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I don't know how many people still read this community. I bought my first corset less then a month ago from a lovely lady named Sonja who, at the time, worked for Silver Leaf Costumes. She told me her story of how she used their corsets to waist train (and as I said, she was lovely). Since I'm new on my 'journey' so to speak I was curious to here other people's waist training stories.

How did you get started waist training? How long have you been doing it? Also how did people you are close to react when you told them about it? Etc etc.

Personally, I only wear mine about 2-3 times a week. I don't plan on starting serious waist training until after the holiday craziness. Also it will give me some time to get used to the garment (Let's face it, I'm mostly a jeans and Tee girl. This is by far the most expensive and complicated garment I own).
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tightlacing and busks

Hello all, I'm a novice at tightlacing, so I apologize if I am incorrect about the facts. I'm posting because I have just purchased my first custom corset, and I was talking to an allegedly experienced tightlacer. I told her that the corset I purchased did not have a busk. She told me ' the busk holds the corset and helps to hold your stomach in. it gives the corset strength and durability, a corset without a busk is not for tight lacing. if you try it may rip. please do not tightlace with a corset without a busk it will only be a waste of time effort and money.'

Is this true? Should I ask the corset maker to include a busk? Note that the corset I ordered has double boning. Is double boning enough to ensure the strength and durability of the corset, if the bones are in the correct places and the corset is otherwise sound, if there is no busk? I just liked the way the corset looked without an opening in front, and assumed that the busk was only for convenience, and not support. If there are steel bones in the front as well as sides and back, that does the trick, no? If any experienced tightlacers have an opinion on the matter, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Hi there, my name is Ebony and I'm 18.

Recently I've become captivated by the practise of tightlacing/waist modification/reduction and after much deliberation have decided I want to try it myself, badly.
I've reviewed all possible health risks related with the practise and I believe it's relatively safe if performed correctly.

I have a few questions to ask anybody who has had experience doing this (that's a lot of you right? :3).
I'm probably going to have my corset custom made because I've already been advised by many to pay to have one made exactly to my shape for comfort and safety reasons.
I need to know the following...

Which would give me better results in the long run? - underbust or overbust?
Which is better in terms of comfort and visibility - underbust or overbust? (I'm leaning towards overbust atm)
When I recieve my corset how many hours a day should I begin wearing my corset for?
When I recieve my corset how many inches should I reduce my waist by to begin with and how much should I reduce it by in the coming months/years?
Can anybody reccomend a particular product I should use for dry skin? I've been warned about moisturizing regularly and would love to hear about experiences and opinions of moisturizing brands :)
Are there any particular exercises I should be doing in the time I am not wearing my corset?
I've been told that wearing your corset for extended periods of time can reduce your food intake and appetite (At 5'5 and 138lbs this can only be a plus right, haha). Can anybody tell me what I should come to expect from this? I'm not a heavy eater but how much food will I be able to eat at one time and would it be better to graze on healthy snacks throughout the day rather then eating large meals?

For now that's all I can really think of. If anybody has anything else to tell me; if anything at all I'd love to hear it.

Thank you very much x

Introduction and question

Hi, I wanted to introduce myself to the community. My name is Polly Perverse (taken from the Freudian term). I've been interested in corsets since I was a small girl. I own several at the present time. I have only recently begun more of a serious tightlacing regime and am easing into it. My question is this: what do you wear when you wear your corsets 23/7 or so. Does it affect your outfit choices at all?