I often get asked about the after effects of long term corset wearing. Historically speaking corsets were worn from a much younger age than we would ever recommend (we don't recommend regular wear of a steel boned corset under the age of 16!) and were designed for a much more intense and progressive waist reduction. Though later on, particularly towards the end of the Victorian era, diary extracts from young women reveal more than just a few secretly slipped the stays out of their corsets to make them more comfortable especially in summer!
Some people worry that wearing a corset everyday could lead to muscle wasting or inefficiency if you do want to stop. It crossed my mind that my back pain could return if I stopped wearing a corset everyday but the last time I wore a corset was my wedding day nearly two years ago and the pain I used to get has not returned, I think wearing the corset for that long made me develop new habits that have stuck rather than returning to my bad old ways of twisting between machines as I worked. Even without the back pain I am still very keen to get back in to a corset and the front lacing will be my first choice.
Here are a few examples of front lacing corsets we have recently had for sale, click on each image for more information.