Corset Myths Debunked

There’s no doubt that corsets have recently had a ‘comeback’ in the media, with stars like Kim Kardashian at the forefront showcasing a trendy waist trainer as she goes about her daily errands. First myth debunked: Kim doesn’t actually run ‘daily errands’. Now before we get started, let’s clear up what we are discussing. “Waist shapers” like the ones you see above (and all over Instagram) are a bit misleading. The term “waist training” comes from waist training with corsets where the corset has the ability to be laced tighter and tighter over time, thereby “training” the waist to accommodate […]

Waist training with corsets

Waist training is a gradual process of waist reduction using a steel boned corset and become an extreme method of body reshaping. The below article is provided for insight and understanding of the process. Also known as waist cinching or tight-lacing the practice came to prominence in Victorian times but has made something of a comeback in recent years with notable celebrities like Jessica Alba; confessing to garters and corsets as a way to quickly reduce weight around the stomach after childbirth. Wearing a tight-lacing corset, exercise and eating a healthy diet can radically reduce the waist of men and […]

Do underbust corsets support your bust?

Underbust corsets are exactly what they sound like: an undergarment that fits around the waist, under the bust, and helps cinch and smooth the waist. Because of its location, there can be a misconception that the underbust corset will support the breasts the way a bra’s underwire does. However, an underbust corset does not provide any lift or support to your bust. If you want support, an overbust corset would be much more beneficial. That being said, to get an overbust corset that supports the bust and slims the waist, you would most likely need to have it custom fitted. […]