Post # 1
I decided to share my corset experience, albeit a short one. I’ve always had lower pooch tummy issues, even in my smaller days as a size 4. I’m currently a size 8. My wedding dress is mermaid style and I’ve been in a panic that my tummy will be on full display. I’ve been intrigued by corsets for a while, so I decided to go ahead and purchase one to see if it made any difference in how my body looked.
I purchased my corset from Orchard Corset in the style CS-411. I have a short torso, so this was best recommended. You must gradually break in your corset, and I’m on day 2. When fully cinched in the back it will give you a 24 inch waist. In the photos, it measures 29.5 inches. I still have to break it in more, so that will go down. My waist without the corset is 28.5.
I wanted to make this post for any ladies who were looking to achieve a more hourglass figure, or if you’re in a pinch to appear like you’d lost weight.
- achieves an hourglass figure
- quick fix
- got rid of my lower pooch problem
- visible under thin/light clothing
- cost was $70
- can add a little bulk in the back from strings
On the left are the ‘Afters’ and on the right are the ‘Befores’.
If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask!
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard
Wow…what a difference. How long is recommended to “break it in”? Would you mind posting pics of the corset itself? I’m intrigued.
Post # 4
Wow that looks amazing!!! I wanna get one now 😀
Post # 5
It definitely makes a difference! That’s cool. I’ve looked at corsets, but I don’t think I’ll ever buy one. Haha.
Post # 6
Wow! It really defined your waist! Cool 🙂
Post # 7
MrsTtoB: It’s recommended you wear your corset, snugly, not tight, for about an hour to two hours on and off each day. After the first hour you can try to tie it a little tighter.
I decided to wear mine longer than that because I didn’t find it uncomfortable and I wanted to just get used to the feeling.
It’s supposed to start molding to your body over a week. So, I’d say a week to two weeks to season/break in your corset.
I ordered mine in a beige tone just in case the color showed through clothing, etc.
Here is the site where it shows the corset front and back.
Post # 8
SoonToBeeMartinez: TheLadyA : I know. It kind of makes me sad I can’t naturally look that way. lol
nygirla: Yeah, I really recommend it if you have a body type like mine where you need that oomph to bring out curves and a defined waist.
MrsWoods47: That’s how I felt before. I always saw YouTube videos on corsetry and had seen a few bloggers before and after photos, but I thought it would be such a hassle, or take too much dedication. I was also worried I wouldn’t be able to breathe, but I’ve tried Spanx and holy hell, that’s uncomfortable. I would get so sweaty and pinched in those.
Post # 9
- Wedding: December 2014 - Loft
SprinkleDonut: You actually can look that way. Youtube corest training. If you do it long enough in a controlled pattern you can actually form that way. You look amazing by the way!
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard
Are you able to tie it up yourself or do you need help? How long does it take you?
Post # 11
missjz: I’ve heard about corset training, but honestly, I don’t think I have the patience. I’ve also seen other YouTubers who are corset wearers who’ve said it didn’t have an effect on their shape. I started going back to the gym, so I’m on my path to lose weight and get healthy. 🙂
MrsTtoB: Yes, I tie it myself. The first time it was a bit tricky. I had to look in the mirror, but by the second time it went a lot quicker. Now I don’t need to look in the mirror.
I will literally stop watch myself right now and tell you how long it take me. Okay, so I just timed myself and it took about 4 minutes from start (fully loosening all of the strings in the back, to fully cinching).
Post # 12
- Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand
Wow what a difference! you looked great in your before but it gives you great results. I might have to give it a try after babies 🙂
Post # 13
SprinkleDonut: very nice! I’ve been wanting to splurge on a real steel boned corset for a while now. I have a few of the cheapo Fredericks of Hollywood ones but they have plastic boning that bends very easily. Love the look & feel of corsets- super sexy with a button up underneath too!
Post # 14
SprinkleDonut: Wow you look great! So are the After pics without the corset on? Just curious becuase I might want to get one. I need to get that hourglass figure. Having babies sure does mess with that 🙁
Post # 15
This is great. I was just looking around for corset/ long line bra in order to create the hourglass shape. Thank you for sharing!