General corset and cincher questions
The corsets I own already are definitely geared towards waist size reduction. If I wear them loose they just look funny, because the boning gives them their own shape. If I wear them tight they look awesome.
So what does it look like to wear an underbust or cincher sized corset but not for cinching purposes? Would the garment have straighter boning if it was made for that purpose?
How much of the boning in a corset is flat, to guide the shape of the body, and how much is spiral, which will bend and twist more?
I may try making my first corset for one of my summer costumes. It'll be a fairly simple cincher if I do it. But will I have to decide ahead of time whether I want this to be a waist-reducing corset or just something to wear looser?