What Does a Corset do to Your Body? What Does a Corset do to Your Body?

What Does a Corset do to Your Body?

Have you ever wondered what a corset does to your body? Read on to find out all you need to know about corsets and how they change the figure...

For anyone with little experience in corsetry, you might be wondering what a corset does to your body. From how a corset can change your shape, to whether it causes any lasting changes or even damage, read on to find out what a corset does to your body…

Support and Shaping…

First and foremost, it’s important to understand why you might want to wear a corset in the first place, and the benefits it can offer. Generally speaking, corsets aren’t primarily worn to be a fashion statement, instead they are worn because of the changes they make to your shape. When fitted and laced correctly, a corset can offer a 2-4 inch waist reduction, creating a desirable hourglass figure.

When put on, the laces tighten the corset around your torso, pulling in your waist and smoothing over your bust and hips. Many women choose to wear a corset under clothing for special occasions, whereas others wear corsets over clothing as a statement piece that also shapes the figure. For some, corsets are worn for performance such as burlesque.

There’s a difference between corsets and waist trainers, in that corsets provide a temporary waist reduction, whereas waist trainers are designed to create more permanent results. When worn correctly, corsets shouldn’t have any kind of lasting impact on your body, as your shape should go back to normal when you take it off at the end of the day. Put simply, apart from reducing your waist while you wear your corsets, otherwise a corset shouldn’t have any kind of lasting effect on your body.

Now that you understand what a corset does to your body, let’s look back at the history of corsets and how they were once perceived...

A Case of History…

Corsets are far from a modern day invention, in fact they have been worn by women to change the shape of their bodies for hundreds of years. Throughout history, corsets got a bit of a bad rep due to the negative impact that they could have on a woman’s body, but corsets of eras gone by were quite different to the corsets of today.

The corset reached its peak of popularity during the Victorian era, when women were expected to wear a corset as part of their everyday dress. In many cases, corsets were laced very tightly which could cause difficulty in breathing and compress the ribs. This caused some women in severe cases to faint, which resulted in corsets getting a bad reputation.

This sparked the notion that wearing a corset might be bad for you, and although that may have been the case, modern day corsets when worn correctly should not pose any health risks or have any lasting effects on the body.

Getting Your Corset Right…

In order to ensure that your corset not only provides you with the waist reduction that you desire, but that it’s also completely safe and comfortable to wear, it’s important to get your size right. Corsets come in a variety of styles, including underbust and overbust, as well as a wide range of sizes. This is because each individuals’ needs are often different, so it’s important to take the time to look into your ideal size and style.

Our helpful size guide will ensure you get the right fit first time around. Taking the time to carefully take and check your measurements against our sizes will ensure your corset fits perfectly and comfortably.

It’s also essential to season your corset, which is essentially wearing it in. Our guide here will help you get to grips with how to do this, and it’s a process that will make a huge difference when it comes to how well fitted and comfortable your corset is.

For more advice on corsets, sizing and styles, head to our blogs here, or get in touch for further assistance, we’re always happy to help: sales@corsets-uk.com

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