A Place in Your Wardrobe and in Your Life


More and more women are embracing the idea that the corset does not have to be a piece of formal attire in our modern wardrobe. Some designs are best worn to a cocktail party, but many frames and styles (even some that you might have previously thought of as far too fancy) are perfectly appropriate with a pair of jeans or a skirt, or over your blouse with your business casual outfit.

Many frames and styles are perfectly appropriate with a pair of jeans or a skirt.

Underneath it All


Some corsets are worn under clothes, giving you support for specific medical conditions and are not meant to be seen. Some examples of these are supportive and corrective corsets for those with moderate to severe scoliosis or lordosis, or for those with back pain who need the support of a properly fitted corset. Many people have unusual soreness at specific points with their standard bought corsets. If this is true for you it is most likely because you have some asymmetry and are trying to press yourself into a symmetrical corset, and you may want to try an asymmetrical corset that is made to your actual contours instead.

Supportive and corrective corsets are available for those with back pain, who need the support of a properly fitted corset.

Waist Training


If you are wearing a corset for waist training you should be wearing your corset everyday as well. When you first attempt waist training you should start with 2-3 hours a day and increase the wear time by 1 hour each day for 7 days. By day seven you should be wearing your corset for ten hours a day and on your way to the waist you want. Keeping up this ritual for 8 weeks will yield you amazing results, not only on your waist but on your posture as well.
If you have a substantial amount of weight to lose and are on a budget, I always advise people to diet BEFORE investing in a custom corset. Dramatic weight loss will cause the corset to not fit properly and there will be no benefits of waist-training (depending on where you actually lose the weight). Once the back panels (where you lace-up) “kiss” or “meet together” the corset is too big for you.

There’s no difference between tight lacing and waist training. Though the tighter you lace-up the harder you are waist training. The looser you lace-up the less constriction you have on your waist. We always recommend starting off waist training slowly. Let your body get accustomed to the corset because eventually it will start shaping to your body. I recommend “listening to your body” because only you will know how tight you can lace-up while still participating in everyday activities.

Wearing a corset will yield immediate results to your silhouette. You will instantly have better posture and a curvier waist but long term body shaping doesn’t happen overnight. It takes patience, dedication and practice but you will look amazing everyday throughout the entire process.

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