How to Properly Take Off A Steel-Boned Corset
Step One: Untie and loosen your Laces!
You will need to untie the bow on that back lacing, and start pulling out at the X’s until you can work your way to the top and bottom X’s of the corset. Once you have done this, you should feel the torque loosening around your waist. It is a good rule of thumb that if you feel no pressure around your waist (not even snug like a hug), it is safe to begin the next step.
Step Two: Unclasp the Pins and Loops along the Front Busk!
Now, there is absolutely no order in which the loops and pins need to be unhooked. It is just what is easiest for you. You want to be sure that you are not bending the busk in any which way, as the boning in that part of the corset is our flat steel boning (which moves back and forth only, but does have the capacity to be warped).
This is where the importance of loosening that back lacing comes in. As if you were to attempt removing the pins and loops from one another while all of that tension is still there, it may cause added stress to the busk which results in a popped pin, or warped busk (bent loops).
Step Three: Remove the Corset!
Once the laces are completely loosened, and the front busk is unclasped, you are free to take the corset off! Once you have removed it fully, be sure to store it properly to ensure the fashion fabric is not damaged over time (hanging to air out with the inner lining facing up).