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.

3 Style Tips for the Fashionista

Fashion trends are always popping up. There is a never-ending trend of new styles to keep up with and fashionistas all over the world know all about the struggle. The struggle can be so real when you have a bank balance that doesn’t match up with your quest for new clothes and accessories. Keeping up with the different stylish trends is great but what is even better is sticking to your signature style in the midst of the noise.

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There are certain style rules every true fashionista should follow. You don’t want to get caught up in following every current fashion trend. It is okay to keep up with fashion so your wardrobe stays fresh and current, but you also want to make sure you stay true to your style at the same time. Here are 3 style tips for the fashionista to keep in mind:

Shop for clothes in the right size

This is a very important style tip. It is important you shop for pieces in the right size. The last thing a fashionista wants is to have a wardrobe filled up with pieces that don’t fit right. Baggy or overly tight pieces would mess up most looks, so ensure you shop for the right size in the right store. Sizes mean different things in different stores, so double-check you have the right sizes before you shop.

Go for styles that flatter your body shape

Not every style you like would suit you. Sometimes we may find certain styles really trendy but they may do nothing for our body type. It is important to always go for styles that flatter our body shape regardless of how stylish we may find them.

Never follow trends blindly

I mentioned this point earlier but it is such an important tip and I am going to mention it again. With fashion trends popping up every now and again, it is important to make sure we don’t follow trends blindly. Staying true to your signature look is more important than shopping for every new trend. A true fashionista would go for timeless pieces that would be in vogue for seasons.

So there you have them; my 3 style tips for the fashionista. What do you think of these fashion tips? Do you have a tried and tested style tip to share? Please sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for reading. Have a great day.




Ideas for Stylish Women’s Suits

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I have been into women’s suits for many years. There is nothing like a sharp-looking suit that can take you to the office during the day, and out for dinner in the evening. Suits have been in vogue for decades and the fashion trend is definitely not going anywhere anytime soon. Tailored women’s suits are versatile and flattering when you shop for the right pieces for your body shape and your lifestyle. If you are searching for ideas for stylish women’s suits, here are some style tips to help you create that power suit look you may just fall in love with.

Mix and match colours

Contrary to popular belief, wearing a suit does not have to be boring. Mixing and matching your suit pieces will most likely help you stand out for the right reasons. I think it is super stylish to blend two different colours together. A red jacket paired with a white shirt underneath,  black trousers, and heels would look super stylish. If you are thinking of updating your wardrobe with something classic, this tip is for you. The options are endless when you wear your suit pieces as separates.

Check the length of the skirt

Skirt suits are great for the office. When shopping around for a new skirt suit, make sure you are happy with the skirt length and that it suits your body type. I like midi skirts for work, minis and maxis don’t work for me. One is way too short for the office, the other swallows me up. This is why I double-check the length of the skirt to ensure it is midi, and that it suits my figure.

Shop for quality women’s suit

I saved the best style tip for last here. If you only follow one tip on this list, ensure it is this one. You want to shop for quality women’s suits from reputable retailers. The last thing you would need is to find out you have spent money on a suit that would not stand the test of time. Like many things in this life, when it comes to shopping for a great tailored suit, always go for quality over quantity.

Suits can be worn in many different ways and to many different places. There is a stylish suit for every woman. All you have to do is to shop around until you find the perfect set.




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