Pick A Comfortable Everyday Corset
When choosing their first corset, a lot of people are more concerned with how small the waist is than the fit. Or the color than whether the fabric breathes and so on. We’re all at least a little guilty of it, corsets are glamorous, that’s a big part of their appeal. But when you’re looking for a foundation garment that you’ll be wearing tight to your body for at least 8 hours a day, you need to be practically minded.
You want an everyday corset that fits comfortably and matches your hip and rib cage measurements when completely closed, as well as your corseted waist size. Make sure your corset works with your body, not against it. Pay attention to the length of your torso and go with a long line corset if you need one. Short waist cinchers will give you more ease of movement but they’ll also provide less support to your lower stomach and put more pressure on your waist.
Start Slow & Build Up To Wearing A Corset All Day
Make sure you’re using corset liners or corset tops of some sort under your corset. A corset liner is just a tight, stretchy tube of cotton so a vest top will do just fine. This will help keep your skin from getting rubbed by seams and steel bones. Then make sure you break in your corset properly allowing several days of short bouts in your corset before you progress to longer periods of corset wearing. Always stop if you’re not feeling it or your body starts to feel sore, you’ll progress faster in the long run than if you push yourself too much and have to take a break.
Set Realistic Goals For Your Corset Work
Corset Training and waist reduction involves long term, gradual progress. Results are achieved by wearing a corset every day over months and years. Don’t expect to get a miraculously tiny waist after a few weeks and don’t expect to set your own corset training waist size goals by plucking numbers out of thin air and buying a corset in the desired size. Being unrealistic is the first step to ensuring you fail and chuck it in. Your corset work will go as fast as your body naturally allows. For your first corset, stick to the standard 4 inches smaller than your natural waist. When you can easily close the corset completely without undue effort or strain, then move onto the next one.
Sleeping & Corset Wearing
You’ll no doubt have heard about long term tight lacers and all night corset wearing. As always with corset training, this is a gradual progression from wearing your corset all day. Once you get to the stage mentioned above – where you can close your corset and are ready to buy a corset in a smaller size – then the general practice is to use your old corset as your night corset. Wearing a corset at night takes some getting used to. Never feel like you can’t take it off if you’re not comfortable.
The best rule of thumb I ever came across for practical corset wearing was – ‘When in doubt, take it off’