Not every female, or transitioning female, wants an extreme figure. Although there are some who see the feminine ideal in delicate waifs like Nicole Richie or Keira Knightley, and others who prefer the eye-popping proportions of ultra-curvy women like Kim Kardashian and Nikki Minaj, most of us prefer to be somewhere in the middle, with a trim physique that nonetheless exemplifies the hourglass model.
Unfortunately, most of us aren’t naturally blessed with the perfect figure we prefer. In one way or another, we have to work at it, and depending how different your desired figure is from the one you have, this can lead to some very serious frustrations, especially if you like a few cookies on the side, like me. Hey, I work out so I can eat what I want, even if only in small amounts! After 25 minutes of intense butt-kicking from Jillian Michaels, I really feel like I’ve earned that Oreo.
So…back to the matter at hand. How does a corset fit into the equation? Whether you’re contending with a slender, athletic build, you’ve got a few extra layers of fat over muscle, or you’re transitioning to femininity and fighting your body’s penchant to skew toward male attributes, you can achieve the feminine figure you crave with the aid of this supportive garment. How does a corset feminize the figure? Here’s what every woman at every stage needs to know.
Diet and Exercise
Okay, let’s just start with the obvious. If you want some control over your figure, there’s no denying diet and exercise play a role. Wherever you fall in the spot-training debate, the truth is that a slim waist and bulkier chest and legs are the beginnings of the hourglass figure. However, spot training is useless if you don’t engage in some kind of weight control with appropriate diet.
In some cases, this entails weight loss – in others, weight gain. The goal is to reach a healthy body weight so that you have the energy to exercise, as well as lead a happy and fulfilling life, devoid of undue deprivation, in the meantime. Of course, diet and exercise can only get you so far and then your results will depend on a number of factors like age, hormones, heredity, and more. What’s next? When Mother Nature can do no more, it’s time to trust in Father Fashion.
Customization Through Corsetry
If you’ve gotten as much as you can out of diet and exercise when it comes to feminizing your figure, it’s time to turn to material ministrations. A corset is designed with the feminine figure in mind, and while it’s geared toward a woman’s body, there’s nothing to stop both women and men from gaining the waist training benefits offered by high-end, steel boned corsets.
Whether you opt for off-the-rack options or you go for custom corsetry, steel boned corsets can help you to narrow your waist and accentuate your hourglass silhouette with a proper waist training regimen. For transgender females fighting narrow hips, a corset can often be flipped to better fit the figure. Consistent wear and a long-term plan are key to making the most of a corset. When you want to achieve the ideal feminine form, remember it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
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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…