If you're thinking about rocking a corset on your wedding day — either over or under your outfit — first of all, let me just say that you're making an awesome choice. We love corsets. Second of all, you'd be making an even more awesome choice by getting your corset made by our super-hot sponsor Dark Garden Corsetry and Couture.
Dark Garden makes couture ensembles through a one-on-one design process for their brides and grooms. (Yes, grooms! Wait until you see that hotness.) In fact, Dark Garden's Proprietress, Autumn Adamme, is known throughout the corsetry world as the “Godmother of Modern Corsetry.” (She was even the keynote speaker for the second annual Oxford Conference of Corsetry in 2014 and the preferred corsetiere of Dita Von Teese!)
Needless to say, Dark Garden knows how to make amazing corsets for everyone…
Dark Garden corsets for all shapes and sizes
Dark Garden's corsetry fit and construction techniques work on real bodies of all sizes and proportions. Their Valentine corset is especially made for plus size sexiness. Their Tailored Cincher is for a deliciously masculine silhouette, and it even makes a comfortable alternative to doctor-recommended back-braces. Plus, with their finely tuned fit and adjustable lacing, corsets are more effective and more comfortable than stretch shapewear (which creates all-over pressure on the torso and is less breathable, ammaright?).
Dark Garden corsets for all couples
Clearly, Dark Garden corsets make excellent foundation garments for under or combined with any gown or tux. They are also a proudly queer-friendly business, and their inclusivity policy is bad ass, y'all. So is this quote from Proprietress Autumn Adamme:
I believe every person has the right to feel gorgeous, not only on their wedding day, but on any day they choose to make special. Through careful design and crafting, my company produces garments that flatter and fit with amazing comfort and that truly express each individual's personality and style. A well-made corset has a way of supporting one’s natural beauty and confidence in a way that no other garment can.
Dark Garden corsets for all budgets
- Get your hands on the ready-to-wear line (from $260) — available for fittings by their trained boutique staff or immediate take home in their San Francisco location.
- Slip into something from their made-to-order signature collection in 2-4 weeks through their website (~$300-$800).
- Custom order a bespoke corset in 2-3 months ($900-$1500)
- Or, in a matter of three months, have Dark Garden create an entire bespoke ensemble for your wedding ($3,000-$15,000 — average is $4,000-$6,000).
OFFBEAT DISCOUNT: Purchase any corset from Dark Garden and receive a free, handmade thigh garter for your toss. Just mention this offer when you're picking up your corset, and they'll show you their array of currently available options.
Whether you walk into their San Francisco location or reach out to them on their site, you should let Dark Garden help you look like hot sex on a stick on your wedding day.