As you might guess, since we are surrounded by corsets and everything corsetry on a daily basis, almost everyone here gets interested in waist training at some point. For me that point came during a discussion with Renee, our social media manager about our CS 201 corsets in mesh. The question of waist training in the CS 201 mesh and whether it could do the job had come up on social media. I immediately came to the defense of my favorite little corset, “What? Of course you can use it for waist training!” Renee showed me the argument that the mesh was stretchy, I pointed out the steel boning as I felt that mattered more. ***In Renee’s defense she was playing devil’s advocate based on comments she had read…she actually does agree with me, 😉 . So the gauntlet had been thrown down, and I felt obliged to rise to the challenge to defend my favorite corset.
Waist training will be a challenge for me for a variety of reasons:
- I am great with short term commitments, a little iffy when it comes to the long term. If I can keep this up for a couple of months, I’ll declare it a victory!
- I sit at a computer most of the day and by “sit” I actually mean slouch down in my chair with a laptop on my lap. Obviously that’s not going to work while wearing the corset.
- I like to eat (in quantity!lol) and I know from past experience wearing a corset during a meal that if I’m not careful I’ll be really uncomfortable.
A few goals:
- I plan to corset for 4-6 hours per day, at least 5 days/week
- I’ll try sleeping in the corset at least once
- I will only use the CS 201 in mesh for waist training
- I’ll update on the blog at least once each week with my waist measurement and other thoughts.
Update: Minor setback 2 hours into Day 1….dipped laces into the toilet…yep that really happened, so I’ll be relacing (with shorter laces) tomorrow.