The Skinny on Corsets

"Masuimi Lady F, and extra on the set of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” writes about her experiences with corsets: “Do you like pain? Trying wearing a corset.”

Less of a whiner, is Karin Bohleke, a member of Civil War Dance Associates from Gettysburg, who says “it is not difficult to breathe in a corset and the longer you wear it, the more comfortable it becomes.”

For a more fascinating view of these glorious garments and their history, read The Controversial Corset. Not only are there pretty pictures, but the author questions assumptions made about the corset’s “dangers” and it’s demise.

Right now, Big Girls’ Bras has a sale, on bustiers (including sizes up to DDD!) — Take 10% off your order. Use coupon code: idaho. This offer expires July 31.

For those who want to put their DIY skills to girlie pursuits, here’s a tutorial on making corsets with things found around the house. (Hit ‘next’ for all the supplies and steps.)

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