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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2006, 04:26:35 AM »
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And as for corsets for men, when I see a large exposed "beer" belly on a man in shorts and a tank, I often wish that corsets for men were still in vogue.  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2006, 05:01:06 AM »
Maybe we should start a corset group and order corsets for ourselves.  Then we can really compare notes, instead of this discussion being a purely "armchair" excercise.  This now includes the girls as well as the beer bellies. ;D  One thing's for certain, it will help with portion control, especially for those of us here in the USA!  You simply cannot eat as much as you used to eat.
Think what fun it will be...  I see that the corsets are not that expensive if you order them custom made from waspcreations.  Well, cost is relative.  But taking into consideration what decent clothes cost nowadays, it's not that expensive.  What do you say Douglas?  Tell us a little more... ;D

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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2006, 05:12:44 AM »
That's an good idea! ;D While wearing corsettes we don't have to bother to think I look too fat and/or this clothe don't fit to me.. xD And in the meanwhile maybe our bearing would get better.. :P

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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2006, 08:11:01 AM »
I know that my posture could use some help.  No matter how straight we try to sit, the corset simply made that straight back straighter.

And as for portion control, elastic waitband pants are the downfall of all of us.  Try going out to eat in regular waistband pants and it is true that we just can't eat as much.

It hurts!

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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2006, 08:31:10 AM »
I have never even tried even wearing a reproduction of a corset, as Skandarsqueen did for Halloween, but it is always interesting to read about it. Certainly, it had its advantages. It fascinates me as a relatively gone by beauty custom, that had more advantges than people might claim. Footbinding is something that we really can't mourn, however. It had many meanings, but little advantages. Corsets however, had theire better points,  more than footbinding.
Certainly, many of our garments today that we wear openly, either would be classified by the Victorians as underwear, or they look like underwear- times have changed. And yes, some men shoudn't run around dressed like that with exposed beer bellies.
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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2006, 12:33:59 PM »
Dear Courtiers of the Realms:

The only time I ever wear a corset is when I reside at  our palace at Tsarskoe Selo.

At those times when I wear one of my Tsar uniforms I have to wear a very tight corset.  This enables me to appear in cinema films and publicity photos as I should properly appear in public.  

I learned this little trick when I was in the movies in Hollywood many years ago.  I played various parts that did require me to appear in a military uniform.  As I did not have the most perfect figure in those days the costumer did suggest that I wear a little belly corset to sort of put it all together.

But since those days I relax and just seem to forget about corsets and such....except when the news photographers are lurking around the palace.

I do understand that Pers desires to start a corset club..

Everyone have a nice day,

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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2006, 02:06:41 AM »
If you join the corset club....do you have to wear your corset regularly?  :o Special occasions are fine by me...but I simply wont put up with wearing one of those things for more than an hour!
Alixz is right, wearing tight fitting anything across the belly area, makes you feel satisfied very quickly...your stomach can only expand so much with a corset on!
So, I feel that this should be the headliner for the Corset Club...
"Corsets: Fashionable AND the new diet trick! :D"

I really cant come up with anything better....

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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #37 on: March 18, 2006, 08:03:11 AM »
Great!  I initially only suggested it as a joke, but if you guys and girls are serious, we can go for it. ;D  We can only benefit from it figure wise not so?
Under which heading should the corset club go?  Should it be in "discussion forum", or this one?  Maybe forum admin can give us the necessary advice, please?
My only suggestion would be that if we do it, we better get them custom made from any reputable corsetiere, instead of some reproduction, because it is not a good idea to do this sort of thing with a poorly fitted garment as you will be in constant pain like our friend SkandarsQueen! :'(  Then you DEFINITELY will not be able to wear it for longer than one hour at a time.

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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2006, 10:02:25 AM »
Please keep the corset discussions here under this thread. thanks.

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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2006, 07:38:26 AM »
Thank you Forum Admin.

There are three places we can order from: waspcreations.com; romantasy.com and darkgarden.net.

I suggest we study these and then decide for ourselves where we want to place our orders.  If any of you are aware of other sites, please post them. ;)

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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2006, 05:02:04 AM »
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Great!  I initially only suggested it as a joke, but if you guys and girls are serious, we can go for it. ;D  We can only benefit from it figure wise not so?
Under which heading should the corset club go?  Should it be in "discussion forum", or this one?  Maybe forum admin can give us the necessary advice, please?
My only suggestion would be that if we do it, we better get them custom made from any reputable corsetiere, instead of some reproduction, because it is not a good idea to do this sort of thing with a poorly fitted garment as you will be in constant pain like our friend SkandarsQueen! :'(  Then you DEFINITELY will not be able to wear it for longer than one hour at a time.


I WAS joking also.... ;) But if you insist....I have my old one in m closet.  ;D

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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2006, 02:33:30 PM »
Maybe we should start a corset group and order corsets for ourselves.  Then we can really compare notes, instead of this discussion being a purely "armchair" excercise.  This now includes the girls as well as the beer bellies. ;D  One thing's for certain, it will help with portion control, especially for those of us here in the USA!  You simply cannot eat as much as you used to eat.
Think what fun it will be...  I see that the corsets are not that expensive if you order them custom made from waspcreations.  Well, cost is relative.  But taking into consideration what decent clothes cost nowadays, it's not that expensive.  What do you say Douglas?  Tell us a little more... ;D

I know this isn't so much about corsets, and is more about Victorian underwear, etc if you will, but once I was at at this living history site where they pretend to be from the past, and I was wearing this shirt that was sleeveless, and looked like victorian underwear, it had embroidery, and it was white. It did look like victorian underwear, and when I wore it there, they made such a big fuss about it because we were supposed to be in their time during the tour of it, kidding me about it, and such, I thought it was amusing, but I decided after that I would be more careful about what I wore to living history sites, etc ( although I've never been to one since). I still have that shirt, because they were right, it does look like victorian underwear.. ;)

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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2007, 05:37:43 AM »
'some men shoudn't run around dressed like that with exposed beer bellies'

ALL men shoudn't run around dressed like that with exposed beer bellies! i prefer the fake corset tops arund nowadawys, a little more comfortable than the original whale bone stuff and a little more humane ;)

'Chinese footbinding was considered part of the sexual experience'

you didn't mention what i thought you would, apparantly chinese men thought that the smell coming from their wive's feet was an aphrodisiac ::)it also illustrated the power status. if you were trying to get away from your husband's advances for any reason, you couldn't becuase you wouldn't have proper feet to move away with

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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2007, 01:12:41 PM »
I don't think that fainting couches have been mentioned on this thread, but they were a piece of furniture that was used for ladies to lie down on, if they had fainting spells from corsets. I have read/ heard that anyway. I think they were a lovely piece of furniture, but that after a certain era, I guess they didn't have much use. ;) That's just a piece of trivia. If anyone has more info on this, please post.

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Re: The cause of fainting spells--CORSETS!
« Reply #44 on: January 25, 2007, 09:51:16 AM »
I think that is fantasy.  Women wore corsets throughout their lives and those that tightlaced did so on a daily basis for average 16 hours per day, if they did not sleep in them as well...  So, no need to faint if you're used to it, they might have fainted from something else.  If you were to tightlace yourself from a 30" waist down to 18" all at once, you will not faint from it, but you will certainly just about die from pain and discomfort! ::)