A corset is a garment which is designed and worn to give grip and shape the torso into a desired shape intended for aesthetic or medical purposes. Though corsets can be worn by both men and women, still, women are widespread wearers of the garment.
Lately, the term "corset" has also been widely used by the fashion industry to refer to the upper body garment, ranging from blouses and tops, wedding and formal dresses. The most common and well-known use of corsets is to slim the body and make it conform to a fashionable silhouette. For women this most frequently emphasizes a curvy figure, by reducing the waist, and thereby exaggerating the bust and hips. However, sometimes corsets are preferred for the fact that they provide to achieve a tubular toned down shape, which involves minimizing the bust and hips the giving that toned down look.
A corset dress, and corset colours are very popular these days where there is no need to wear a brassiere underneath. Also, there is a huge market for corsets which are designed to give that toned look to the body and are worn as underwear garments.