Then I got a job baby-sitting at someone else's house. Which left me either a) not waist training, b) wearing my corset 10+ hours a day (which some people do) and/or messing with it as someone else's house, or c) wearing it in the evenings.
|See how it pushes away from my body at the top?|
That is because I don't wear it enough to
tighten it at the top without bending the boning.
The more you wear a corset the better it looks,
feels, and fits!
However, I still got my corset for free from Orchard Corset, and I feel like I should really attempt to keep up my end of the bargain better than I have been. But since I don't really have any update pictures, which is what I had HOPED to share with you guys, I am instead going to talk about some common misconceptions that people have about waist training. And maybe a picture or two because even though I don't wear it often, I really do adore my corset.
1) You can't breathe in a corset.
Perhaps someone trying to do strenuous activity while extremely tightlaced would have trouble breathing, but then again no one recommends exercising in a corset. I have worn my around plenty, sometimes laced very tight, and have had no problems breathing, at all.
2) Corsets help you lose weight.
Not really. The most a corset can do is make it uncomfortable for you to eat large portions, but as someone that really likes eating delicious food, I can tell you that it is possible to eat quite a bit while you are laced up. It will make you burp an incredible amount if you drink something bubbly though. Corsets give you a smaller waist by moving fat, not REmoving it. For that you need diet and exercise.
3) Corsets are uncomfortable.
Corsets are only uncomfortable if you are being lazy, or if you are a bit over eager and lace to tight. Walking around, standing, sitting bolt upright are all perfectly comfortable. In fact I find the sensation of taking off my corset to be a little uncomfortable, which is ironic because there is nothing I find MORE comfortable than taking off my bra at night. But when I want to lay down and watch TV (because why sit when you can lay, am I right?), or curl up with a book, that is when it is uncomfortable. Possibly because I have horrible posture. It is also awkward to wear to church because no one sits THAT upright for an hour. Bending isn't uncomfortable, but it is nearly impossible at the waist, another reason my corset doesn't get much wear, because I can't get children easily in and out of cribs when I am wearing my corset.
Writing this post inspired me to put my corset on, and of course then I had to take some pictures. Hopefully I can wear it more often and actually see some progress towards closing the laces!