Now, you might be confused by the title when you realise this post is all about Corsets. Yes, that’s right, Corsets!
I have been a long time wearer and lover of corsets due to several reasons. The first one being the flexibility that it gives me in my wardrobe.
That sounds a little odd until you realise that with breasts the size of mine, there is not a strapless bra in the world that would hold me up. This then rules out strapless dresses, halternecks, thin strappy dresses.
Unless there was another solution….
So around 18 years ago I bought my first corset. A steel boned Vollers overbust corset. It fit me like a dream, allowed me to wear the dresses never thought I could and was so beautiful I even wore it as outerwear with a ball gown skirt.
And since then I have never looked back. I progressed onto other brands and styles but have always had steel boned overbust corsets.
Around 18 months ago I bought a new corset which was a long line cream corset, suitable for wider hips. This came from Corset Boulevard Global. It had a much wider base, and a front placket which also helped hide the mum-tum.
One of the best things about my corsets are that they are a bit of a life saver to me. I have been suffering with lower back pain and find that when I go on my regular jaunts to London I can struggle with severe back pain, especially after a lot of walking (which always happens in London)
I find that when I wear a corset, it gives me stability and extra strength in my back, making it a lot easier to walk around for hours as well as allowing me to wear all the clothing I love.
Sadly on a recent visit to London, I bent over strangely and heard a crack. When I finally got home that night, I found that I had snapped the front steel busk which is where the corset does up.
So this meant that I needed to get myself a new one. However, I was on a bit of a spending ban due to over-indulging at Christmas and was limiting my purchases.
However when I saw this little beauty from True Corset, I decided to give it a go, after all it was such a great price and would at least “tide” me over until I had a few more pennies.
The Dita pink and black corset was in their sale, down in price from £89.95 to just £20! Well, it had to be worth a go?
I happily ordered away and four days later the corset arrived. Opening the package I was pleasantly surprised by the weight and sturdiness of the corsett.
This is a normal length corset, much like every other one I have owned prior to the longline one, so I knew just what the fit would be like.
I ordered the corset in a 44″ which fits a 50 – 51″ inch waist. I know I could probably go a size or two smaller on my waist but not the chest measurement.
The corset itself is beautifully made. The material is a very heavy, thick duchess satin, and the steel is pretty solid. It has a matching modesty panel at the back, laced with black lacing.
The first outing for my corset was a trip to London. No surprise there. I wore it under my Pin Up Girl Clothing Pele dress and it was both supportive and comfortable all day.
For the price I paid, it was an utter bargain. The quality is excellent and it really does give great support whilst still looking beautiful.
For the first wear I didn’t pull it in as tight as I normally would. This is due to wearing it in slowly and allowing the metal boning to get used to my shape and the amount of time I normally wear it.
On my next wear I will pull the waist section in by another couple of inches as it was a little loose in that area and didn’t give me quite the amount of stability that I am used to.
However once I have worn this in, I know this will get a lot of use, but I will still be getting a longline one come payday!
Are you a lover of corsets? Do they help you with your posture and chronic pain?
Till next time