|Worn above: The Morticia Corset in Cream by What Katie Did|
- The First Few Days: Lace-in and wear your corset for 30-45 minutes, after that, you can consider tightening it a bit. You should only wear your corset for 1 1/2 to 2 hours during this period. Repeat this process over the next several (3 - 4) days.
- What Do I Do During These 2 Hours? However active you'd like your lifestyle to be when you’re fully corseted, it’s a good idea to start practicing those activities while you’re seasoning your corset, especially if this is your first corset. It'll help you get used to performing actions corseted, things are definitely a little different. For example, try bending over haha.
- The First 10 - 14 Days: If you are planning on waist training or tightlacing, gradually increase your time in your corset over the first 10-14 days, don't jump in head first and start wearing your new corset for 6-8 hours every day. If you're patient, your corset will mold to your shape through the heat and pressure of your body, and it will be produce better results. Rushing can result in warping, ripping and corset gaps and no one wants those.
- After 14 Days: You should be fully seasoned! After this point, the amount of time you wear your corset is entirely up to you, whether you decide you're a casual corseteer or an every day tightlacer!
Some additional advice: I had a really hard time with this concept when I started - it's important to remember that you ordered your corset 4 -6 inches SMALLER than your natural waist, it's not going to close. This really bothered me in the beginning and every day after the seasoning process ended, I was checking to see how much closer the eyelets in the back were and how much of the laces were remaining after I laced myself in. Don't do this to yourself. This process is very "in your head." I really had to train my brain because your only "competition" is yourself, no one knows how much progress you've made but you and every little bit is a huge success, you're altering your body!
Please let me know if you have any questions about anything related to tightlacing! I'm considering doing a Q and A video so if you have questions, even if you'd already asked them and need a visual, ask away! Even if you cannot, for the life of you, figure out an easy way to get yourself laced-in (I've been there) let me know! I would love feedback so I know if I should incorporate anything additional into my next post. I want to make these as helpful and informative as possible.
Do you have any other questions about tightlacing? Already started the process or purchased your first corset, how's it going?