Can't breathe in my corset dress!! how do you ladies do it?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
641 posts
Busy bee

Is It tied right? Tight lacing should be done with two sets of laces, not one all the way down. You also ate not supposed to start off laced tight as tight can be. You get laced, you give your ribs time to adjust, and then it is tightened, sometimes multiple times. 

Post # 4
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

You need to get used to wearing a corset if you want to tight lace your dress. My advice would be to buy a training corset and practice until your wedding, that way your ribs will be able to cope with the restriction and you will be able to learn how to breathe properly.

Post # 5
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Also, where are you breathing from? If you breathe from your chest, it’s going to be very difficult. You need to be breathing from the diaphragm. I’ve sung operas in tight-laced corsets. A lot of being able to breathe is where you’re breathing from. 

Post # 6
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@futuremrscap:  depends on how your body is but I lost 5 pounds just walking our family dog 2 hours a day during Christmas break, so like two weeks. practice sucking in, do it all the time. It has become a habit for me and I barely notice anymore.

Post # 7
1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If it’s a tummy problem, try to wear a spanx + body shaper that design for bridal gown. I bought a pair long time ago.  The back is significally lower for the gown and give me support on the waistline along with spanx (two pieces). 


Although time is tight for you now but you may still able to lose some tummy fat.  You just need to watch what you eat.  My tummy significally reduce in 2 months after I change my eating habit.  I have been non-stop downing lemon water (5-8 mug a day) during office hour. Cut majorly on salt and sugar.  Black coffee help to reduce my water weight too.  When I say cut on salt and sugar, I still use sauces but I have it set aside to dip.  Few things will help losing weight. Orange, berries, seaweed (not the salt one, u can make miso soup with them), dark green veggie, fish, chicken without skin, NO beef, tofu (I eat mainly firm tofu in replace of meat, it’s yummy and filling, u just need to pan fried it with ginger and garlic, with spinkle of salt, it taste really good) 

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