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Whether you’re waist training, thinking of waist training, horrified by waist training, or perversely fascinated by it, there are a lot of myths, misconceptions, and outright lies to wade through. In no particular order, I’d like to cut through a bunch of the bull. The Myth: A corset needs at least 20 bones to be suitable for waist training. The Truth: Boning maintains vertical tension in a corset, otherwise it […]

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Each year, the modern crop of corsetieres continues to blaze new trails, revisit forgotten Victorian concepts, and refine their individual signature aesthetics. The increasing sense of community and accessibility of corsetry training via such educational efforts as Foundations Revealed and the Oxford Conference of Corsetry certainly have had a hand in this reinvigoration. Here are my theories for what we have in store for 2015. Waist Training has been steadily […]

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Disclosure: This blog post contains an affiliate link. In online corset communities, there’s a lot of talk about “real” corsets. The current latex shaper craze has definitely exacerbated this. (Spoiler: Those aren’t corsets.) But what is a “real”/”authentic”/”true” corset anyway? I find this sort of denomination to be muddying rather than clarifying, personally. Partially because, while I may not like them, even bad corsets are still corsets. There are also some […]

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This article is intended as a starting point. I am not a doctor and TLA is not a medical blog. This post is not intended in any way to replace a trained healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor if you think medical corsetry may be right for you. The relentless stream of anti-corset propaganda, which often takes place in the form of concern trolling, can be especially frustrating to me […]

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