A beginners guide to seasoning your corset

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In order to maintain their superb condition, corsets need special love and care. you can enjoy wearing corsets for as long as feasible. Corset or waist training corset seasoning is the process of gradually breaking in your corset. It makes the corset more durable and comfortable by allowing the steel bones of the fabric to gradually conform to your figure. Your body has time during the seasoning process to acclimate to the pressure of a corset.

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Getting your corset ready

In essence, seasoning is the process of ‘breaking in’ your corset, just like you would with a new pair of shoes. Slowly and gradually adding seasoning can make your corset comfier and better suited to your shape. The steel bones in the corset can gradually conform to your figure thanks to this technique. By doing this, you will ensure that your corset fits like a glove and that you are placing less strain on the fabric and bones, which will help it last for a long time.

Seasoning also provides your body some time to become used to your new corset. Corsets can be molded to fit our bodies, but they also naturally shape our bodies. Because corsets are constructed and intended to pull the body in specific places, your body will adjust as your corset takes on the contour of your body. To prevent undue strain on your body or your corset, it is crucial to go through the seasoning procedure.

A seasoned corset feels different

Your corset will be properly seasoned when:

  • The top and bottom edges embrace your body and conform to it.
  • There is no edge gapping at the top or bottom.
  • The hooks and pins snap into position.
  • The grommets and laces fit together smoothly.
 How to season corsets
Common approach

For the first few days of seasoning your corset using the most popular method, it is best to make sure you wear it for about an hour to two hours. You should tie your corset somewhat loosely, but not so tightly that it makes you feel like you’re wearing a straight jacket. Beginner lacing should have a cuddle-like feel to it. Make sure your laces are not too loose so that you are ineffective but also not so loose that you cannot breathe or function.

After wearing your corset for an hour or two the first two to three days, you should gradually increase the amount of time you spend wearing it every two to three days by an hour. You should keep doing this until you feel your corset is perfectly contoured to your body.

So, on the first two to three days, you will be lacing in for up to two hours, the following two to three days for three hours, and so on until you are lacing in for roughly six hours at the conclusion of your two to four-week seasoning regimen. But keep in mind that time addition does not result in an inch reduction. You can further reduce your reduction once the corset is fully seasoned to your optimum (usually) two to four-inch reduction. It is essential to restart the seasoning routine if and when you decide to do this in order to acclimate your body and corset to the new level of reduction.

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Other Techniques

Try an alternate strategy known as the 2-2-2 method if you don’t have the time or aren’t as serious about waist training and waist training corsets and just want the straightforward hourglass shape a corset can provide. Even so, it’s crucial to check that your clothing fits properly to ensure that you look and feel your best. You still have your corset tailored to your contours using this simple way, it simply happens a little bit quicker and less dramatically. With the 2-2-2 method, all you have to do is lace your corset for two hours a day for two weeks to reduce your waist by two inches. You should then have a basic hourglass shape that is nicely and comfortably molded. After completing the first round of the 2-2-2 method, you can even add a little more drama without going overboard by taking it down another two inches.

How to avoid seasoning

Get yourself the perfect fit by choosing the best fit if you don’t want to go through seasoning. While seasoning your corset is a terrific way to attain the perfect fit, picking the right size and style of corset is also crucial. The better your corset fits both before and after seasoning, the more closely it will conform to your natural shape. It’s important to measure oneself properly.

  • Take a measurement around your back and the largest part of your bust, which is typically your nipples.
  • Take a measurement all the way around your waist, just below your ribs. Lean from side to side while placing your finger where your torso is bending to locate the area below your ribs that is the smallest.
  • Lift your leg while standing and feel with your finger where the bone articulates into the pelvis to determine where to take your hip measurements. The tape measure should run around the top of your bottom and is almost at the largest part of your hip. Don’t take a high hip measurement.

However, seasoning is still advised to help you get acclimated to your new corset. Keep in mind to pause when necessary. It should never be uncomfortable or painful during this process. It should always go steadily and be carried out with consideration and care.

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