Q:I understand that True Corset products usually are from Playgirl. Being that I live in an area where I can only purchase things online, I was wondering if the True Corset retailer could be trusted enough to use their corsets for waist training, thank you.
While their corsets look nice enough, and certainly curvy enough for a pleasant tightlacing experience, I can’t see anything that I’d mark out as a definite waist-training corset. Has anyone else had experience training with this brand?
As always, the tried-and-tested brands for affordable waist-training are Orchard Corset and What Katie Did. I hope at least one of them delivers to your area! If neither of those appeal, there are some recommended retailers here, although not all will sell training corsets.
Best of luck!
Except not. Please learn French and read the actual article before making claims based solely on photographs.
Lucy prevails again!
Excellent info (and I love that the corset I own from her was used as an example, teehee).
Don’t forget that nice photos don’t always mean you’ll receive a good quality corset. Photo theft is a serious problem.
Also, websites selling flimsy lingerie will often try to convince customers that they’re selling authentic tightlacing corsets, but showing them complex-looking size charts.
Corset shoppers might be interested to read my advice on how to spot a fake corset.
Thinspo is just the tip of the iceberg.
CRACKED. Why?! Why?! Virtually everything in that section is absolutely fucking erroneous and propogandized nonsense courtesy of Victorian sawbones. You know, those guys who were still having other people dig up corpses (see Bierce’s definition of “grave”) to figure out how the body fuckin’ worked. The dudes who altered x-rays to fit their hypotheses. They’re clearly still qualified to be considered valid sources in this day and age.
And, uh, a lot of people partake in this “insane pastime” today with no harm done to themselves or their bodies - just like with tattooing or piercing one’s body. Take a gander through the waist training tag and you’ll see plenty of evidence of women andmen wearing these garments. Corsetry is a form of body modification, even today, and, like all forms of body modification, must be practiced responsibly - but it is in NO way inherently harmful.
You’re better than this, Cracked, come on.
^ This! Thank you plightofthevalkyries. The only reason that my corset is going to be a health concern for “E. O’Connor” is because I’m going to take my corset off and thwack them upside the head with it.
A Bit of a Break
Hi there, Corset Army!
I’m finding myself very busy at the moment, as I’m still moving house, and working more hours over the holidays.
I’m going to be posting less frequently until further notice. Until then, I will try to respond to submissions or questions when I can, and make posts when I find the time.
In the meantime, why not browse my archive of corset comparisons for some happy reminders of fakeries past?
And don’t forget, when shopping for corsets use caution and know how to spot a fake.
Dracula clothing ripoffs (not specifically corsets)
http://draculaclothing.com/military-steampunk-dress-p-668.html?osCsid=4369n1gnmncb62m72vr5b8l921 the original is this http://www.fanplusfriend.com/servlet/the-902/Gothic-Steampunk-Shirring-Back/Detail
Pretty convincing! It’s possible that I’ve found some Dracula Clothing corset copies too, although they seem to be taken from pictures of corset customers rather than from the website itself.
Unless dates can be provided I wouldn’t be too sure about those. F+F has accidentally copied other people in the past (they hired an unseemly designer who was selling the same designs to several companies) and it is also possible that they are both getting clothing from the same distributor.
While the two steampunk dresses looked like different attempts at the same design, the lace shirt looks pretty much identical. Perhaps it’s a little of both?
Q:the first time i ever bought anything from Dracula clothing was a little skirt/bloomers. And from what i found what they do is buy it from the original place and then resell it as theirs. Never buying anything from them again unless i know it's not stolen
I’ve got no completely conclusive proof that any company in particular functions as an unrepentant fake-monger, but it’s always good to keep your wits about you and do some careful research when buying clothes and accessories. x
This is a particularly shitty case of watermark removal. As you might be able to make out from what remains of it, this picture is stolen from Versatile Corsets.
The link above leads to an eBay page, which is undoubtedly selling a fake of the Versatile corset.
The fake, by the way, looks like this, and is made with vastly inferior shape, materials and construction.
(Thanks to lucy-corsetry for pointing this one out)
Versatile corsets vs Ebay listing
Found this in the Corset tag here on Tumblr: http://brasthongsandcorsets.tumblr.com/post/66714317380/x
It’s the Teese overbust from Versatile Corsets. If you look closely at the photo of the fake corset, you can even see that Versatile’s watermark was partially erased. Original photo here: http://www.versatilecorsets.com/order/index.php?l=product_images&p=154&i=504
Thanks, I’m on it! x