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Several extraordinary antique corsets - I don’t have the details on these unfortunately. Still, beautifully preserved!
Lattice corset is finally starting to feel satisfying. So close!
Taking what I’m now calling my Ravenclaw lattice corset out for a spin today. Just breaking it in, so obviously I’ve got some room in the chest and hip to go (though it’s a bit hard to see in the pictures). It got a lot of attention at the Creativ Fest this morning! The conical rib shape is something I haven’t worn for many years now, so it will probably take some getting used to, but I quite like the silhouette it gives me. I was far too underslept in these photos, and it showed, so excuse my lopped off head.
Slate blue dupioni with bronze polka dot ribbon lattice and lacing, and metallic burnished gold lace at the top hem.
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Anonymous asked: Does the number of steel bones in a corset "speed up" the process of waist training for a beginner? Why do people prefer 20+ steel bones? Will I still see results if I begin waist training with a 10 steel boned corset?
Hello! The steel bones are there to provide vertical tension so the corset does not wrinkle or buckle on your body, and can somewhat contribute to silhouette (if you pre-bend bones to create a wasp-waist). Having as many bones as possible doesn’t speed up the process of waist training, but the lack of bones could slow down your training. I prefer my training corsets to have on average 1 bone for each inch around the waist. So if my corset has a waist of 22”, I like for my corset to have at least 20 bones + busk. It will help to distribute the tension and prevent pressure points or sores from forming, but it all has to start with an excellent pattern that’s drafted to your body and fits you well. My corsets with more than 20, 30, 40+ bones, it’s basically decorative/ superfluous, and doesn’t make training easier.
You might see results if you try to train in a corset that only has 10 bones, but it will almost definitely not be as comfortable as it could be. Depending on the type of corset, it may also break down faster.
Anonymous asked: Is it safe to wear my corset while on my period?
Hello! Yes, it should be safe, and in fact it could be beneficial! To quote point #12 of the physical benefits in my article “How Corsets Heal”:
Many women temporarily relieve their dysmenorrhea by lying in the fetal position, which exerts pressure on the peritoneal organs and somewhat decreases the painful uterine contractions. Corsets can mimic this position by exerting pressure on these same organs, reducing uterine contractions (and thus cramping) while her posture remains erect.
Therefore using a longline corset at a comfortable reduction during your period could be used as a drug-free painkiller. :)
Corsetry by Angela Friedman: details of a custom project for a burlesque performer. This is a custom sized corset, based on measurements and one remote fitting with a mock up corset. Doesn’t she look stunning!?
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