There are a couple of common myths that deserve to be debunked when it comes to determining whether or not your corset is in fact a steel boned corset.
Myth #1: Only acrylic bones are white in color
Not so! Flat steel bones as well as busk from closures are frequently coated in a white finishing.
Myth #2: If the boning feels too flexible, it must be acrylic
Again, this couldn't be farther from the truth! Yes indeed, acrylic bones are not as rigid as steel bones. This is a major reason why fashion corsets (generally made with acrylic bones) are not suited for waist training and do not promise the same sort of waist reduction that a steel boned corset can offer. If you were to try and add too much tension to a fashion corset by lacing it up as tight as it can go, the bones will most likely bend or snap completely and this is normally not something that can be repaired, unless you remove the damaged bone and insert a new one.
Though I've never been much of a lover of trends, I think its fair to say that recently waist-training has become relatively trendy and for that, I couldn't be more happy! Not only do I love to waist train myself, but I also just love love love talking about it. I could seriously go on forever!
But here is something that I see quite often and its something of a myth that I want to debunk for all those new to waist training: you don't need to purchase a waist training corset in order to waist train.
The "corset diet" has gained a considerable amount of attention lately, and as a result I find it virtually impossible to not address the topic.
Here is where I find myself at a crossroads:
This is a bit of a lengthy read, but well worth it. And if you do choose to skim through, then try and have a look-see at the most important points, all highlighted and boldfaced in pink.
Now, with all of the recent popularity that waist-training has been getting lately, there is without a doubt no shortage of information out there on the subject and some of it is very good. But then there's the rest of it: telling people that they have to wear their corset all day and all night; that you have to buy a waist-training corset because a steel boned corset won't do the trick...and I want to debunk a few of those silly "tips" and also provide you with a few tricks that will definitely help you stick to your new routine.
This is an issue I have come to deal with all too frequently: a dear customer will purchase their corset based on the size they want their waist to be and not the size that will fit their current measurements.
Though it would be lovely if it were as simple as selecting a 24" corset regardless of the fact that your waist measures 32" when in its relaxed state, wrapping the corset 'round yourself, drawing in the laces and voila! An impressive (and immediate!) 8" waist reduction! Sadly, it does not work this way...
Wife, mother workaholic & entrepreneur. I do my best to bring you regular content via this blog, but as you can see from my archives, it doesn't always work out that way (see above, where I mention the whole "mother" thing).