A gothic corset is a type of upper-garment that is...
A gothic corset is a type of upper-garment that is worn to shape and support the torso, particularly the waist and bust, and that is typically designed with gothic aesthetics in mind. It is often made with dark, dramatic materials such as black velvet, leather, or lace, and may feature ornate embellishments like studs, chains, or lace-up details. The goth corset may also have a more structured, angular shape than a traditional corset, and may include elements like a high collar or pointed hemline.
In addition to its distinctive visual style, a goth corset is often designed to provide a more extreme form of waist reduction, with a more rigid construction and tighter lacing than a traditional corset. This can create a dramatic hourglass figure, which is often emphasized with other gothic accessories like fishnet stockings, platform boots, or dark makeup.
While the goth corset is often associated with alternative fashion subcultures like goth, punk, or fetish, it has also become popular among mainstream fashion enthusiasts who appreciate its unique style and silhouette.