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CORSET WAIST TRAINING FOR PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY RESULTS
[Updated 3/5/15]


INTRODUCTION

Corset waist training is called "the corset diet" by some. It's really not a fad diet at all. It's a fun, fashionable, and health-conscious lifestyle choice! Corset waist training works if you go about it in a common sense, patient way, and are in generally good health. You can train by yourself, or you may seek out a coach or mentor, and we are here to help!

You'll need a suitable, strong, underbust Victorian or a longer-line Edwardian style of corset with either of the following silhouettes: hourglass, wasp, or straight rib (aka "ice cream cone").

We are happy to give you our personal advice about the proper corset, fabric, and ROMANTASY team of accomplished, experienced corsetieres for your needs.

If you decide to purchase our detailed training manual "Corset Magic" to guide your efforts, or if you decide to join our three-month formal coaching program (see below on this page), then you may expect to learn about the following topics:

  • The best style of corset to order for specific corseting goals and preferences;
  • How tightly to lace and how long to wear a corset each of six days per week to achieve your realistic, non-harmful reduction goals;
  • How to lace on a corset by yourself;
  • How to deal with the range of "normal" bodily and emotional feelings associated with waist training;
  • What happens to the body's structure and organs when corseted;
  • How to use psychology to enhance your progress and stay in your corset;
  • How to care for your corset;
  • How to intereat a parner in tight-lacing;
  • How to comfortably attend dinner parties and social occasions while corseted; and other.
Please call us for further details: (415) 587-3863.


RESOURCES

  • Our waist-training book.
  • Our waist-training blog.
  • Inspirational client pictures "before" and "after" corseting or training; see below on this page.
  • Our FAQ pages.
  • Informative and fun blog on ABC-TV reporter Deborah Robert's adventure into ROMANTASY's waist-training coaching program. She wore the lovely custom cream-and-brown underbust victorian corset from our Fundamental Line of corsetry by team member Jill Hoverman pictured right.


GETTING STARTED:

IF YOU DO BEST WITH SUPPORT:
Register for our formal three-month waist-training coaching program

IF YOU WISH US TO PROVIDE A DAILY CORSET-WEARING PLAN, NUTRITIONAL, OR EXERCISE PLAN:
Register on Services page.

IF YOU WORK WELL INDEPENDENTLY:
Order our book and develop your own program. Read an unsolicited review of our 2013 edition (since updated in January, 2015) by corset educator Lucy.


"BEFORE" and "AFTER" CORSETING IMAGES

None of these pictures have been retouched or in any way altered; they represent to the best we can, the actual changes in the figures of students wearing corsets as foundation garments:
Daywear dress: Corset as foundation.
Bride: Corset as foundation.
Daywear sweater: Corset as foundation.
Daywear "Marilyn" sundress: Corset as foundation.

The below images represent real results students achieved after completing our three-month coaching program:
After waist training coaching: Male, 40s.
After waist training coaching: Full-figure female trainee, 30s, view posture improvement and tummy disappearing after three months or training.
After waist training coaching: Female trainee, 30s, view results after three months.
After waist training coaching: Male, 40s, view body fat reduction from about 13% to 9% in three months.
After waist training coaching: Female, 20s, view results after three months.
After waist training coaching: Female, 40s, view posture improvement and tummy reduction after only nine weeks.
After waist training coaching: Transwoman, 40s, view male physique love handles disappearing in three months.
Above student, closeup.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Especially for those who are new to the marvelous and exciting world of wearing corsets and corset waist training, ROMANTASY is pleased to provide detailed information on how to achieve a better figure through the process known as "corset waist-training."

Waist training is a fun and fashionable way to reach a notable temporary reduction while corseted, or even to reshape your figure permanently within months. You can enhance your posture, improve your health, reduce pesky "love handles," and slim down by inches and/or pounds (yes -- you may choose to accomplish one or both!). No matter whether you want minimal change or substantial weight loss, the process encourages better eating habits and appreciation of quality foods, enhances self confidence, and attracts positive public attention. In a country where some say that 50% of Americans are "obese", waist training can provide a safe, effective alternative to risky and expensive bariatric surgeries and fad diets which usually don't work. While we certainly don't think that health risks attendant to the issue of obesity are amusing, we hope you agree that the graphic above right (provided by a supportive corset enthusiast friend) brings the point home in a ruefully amusing way. Back to Top


QUESTIONS

"Yes, but does waist training work to make permanent change?"

