CORSET MAGIC: A Fun (Guide to Trim Your
Waist and Figure
[Updated 1/7/19; cover design by
our talented coaching program student, Heather,
training is a marathon--not a sprint!"
This book, and our newest December 2016 shorter book, remain the only published, detailed,
medically-reviewed training manuals with step-by-step
assistance to implement your health-conscious and
Included in your purchase is
an individualized three-month corset wearing plan.
A confidential questionnaire is requested and
required to enable us to develop your plan. Let us know
via email with your order, that you want us to develop
one for you.
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telephone call to 415-587-3863 adding your CV2 from the back
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Please see a March 2016 book review by Elinor of
"The Nylon Swish".
Our book was copyright 1999 and updated July, 2015
with a few comments added in mid-2016. Order our
Dec. 2016 shorter online book for
a more recently updated take on waist training, however,
no wearing plan is included with that one.
This Corset Magic book includes three extra detailed chapters on what happens during
corseting and waist training to the
organs and the skeleton, and a chapter on men and
corsets, plus the individualized three-month wearing plan..
Read the Table of Contents
and Chapter One below.
This book is organized in three parts. Each chapter
contains an initial summary of the chapter contents,
and each part now has a full Index for ready reference
and for finding what you need to re-read. The update
include significant new
research in health information and waist training such
-Steps to prepare for waist training while you
await your training corset on order.
-Benefits of Waist-Training Belts vs. corsets.
-The dangers of sugar.
-Information on how corsets diminish hunger.
-The latest data on effectiveness of
vitamin and herbal supplements.
-Further descriptions of
corset components in a "tight-lacing" corset.
-A new appendix of common physical and emotional
reactions to consider and record during your training
-A medical analysis and answer to the unfounded
claim that backaches while corseting involve the
You will be inspired by descriptions and pictures of
many real-life examples of success in waist training.
The results can be evident or more subtle, but posture
will invariably improve and the torso will become more
sleek and slim.
Take a close look at our fall, 2015 coaching
program graduate, Dorothy (natural standing profile
pictured left). In three months Dorothy lost
2.25" in her waistline and dropped 12.8 lbs.--and
you can, too! The downward trend persisted as
she continued using techniques she learned during
Note her flattening belly, relaxed shoulders, and straighter
posture in the "after" image to the
right of each "before" image. These beneficial changes
and more, are typical of our students.
Don't wait to order the very best quality, most comfortable
of waist-training corsets a a highly competitive price from our
senior corsetiere, Sheri (with 30 yrs. of corset-making
experience!). Email us that you are ready to order, and we'll send you
directly to her location via email or in Oakland, CA.
The suitable waist-training corset will be either a
Victorian (high-hipped) or Edwardian (longline)
- ABC-TV featured our waist-training program on
"20/20". Read about ABC-TV reporter Deborah Robert's
amusing and fun
while waist training in a gorgeous
training corset pictured right, by former team-member
- Canadian corset educator and corsetiere Lucy
(www.lucyscorsetry.com) in 2012 reviews our book edition
Check out her other informative, fact-based information on
waist training. We depart from Lucy's perspective
based on substantial evidence that a fully
is required for comfortable and serious waist training,
and that rarely if ever, will an OTR corset serve that
purpose. de rigueur.
Chapter One "Setting the Stage for Corset Magic",
and view the
Table of Contents at the bottom of this page.
- Be inspired by real-life examples and pictures
coaching program students and of those
who have trained independently, according to the book
principles and program.
WHAT ACADEMICIANS AND FASHION PROFESSIONALS SAY:
"The corset, even or especially when
tight-laced, has traditionally been and is still vilified
as detrimental to health. Grogan shows how false in both
theory and practice this assumption is. This is the first
work to engage seriously the idea that corsets can
actually improve health, especially the new scourge of the
"advanced" countries, obesity. Quite apart from all its
aesthetic advantages, the corset, as an incentive to eat
less and eat better, and exercise more, should be hailed,
per Grogan, as safer than all the chemical and surgical
"remedies" for obesity. How right and tight she is. It
is fun to read, as well."
David Kunzle, Ph.D.,
Professor, Department of Art History,
University of California, Los Angeles; Author: Fashion & Fetishm: Corsets, Tight-Lacing,
and Other Forms of Body-Sculpture (Sutton,
Los Angeles, April 10, 2005; expanded and published in
"Perfect to a 'T' in terms of technical advice,
Ann Grogan's chapter on corset construction, how to find
and choose a corset maker, and design
a functional, comfortable garment provides many words to
the wise for first-time corset consumers. Her writing is
refreshing and full of personal experiences that show she
knows of what she speaks. Choosing a quality
waist-training corset will come easy to those who study
Dawn Marie Forsyth,
Fashion Design Coordinator, Fashion Institute of Design
and Technology (San Francisco, July 15, 2004)
WHAT READERS SAY:
"This book is the BEST book EVER! Why?
