In our Corset Q & A series we’ll be giving you quick answers to some of the most common questions we get regarding steel boned corsets, waist training and corseting here at Orchard Corset.
“Break in your corset”, “Be sure to season your corset”, you’ve heard us say it and we put instructions in every corset that we ship…. but WHY is it so important to season your corset? Well, first of all a corset isn’t a cheap purchase and seasoning will make it last MUCH longer. If you take some TIME and allow the corset to mold to your body, it doesn’t put stress on the fabric channels holding the steel bones of the corset. If you don’t break it in slowly, those steel bones may break through the fabric and now your fabulous new purchase is wrecked! Also, as you’re breaking in the corset you’re giving your body a chance to get used to the idea of a corset. If you tightly lace a brand new corset and wear it all day long, you WON’T be comfortable and it is not even close to the same experience as wearing a well-seasoned corset. So do yourself a favor, exercise a little bit of patience and season that corset! For a more detailed explanation of seasoning check out our seasoning video here and the seasoning blog here.
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