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Dark Garden

Dark Garden is a icon in the world of corsetry. Founded by Autumn Adamne (a.k.a.  “The Godmother of Modern Corsetry”) in 1989, Dark Garden helped to bring corsets back into modern consciousness. Previously seen as either excruciating torture devices or comically outdated underpinnings, Dark Garden helped to restore prestige and dignity to corsetry. They are one of the great corsetry houses, and their reputation is rightfully world-renowned. However, Dark Garden’s […]

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The craft of making corsets is a rich niche in the world of fashion: hand-craftsmanship and attention to detail allow for both a uniquely personalized and exquisitely made result. Is making corsets an aesthetic art, a feat of engineering, both, or even something more? The Case for Science Fitting and assembling corsets is a unique skill set. The underlying anatomy of the wearer must be carefully considered, fabric grainlines and […]

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The corsetmaking community, in my experience, strives to be very inclusive. In making a product that is both intimate and highly customized, corsetmakers work with not just a full range of body sizes and shapes, but also a diverse array of  gender and sexual identities. A corset has the potential to be a powerful garment for a trans woman. A corset’s advantages lie most obviously in its physical effects, by […]

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As a corsetmaker, I am thrilled by the wave of prospective waist trainers with whom I’ve been coming into contact. In a marketplace crowded with such a wide array of product offerings, it can be confusing to know which to buy in order to begin waist training. Many of these garments aren’t even functional for occasional wear — the words “suitable for waist training” on a product page are not […]

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I always recommend to waist trainers that they invest in more than one quality corset for best results. Of course I realize that a good corset is just that — an investment — and buying two or more corsets at a time can be cost prohibitive. Once you’ve determined that waist training is really for you, here are my top four reasons why you should go ahead and get that […]

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