Have you ever felt like the lady pictured on the
ROMANTASY's unique self-lacing device the "LACISSTANT"
will assist you dress with ease in your corset by
yourself! It's a hands-free
device that allows you to secure the ends of the laces,
reach around back with both hands to quickly
corset. It takes minimal practice to get the hang of
Our Canadian client and customer,
Rita, provided the genesis for the idea and design,
and together, we hope you enjoy our useful corset accessory.
Our "Lacisstant" makes a great corset
accessory for yourself, or for a corset-enthusiast friend.
As a newcomer to corseting or if you have ever been in a hurry
to lace down, you might have noted the early
onset of shoulder fatigue and resulting frustration with
the process. The ends of the lacing ribbons might slip
back thru the grommets as you try to lace down,
allowing the back gap to open up again then you have to
all over again. Frustrating! The entire process might seem like a
losing proposition and make you wonder why you ever
purchased a corset in the first place.
Be of good cheer! ROMANTASY's "Lacisstant"
will avoid these frustrating issue because:
The "Lacisstant" is particularly helpful if
you customarily dress by yourself and have any temporary
or permanent range-of-motion
difficulties. While we expect that you will rather
quickly learn with practice how to lace down without
the device, it can make the learning process a whole lot
- You don't have to reach around so high or far behind
back to reach upper laces, which is more tiring to
- You can use both hands, rather than just one to lace down,
speeding up the process,
- You can maintain the tautness of your
waist pulls as you lace down, with no or minimal
slippage; waist pulls are the ends of the lacing cords at
- You minimize or disappear the risk that the waist pulls
will come off a door handle used by some to lace down. This
can allow you to fall forward
with danger to your self as well as your corset. The
Lacisstant secures the ends of your waist pulls against
and under the closet door handle or rod you use to anchor
HOW TO USE THE DEVICE:
Please read and carefully follow the more
detailed instructions below, before ordering or trying
the "Lacisstant." As with
other mechanical device, you must use it
properly in order to avoid inadvertently damaging your
corset or causing personal injury.
We cannot be
responsible if you fail to follow our instructions or if
you use the device for unintended purposes or beyond its
capability as described below. By purchasing our
product, you agree to abide by our instructions which
will be send with your "Lacissant."
Lacisstant (Self-Lacing Device)
Quantity in Basket: none
Shipping Weight: 1.00 pounds
DETAILED INFORMATION ON HOW TO USE THE LACISSTANT:
Below is the basic method for self-lacing your corset
using our "Lacisstant" once your fasten the front busk.
Note that the device consists of two wooden bars separated by a
double length of sturdy cord.
Remember that the purpose the
device is to hold the waist pulls tightly and stop
from slipping back plus free up both hands to lace down
your corset in many small steps, attempting to keep the
gap in back more or less open the same distance top to
bottom. Note that new corsets may close more easily at the
top and bottom perimeters while the waist remains a good
bit more open until you
can properly season the corset.
The purpose is NOT to apply a
the waist pulls in an attempt to close the corset in one
fell swoop! That is not only uncomfortable, it is
well nigh impossible and may damage your corset.
Be sure to use the device while standing flat footed or
in stable walking
shoes so that you do not slip! We recommend you never, ever
lace down when wearing heels of any height.
1. Start by attaching the
loop of cord at one end, over a door
handle or towel railing, pictured to the left.
2. Push the bottom wooden bar all the way up until it
touches snugly under handle in order to
secure the rope.
3. Locate the "waist pulls" of the corset. These are the two loops of
ribbon or cords at the waistline of your corset,
4. Make sure the ends of your waist pull cord or ribbon
even with each other. You may have to slightly adjust the
lacing for that purpose.
5. Next, attach the very ends of both waist pulls
to the hook on the
other end of the "Lacisstant."
6. Walk forward to stretch your ribbon tightly until you can
walk no more.
7. Reach around back and begin at the top "X" or crisscross
of lacing ribbon and pull out about 5 inches then move down
to the next "X" below that.
8. Each time you pull out, take a tiny step forward. Sometimes
"jiggling" your feet forward works better than steps.
9. Pull out the next "X" and do the same.
10. Then commence the same process at the bottom of the lacing
ribbon in back, jiggling forward after each pull.
11. When you close the corset sufficiently, reach around back
and remove both ends of the waist pulls off the handle,
crisscross the laces once more to secure the exact waistline,
then tie a bow. Be sure that the ends of the ribbon are even
and tidy. For that purpose you may simple wrap long ends around two fingers and
push it up under the bottom edge of your corset.