A corset is a garment worn to hold and shape the torso into a desired shape for aesthetic or medical purposes (either for the duration of wearing this item, or with a more lasting effect). Both men and women are known to wear corsets, though women are more common wearers.
Fashion, as ever-changing as it is, something's just don’t die. The little black dress, a pair of sling back heels, fishnet stockings, the perfect shapewear…a go-to outfit for any woman. While times have changed, women’s needs have not. We are all looking for clothes that we feel great in, and in turn, look great in. I doubt my journey for the perfect jeans will never end. But best believe I will never stop shopping for them, because once I have it, I will probably never want to take them off. Which is the way I feel about my newest additions to the revamped armada of garbs..
Hips and Curves is a plus-size lingerie company based in California and from the first time Hubb sent me a link from their site, I was stunned. They have great shit and offer a range from 1x(the smallest) to 6x(the biggest, but special sizes can be ordered). The models are gorgeous, curvy, and aren’t generic looking in anyway. I know my + size girls out there know what I’m talking about. It’s good to see curvy and chubby girls NOT look as if they are in their 40’s..but look my age.
!THE ERA OF BIGGGER SIZES ONLY COMING IN GRANDMA-STLYE CLOTHING IS OVER!
These may not be the first corsets I have worn, I own an underbust corset to which I plan on using to start up my Waist training(or tight lacing). These are however, my first OVERbust corsets, meaning they cover the breasts(adding some va-va-voom if you get my meaning ;) For a HC’s construction and sizing of Corsets click here and here.
Lacing and tightening a corset on your own is difficult. With practice is can be done, but its ideal to have someone help you; Hubb has become quite used to tying me up *teehee*, so I’m lucky in that department..but I found this guide(along with cute drawings) on self-lacing.
A big(if not main) reason I covet shapewear, is because of the body shape I was bestowed. I am the dreaded “apple shape". I use corsets, girdles, extra high panties, slips, cinchers, belts and something called the “Torsette”(which has changed my life!). Typically we apples gain weight in the tummy and face, but blessed with slender limbs….had to give us something right? Not to mention most apples are buxom to boot…anything giving me a wait is total thumbs up.
Part one of this two-part post down. Next up: Lady bikers of yore and their corset-wearing history.