With corseting and waist training in the news so much, there is a LOT of information out there about how dangerous wearing a corset can be, or how waist training may end civilization as we know it (not really but it feels that way sometimes!). I’m poking a little fun at the media and their tendency to want to only report on the extremes here, but the Cathie Jung’s of the world notwithstanding, it IS actually safe to wear a corset AND even to waist train without damaging your body. The fact is, that ANYthing can be taken to extremes and typically when you’re at the extreme, you could be in dangerous territory. What we suggest is simply safe and sane methods of corsetry. It goes a little something like this:
“Is your corset causing you pain?” If the answer is a resounding “YES!”, then loosen the darn thing or take it off completely! The idea of no pain, no gain does not apply here.
Listen to your body and you will be just fine! Corseting can actually even be beneficial in a some cases. Lucy of Lucy’s Corsetry has a wonderful and informative section on her website about “Corset Benefits” for a variety of ailments and even otherwise healthy people.
Take things slow when you get a new corset. The process of seasoning your corset will give the corset time to mold to your body AND your body can get used to the idea of wearing a corset!
Looking for even more information on waist training? Our Waist Training 101: Everything You Need To Know page will get you going in the right direction!
Hopefully this Q & A provided you with a little perspective regarding the “dangers of waist training”. Please let us know in the comments if there are any questions that you’d like to see answered in our Corset Q & A series.