How to put on a corset........

      How to put on a corset........

      So you're new to this whole body compression and figure shaping thing? It may seem to be a bit daunting at times having never even holding a corset in your hands. For kigurumi it is one of those go to items required to transform that shape of yours into a cute shapely anime girl :P

      Remember how hard it was to put on your first bra the first time you wore it? Well lacing yourself up into a corset is no harder and with practice, you will get better and quicker at doing it. To help all those kigurumi performers out there, cosplay wearers and those who want to begin corset training, I've put together a simple step by step guide to help you with putting on your corset.
      1. Before you put on your corset, loosen the laces so that you can put it on comfortably. Do not loosen the laces excessively as they will tangle and make it more difficult to tighten. A good rule of thumb is to loosen the corset to your natural waist size, i.e. my waist is 34", so I will loosen my corset to 34". The middle loops are called "pull loops"
      2. Wrap the corset around you making sure it's fitting in the right places and fasten the front busk starting from top to bottom.
      3. Once the busk is fastened, just make sure the corset isn't pinching anywhere and that it's resting comfortably on your figure. You might have to shift it around slightly to adjust it.
      4. Now, position yourself in front of a mirror semi sideways so that you can see your back and what your doing relatively easily. Hook your thumb onto the top set of criss crossed laces, pull slowly and evenly until you reach your desired tightness. Do not let go until you start to pull the next set of laces...
      5. With your other thumb, hook it onto the second set of laces from the top and pull. See how I've taken the slack out of the first set of laces? Now continue doing this with each set of laces working your way down to your waist where the "pull loops" are.
      6. Now that you've reached the "pull loops", to get out any remaining slack in the top rows of laces, pull the TOP part of the pull loops evenly and slowly
      7. When you have gotten out the as much slack as you could, pull both ENTIRE "pull loops" out to nip in the waist and to remove any remaining looseness in the upper rows of lacing.
      8. Now it's time to lace the bottom half of the corset. To do this, hook your thumb onto the bottom set of lacing, pull slowly and evenly to your desired tightness. Do not let go until you start pulling the next row of lacing.
      9. Next hook your other thumb onto the next row of lacing and pull slowly and evenly until your desired size. Notice how I've pulled the slack from the bottom row of lacing. Keep this up with each row of lacing, working your way up to the waist, each time alternating with each arm.
      10. When you reach the waist, to remove any excess slack from the bottom rows of lacing, pull the BOTTOM half of the "pull loops" and the pull both loops together all the way to nip in the waist and to remove any remaining looseness in the lacing.
      11. Then cross the "pull loops" over each other while at the same time pulling them. This will give you strong leverage to really bring in your waist.
      12. Bring the crossed laces around to the front and give one final pull to nip in the waist. Tie the ends of the "pull loops" in a secure bow. If you have very long laces, you may take those loops and hide them behind the bottom of the corset by simply stuffing them up in there :P
      13. The final product! The corset is securely tied at the front and the corset placed properly on the body. The back of the corset have even lacing, with no slack.

      Remember this is what I do everytime I get into kigurumi. besides all the other preparations. After a while it becomes second nature, Good luck and enjoy your new figure ^^
      A precaution on using shaping products including corsets, now called waist trainers and from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) no less:

      Waist trainers are getting women bent out of shape; ‘my insides felt crushed from the moment I put it on’

      Unlike a girdle or a pair of Spanx, which are worn for temporary smoothness, these trainers are often touted as weight-loss aids that will trim and shape the waist if worn throughout the day or while exercising. Fitness experts have doubts about any lasting benefits, however, and some wearers are calling them torture.​…boola&utm_medium=referral
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