I’m back from my first 9-to-6, 5 day a week job and have noticed a difference when I attempted two separate days of wearing my corset throughout working hours with different degrees of tightness.
The first time I tried corseting at work was on Tuesday, with the Bizarre Design corset I had inherited from my friend, Nicole (who has a much longer torso than myself):
– 8 hours during sleep the night before (loose)
– 3-4 hours during the morning while at work (worn tightly)
– 5-6 hours after lunch while at work and on the way home (loose)
Naturally my muscles felt a bit tense but after removing the corset at home but I noticed that my posture was much straighter and my body appeared more symmetrical than usual!
I also wore the same corset continuously loosely to work on Thursday and then when I went to sleep in my C&S that night, I realised that it was much easier to lace down in it than usual. Most likely due to the fact that the Bizarre Design had a more conical/wasp waist effect, which moulded the ribs to be narrower, allowing the smaller C&S hourglass to cinch tighter.
– The Bizarre Design may not give me a more than 2″-3″ but it comes high up in the torso (it’s still an underbust but almost midbust on me due to my short torso) and very high in the back, adjusting my body to a very upright posture, allowing for a more symmetrical shape compared to the lopsided scoliosis torso.
– A wasp silhouette allows for ribcage shaping, making an hourglass corset easier to wear
In the future I shall be looking into creating custom patterns to see if I can create my own fashionable back brace.
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