Last week, we discussed five myths about the dangers of corsets. Clearly, there are many untruths that circulate about corsets, but the topic got us thinking about the many benefits of wearing a corset. From strengthening back muscles to reducing menstrual cramps, there is much to be gained by wearing a corset.
Corsets Shape Your Abdomen into An Hourglass Figure
The most well-known benefit of corsets is that they are the only garment that can shape your waist into an hourglass figure. However, be aware that in order to reach this goal, your corset must have steel bones. These bones work similar to braces for teeth by working with your body to achieve the much-desired hourglass shape. Every corset in our collection is fitted with spiral and flat steel bones. To learn more about waist-training and how it works, check out our FAQs.
Corsets Reduce Your Waist Size
Waist-training will reduce your natural waist size, and although results will vary with the individual, the “rule of two” is a good starting point for beginners. This states that wearing your corset for two hours a day for two weeks will lead to a waist reduction of up to two inches. With all the delicious holiday food around this time of year, we can all benefit from that!
Corsets Help Correct Bad Posture
Bad posture starts out as a bad habit, but can lead to back pain, migraines, stomach cramps, and more. These days, more people than ever suffer from bad posture due to time spent sitting at a computer or hunched over their phone. Wearing a corset will make you stand and sit up straight without even thinking about it. Over time, your body will become accustomed to the correct position.
Corsets Can Help Avoid Back Injuries
Contrary to popular belief, corsets are not uncomfortable, but they do limit your mobility. For those of us who often fall prey to common back injuries, such as forgetting to bend at the waist or lifting with our back instead of our knees, this can be a huge plus. When wearing a corset, your midsection is restricted, which prevents all sorts of moves that cause injury.
Corsets Strengthen Core & Back Muscles
When you first start wearing a corset, you may notice that your back and core muscles are a bit sore. This is to be expected, as your body is getting used to sitting and standing in a new (and more correct) position. As these muscles strengthen over time, you should notice an increase in strength and posture.
Corsets Help With Back Pain
One of the most common forms of back pain occurs in the lumbar region of the lower back. Corsets help to correct this by providing lumbar support. While there are many products on the market designed to support the lower back, none are quite as effective as a corset.
Corsets Support Heavy Busts
A big reason that many women suffer from back pain is a heavy bust. Also, let’s be honest, bras can be uncomfortable as heck! Overbust corsets kill two birds with one stone by making it unnecessary to wear a bra. Many of our large-busted customers tell us that they’ve never been as comfortable as they are wearing a corset.
Corsets Can Help Prevent Migraines & Headaches
Some of the biggest factors for migraines and headaches are slumped shoulders, bad posture, and heavy busts. These elements combine to create tension that often presents itself in the form of a headache. Wearing a corset beats the problem before it even gets started by eliminating these factors.
Corsets Reduce Menstrual Cramps
Corsets do compress your organs, but, despite popular belief, the compression is minimal and does not cause damage. That said, the compression can help keep menstrual cramps at bay by reducing painful uterine contractions.
Corsets Are a Fabulous Fashion Accessory
With all these health benefits, it can be easy to forget that corsets are also a fabulous fashion accessory. Whether worn under or over clothes, they’ve given countless women (and men) renewed confidence in their bodies. As you’ve learned in this article, wearing a corset isn’t about trying to reach some impossible standard of beauty – it’s about feeling good, looking good, and living your best life!
Here, we’ve provided ten of the top benefits of wearing a corset. If corsets have helped you in ways that we didn’t mention, let us know on Facebook or in an email. We want everyone to know just how great corseting can be!
My name is Rachel, I am the owner of Glamorous Corset, a small business founded by me in 2010. Back In 2005, I was in a car accident that left me with a herniated disk. Much to my surprise I learned steel boned corsets were beneficial to several medical injuries including mine. I was always intrigued with corsetry, their history and their beautiful aesthetic. I love sharing knowledge about corsets, educating my wonderful readers and breaking the negative stigma related to corsetry. In combination with my years of research and personal experience I hope my articles are useful and can help anyone who has struggled with some of the same things I have. More about me…