Because it is a Living Book. It's BETTER than most,
because you have the advice, experiences,
tips and tricks from real people who have
tried the process you recommend. It's not just
a book that tells you HOW to make a cake,
but gives you steps to ensure cake
making success, as well as specifics to make
sure that you make the BEST cake ever!
Anyone that sticks to your recipe WILL succeed.
When and if we fail, we have to be honest
and own up to our self-imposed failures,
then of course, get up and try again." Michie (New
"I wanted to touch base with you and let you
know I have received my book! I have started reading
it, and. I am very excited to get into a regular
routine!" Helen (11/10/15)
"My God, I cannot believe the
amount of information contained in your book.
The sections on nutrition alone will
take me awhile to get thru. I'm so happy I got this
book. It's wonderful." Kathy (10/15/15)
"What a wealth of information in your book.
I am 36 and have always loved the romance of corsets
but never thought I could try to wear one as my waist-
to-hip ratio is not that large. But now I know that
isn't true. I am happy to say that when I am
ready for a custom training corset ROMANTASY
will be my first stop. It was so nice of you to the
time to speak with me on the phone. Customer service
and expertise seems to have gone the way of the corset.
And I appreciate all of your help. I look forward
to speaking again." Eden (7/8/15)
"Waist-training is going well. I am
still on the program. I had a few bumps in the road
(was bloated, gain a little weight, was not eating right)
but I have not quit. My body is getting more of an
hourglass shape, my waist now measures 25-1/4 inch (down
from 28), and I have been told that my waist looks
smaller. I am happy with the results and I am going
to keep up with the program. Warm Regards"
Denise (7/1/15; purchased Corset Magic in February, 2015
to learn how to set up
her own program)
"I finished reading Corset Magic in about a day
and a half, and most probably will reread it. it
was a great read, very thorough, and informative. I feel like some
strategies I can use even without a corset. I am already thinking
about taking smaller bites and the smaller plates idea.
I am very excited about purchasing a corset and starting
waist training." Jessica (4/25/15)
"I like the book very much. I had no idea there so
much to learn about corset." Sandra (3/5/15)
"I've begun reading your book, and I can't put
You're such a fun person!" Genevieve (3/5/15)
"Your book is worth every penny! It has
much more information than just how to corset waist
train. Even if someone ultimately decides
corsets are not for them, the health information,
recipes, and exercises are great resources for
achieving a healthier overall lifestyle.
This book is a great investment and can save you
a lot of time and money when you are choosing
the right corset for yourself." ROMANTASY
Client April's waist-training
"Thanks so much for infusing your
book with so much knowledge
and experiences with your clients--a fun and very
and now I am even more eager to get that corset!"
"I quickly went through your book yesterday
and was really impressed. Lucy's YouTube video review
says your book is the 'holy grail'
and "the bible" for anyone interested in
waist-training, and boy was she right! Thank you for
taking the time to write it and sharing your vast
knowledge." Kirsi, Finland (July 12, 2012)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
"Corset Magic" - A How-to Waist-Training Manual -plus- corset wearing plan
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Comments of Reviewers - page 7
Dedication - page 9
Acknowledgments - page 10
Setting the Stage for Corset Magic - page 13
'The Corset Question' Answered: Why Corsets Don�t
Hurt - page 25
How Corsets Help You Lose Waistline Inches or
Weight - page 33
The Perfect Style Corset For Waist Training -
The Six Elements of An Effective Waist-Training
Program - page 79
Non-Corset-Friendly Eating Habits: The Problems -
Corset-Friendly Eating Habits: The Solutions -
Corset-Friendly Exercise Habits - page 45
What Goes Where When You Corset - page 71
How Your Body Could Be Affected by Moderate Waist
Training - page 93
Problems You Might Encounter and How To Solve Them
- page 121
How To Maintain Your Newfound Waistline -
The Difference Between Tight-Lacing and Moderate
Lacing - page 137
Real Men Eat Quiche . . . and Wear Corsets! -
Conclusion - page 151
Appendices - page 153
List of Photos
Healthy High-Fiber Recipes for Waist Training Programs
Typical Measurements Needed for Custom Corsets
Pierre�s "Tight-lacing score" system for waist training
ROMANTASY�s Waist Training Coaching Program
Biography of Author