If you’re new to daily corset wear, you might have questions about what you can or can’t do in a corset on a daily basis. What you’re sure to discover pretty quickly is that a snug, steel-boned corset can limit your ability to bend and twist. This can impact a variety of activities, like tying your shoes, gardening, and exercise, for example.
The good news is that you can modify many activities or simply perform them when you’re not wearing a corset.
What about getting behind the wheel? Whether you’re commuting or running errands, driving is an essential daily activity for most people. Is driving in a corset possible?
The answer is a resounding yes, but your ability to do so safely and comfortably depends on a couple of important factors. Here’s what you need to know to make driving in a corset simple and successful.
Consider Your Corset Style
When it comes to corsetry, there is no shortage of styles to choose from. The main categories include overbust and underbust models, but you’ll also find options ranging from waspie to longline. There are also several kinds of shapes, waist springs, and features to consider.
When it comes to driving in a corset, shorter bursts are probably best. For starters, you need to be able to sit comfortably, which means that longline corsets are pretty much out of the question, since they’ll dig into your thighs when you sit (if you can sit at all).
For some people, an underbust model might be best, as it allows for a greater range of motion in the upper body. This can be helpful when you need to rotate the steering wheel, check your blind spots, and so on.
Adjust Your Car Settings
The captain’s seat in your car is designed for comfort, but when you’re wearing a corset, slouching really isn’t an option. The best way to ensure that you’re positioned for success is to modify the driver’s side settings.
You’ll want to put your seatback upright, instead of leaned back, and increase the lumbar support to help you sit up straight. You might need to adjust the steering wheel position and tweak the mirrors, too.
If your car has options for presets, simply lock in one for corset wear once you’ve achieved optimal adjustment.
Minimize Driving in a Corset
While you can drive in a corset and waist training should not unduly limit your normal daily activities, the truth is that you might not feel terribly comfortable driving for long periods of time in this compression garment.
If, for example, you have an hour-long commute, you might want to consider putting your corset on once you reach the office in the morning and taking it off before your drive home. You probably don’t want to wear it on a road trip.
With that being said, if you don’t want extensive driving to cut into your daily corset wear and disrupt your waist training regimen, simply consider wearing a minimal-coverage corset, like a waspie, that allows for more comfort and freedom of movement.
That way, you can continue to meet your waist training goals even when you spend a lot of time in the car.
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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…