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TARISAANDE2
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2/26/13 8:43 A

Corsets are only uncomfortable if they don't fit right! Custom made ones are comfortable (and pricey). The one I bought off the rack is too big in the hips and fits weirdly, but the one I made for a costume (wish I could find it) to my measurements was SO COMFORTABLE.



TARISAANDE2
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2/26/13 8:41 A

Just a comment on the "real" corset. A steel-boned corset will definitely take your waist in, but the corset itself add some girth back. It gives a lovely shape but it is still a bit larger OUTside. A good corset has multiple layers of fabric and they add up.

My vote is for the spanx and applying yourself to healthy eating and exercise. 4 inches isn't nothing, but even if you only got part of the way there, the combination of shapeware and normal human squishiness may be enough.

Let's just say, my wedding dress was a wee bit tight. . . but with so much heavy duty fabric holding me in, who could tell? Only the squishy bits of me.





NAUSIKAA
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2/26/13 7:44 A

I lost 4" in my waist in 4 months BUT I am an hourglass shape and I always lose weight in my waist easily. It will depend on your DNA as to how you lose weight. If I had done what you did, but instead of waist had ordered the bust 4" too small, I would be screwed. 4" lost in waist but not even 1/2" lost in bust. So there's no way for us to know if you can do this.

Incidentally if your body is like mine and does lose in the waist easily, the way I did it was by staying in my SP range and exercising regularly.

A corset is a great idea. They are usually (not always) uncomfortable but you obviously knew when you ordered a dress way too small that it would be uncomfortable anyway.



SIMONEKP
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2/25/13 8:13 P

Aren't corsets uncomfortable?



CORTNEY-LEE
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2/25/13 8:03 P

I provided a link for you. In the past, I have ordered from them, and they were fantastic.



JRWELL58
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2/25/13 7:20 P

Yeah....I've tried googling corset and can't find one.



DRAGONCHILDE
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2/25/13 7:08 P

Oooooh, yeah, a corset! That would do wonders for your figure, and it gives you killer posture and cleavage to boot. ;)



CORTNEY-LEE
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2/25/13 6:43 P

a corset -- those things are awesome -

You want to get one that is steel boned and that laces up the back so that you can pull it tight.It will also give you a very nice shape.

I would have one just in case you aren't able to lose the inches. Our bodies are fickle, so a back up would be the way to go!

www.corset-story.com/waist-training-corset
s/waist-cinchers.html


Edited by: CORTNEY-LEE at: 2/25/2013 (18:50)


DRAGONCHILDE
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2/25/13 6:36 P

Unfortunately, there's no way to spot reduce and target where the fat comes off. Fat loss is a total-body process, and your muscles draw their energy from the blood stream... not the surrounding fat stores. So no exercises you will do will cause you to drop inches specifically from your waist. If you lose there, it's because you're genetically predisposed to do so.

As Zorbs said, eat healthy, lose weight, and invest in Spanx.

If you ordered your dress too small, have it altered. You don't fit your body to the clothes you buy, you buy clothes to fit your body. A talented seamstress can work wonders!



SP_COACH_NANCY
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2/25/13 6:35 P

Hi JRWELL58,

Sadly we can't spot reduce--in other words selectively targeting a specific area to lose weight, but by following a healthy diet and getting in some cardio and strength training workouts, you will be well on your way. As to how long it will take depends on many factors.

Coach Nancy



ZORBS13
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2/25/13 6:04 P

keep eating healthy and exercising, and invest in Spanx.



JRWELL58
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2/25/13 5:37 P

Okay...I'm ready for the attacks....but surely someone will see it as a possibility.

I ordered my MOB gown too small...the wedding is June 15...and I need to lose 4 inches in my waist to fit into it. My waist is the problem area. The hips and bust will not be hard to do.

Right now my measurements are: 45-40-46

To fit into the measurements of the size I ordered they need to be: 45-36-47

Obviously, as I continue to lose, when I get the dress I'll have to have the bust taken in probably. It is an A-line skirt so not a big deal about the hip size.

Any ideas how to get that waist from 40 to a 36 in 16weeks?



 
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