Q. Will my first corset last during and possibly longer than a 3-month
A. How long a corset lasts before you are
for 10 to 18 or more continuous hrs. say, with the corset completely closed in back and
then ready for a smaller size, depends.
We make your initial corset to close down fairly
easily from 2 to 4" or more to begin with, depending on your
original measurements, experience, goals and other.
Next we add in another few inches gap to anticipate
that you will become more comfy and lace tighter
as you lose weight and/or inches in your midriff. Then we take out
an inch or two more.
NOTE: if you order a corset
to close too much in back, the bones at the back waistline may
tend to twist and/or dig into your back, until you can get
the waistline edges close enough to each other to smooth the
gap out. That can be very challenging, even sometimes painful
until you proceed further along with seasoning. If you order a corset too loose, you may be more
comfy than you expected, and have the back gap of the corset
close down altogether, at an early date.
THIS IS NOT A SCIENCE.
How you respond to a corset lacing down is highly individual. Some
are toned at the waistline and the process takes longer to achieve
comfort and permanent figure shaping; some take far less. What
we can do is give you our best experience and judgment based on
our experience since 1990 with the process both personally,
coaching about 30 students, and the
reports of our clients
who have tried the process.
If we have not seen you to test the tone of
your midriff and see how you react when you try
corsets on, our choice for your corset will be less educated; if we
see you then our recommendation will be more educated,
but there no one perfect answer. The more facts we know
about you and your history and goals, the better our recommendation
will be in terms of how long your corset lasts.
a perfectly comfy, boned corset can still be used as gentle
back support and foundation wear in a fashion that is superior to plain
cloth lingerie. If it becomes loose on you and is still
in good shape and clean, you may want to sell in on eBay
Q. What if I close down my corset during training?
A. There are several alternatives to continue
We are able to offer a loaner corset to our students enrolled
in our formal coaching program. We also offer a discount
for a second purchase of a tighter corset, or you may
find one gently worn in your size
at a good price on eBay or Etsy. You can convert to wearing
a wide Training Belt (even one purchased at Good Will in sturdy
plastic). One client lost 9" in nine months of belting
following the general principles of our program but not in our
formal coaching program. Coupling a belt with a Spanx will
help control the lower belly in an effective manner until
you can tone and reduce it via waist-targeted exercising,
particularly involving our 'setting' technique and the transverse
It is critical to recognize that corset wear is sometimes
not even the principal reason for waist-training success. It
could be that waist-targeted exercise will be more beneficial, or
omitting sugar and making other changes in your
nutrition will shrink your waistline even faster than
Waist-training results are highly specific to
each individual. Success is based on many factors such as genetics, personality,
unconscious factors involving fear or anger, sleep, motivation,
enthusiasm, visualization, positivity, trust in experienced
advice, and support systems in place. In sum, tolerance of
ambiguity and personal flexibility are
required in order to effectively pursue corset waist