When fitted and laced correctly, a corset can offer a 2-4 inch waist reduction, creating a desirable hourglass figure. When put on, the laces tighten the corset around your torso, pulling in your waist and smoothing over your bust and hips. Many women choose to wear a corset under clothing for special occasions, whereas others wear corsets over ...
Corsets with a High, Square Hip Shelf. There are many reasons that a person may be interested in a corset with a very abrupt, sharp curve from the waist to the hip: if you have one hip higher than the other (from an uneven pelvis, tightness in the muscles and ligaments on one side of your hip, or one leg longer than the other) then you may want to accommodate for your higher hip and disguise the asymmetry by wearing a corset drafted with a dramatic “hip shelf”.
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In 1908, a doctor used X-rays to highlight the damaging effects of tight corsets on a woman's body. For centuries, boned bodices formed part of a lady's everyday wardrobe, but it wasn't until the ...
If you have a swayback or a shelf butt, a corset designed for flat-backed upright posture (pilates posture, as I think of it) may buckle at the back waist. If, on the other hand, you are flat-backed and your corset is not, you may find yourself tipping your pelvis backwards to accommodate, or feeling a slight pinch at the small of your back.
In the past wearing the most fashionable styles signalled your place in society. Corsets were an integral part of women’s clothing (and some men’s) from the 16th century until early in the 19th. Practically compulsory for women of aristocratic birth, corsets were also adopted by working women aspiring to a fashionable silhouette.
When I have a corset that pushes down on my hips, the corset grinds against my iliac crest and it’s quite uncomfortable and painful. There are delicate blood vessels and nerves that run over a person’s hip bone, which are fairly superficial (close under the skin) and when I’m wearing a corset, these delicate nerves and blood vessels are easily pinched (“trapped between a rock and a hard place” – between my hip bone and the rigid corset) which can cause numbness, tingling or pain.