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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheydub View Post
    Ive been wondering this too!!
    I also waist train haha, I’m currently working on getting my 18” waspie closed and I’m about 1.5” away! Ha . I started with a 28” waist, but currently 24.5-25” uncorseted . My goal is an 18” conical shut. I almost have my 20” standard/conical shut ( ribs take longer) . But yeah honestly my biggest goal is probably owning every corset by mystic city LOL


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    That looks... extreme! What if you get pregnant? Baby has no space to grow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Jaffa View Post
    That looks... extreme! What if you get pregnant? Baby has no space to grow.
    personally, I'd be more worried about my inner organs. The liver, especially.
    "training" your waist to be smaller means continuously pushing your ribs into it.

    Just google "liver corset wearer" or some such.
    I don't want to link a picture, because it's gross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Jaffa View Post
    That looks... extreme! What if you get pregnant? Baby has no space to grow.
    You wouldnít wear a corset while you are pregnant ha. But so long as you do so properly and listen to your body, you shouldnít have issues


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    Quote Originally Posted by Merman Storm View Post
    One of the things I like about tail-swimming is the feel of the tail, the continuous hug it gives you. I've been wondering if I would also enjoy a corset. I finally broke down and got a men's corset from Orchard. The results:
    Yes, I enjoy wearing a corset.
    Corsets are made for people with very different shapes than mine. In particular, it is assumed you have a waist. That is, your waist measurement is smaller than your hips and chest. My measurements are not like that, being overweight. The result is I could not get the thing on properly, even with help from my wife. When it was snug at the middle, the top and bottom were flared out, no where close to touching me. Looking down at myself, it looked like I was standing in a flower vase the way the corset flared out at my chest.
    In desperation, I tried wearing it backwards, with the lacing in front. That works, sort of. I can tighten the top and bottom until the sides are less than an inch apart and conform to my shape, with a the gap in the middle of 4 1/2 inches. Its tight, but I can comfortably wear it for several hours and do normal activities.
    Obviously, this is an incentive to lose weight, and I am hopeful it is enough of an incentive.
    But, am I doing something horribly wrong? What should I be doing different, if anything?
    Were you recommended/sized by orchard? Itís normal to have gaps when you start. But you should season your corset first, just being consistent with the time you wear will make it fit better!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheydub View Post
    Were you recommended/sized by orchard? It’s normal to have gaps when you start. But you should season your corset first, just being consistent with the time you wear will make it fit better!
    Nope, just bought their largest men's corset. I usually wear it for 8 hours on any given day, maybe 3 days a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merman Storm View Post
    Nope, just bought their largest men's corset. I usually wear it for 8 hours on any given day, maybe 3 days a week.
    Ah okay, Iíd still highly recommend getting one custom made then:/ and work your way up in the hours you wear , but eventually the gaps should minimize


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    I thought I would not get a custom one right off, but first see if this was something I would enjoy. Then there is the issue of just what custom fitting can do. If I relax and take my measurements, my "waist" is larger, but a considerable amount, than either my hips or chest. With the corset on and lightly laced, those three measurements are all about the same. So that is one option: Get a corset that is basically a cylinder, with no waist constriction at all. But the contour of my back and sides is close to what you would see if I did have a waist, its the belly that protrudes. Not only that, but my belly is not soft and flabby, it feels more like a taught balloon of muscle inflated with excess fat under it. So I need sort of a "bent cylinder", and I have no idea how to get that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merman Storm View Post
    I thought I would not get a custom one right off, but first see if this was something I would enjoy. Then there is the issue of just what custom fitting can do. If I relax and take my measurements, my "waist" is larger, but a considerable amount, than either my hips or chest. With the corset on and lightly laced, those three measurements are all about the same. So that is one option: Get a corset that is basically a cylinder, with no waist constriction at all. But the contour of my back and sides is close to what you would see if I did have a waist, its the belly that protrudes. Not only that, but my belly is not soft and flabby, it feels more like a taught balloon of muscle inflated with excess fat under it. So I need sort of a "bent cylinder", and I have no idea how to get that.
    I understand! Id suggest researching a couple brands, finding the best that fits your style, budget, etc. then reach out to their customer service with your measurements Iím sure they can help you! Waist training is to help you get that defined waist. Many people start without one but gradually it all works out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Merman Storm View Post
    I thought I would not get a custom one right off, but first see if this was something I would enjoy. Then there is the issue of just what custom fitting can do. If I relax and take my measurements, my "waist" is larger, but a considerable amount, than either my hips or chest. With the corset on and lightly laced, those three measurements are all about the same. So that is one option: Get a corset that is basically a cylinder, with no waist constriction at all. But the contour of my back and sides is close to what you would see if I did have a waist, its the belly that protrudes. Not only that, but my belly is not soft and flabby, it feels more like a taught balloon of muscle inflated with excess fat under it. So I need sort of a "bent cylinder", and I have no idea how to get that.
    Finding some ďoff the rackĒ is always an option. Like just winging it off of the descriptions online or on the tag but then you risk the sizing and shape to not be right for you. Itís a bit of trial and error . that route is not impossible but definitely has itís pros and cons . Either way i hope you find what works for you! itís cool seeing other mers interested in corsetry!


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    I love corsets! Currently I'm making simple dresses, but making corsets is my goal. I've seen some amazing fabrics on https://tissura.com/, can't wait till I learn how to make them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echidna View Post
    personally, I'd be more worried about my inner organs. The liver, especially.
    "training" your waist to be smaller means continuously pushing your ribs into it.

    Just google "liver corset wearer" or some such.
    I don't want to link a picture, because it's gross.

    Oh you mean this "corset liver" ? https://www.instagram.com/p/BdzNiiqF...d=c4rn77jw3pyd

    Read the description and learn a thing or two about anatomy. Short answer: wearing corsets doesn't cause impressions on the rib due to them being unhealthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by falca View Post
    I love corsets! Currently I'm making simple dresses, but making corsets is my goal. I've seen some amazing fabrics on https://tissura.com/, can't wait till I learn how to make them
    Thatís awesome!


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