Sunday, March 16, 2014

Waist Training

While I've been away from blogging I bought a 20" CS426 corset from Orchard Corset! I purchased it with the full intention to waist train, which is basically wearing a corset daily to train my floating ribs to move, making my waist smaller. (Please forgive all of my pictures being bathroom and bedroom mirror selfies, I hadn't planned for a post.)
When I wear my corset visibly I get quite a few questions:
     •Can you breathe? Yes, I can most definitely breathe. 
     •Does it hurt? Nope! It was uncomfortable the first few times I wore it, especially at school when I would sit still for a long period of time. I would be so excited between classes to sit up and stretch my back. Now I sometimes forget I'm wearing it!
     •Is it dangerous? Not if you train correctly! Do your research first! I have heard comments about how a corset will displace your organs. Your organs will move more during a pregnancy than when waist training. Again, it will not hurt your body if you do research. 
     •Why would you do that to your body? Because I like it! Corseting helps me earn a vintage figure instantly. After a long period of time waist training my natural, uncorseted waist can shrink. I get a lot of people that look at me with disapproving stares. My proportions are pretty stinking exaggerated and extreme in person but I love the way it looks, even though many don't. It corrects my posture and makes me feel confident. Corseting makes me happy!
     •How small is your waist?  Naturally without a corset my waist is 25 inches. When I wear a corset I usually wear it tightened to 23 or 22.5 inches externally. Just a couple inches makes a massive difference. Over time I will close my corset and buy an 18 inch!

10 comments:

  1. Holy cow! That is tiny! I can't believe it doesn't get uncomfortable.

    Ivy

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    1. Thank you! Long car rides are difficult, but it is all about adjusting or getting used to it :)

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  2. Thank you for this insightful post! I'm thinking of buying a 20" myself soon as I too am 25" naturally and I have been looking all over the place in search of other people's experiences. Your result looks absolutely incredible, definitely what I hope to achieve!

    Again, thank you so much for this post, you've helped cement my decision!

    Firebrick - Pinchofpinup.blogspot.com xxxx

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    1. I'm glad it has helped! If you have any other questions definitely let me know and I'll do my best to help. Thank you very much!!!!

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  3. You look great! I ordered my first authentic corset today; I can't wait to start when it comes in. I was looking for some inspiration and I stumbled on your page. Do you have any advice for a complete newbie?

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    1. To put it honestly- the first couple of weeks suck! Haha it's not fun but the more you wear the corset, the more comfortable it becomes. I'm on my Instagram more than my blog, where I put much more information if you want to check that out(: @shorty_high_pockets

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  4. Omg, you look amazing!!!! I was looking into purchasing one just like this, but I'm not sure if to get the long version or the short. Im 5'2 and my natural waist is a 24. On the site is says to get a corset that is 5-7 inches smaller than your natural waist. Would you recommend me to start off with an 18 inch corset? Also, how long is your corset? It doesn't say on the site. Thank you soooo much. You've inspired me

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  5. I would love love love to see more of your corset posts! I've been researching and wanting a corset since I was about 18. I was used to wearing odd fashions, but still the idea of waist training was a little daunting to me. And, I was also broke. 5 years later I have finally decided to purchase my first corset. I hope you can be somewhat my mentor through it, but if not, I at least thank you for inspiring me to finally take the plunge. You're amazing!

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  6. It looks like a perfect training for waist,.
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  7. I was searching for such type of great blogs about waist training,
    Waist Trainer

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