The Poker Face of Corsets and Waist Training -1800s Fashion Comes Back in Style

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The Poker Face of Corsets and Waist Training -1800s Fashion Comes Back in Style

 

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Have you heard about the fashion trend waist training that has been around since the 1800s? See my face? I can’t sit, I can’t breathe… This is the goal for wearing a waist trainer– if you can wear it for 10 hours a day for at least 8 weeks. But how do you get through 5 minutes?

That’s when it hit me: If I wore a waist trainer for 30 days, would I look just like a Kardashian? WHO wants to look like a Kardashian anyways?

Putting on the waist trainer was enough of a workout for the first day. I don’t think my organs moved at all, and my health seems fine after I got it on. But who really knows what’s up with my insides anyways?

I have loved corsets since I was small and used to sell tons when I had my store. When I was a child, my grandmother wore one. I loved the flesh colour, the salmon satin, the lace. My grandfather used to have to put his foot on her back and heave ho..That was so romantic LOLOL

On to write about it LOLOL

Oh yes– #bringbackthestag

 

Ever hear of death by corset? According to one tall local tale a pretty twenty-two year-old was sitting in church when she was suddenly taken ill and carried out of the church to the minister’s house. Unfortunately, before her friends got to her she was already dead. Her cause of death?—her corset was too tightly laced.

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In a time when dentures were made from the teeth of the recently deceased, there was talk that there was great physical benefits of wearing a corset: Two women have mentioned in stories I have read that that wearing a corset has helped improve their asthma. The upper lungs and bronchi may not be fully open or utilized with very poor posture, and correcting posture using a corset may help to open up the chest, relax the windpipe and allow easier breathing. *asthmatics please consult with your doctor before trying a corset, as not everyone has the same experience

Death by burns for women were caused by a combination of open hearth cooking and the use of highly flammable fabrics in their clothes.Wearing corsets (even under your clothing, so no one is the wiser) was said to help you climb the corporate ladder, earn respect of yourself and your peers, help you understand how to make better economic purchases and help you appreciate the finer things in life – even if relatively nothing else in your life has changed. Were women really climbing the corporate ladder in those days? More like a library ladder.

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If they heard a clap of thunder following a burial it indicated that the soul of the departed had reached heaven– or other noises might have been caused by a too tight corset. For those questionable noises try minimizing gas productions when wearing a corset. If social situations allow for it, and you feel that you’re going to burp or pass wind, just go for it. Your body has this function for a reason, and trust me, you’ll physically feel better for it.

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McCarthy Sisters-Leeds County

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Margaret Larocque- Lanark

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Waist Training 101: Everything You Need to Know

 

relatedreading

Saved by Her Corset

It’s Electrifying! Dr Scott’s Electric Corset

Tales of the Chatteron House Corset — Queen’s Hotel in Carleton Place

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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