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QUEEN-AM Posts: 1,012
4/5/15 12:10 A

I actually thought corsets went out of favor a long time ago.

Whatever works, though, but for me, a corset is a "nay."

RAVENBIRD Posts: 839
4/3/15 7:56 P

I wear corsets off and on. I've even made them for sale on I find that a custom made corset is extremely comfortable because it's made for you and only you. We as Americans aren't used to getting what works for us. How many of you have ever had a bra custom made or a pair of panties. Or you guys, a pair of pants or boxers? Could you actually believe that they might be comfortable if they are made exclusively for your body?

For those of you who talk about the weirdness of it, have you considered that in other countries or cultures you'd be considered weird for wearing a bra? or showing your hair? Hmm.

As it is, wearing a corset will constrict your middle just like a gastric bypass at a fraction of the cost.

Think on it. Corsets have never gone out of style. Ever. There must be a reason.

FANNYMANSON SparkPoints: (20,213)
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7/12/14 2:07 P

it sounds uncomfortable. And I am grumpy when I'm uncomfortable.

GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,804
7/12/14 8:19 A

Yes Russell you are a keeper. emoticon

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
7/12/14 7:15 A

I think I love you Russell emoticon

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
7/12/14 6:13 A

LOL. You women do the craziest things... corsets, piercing bodyparts, applying paint to your face, and walking on heels, with your toes crushed together.

I am thankful to be a man. I wake up shower, apply deodorant, no make-up, flat, comfortable shoes, no piercings.

Corsets are a horrible idea. Buy the dress a size bigger, and be comfortable. If you want to train waist, then do some crunches, leg lifts etc. The abs are muscles, and can be trained. Corsets just push everything together.

I remember watching National geographic, with women putting plates in their lips to stretch them out, and my Mom commenting how crazy that was, and then we would go out to eat, and she would put rings in her ears, and apply make-up all over her face. I didn't see any difference between the two.

Not sure if women are doing this to impress men, other women, or just for themselves, but it needs to stop. You all look good enough the way you are.

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7/11/14 4:02 P

I like this discussion b/c it shows how logical the members are. I won't add anything as it would just repeat however, IMO you cannot train your tummy this way. Only fat reduction (diet) and exercise will do it. I remember seeing a woman on TV who was in Guiness, I believe with the world's smallest waist. Her waist was small, but guess what? She still had an abdomen pooch and this combo. just looked WEIRD!! I will say other than her pot, she looked quite slim, but I think its b/c she cannot eat much wearing that corset. As I lose my weight, I want to do it comfortably and not in a torture cubicle. Blessings, Pam

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7/11/14 3:06 P

I would try it only if I heard it had health benefits.

HAWKTHREE SparkPoints: (67,623)
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7/10/14 9:40 P

I loved reading all about corset training and watching some youtube videos about how-to.
I found it fashcinating that here was a sort of sub-ulture talking about how to do it and how long and then the Etsy shops where they bought them. I remember having to wear girdles starting at age 13 and hating being a woman. No, you won't catch me training my waist.

Now it's a spectator sport for me.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,581
7/10/14 9:33 P

I like corsets for the look, but not to train my waist.

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7/10/14 6:53 P

If you like corsets because of the look, wear a corset, but don't expect them to change your body shape. Tightlacing a corset is dangerous, with known health concerns, and it's not worth it.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,581
7/10/14 4:29 P

I would say, Nay

It is my opinion that wearing a corset constantly would do more harm than good. Your body would get used to the corset and not be able to function without it.

As an example. My church goes on missions trips to Africa. And where they go it is fashionable for a woman to wear tight fitting rings around her neck. The more rings, the more beautiful. So the women cannot take off the rings, because she can no longer support her head.

SUZAN30 Posts: 267
7/10/14 4:26 P

I have a friend who is a corset enthusiast and swears that wearing it has changed her shape (even when she's not wearing one). I'm skeptical and wonder how it could have such an effect: could it promote some kind isometric exercise effect because you have to keep your abdominal muscles contracted for a long time? Alternately, it could just be wishful thinking on her part.

Confession: everytime I wear Spanx I can't wait to get home and take them off, so I don't think a corset is for me.

KASTRA Posts: 369
7/10/14 4:20 P

I wore one - once! I was already a size 6 (almost 20 years ago...sniff) but the dress design for a bridesmaid's dress my friend selected required an inhuman body shape to fit right. Me and 12 of my closest friends slipped into our unearthly undergarment creations and then had Brunhilda and Helga, the bride-to-be's mother and aunt yank the life literally out of us via the corset strings.

I looked absolutely smokin' in that dress! Jessica Rabbit would have been so jealous! But, I also realized I'm sort of partial to a bad habit of breathing. Taking more than a moderately brief breath was difficult and I was reminded of the fact with the laces pinching into my back. Moving was also somewhat unrealistic without pain. One of the other bridesmaid's passed out when she didn't figure that out and decided to rock the dance floor.

Soooo...I'm not a fan. That's my experience, anyway!

ATHENA1966 Posts: 4,006
7/10/14 4:13 P

I think putting a garment on that purposely compresses my abdomen for cosmetic purposes is crazy. That just can't be good for your organs.

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
7/10/14 3:53 P

You posted on another thread doing body wraps.

According to your ticker, you only have 8 pounds to go emoticon

If you want to firm and tone your some pilates every other day (or everyday).

Go on youtube, and in the search bar on top type in "beginners pilates" you will find a ton to choose from, each video you open, will suggest even more on the right hand side. You can go from beginners, to intermediate, to advanced. You can throw some yoga into the mix....

7/10/14 3:48 P

I think I read somewhere a while back that corsets are dangerous because they squeeze your organs and can actually deform them.

Also there's the whole fainting thing that can happen while wearing a corset.

I'm sure there's stuff out there that's less heavy duty though.

TJ1TJ1 SparkPoints: (2,524)
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7/10/14 1:32 P

What are your thoughts..I hear about wearing the tight fitting corsets and bands that "train" your waistline while shaping your figure. They look great...but what do you think...Yay or Nay?

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