anyone else do waist training with a corset?

@Galena (9123)
March 22, 2007 3:10pm CST
for about a year now I have been waist training. I wear a corset every day for about 8-10 hours, and have significantly reduced the size of my waist and improved its shape. my waist has gone from 29.5" to about 25". and it's much more defined in shape. I started training using an off the peg 24" underbust, and had a 20" underbust made to measure after a few months. anyone else?
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@rainbow (6763)
22 Mar 07
What a fantastic idea, but is is comfortable really? My waist was just under 26 before I had my boys and now it's probably a lot more, at least 36. Does it just sort of happen? Or do you really have to watch what you eat as well? Do you feel you want to eat less due to the tighness of the corset? Can I get one that does my whole body do you think?
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@Galena (9123)
22 Mar 07
very comfortable. tight, but comfortable. if you're wearing it longer term, most trainers wear it for 20+ hours a day, then it affects your appetite, but I'm ravenous when I take it off. it only supresses your appetite while your wearing it. in my case I haven't dieted at the same time. I've got smaller at the waist because my ribcage and fat deposits have moved. I way the same, but distribution is different
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@rainbow (6763)
23 Mar 07
I cansee tat this could be a good thing and I may go and see about a corset when I get new underwear again, wich I am due for. I'm hoping to get some money for my birthday so I can get a decent bra, maybe I will have enough to get some extra help. the worst bit is visiting contessa with grotty old bras. lol.
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@angelicEmu (1311)
27 Mar 07
I haven't tried this myself. As you may be interested in corsets though, did you know that when tiny waists and whalebone corsets were all the rage (Victorian times and before), it got to the stage where ladies waists just couldn't get any thinner, so they'd have internal organs and bones surgically removed, so as to get their waists that bit more tiny and be the most fashionable! Possibly the earliest form of cosmetic surgery...? So now you know!
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@Galena (9123)
27 Mar 07
well actually, most victorian corsets were only about size 24" or 22" some victorian ladies tightlaced, but most didn't. on average, most women who occasionally wear a corset go for a 24". Victorian waists were accentuated with large skirts and wide shoulders, which made them look much smaller. I wear a 20", which is much smaller than the average victorian womans corset. and I've not removed any bones or organs.
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@glamgrl (384)
• Ireland
22 Mar 07
wow id love to do that i have 2 beautiful corsets 24" did you loose weight too? or was it just the corset was it a proper old fasiohed hard as nails corset?or something more modern?
@Galena (9123)
22 Mar 07
not really lost any weight, just improved my shape. I'm happy with my weight, but I love a defined waist. my training corset is pretty hard. but not uncomfortable, as it fits me so well. my previous training corset was off the peg 24" and was very comfy, but it had spiral steel bones, so they're quite flexible. my 20" has solid steels, in doubles, so very very solid and sturdy.
• United States
13 Dec 09
I have just started this! Just a couple of weeks ago acctually, so I will keep you updated on my shape. I did want to ask where you got your solid steel boned corset? Was it expensive? I found steel boned corsets at a reasonalbe price but it is Spiraled Steel so it is flexable and I think I would be more comfortable with someting more rigid.
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Well being just a man I dont have to worry about corsets but now that I have gotten older its incresingly harder every year to maintain that waist line so I can sympathise with you. Winter is always the worse but my waist trianing consist of my refusal to let anyone buy me bigger sized pants..lol