Category Archives: Corsets and Waist Training

Steampunk Wedding Attire

This ensemble is definitely all about “something old, something new.” Jessica wanted some of her existing items repurposed and integrated into this ensemble. We built the corset, blouse and bolero jacket as brand new pieces. Kyle’s vest is also a new item that we made, a double breasted black canvas waistcoat with silver buttons. Her white lace skirt was originally a full length dress and a family heirloom. She also owned a short black petticoat. I recut and made her lace dress into a full length skirt with a new waistband, and her black knee-length petticoat became a new ruffle of a new, full length underskirt.

 

This dress and vest are a lovely departure from steampunk’s usual sepia tones. Jessica and I discussed Cecil Beaton’s wonderful designs for the film, My Fair Lady, particularly the scenes at the racetrack. All the ladies and gentlemen wear black and white in these scenes, with fantastic dresses, hats and accessories.

 

All wedding attire becomes a piece of history, by definition. Wedding outfits are super satisfying to make whenever the couple wants to take their look out a slightly different door, say historic, fantasy, sci fi, steampunk, etc. So when we create suits and dresses that articulate an impossible world or replicate some earthly historic period, we’ve just doubled-down on the cool factor. We are helping people re-imagine, re-live or recreate history with clothing that’s used in new ceremonies and new contexts. It’s really fun. It’s also awesome to custom build for grooms. They’re often so overlooked.

Custom Pageant Costumes

Glamour, Made to Order

Inspired by a Vivienne Westwood design, this ensemble showcases custom panniers on a fitted basque, a petite corseted bodice with an additional side zipper plus a cool hair fascinator by Melissa Welinsky. Not shown here are the custom rouched briefs we also made out of the same great plaid taffeta.

Pageant costumes need to be unique and stunning because prizes, money, scholarships and fame are all at stake in these competitions.

We wanted to show you this particular example from 2011 that our client commissioned for her talent number – because she is a champion bagpiper.
No further explanation necessary. So awesome.

Custom Corsets: Dozens of Roses

One from the archives….

We typically create ten or more custom corsets each month and our shop is a destination for clients throughout America who love owning and wearing them. Each bears our famous Salt Lake Tightlacer label.

Our clients include everyone you can possibly imagine–from the steampunks, the goths, the greasers, the pin-up girls, the blushing brides, the circus performers, the society ladies, the fetish community and many, many others.

Corsets are firmly fixed in the fashion vocabulary, now and forever.

It is a pleasure as well as a source of great pride to create the highest quality custom fitted product you will find anywhere. We invite you to come get one for yourself.

Our famous Salt Lake Tightlacer label:

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