Waist Training or Tight Lacing:
What if I don’t want to do either?
Hello OC Blog readers! As many of you know, I have been trying out different corsets we offer at Orchard Corset in order to become more familiar with the attributes of each corset and corseting in general. I have about four corsets I have broken in over the past several months. I was amazed at how comfortable a corset becomes after it has been seasoned to fit your body!
I now wear a corset at work everyday. I like to wear one style for a few days or a week, then switch it up. I am still trying to decide which is my favorite-I like different qualities in all of them (and I will share those later in this blog). I am NOT looking to waist train, nor do I engage in serious tight-lacing. I wear my corsets snug and fitted, but not tight. So why wear them if I don’t need to research them? Because they are comfortable and my posture is so much better! I sit at a computer most of my work day, and my days of slouching are gone! I had a girlfriend comment the other day about my posture at dinner-she actually noticed I was sitting up straighter than usual. I told her it’s because I wear a corset several hours each day, and that must translate into my everyday life.
I have also noticed that despite the fact I am not waist training, I can lace my corset down further than when I started, even though I only wear a corset about four hours a day and really never on weekends. Accidental waist-training? I do know of several customers who are on their feet all day and wear corsets under their clothes to reduce or eliminate back and leg pain. And even though I spend much of my day in an office with a few other employees, wearing a corset does make me feel just a little bit sexy-even if I am wearing yoga pants and a ponytail!
As promised, here are some of my thoughts on our different corsets. The first corset I broke in was the maroon CS-426. This is an excellent waist training corset, and when I first laced into it, I definitely felt restricted! I am long-waisted so I didn’t have any problems with that. After a few days the corset started to break in, and was more comfortable and easier to wear for longer periods of time. It gives extreme curves (too much for me personally to wear out in public), but very sexy and you feel fully supported.
The next corset I wanted to break in was the CS-305. I chose the red leather-the most comfortable corset by far! This corset is single-boned and more pliable than the double-boned 426. It’s only a level 1, but my own natural curves are plenty visible. This corset really does feel like you are wearing a hug (and I would totally wear this out in public). I broke in the CS-331 about the same time, as it is very similar. Really super comfortable and so cute! I could (and would) wear this corset out dancing! Accentuates my waistline and supports my back without binding. The shorter, single boned structures offer support, but allows for greater freedom of movement in both corsets.
Next was the CS-411 underbust in black satin and CS-425 in the lovely red and gold dynasty print. This might be my favorite (more research needed-and waiting on a full-busted overbust to try), as it gives me the best of both the 426 and the 305. The 411 is shorter than the 426, but still boasts double-boning. I get an extreme curve (but the shorter length makes the appearance less dramatic-and I am very curvy all on my own). When researching the 425, I discovered it was exactly the same as the 411-but in a brocade and not satin. This makes the corset stiffer and takes a little longer to break in.
Different corsets for different moods or situations. They are all exceptional quality and come with our outstanding customer service -it’s a win win!