(Closed) anyone tight lacing or corseting for the wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would consult your doc first. What you’re talking about is physically moving around your insides (sometimes including moving organs). So make sure it’s safe. But it’s not something I would recommend. Love your body as it is. Diet healthily if you want. But good luck with whatever you decide.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I honestly don’t know, just be careful! Ohh I don’t think I could stand to train my waist, haha. I hate the feeling of wearing a corset (though I love how it looks). Being an asthmatic, having to breathe from my chest makes me nervous because of bad experiences with attacks! Waist training really impacts your lung capacity permanently (or well, until your muscles expand again when/if you stop).

But if you know that, then that’s fine. I would give yourself a good 3-6mo. most likely, just with my knowledge of how muscles work.. but honestly, I wouldn’t know what to tell you from personal experience. Sorry! But good luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you’re talking about a real corset (non-stretch), waist-training requires gradually tightening your corset every day for many week/months and even sleeping in the corset. The purpose is to actually adjust your waist to hip ratio. It would be much easier to just lose weight if you want to appear thinner or wear a smaller size, as waist training is more about keeping your weight/size and only making the waist go in more. You would probably lose some weight too just because real corsets are very uncomfortable. If you wear a legit corset bound tightly, it will affect what you are able to eat, how you breathe, and what type of movement/dance you will be able to do. Back in olden times girls were trained in these from the time they were teenagers so it shaped the way their bodies developed.

Most modern lingerie uses spandex panels in the back to hold you in while allowing some room to move. A friend of mine who is a playboy playmate lives in these things and chose to wear one under her wedding dress (she wore it to her fittings as well). I would seriously consider taking this route if I was you… You might be able to pull in about an inch with a spandex paneled corset. True waist-training is hard core regiment that some performers do, and maybe some others for their job/subculture but its not something to pick up just for a wedding.

Final thought, as a performer I’ve worn several types of corsets, but never for 6+ hours in one night, nor while trying to enjoy a dinner… Unless you are really really sure you must, I would recommend not doing a corset during your wedding, it could really ruin your night if you aren’t very very used to it. A stretch paneled corset and/or lace-up dress back should give you some of the effect and look you want without such a sacrifice of everything else.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wore a proper steel-boned corset for my wedding but it was pretty comfortably laced, rather than trained. Waist training takes 23/7 dedication (an hour off per day to shower/bathe). How far are you wanting to go? I have corsets that I lace down up to 6-7″ without training, but with some breaking in. I just would have been less free to enjoy the meal and the day.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@waitingwonderland:  You can comfortably eat and enjoy an evening in a steel-boned corset if it fits well (even laced down 4″). I agree waist-training isn’t for everyone (including me) but you can comfortably achieve a 4″ lacing if you wear a corset casually (regularly but not 23/7).

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@SillySavage:  No, don’t go cheap for a waist-training corset. If you want to waist-train you need to go custom-made from the off or you’ll do yourself damage. I can’t really recommend anyone as I don’t know where you live (even a country might help).

You do understand that it is a serious commitment? If you start, it’s not just for a wedding. You can easily achieve a 4-6″ reduction with casual lacing.

Honestly, if you just want to look thinner, then go on a diet. You can get a great reduction with casual lacing (Dita von Teese is a “casual” lacer). If you want to wear a corset, go for it… but waist-training isn’t something to dive into for a wedding.

If you do decide to go forward with 23/7 lacing, then check out the Long Island Staylace Association.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

After hearing your update, if you’re trying to emphasize your hips (not look thinner) then have you considered some extra padding in the hips/butt areas instead of corseting? It would probably be a lot more comfy and easy and would look good in a mermaid.

And to PP, yes pregnancy also moves around organs. I wasn’t implying that moving organs was deadly or anything, just that it’s a big time deal. And yes I realize this only happens in long term, extreme cases (by today’s standards at least).

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m sorry if I seem a little harsh, but casual corsetting and waist-training are very different things.

Have you ever worn a corset before?

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