Corset FAQ

Finally.. it's here! I'll update this if more comes up. I always respond to questions on Instagram but then it piles up on Tumblr and emails. Much easier to link back to a post rather than type up an essay every time!! ** I can only recommend Orchard Corset because it's the only brand I've used. **

Are you wearing a waist cincher and can you work out in it?

I don't wear latex cinchers but I've seen some people wear those and work out in it. If you want the body modification then you must buy a decent quality steel boned corset. Not a latex "corset", not a fashion corset or anything with plastic boning.

When did you start corset training?

This was back in January of this year.

Where did you buy your corsets at? 

I currently have only owned Orchard Corsets. I wear the CS 411 because I'm barely 5'2" with a torso of around 10" or 11". It was under $70 with a coupon code so it's really inexpensive in comparison to other brands.

What corset would you recommend for me/my measurements? 

Orchard Corset has AMAZING customer service and they can help you choose a corset to fit your measurements/height. You can use the contact form on their website :)

How does your body look without the corset? 

My silhouette only looks extreme while I'm wearing it. Your body goes back to normal when you take it off. It's not permanent. Wear it for long hours and long term, you will notice your waist cinched in slightly.

Have you lost any inches yet? 

I noticed I had lost an inch from my waist within 3 months. Now I range in between 1 or 2 inches with the corset being off for 10-15 hours.

How many pounds did you lose? 

Zero. Some people drop a few pounds or more just from changing their eating habits. A corset compresses your body and this could make you feel full quicker than normal. You also have to drink more water to stay hydrated.

Are you doing the corset diet?

Nope.  This video on it is great.

What is your process like? 

I season the corset within 2 weeks and wear it for 6-8 hours then more. I tighten it after 30-60 minutes depending on how I feel. I never over-tighten because I want comfort. One day I can cinch down a lot and the next, I'm too bloated and don't want to push myself.  I also don't tighten as much as I can handle and wear it like that for 1 hour. I'll rather work my way up and be able to wear it for longer periods than one hour.

How long until you can see results?

It's different for everyone. I saw a small difference with my waist within 3 months. That was wearing the corset for at least 10 hours 5-6 days a week. I began my little fitness journey at the end of June and I feel that gave me a boost in appearance

How do you breathe in it?

Like normal. The corset doesn't compress your lungs ;)

Can you sleep in your corset?

You can if it's comfortable to you. I personally don't find it to be.


How do you have time to waist train?

I'm self employed so I work at a desk most of the time. I would recommend  waking up early or waist train in the afternoon for 1-2 hours while you season. The corset will form better to your body and also look+feel less stiff. It will be much easier to conceal underneath clothing.

How do you hide your corset from showing? 

There's several ways you can hide your laces. Youtube has a ton of videos on that. I found it much easier to hide my corset when I went down a size. With my first size, you can see the edge of the corset in tight clothing. Wear something slightly loose and just put a belt over it.


You can read more about corseting and brands on Junebugs and Georgia Peaches and Lucy's Corsetry

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