About two weeks ago I was sent a Dita Black Satin Corset from Glamorous Corset. I fell in love hard with it within the first few minutes of wearing it. I learned more about wearing a corset in an hour than I thought possible.
The main reason is that this is a proper, authentic corset. It has steel boning (which prevents the corset from wrinkling and allows the corset to retain its shape and therefor helps you keep YOUR shape) as well as a generous amount of spiral steel boning which are the metal rings in the back for lacing your corset. With so many spirals I am able to customize my corset where I want it to be tighter. On big reason that I love this corset is because of how long it is. I can make it tighter on top without the whole corset being too restrictive. I can tighten the middle to cinch my waist even more without it constricting my torso.
The corset has a steel busk in the front of it which is what the hook and eye are attached to. This is the part of the corset that needs to work the hardest. I have had corsets in the past where the fabric tore at this part but this feels very strong. The hooks line up perfectly and fit very securely into the eyes. The alignment is solid.
Over the first week I seasoned my corset. Seasoning is when you wear the corset for a week or so for about an hour at a time to allow it to conform to your body. The first time I put mine on and fastened it, I expected this process to be the other way around. I thought it would be my body getting used to the corset. The first time wearing it I counted down the minutes until the hour was up. It was tight, it was wonderful. But I was getting used to it.
Over the next few days, I was able to wear the corset without the same feeling of tightness that I had the first day. I didn’t loosen the binding at all and I could feel both my body and my corset adjusting to each other. After a few days I didn’t really notice it all except that my posture was amazing.
Before the first week was over, I surprised myself by cinching the waist. After the first day I couldn’t have imagined being able to wear it tighter than it was, but it was true, the corset was adjusting to me. Of course, I was also learning how to wear it and getting used to it too, but I understood what was meant by the corset conforming to me.
Another perk was how I walked. I walked differently. My hips moved a little more and I had a little more… swing than usual. Wearing high heels forces you in a way to walk different, and a corset isn’t that much different. But when I combined stilettos and my corset… girls, I STRUTTED.
It takes about 7-10 days for a corset to season, and although I am beyond that period of time, I still wear mine for anywhere between two to three hours at a time, something I once thought would be impossble. I think my corset has conformed to me, but I am building myself to being able to wear it for a whole day. My “progress”, if you will, is going better and faster than I expected.
One of the intentions of a corset is to help create a curvier figure. This corset gives me more of an hourglass figure and a smaller waist. When I wear my breast forms and thigh pads it’s hard to believe that this is my body. This corset was the missing piece for a more shapely figure.
A corset can be intimidating and requires patience and dedication. In my experience this commitment has paid off tremendously. If you are looking for a beautiful corset that is not only sexy but versatile, consider adding this to your wardrobe.
Glamorous Corset has also provided us with a discount on all their corsets if you want to add one to your wardrobe. At check-out, use discount code HANNAH15 for 15% off all corsets.
Thank you to Glamorous Corset for this beautiful corset.