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fatbookworm 06-16-2012 02:11 PM

Corsets & fitness
I really enjoy Renaissance and steampunk costumes as well as more pinup and gothic-y styles, and tons of these outfits involve corsets. Part of my fitness goals involve being able to fit into corsets better (not that corsets don't work for us fat chicks, but I really want to get a tiny waist and I can't do that being this size). Plus, some corset companies don't sell their stuff big enough for me.

So, I was wondering, is anyone interested in corsets and getting fit for corseting? I have heard of waist training, too, but am not really sure how it works. Anyway, could love to hear from some more corset people!

astrophe 06-16-2012 09:03 PM

I have several for costumes -- never had a prob finding any even at plus sizes.

From cheapies on ebay to hipandcurves.com and beyond. I'd like to learn to sew my own though.


Shyanara 06-18-2012 06:22 AM

I had a steampunk dress as a wedding dress, with a custom-made corset. :smug:
And I have another corset I bought online which I wear for special events every now and then. But I've never felt the need to be particularly fit for wearing them... on the opposite: they improve your posture, and you never have to think about pulling your belly in or anything like that. ;)

But I'm not into waist training. I love wearing them every now and then, and I love the feeling of getting laced in, but not if I have to do anything but stand around as decoration... In the case of my wedding corset, it was fortunate my seamstress didn't make it as tight as I wanted, because it was a very hot day and I ran around a lot and in a tighter corset that probably would have taken its toll. But for waist training, they become a part of your life. I wouldn't want that for me.

SpangleMagnet 07-06-2012 07:11 PM

I'm interested in waist-training, but not in any serious capacity, and definitely not until I've lost a few more pounds! I just want to be able to wear beautiful, steel boned corsets.

Amaranth 07-11-2012 11:11 PM

Corset Story has plenty of plus size corsets, and they are REALLY, REALLY reasonably priced. I havent purchased one myself yet, but I have a few friends who absolutely adore them. They also have waist training corsets. If you dont see a corset you like on the "plus size" page, they actually make a lot of bigger corsets, you just have to look around for designs they are willing to make bigger (it will be in the "size" drop down bar, often with an added fee)

Hope that helps.

xirene 08-10-2012 06:34 PM

My reward when I reach goal is going to be a black leather corset. :) I decided on that shortly after starting my weight loss journey. And a pair of thigh high black leather boots to go with it, of course. :devil:

Jocee 08-30-2012 12:27 PM


Originally Posted by xirene (Post 4434042)
My reward when I reach goal is going to be a black leather corset. :) I decided on that shortly after starting my weight loss journey. And a pair of thigh high black leather boots to go with it, of course. :devil:

And of course opera gloves and a riding crop, but only to properly accessorize?

JasonsLea 09-02-2012 03:20 AM

I LOVE corsets! I haven't brought any because I'm too self-conscious to wear them now but I have tons of websites saved and many on my Ebay wish list. One of my rewards for reaching ONEderland is a pin up photo shoot with a beautiful corset outfit. :)

Hotaruchan 09-03-2012 04:44 AM

I'm buying this gorgeous thing as part of my Halloween costume when I get to 155 (a healthy BMI for me). I've been meaning to put together a steampunk outfit for years, and now that there's finally a chance of it actually looking GOOD on me, I'm jumping on it.

Psychic 01-15-2013 10:13 AM

Someone else who is into steampunk and renaissance! :)

I love corsets, but I do not own any currently. I simply don't have the money to dish out for one right now. As far as waist-training goes, it can cause some health issues. It can actually deform your ribs. Basically you make your corset a little tighter each day. Really not a good thing to do if you haven't lost weight to go along with the tightening.

Anyways, if you're looking for nice corsets, definitely check out Etsy.com. Find a seller that will customize for your proportions, if possible.

Pink Hurricane 01-15-2013 10:24 AM

I have ALWAYS loved corsets and steampunk-esque dresses. My wedding dress was a corset too, I have always been a sucker for corsets! So yes, I am a huge corset and corset dress fan, I love the way my waist is as it is always smaller than the rest of me, and when I get fit it looks even better. So one of my motivations for getting fit is definitely looking better in my corsets and getting to buy more!

Vanessa M. 04-02-2013 11:55 PM

I am definitely motivated by these things too! I want a small waist, even if I have to fake it in a corset, lol.

ghostly 04-04-2013 12:13 PM

I have a waist-training corset and I LOVE it, I LOVE the tiny waist it gives me, but I can't get it on and off by myself :( LOL. And I also have a hard time doing anything in it (mainly cuz I lace it as tight as I absolutely can)! I can't wait to put a corset on and lace it super tight and NOT have back/bra line fat hang over it *pouty face* but we'll get there! I'm a corset fanatic, where do you guys buy yours? I've got one from ebay thats really great, but it wasn't cheap!

Sprinkles22 05-03-2013 12:58 PM

I actually make steel-boned custom corsets...not super frequently, as I have little spare time, but I've made about 6 or 7 now for various people. It's important to remember that the smaller you get, the more difficult it is to maintain the amount of inches of reduction (with only a little waist training, I can get down about 6 inches. If I weighed 80lbz less, I'd only be able to get MAYBE two inches)

Also, a good custom corset minimizes a lot of the back fat problem. (Tough not entirely, of course)

lovely30 05-07-2013 01:47 AM

Once I get down to a certain weight, I'll be fitted for a custom corset. I'm not interested in serious waist reduction, but suppressing appetite.

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