The Corset, an Extension of the Self
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Getting to Know Your Corset
Congratulations! You have just joined a very special group of individuals who recognize and appreciate the elegance of corsetry. You will enjoy many days of bliss while wearing your new corset. To maximize the pleasure of your experience, please consider the following:
On no account should you try to lace the corset closed or even very tightly on the first several occasions. As you lace down, measure your waist to see that is has not been reduced more than 1-inch the first few times you wear it. The corset needs some ‘breaking in time’. Tight lacing too soon, may cause discomfort and negative feelings towards the corset.
The Care of the Corset
The CORSET is so intimate an article of a woman’s apparel and plays so tremendous a part in the sum total of her physical, mental and moral well-being, which even the cheapest corset is well worth a little care. To begin with, it is the dearest kind of economy, even to the woman of moderate means, to have but one pair of corsets. Corsets, like shoes or any other article of woman’s wear, should be changed frequently and worn to suit occasions. Worn constantly from morning till night, day in and day out, a corset is bound to lose its shape, and become unpleasantly soiled. Moreover the body should be rested by changing the corset at least twice a day; in this way there will be comfort for the wearer and prolonged usefulness for the corset.
Basic Corset Questions
If you wish to wear the corset as an under garment, we recommend an under bust corset, worn with a bra to provide a natural figure. If you wish to wear the corset as an outer garment, we recommend an over bust corset to make an elegant statement, paired with a skirt, jeans, bolero jacket, lacy camisole or whatever style you wish to create. Our selection of classic corsets are good for beginners or those looking for a corset to wear for a special occasion or quick delivery.If you would like assistance in selecting a style for your figure type, please contact us with your measurements: height, bra size and natural waist measure (at the smallest part of your waist, approximately 1” above your bellybutton) and hip measure.
You should think of your corset as a foundation garment which should be comfortable to wear. You wouldn’t wear an uncomfortable bra! If your corset fits you properly, then you should be able to do your day to day activities unhampered. This is includes (but not limited to) breathing, sleeping, sitting, and standing. You should be able to breathe in your corset with no difficulty. You can also eat in your corset, though you may find a reduction in your appetite.
It’s perfectly safe for a young woman to wear a corset for a special occasion. However, while her body is still developing and her bones are growing, we would recommend that she not practice tight lacing just yet. A good corset can give her the lifetime habit of good posture while offering her support.
We offer a selection of corset designs which provide abdominal support to flatten the stomach. They provide instant results by flattening your abdomen while reducing your waistline and supporting your back. Our Edwardian corset works very well for this purpose and provides a natural figure. If you decide to enter the world of waist training and wear the corset often and for long periods of time, your body will begin to permanently change shape. Some of our clients also use corsets to aid in weight loss.
Custom Corset Questions
Typically it takes between 8 – 12 weeks to produce a custom corset. The time is longer if you would like to have a muslin sent for fitting.
Yes! We ship our corsets all around the world. Most people prefer to have their fittings in person, but we do offer corset fittings via web cam or mail order muslins to be fitted by a professional in your area.
First off, you will need to send us your measurements and purpose for a corset. If you are unsure how to measure yourself, please see our Measurement Guide. We will assist you in selecting the correct style of corset for your needs and figure type. You will also select the fabric and any fancy trimmings.
The safest way to ensure a properly fitting garment is to provide us with correct measurements. We are also able to send you a muslin of the corset which is fitted to you before proceeding with the final design. We have worked with many clients all around the world, creating custom designs suitable for their figure types. We also perform many fittings weekly in Vancouver and can assure you that our corsets are among the best available.
Yes. We design made-to-measure lingerie. We would be happy to meet with you and assist with a design that would suit your needs. Please contact us to book an appointment for a consultation.
Waist Training Questions
Waist training will be successful if you do not push yourself to hard and too fast. You must always lace the corset to a comfortable level, not tight “just comfortable”. If the corset feels loose and moves on the body, you can tighten the laces to hold the corset in place. If you wear the corset at this level, the body will become accustomed to it and you will enjoy the support it provides. Eventually the corset will train your body and provide you with good posture; you will begin to naturally hold your body in this position. The corset will also shape the figure, providing a slimmer waistline. Additionally, the corset suppresses the appetite by compressing the stomach, so you do not feel hunger as often. When you eat while corseted, you will find that you feel full faster, as well, it takes food longer to digest. If you are successful in wearing the corset daily, you will begin to experience the positive effects of corsetry.
If you are wearing the corset as a foundation garment, we would recommend an under bust corset as it will give you a naturally slim figure when worn with your bra. Under bust corsets also provide more flexibility and comfort, as well, they are less restrictive than over bust corsets.
Those interested in waist training generally have a waist measure that they work towards achieving. They do this by wearing a few different corsets in rotation up to 23 hours a day and only remove the corset for bathing. However, this regime is not necessary to slim your waist or even to lose weight. Most people are able to comfortably reduce their waistline by up to two inches when first putting on the corset. After you wear it for a few hours, it is possible to reduce the laces further if you desire. As you wear the corset, your body becomes accustomed to the support and further lacing is possible, some days more than others.
I recommend that you wear the corset as a foundation garment, just like you would wear your bra. It will give you the shaping you desire as well as support your back and torso. If you stand for long periods of time, your body will not tire as quickly as the corset offers wonderful back support and assists in supporting your body weight. If you intend to wear the corset daily, we would recommend you have a minimum of two corsets to rotate wear, both corsets will last much longer than one worn all the time. You should also wear a tank top or corset liner under the corset to absorb body oils and keep the corset clean.
Yes, we’ve made many corsets for both men and men who cross-dress. We offer a range of designs from braces, to male waist cinchers, to padded foundation garments which mimic the female form. If you have any queries, please feel free to email us with your questions. Our classic Cincher Corset fits male figures quite well.
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