In Victorian times, a corset was laced up the back to achieve that sexy hourglass figure, but these days they are probably closed in back with hooks-and-eyes. The bustier was introduced to amplify the cleavage and give a sexy rounded look to the bust. There has been a blurring between the definitions of these body shapers, but they both provide fabulous shaping and lifting of the bust to wear under bridal gowns and other special occasion dresses. Cup construction varies from multi-part to contour padded with stays and seamless cups with hidden underwires. Many bustiers are shorter than the average corset, including lengths that go from just below the cups to around the natural waist, and sometimes longer. Longer bustiers sometimes have garters to attach thigh-length stockings. Whatever your special occasion needs, HerRoom has a bustier to fit and flatter you, and you'll get free shipping with qualifying purchases!