There are a couple of common myths that deserve to be debunked when it comes to determining whether or not your corset is in fact a steel boned corset.
Myth #1: Only acrylic bones are white in color
Not so! Flat steel bones as well as busk from closures are frequently coated in a white finishing.
Myth #2: If the boning feels too flexible, it must be acrylic
Again, this couldn't be farther from the truth! Yes indeed, acrylic bones are not as rigid as steel bones. This is a major reason why fashion corsets (generally made with acrylic bones) are not suited for waist training and do not promise the same sort of waist reduction that a steel boned corset can offer. If you were to try and add too much tension to a fashion corset by lacing it up as tight as it can go, the bones will most likely bend or snap completely and this is normally not something that can be repaired, unless you remove the damaged bone and insert a new one.
However, not all steel bones are flat steel bones. There are also spiral steel bones.
As always, if you've got any additional questions, feel free to contact us!
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