Millennium Cincher by Sue Nice. Photo: (c) Jeanette Vonier 1999
On occasion we are asked to distinguish ROMANTASY Exquisite Corsetry from other businesses and corsets being offered these days, more frequently than in the past, on the web, in retail boutiques or via mail order catalogs. We are happy to provide the following information for your consideration. We are convinced that by ordering your garment from ROMANTASY, you have chosen the most reputable and client-centered corset purveyor in the world.We are also convinced that your investment will be repaid many fold by the information-rich, nonjudgmental and enjoyable relationship we hope to form with each client, to last for years!
We invite your consideration not only of our own words but that of our 6000-plus customers who have enjoyed from one to ten corset orders or more, made by ROMANTASY. You may read their comments regularly on our Kudos and Corset Kisses webpage, or speak personally with our owner, Ann Grogan, for references and for more information.
Please realize that we do not maintain a retail outlet or showroom but do see clients who make advance private fitting appointments. Please call or email to schedule our fun and educational Corset Salon.
- ROMANTASY stands for longevity in business
(since 1990; on the web since
1995 as the first corset website).
Thus, you may be assured of our attentive service and delivery of
the product you order.
- ROMANTASY's owner is a corset enthusiast
who regularly wears corsets by our team members, as well as
corsets by other corsetmakers around the world. By late 2004, she
owned 65 custom corsets and 24 standard corsets. Thus, she can easily
help you distinguish differences in styles, construction techniques,
fits and "feels" of each corset on the body, and zero in
on the perfect style--for you!
Owner Ann's wardrobe includes over 50 custom corsets. We are therefore
personally and intimately familiar with the products and corset houses
we represent. We speak from what we know, experience, and love.
- ROMANTASY is a pioneer.
In 1989 we established the first American retail outlet for two fully
custom corset makers, after a historical period of no such business
in this country.
In 1995 we established the world's first website featuring custom
corsetry, and we remain the most active internet business in the field,
enjoying up to 1000 or more website visitors a day.
- ROMANTASY's advice will have your individual needs primarily
We are like an independent insurance broker: we have no motivation
to direct your choices towards one style over another, or to one maker
over another, if that style, maker, fabric, delivery time or price
point is not suitable for you! Your individual needs and desires are
foremost. Corseting should be a matter of choice, and the corset selected
should fit your lifestyle and budget, not the financial needs of the
business, business owner or corset maker.
- ROMANTASY represents the world's largest collection of custom
Thus, we offer the widest variety of styles, fit and feel of a corset.
Each corset fits and feels differently, and rotating several belts
contributes to a longer life per corset. These facts lead many of
our clients to place orders for two corsets at a time, or periodically
order another corset from a new maker we represent.
- ROMANTASY provides the finest tight-lacing custom corsets available.
We represent several professional corset makers who are internationally
known for over 20 years for their tight-lacing quality. Other makers
on the web or in retail, may claim to produce tight-lacing corsets
but sooner rather than later, bones protrude through the top or bottom
edge, bones torque in unevenly sewed casings, grommets come loose,
the lacing rips or snaps, and worse.
- ROMANTASY has secure online ordering via its Shopping
- ROMANTASY has special expertise and supportive, nonjudgmental
advice to offer on corseting for men, lot transgendered clients, for
brides and for full-figured clients.
- ROMANTASY's (1) catalog and (2) wear-and-care brochure (gratis
to clients) are both comprehensive, and feature beautiful professional
color and black and white photography.
Rather than just promote products and leave the client wondering after
sale and retrieval of their corset, our catalog provides a comprehensive,
information-rich survey of makers and styles, and valuable information
on wear, care and waist-training, and our brochure provides detailed
reformation on how to break in and preserve the beauty of the corset
for years to come.
- ROMANTASY carefully screens potential corset makers.
Owner Ann, plus each ROMANTASY corset maker, personally wear and test
fit samples of each potential maker's corsets. We also verify the
commercial responsibility of the maker so that delivery dates are
met absent some emergency reason. Thus, some potential makers are
rejected as inappropriate for the customer relations and product quality
standards we maintain.
- ROMANTASY stands for passion, romance, adventure, commitment,
lightness, fun, frivolity, femininity, elegance and edginess in fashion
This differs from other approaches which promote corsets solely or
primarily from a position of darkness, fetishism, S&M or sexuality.
- ROMANTASY is convinced that everybody can look and feel great
in a well-fitted and carefully chosen custom corset.
However, corsets may not be for everyone; we encourage clients to
fully understand the benefits and see how corsets can fit into their
lifestyle before placing an order.
- ROMANTASY offers six exclusive, unique private label corsets.
These include the Butterfly Corset, the Scallop Trollop, Simple Pleasures
and Point Counter Point Cinchers, Sheri's Sincher, and the Spanish
lambskin Vest Corset.
- ROMANTASY supports moderation in waist training.
We advise that our clients attempt to wear their corsets for longer
periods on each occasion, rather than attempt a more dramatic reduction
for only a short period of time.
- ROMANTASY offers a range of price points.
This range accommodates almost any investment goal or need. We have
the business flexibility to vary the terms of delivery and design
suitable payment plans.
- ROMANTASY continually seeks out and adds new corset makers and
unique corset styles.
We approach fashion academies, search on the Internet, and welcome
your referrals. We are proud to provide to the most qualified young
corset makers, a business outlet to both exercise their considerable
skill and develop supporting, mentoring contacts within the corset
- ROMANTASY believes in doing business in a supportive, cooperative
Thus, we refer you to other corset makers when we are unable to accommodate
your needs. We believe this will best serve to preserve and advance
the art and craft of corset making, to which we are ultimately dedicated.