Pretty in Pink

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.

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Vollers Corset

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.

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Corset Boulevard

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)

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Rocky Horror Time

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.

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Corset Photoshoot

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.

Gutted!

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?

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The Dita Corset

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.

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First try!

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.

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After a day in London

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.

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Need to be pulled in a little more

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
Tx

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  • I’ve never thought about wearing a corset before but I might look into one now – I love the shape they create! x

  • danasia

    I love the pink corset you’re wearing! I need to give wearing one a try.

  • It’s fantastic you were able to find such a good deal on this corset since you were on something of a spending ban. It sounds like it is good quality and I think it is very pretty. I’ve never really thought about wearing corsets to deal with back pain, but it really does make perfect sense.

    • I don’t know if it would work for everyone, but it certainly does me x

  • wow girl look at those boobs I am like totally jelous as I adjust my chicken fillets inside my gel bra. I so wish I had some so I could get away with this look. Amazing as always.

    • To be honest they are more of a hindrance than anything! lol x

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    I love the color on the one you have chosen. i’ve never actually worn a corset before x

  • My goodness you have wonderful boobs gurl! I love that Dida corset and its pink what is not to love?

  • This is really beautiful! I used to love corsets but don’t wear them so much these days, my wedding dress was corseted though

  • Leah Shafik

    I used to have the most beautiful red corset and I loved it BUT I hated that it pushed my fat downwards! I struggled with it distributing somewhere else so I couldn’t wear other things with it. This however, looks stunning on you x

  • I love your confidence. Thanks for sharing something you really love with us. The pink corset is fantastic! I made a pink and white striped ruffled corset when I was 18. I still LOVE it. Wish I had one in boned version 😀

    • You are welcome! I would love to see that pink and white corset you made! x

  • i love corsets never got to wear one much other than when my husbands bought them for the bedroom but i would love to wear them all the time under my ever day clothes just to pull everything in lol x

  • I’ve never worn a corset before but I never thought of them being useful for back pain before x

  • I don’t think I’ve ever won a corset – I always thought they looked uncomfortable, but looks like you’ve proved me wrong. If I find a bargain buy I’d be more tempted to snap it up now…

  • I’ve been meaning to pick your brains about the corsets you wear because my bras hurt so bad and like you I get back pain.
    £20 though? Bargain?

  • Charlotte

    I am not a fan of corsets as I used to have to were them for my job. For my first T.V. role they put me in a corset and I told them it wasn’t too tight as i didn’t want to be a pain. 12 hours later my ribs were bruised! x

    • Ouch!! that sounds really uncomfortable Charlotte x

  • Jessica Lynn Martin

    I have never worn a corset before. My husband is trying to get me to wear one. I have back issues as well and had no idea corsets could help it. Looks like I will be ordering a corset very soon!

  • whenever i hear the word corsets, i always think about that lovely silhouette shape and how feminine it must make you feel. i love the pink in that corset!

  • I love the pink corset. What a lovely colour.

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I’ve never worn a corset before. Loving the baby pink colour! £20 is a bargain.

  • Pink is always a good idea. Not sure I’m a corset type of girl, but you’re rocking it.

  • Kira L Curtis

    I have only ever bought corsets for shows or costumes, never really thought about wearing them on a daily basis! Your pink one is gorgeous! 🙂

  • I love this corset and how gorgeous it fits you, I tried wearing a corset once and couldn’t manage it so not tried since. But you’ve inspired me to rethink my stance on corsets

    • Give them a go! Get someone to help tighten them up to start with until you can do it alone 🙂 x

  • I’ve never even considered buying a corset but now you have got me thinking about how versatile they are and how many different types of clothes I could wear with them. That is an incredible bargain – no wonder you gave up the spending ban!

    • That is exactly the reason I first started wearing them and now I can’t live without them x

  • I have a friend who wears a corset to every fancy dress costume we go to no matter what the theme is! This pink one looks great on you and gives a good shape!

    • A great way to use corsets! I have used them for fancy dress and murder mystery nights too x

  • Jacqui G

    I’m late seeing this discussion. I have a corset for when I do 1860s costumed interpreting or reenacting, but it creates a different shape as the waist is higher. I’ve been thinking about getting one for regular wear or for under vintage clothing but didn’t know where to get one from. Mine was custom made by someone who does historic clothing. You’ve inspired me to start a serious search of where I can find a decent corset on this side of the Atlantic, but one that won’t break the bank