Waisted Lives: A Corset Community Blog

Waisted Lives is a corset community blog, dedicated to the wonderful garment of a corset and the people who love them.

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an-eclectic-mind:

What’s a thigh gap?

an-eclectic-mind:

What’s a thigh gap?

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xbeautifulmadness:

Terrible lighting. But I started waist training 💕🌞

xbeautifulmadness:

Terrible lighting. But I started waist training 💕🌞

Posted on September 16 with 11 notes at 4:36 pm
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jeffreywaynebundy:

First time wearing my corset since I got my belly button pierced. Glad I haven’t lost any reduction; though, my scoliosis is making my curves look all weird.

Posted on September 16 with 54 notes at 1:24 pm
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crookedhill:

New @orchardcorset 16” CS-301 laced down to 23”. I love breaking in a new #corset - seeing the gap in the back reminds me how much more tiny my waist will be when it closes!

crookedhill:

New @orchardcorset 16” CS-301 laced down to 23”. I love breaking in a new #corset - seeing the gap in the back reminds me how much more tiny my waist will be when it closes!

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kingofwands:

My gorgeous RetroFolie corset came today! My only regret is that I did not attempt to purchase a 24” — instead I opted for a 26”, and while my hips are fine it is slightly loose up near the sides of my bust. It isn’t noticeable at all, but it does close irregularly in the back… Something I prefer not to do. I like keeping my laces straight. Other than that, the fit is fine! (:

BUT LOOK AT IT
IT IS GORGEOUS

I love the image that I chose (Alphonse Mucha’s “Reverie”), and it is so beautiful that I want to wear it out every day. The urge to do so is outstanding. It doesn’t help that I have a fitting white lace dress that would match it perfectly.

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cassiebloggyblog
Hello there =D I see that you've been posting a lot lately on the pictures of un-experienced corset wearers about their unqualified wasit-training corsets. [‘feel the waters of owning a corset’ garment you call them]… I'm just wondering what the give-away was that these aren't proper waist-training corsets. Materials? Shape? Construction?

We answer the opposite of this question “what makes a good waist training corset” in our beginner’s guide~

A good waist training corset will have sturdy construction, usually multiple layers. Ideally, there should be at least one strength layer of coutil, but some lower budget waist trainers will use twill as a strength layer. There should be steel bones, generally a combination of spiral and straight steel, and generally at least one bone every inch at the waist. Some other features to look for are a waist tape, durable lacing up the back, a front closure for ease of putting on (some waist trainers are closed front, though), and measurements that very closely match your own. Custom corsets are ideal for this last point, but if your measurements closely match an off the rack corset that is durable enough to stand up to waist training, off the rack can be a great starting point for waist training.

So warning signs of a corset not qualified as a waist trainer

  • too few bones at too wide of intervals
  • no strength layer or weak strength layer (weaker than twill or duck cloth)
  • weird or too basic measurements (ie, just a waist measurement with no length, rib circumfrence etc) This leads to sizing being s,m,l. Any corset listed as s,m,l is not suited to waist training 
  • stretchy fabrics
  • weak bones, like plastic, acrylic, or too thin metal. (sometimes too thin metal can be scrap metal, watch out)
  • sold by corset story or affiliates (their products fall under several of the other warning signs, including scrap metal)
Posted on September 15 with 5 notes at 10:10 pm
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itwistedyourstitches:

waistedlives:

itwistedyourstitches:

First day of waist training, I have become boobzilla. #corset#corsettraining#waisttraining#underbust

Unless this is a ‘feel the waters of owning a corset’ garment, it’s unsuited to waist training. The structure and shape won’t give you the results you’re looking for. It’s maybe passable as shapewear under clothes, but you won’t get any lasting results.
If your goal for this garment is however, training yourself to own a corset; lacing yourself in regularly, storing it properly, learning to bend at the knee, adjusting yourself to sitting and walking a bit different, then it’s absolutely fine. To change your actual body shape? Probably not.

This is intended as a ‘feel the waters’ corset. I have a custom one in the works, but wanted to get used to the feeling & movement of having my waist restricted before I committed. I have been interested in corsetry for many years, however wanted to gradually introduce myself to waist training, as I’d never worn a corset for more than a couple of hours at a time. I have since been able to lace this one to more of a ‘wasp waist’ type shape, which has helped me decide that I do like the shape of my body when corsetted, and can handle wearing one for long periods of time.

Awesome! Excellent use then. It’s a good idea to get yourself used to living in a corset before getting a custom one. Can’t wait to see what you’re getting!

itwistedyourstitches:

waistedlives:

itwistedyourstitches:

First day of waist training, I have become boobzilla. #corset#corsettraining#waisttraining#underbust

Unless this is a ‘feel the waters of owning a corset’ garment, it’s unsuited to waist training. The structure and shape won’t give you the results you’re looking for. It’s maybe passable as shapewear under clothes, but you won’t get any lasting results.

If your goal for this garment is however, training yourself to own a corset; lacing yourself in regularly, storing it properly, learning to bend at the knee, adjusting yourself to sitting and walking a bit different, then it’s absolutely fine. To change your actual body shape? Probably not.

This is intended as a ‘feel the waters’ corset. I have a custom one in the works, but wanted to get used to the feeling & movement of having my waist restricted before I committed. I have been interested in corsetry for many years, however wanted to gradually introduce myself to waist training, as I’d never worn a corset for more than a couple of hours at a time. I have since been able to lace this one to more of a ‘wasp waist’ type shape, which has helped me decide that I do like the shape of my body when corsetted, and can handle wearing one for long periods of time.

Awesome! Excellent use then. It’s a good idea to get yourself used to living in a corset before getting a custom one. Can’t wait to see what you’re getting!

Posted on September 15 with 41 notes at 8:54 pm
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imovethestarsforno-one:

New corset, still breaking it in :3 
24” when closed, about 27ish here

Posted on September 15 with 19 notes at 7:48 pm
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mrzboriqua:

#WaistTraining Day1

Unless this is a ‘feel the waters of owning a corset’ garment, it’s unsuited to waist training. The structure and shape won’t give you the results you’re looking for. It’s maybe passable as shapewear under clothes, but you won’t get any lasting results.
If your goal for this garment is however, training yourself to own a corset; lacing yourself in regularly, storing it properly, learning to bend at the knee, adjusting yourself to sitting and walking a bit different, then it’s absolutely fine. To change your actual body shape? Probably not.

mrzboriqua:

#WaistTraining Day1

Unless this is a ‘feel the waters of owning a corset’ garment, it’s unsuited to waist training. The structure and shape won’t give you the results you’re looking for. It’s maybe passable as shapewear under clothes, but you won’t get any lasting results.

If your goal for this garment is however, training yourself to own a corset; lacing yourself in regularly, storing it properly, learning to bend at the knee, adjusting yourself to sitting and walking a bit different, then it’s absolutely fine. To change your actual body shape? Probably not.

Posted on September 15 with 6 notes at 7:25 pm
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cryptfly:

Introducing Embalmina Frump, Morticia’s younger sister. #cryptface #gothgoth

cryptfly:

Introducing Embalmina Frump, Morticia’s younger sister. #cryptface #gothgoth

Posted on September 15 with 13 notes at 6:31 pm
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