-length skirt, while Kara chose a gold satin tutu dress.

Scooping seven awards on the night, EastEnders won Best Soap for the second consecutive year. The soap stars celebrated the occasion with champagne cocktails before partying into the wee small hours at London's Wellington Club, reports reveal.

CORSETS are the unsung heroes of many a celebrity's closet, pulling them in and pushing them out in all the right places. They enhance the smallest cleavage and give shape to the scrawniest stars. And they look even better on curvy cuties. Rihanna wowed us wearing a sexy studded corset and skin-tight leather trousers at the WMAs. And she's just one in a line of stars using these magic figure fixers to get noticed.

MEL B is the latest star to ruffle feathers in a burlesque style, posing in sexy Ultimo shots that could have come straight from the Moulin Rouge. Last month Girls Aloud teased the Brit Awards audience with huge feathers, waist-cinching corsets and eyelashes longer than Nadine Coyles legs. And singer Katy Perry, Paris Hilton and even Blue Peter goody-two-shoes Zoe Salmon have all been stepping out in striptease style with va-va-voom outfits.

Instead, theyre embracing their curves, celebrating sauciness and going girlie. Mel, who makes her debut in a Las Vegas spectacular called Peepshow next month, says: Burlesque is all about embracing and celebrating your body. A girls gotta have great lingerie, but its also all about the wink and the tease that goes with it! Its girl power all over again and Britains women and fellas cant get enough. Having achieved mainstream status in the US, burlesques cheeky take on the striptease is captivating the UK. Titillating dance classes are springing up from Widnes to Wapping, girls are donning their glad rags for dinner dances at revue bars and the market for burlesque-themed hen parties is soaring.

Fashion is following too. Feathers, corsets, lace, big belts and outerwear as underwear are all big news on the catwalks and the High Street. Skinny is out and the hourglass figure is back in. Kelly Brook and Kate Winslet girls who know how to work their curves are our new pin-ups.

According to Marie Claire the fashion elite have been salivating at the thought of Beyonce's Thierry Mugler designed tour wardrobe and the first pictures are now in.

Taking inspiration from 'the duality of being a woman and a warrior,' Mugler told WWD, he has created a wardrobe of elaborate pieces, such as structural sci-fi style one-piece and waist cinching corsets teamed with leggings and vertiginious ankle boots.

Corsets as Popular as Ever

Corsets are big in the media right now. Corsets have long since been a favourite with celebrities who know how to dress to impress. Both Lady GaGa and the Pussycat Dolls have been pictured out and about in the last week in their figure enhancing garments. Anne Hathaway also chose to wear a black corset under a tuxedo jacket to the premier of her new movie Bride Wars.

Whilst high end fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana have chosen a corset clad, Monroe styled Scarlett Johansson as the face for their new make up range. Agent Provocateur meanwhile are promoting their new range, including corsets with Pixie Geldof.

Nigella Wows in Hot Red Corset Dress

Any doubt that women with curves, breasts and creamy shoulders are not beautiful, then the sight on Wednesday night of Nigella Lawson, in a dazzling red corset dress, put paid to it.

With her tiny waist nipped in and her ample bust pushed up by a Vivienne Westwood scarlet corset dress, Nigella shone with rude health and confidence.

If any woman is thinking, hmm, I really should go on a drastic diet and exercise regime before I can possibly attend that Christmas party, then look at Nigella and take heed.

4 fashion capitals, 5 hot looks for spring

CORSETS - While a more relaxed shape dominated, there was a proliferation of tight corsets, too. It was the yin to the yang, and the va in vavoom.

ONE SHOULDER - Designers offered up the modern goddess as their collective muse, showing a string of one-shouldered looks.

NUDES - Call it sand, skin or champagne: There was a steady parade of nude colors on the runways, although the models werent necessarily showing a lot of skin.

TROPICAL TINTS - There was a clear tropical influence on the clothes for spring-summer. If nude is the must-have neutral over standard black and white, then tangerine orange and hibiscus pink, along with ocean blues, are the infusions of color instead of pastels.

SHOES - The shoes on the runway this go-round had towering heels, tough-girl styling and sometimes seemingly unstable architecture.

New York Fashion Week - The Boston Globe (Sept 08)

New York Fashion Week is in full force and corsets are playing a big part. The appearance of a corset worn over a dress, it is said, was to be expected of the zany Betsey Jackson, but she wasn't the only designer at Bryant Park who employed it's restrictive powers. Peter Som, Isaac Mizrahi, Proenza Schouler, and Herve Leger squeezed models into these body-conscious creations.

A full corset dress may not wind up on the racks at Ann Taylor but the bold step shows that the body-conscious clothing that arrived for this fall is sticking around.

Now Magazine, Sept 08

Dita Von Teese says she gets a kick out of wearing tight fitting corsets.

Although the burlesque dancer admits squeezing into one can be difficult, she finds the experience rewarding.

'Corsets are only uncomfortable in the same way high heels are,' she explains'I mean, maybe they're not as comfortable as wearing trainers. It's not like a T-shirt.'


Dita Von Teese

Bernie Dexter the famous Retro Pin up model has been added to our corset articles page. With over 30 images in a whole range of beautiful corsets she is a welcome addition to our pages.

UPDATE : Larger pictures of Bernie in her exquiste corsets can now be found in are forum.



Bernie Dexter
Retro Pinup Girl

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contacted us asking to use two of our in a photo shoot that will come out in Sept/Oct this year. Charlie Anderson, Fashion Editor for arranged the delivery of a and Axfords corsets for the photo shoot and took time out to compliment us on our site.

Charlie was quoted as saying 'We loved the Corset Heaven site with all it's advice, stories and of course wonderful corsets' and went on to say 'I think the corsets are beautiful, timeless and sexy and that dealing with you was a pleasure.'

High praise indeed from such a prestigious publication.

Charlie Anderson of Tatler Magazine

Charlie Anderson
Tatler Fashion Editor

Corset World Goes Mad Thanks To Kylie

Thanks to buying a corset from the corset world has gone mad. Both Snobz and Vollers have put their delivery dates up a week to try and cope with the demand and we are getting calls from TV stations all over the world looking for to interview him. This is just what the corset world needed to get the message that corsets are gorgeous and sexy and can be worn by anyone.

Corset Heaven in the MEN

The Manchester Evening News did an article on Corset Heaven with one our members in a satin corset. The article was brought on by Kylie's new corset but focused on corsets and the real woman. The article can be see on our

Corset Forum Launched

Corset Heaven launched a new for corset lovers to chat about their , who's wearing them and anything else to do with corsettry. We don't expect it to go crazy due to corsets being so niche and mis-understood but hope it will be a great resource for others to read, compare and comment.

Guests can now post without registering so please say hello in passing.

Corset Heaven Created

Corset Heaven was born on 1st Jan 2005 after I couldn't find a corset site that information, advice and corset shopping in one place.


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