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waist training

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Heidi of Strait Laced Dame, a corset maker, waist trainer, and corset educator. Connect with Heidi on her Instagram or YouTube channel to see more of her work. As most corset wearers will tell you, your very first corset opens up whole new realm of possibilities. The way corset enthusiasts approach lingerie, everyday clothing, and even our own gorgeous bodies is suddenly […]

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Disclosure: This product was purchased for the purpose of review by The Lingerie Addict. All opinions are my own. Most corset aficionados have heard of Vollers. The British corset brand pack some serious heritage, having been founded in 1899. Vollers’ website offers some fascinating snippets of their history; I love the fact that the company occupied the same factory space for over 90 years! All of the brand’s corsets are […]

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Disclosure: This corset was purchased by The Lingerie Addict for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. If you’re a corset fan, it’s likely that you’ve heard about the infamous Corsets UK/Corset Story. They’re a relatively ‘cheap’ corset brand, offering a broad range of corset styles with tantalizing 2-for-1 offers seemingly constantly.  Almost every time I’ve seen the brand name brought up, they’ve been bad mouthed. I’ve defended […]

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Within the corset community, corset seasoning can be a bit of a contentious issue. Among wearers and makers alike, there’s a distinct split between the individuals who insist upon it and those who think it’s unnecessary. For those outside the community, the phrase can be a little confusing. I know that when I first encountered the term my immediate thoughts were of salt and pepper rather than any kind of […]

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Today I’m here to put to rest one of the most common misconceptions about corsets. (No, not the lie about how terrible they are for you.) Many people seem to think the presence of steel bones is all that defines a “real” corset. Sometimes this is expanded to a specific number of bones, typically 20 bones, being necessary. But what does corset boning really do? And if it’s not the bones, […]

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