Our answer? "It works -- if you work it!"

Take a look at the over-sized pants in our client to the right who followed our principles of waist training by himself, and in four months dropped 6.5" from his waistline and 34 pounds. The process works for full and slim figures, and for those over age 18 or for the mature client. It works for both women and men. It works for individuals who can't seem to sculpt out their "love handles" even with liposuction or other bariatric surgeries.

Results are usually seen within months of dedicated effort, but without extreme discomfort or feelings of deprivation. In fact, one of the primary things that defeats our best intentions to trim down, hunger, seems to disappear in days if not weeks! The process may--and should--be challenging on some days, however, without some effort expended in reaching our goals, what is life truly worth?

"How do I get started?"

The key is to start with reasonable goals and a well-fitting custom underbust corset, then build up slowly to long, consistent wear, coupled with a moderate waist-targeted exercise program, and corset-friendly nutrition regime. It is also important that you have adequate information before commencing any training program, and a resource in place to inquire about what physical sensations are normal, and which suggest a change in corseting practices (loosening the laces, shortening your hours of wear, or taking a few days off, or any combination of the three).

It is also important to your success that you focus on health and above all, apply common sense. For the best results, you should be willing and able to set waist training as one of only two or three primary personal goals a three-month training period that seems to work well for our clients and students. A shorter period might accomplish results, but it may not be long enough to permanently modify habits that do not serve you well to maintain a sleek figure over time. Witness what Michelle (seen left) reports after following the program outlined in our book, starting in 2007 (left) through 2009 (right).

"Can I train by myself?"

Take a look at Toni in 2005 pictured far right, who in fourteen weeks of almost daily corseting, reduced her weight from 205 pounds to 178 pounds, a 27-lb. weight loss. Toni is corseted in both images. By early October, 2012, Toni was down to only 166 pounds and could completely close each of the lovely corsets in her wardrobe. Her most recent corset in embossed navy-and-black leather, pictured above in 2013 at the start of this page.

Both Michelle and Toni trained by themselves, using the principles contained in "Corset Magic" and their common sense. We were happy to make their acquaintance and provide several suitable waist-training corsets and of course, encouragements, along their successful ways!




OUR CLIENTS SPEAK:

"I am comfortable wearing my new underbust Victorian by Jill for six hours at 28 inches measured over the corset [about 27" under the corset, reduced down six inches from her normal snug waist of 33"]. Tomorrow I plan on continuous wearing at that level for 9 hours. I will take it down another 1/2 inch this Saturday and drop back to two hours a day (I do the next-level cinching down on the weekends so that, if I am uncomfortable, I have less I must do in it and can bear up). I am keeping daily records, and I even have a ceremony I follow when putting on my corset. Already it feels SO comfortable on meóI honestly canít believe how comfortable it is, like a second skin. Iíll avoid any unlady-like big sneezes [you want to minimize risk of damaging your fabric!]

I plan on hopefully closing the corset by the end of my 3-month waist- training trial, and then simply living it in daily at that level while I take off three months and donít worry about training at all (although I will continue my oblique exercises and take one day off every week, of course). One thing I particularly love about this corset is that the cotton-backed satin is close to the natural color of my skin, so I can wear it under clothes and it is virtually undetectable. I plan on ordering after my waist training so that I know my new measurements. Currently, I plan on ordering Sharonís Underbust Victorian Point. Warmly," Juno (2/12/14; pictured right)


"I started corseting about four years ago. I was 35-29-35 at 145 lbs. Thru sleeptime corsetry, cardio, core resistant workouts, proper diet and sleep and of course, hormones, I have managed to transform my body into a feminine, healthy 36-26-36 at 135 lbs. Wearing one of ROMANTASY'S beautiful corsets my waist drops to a comfortable 24 inches.

It took two years to achieve these permanent changes and Iíve managed to maintain them for the last two years. Waist training does work and the results are both healthy and beautiful. Thanks!" Michelle (2/20/12; transgender client pictured left)

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