Corset do's and don'ts.
Its recommended to have help lacing you in to your corset, especially
the first few times, but it's not necessary. For some help, loop the
laces around a doorknob and lean forward to take up the slack. Start by
grasping the top of the lacing and take it in just a little bit, working
way down to the centre. Then do this from the bottom to the centre, and
repeat this several times as needed, then tie in a bow to secure the
to lace a corset”, we show a way to easily do the lacing.
wrap the laces around the corset, it will cause unnecessary stress on
the waist and friction can damage the outer leather.
While you are lacing keep constant watch of your corset's position on
your body. Use the boning as guides to centre the corset.
As you lace up you feel where the waist is, do not do this too fast,
take your time adjusting the corset and your clothes under the corset.
It can be difficult at first to know exactly how high or low to position
the corset. You should feel it press down slightly on your hips when
laced in, but not uncomfortably so. It is easier to tell if it's too
high because it will constrict your chest and possibly give you a
backache. If you do what is comfortable and give yourself plenty of time
to play around with it you will find the proper fit. Be very mindful of
this when breaking it in: if you break it in off-centre, it will stay
that for good.
Remember that we draft your pattern so the corset will have a 2,5 cm or
1 inch gap with the lacing when it's fully closed. This is only once
your corset is fully broken in however. At first the gap will be wider
than that and it will close as the corset breaks in. Don't try to cinch
it closed at first, just make sure that it's even. If the gap is larger
on one end it will add extra stress that will cause damage in the long
Wearing your corset.
Don't expect to wear your corset out right away. It’s better to let it
break in and conform to your body. Wear it around the house the first
few times until you're comfortable wearing it for at least 4 hours at a
Giving yourself plenty of preparation time before you wear it out will
ensure your comfort in the long run. Before you do anything you should
have already eaten a modest meal and gone to the bathroom. We would
suggest doing this at least an hour before, but you will know your body
best. After a few times out you'll be able to time everything more
You won't be able to bend your back while wearing your corset, so dress
appropriately and in the easiest order; stockings and shoes first. Lace
yourself in enough to get a snug fit with some restriction, but don't go
all the way. Wear it like this for 30 minutes so your body
can adjust and the corset can warm up and mold to your body. At this
point you can finish lacing in.
Eating in your corset.
If you eat while wearing your corset drink lots of fluids (relatively,
you only have so much room in your stomach) with your meal , take small
bites and chew your food thoroughly. Avoid starches, carbohydrates and
carbonated beverages as all can give you very uncomfortable stomach
cramps. Going out to the pub for a couple of pints is not the time
you'll want to be wearing a corset!
Sleeping in your corset.
Unless you are waist-training (wearing 23/7) you probably won't sleep in
your corset. Regardless, if you do sleep in it, don't wear it as tight
as you normally would. Or, if you have an older and larger corset wear
that one (this is likely because you have trained your waist small
enough to need a smaller corset).
How to wear and care.
Though it may be tempting, don't tighten your corset too much for the
first few times you wear it.
needs time to mold to your body and take the strain of waist reduction
If you tighten it too much at first you might warp it. Once this happens
it will never fit you properly.
The first time you wear it you should have no more than 2,5 cm or 1inch
Wear it for 2-4 hours or as long as comfortable. Do this for the first 3
times u wear it. Excessive force applied too quickly is the most common
cause of damaged corsets, so keep this in mind when you go for new
levels of reduction.
We don't recommended you to clean your corset every time you wear it,
it's not necessary.
Just hang it up and let it air out each time you wore it.
Never put your corset in the wash - there is exposed steel which will
rust over time. For tips on how to clean leather, see our leather care
Protect your corset when in storage, you can hang it up on a hanger or
lay it flat in a
If you take care of your corset it will last for many years to come.
Don't feel as if you have limit how often you wear it though. In fact,
more you wear it the more comfortable it will feel, and the normal wear
over time will add character to its look.