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Cinching the Waist with Corsets

Jun 22, 2008
A small tiny waist, flat stomach, reduced back-pain, and perfectly upright posture"these are just some of the benefits of wearing a corset. A corset is a piece of garment worn by both men and women, and is used to sculpt and shape the torso for aesthetic and medical purposes.

For women, they usually wear corsets to reduce, which exaggerates the bust and hip areas. In bygone years, corsets were worn to achieve a tubular, straight torso shape, which also involves making the bust and hips look smaller. It's interesting to note that men also wear corsets to shape their body to desirable proportions. Smaller waists look great on men too.

Some corsets can extend over the hips, and in some very rare cases, can reach the knees. But a normal corset works by enclosing the torso, usually from the under the arms down to the top of the hips. A waist cincher on the other hand is a shorter type of corset that covers only the waist area, which is from below the ribs to just above the hip area. Other types of corset may also include garters that can hold up stockings

Cloth and leather are popular fabrics used to make corsets. Ribs or stays are placed into them in order to make them stiffer in a process called boning. Ribs are usually made of ivory, wood or cane. Whalebone and steel corsets were very popular during the Victorian period but now steel and plastic do just as well.

Corsets are typically tied at the back using laces, with the tightening and loosening of the corset using these same laces in order to be done. Tying a back-lace corset amy not be easy but it's definitely possible.

Reduced back-pain and improved muscular system; comfort for big bosomed women who do not want to wear brassieres; improved figure even without dieting, slimming drugs, or undergoing any cosmetic surgery; and increased body temperature that is useful for cooler climates are just a few of the benefits of wearing. So get one now and feel the difference!

Most tops marketed nowadays as corsets are technically not corsets if compared to the traditional ones. Although modern corset tops have lacing or boning, mimicking traditional corsets, they have very little effect on the shape torso. Genuine corsets should be made by corset-makers so that they would fit properly.
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