The corset is designed to enhance the feminine shape and make the natural curves of women more prominent. It is used to cinch the waist and give more emphasis to the bust line, thus giving women a sexier body shape and making them look more attractive. However, women who are beginners in using corset often complain about various issues that they face. When you properly follow all the instructions that come with your corset, you do not experience any such problems. Unfortunately, this is what most women tend to ignore. There are some common corset issues and it is important for you to know how to solve them.
The problem of tight lacing, or tightening the laces of a corset too much, can restrict the ability of women to breathe in comfortable. If your corset is tightened too much, it will only allow the upper part of your lungs to be filled with air while the bottom part will be filled with mucous. Due to this reason, some women develop a persistent cough. Many women were known to faint in the 19th century due to their inability to breathe well. Smelling salts could commonly be found in most homes due to this reason. When you put on your corset for the first time, do not tighten it immediately. Pull it close enough to pull through the cotton beneath the lining. This will prevent you from getting pinched.
If you wear a tight corset over a long period of time consistently, it can also cause damage to your internal organs. The intestines, stomach and liver can go out of shape and the corset can also have a harmful effect on your digestive system and result in heartburn. A low-waist corset can also put the bladder under pressure and lead to bladder infections. There can also be problems of constipation due to pressure over the intestines. In the 19th century, physicians could often find some women finding it difficult to bear children due to organ compression. The worst issues result from wearing a corset each and every day.
While the corset is on, it can actually push the organs further inside the body cavity and into the regions where they cannot be commonly found. Over a period of time, this can damage the association between the tissues and organs within the body. There can also be compression of organs like kidneys, spleen and liver. The organs can move away from their original position. During the Middle Ages, health issues resulting from corset wearing were quite common as women were largely ignorant of such problems. In present times, however, women are more conscious and aware about their health. Naturally, the modern women wear corsets only in a limited fashion.
When you wear a corset that fits properly, you can eat foods in normal amounts without feeling any restrictions. However, a very tight lacing can hinder your capacity to consume foods in a normal manner. Eating can become uncomfortable due to wearing of too tight clothes. Similarly, a too tight corset can squeeze your stomach and flatten it abnormally – thus preventing its proper functioning and making the eating process too uncomfortable for you. In olden days, women often suffered from a lack of nutrition due to inability to eat properly when corseted. Such issues can be prevented by wearing corsets of the correct style and size for your figure. There is no way that you would have to put with discomfort in your corset with the many styles and sizes that are available today.
Posture and Movement
Wearing a corset for a long time can also affect your back muscles which support body posture and help you to execute tasks like picking up things and bending over. A tight corset can lead to reduction is muscle size and eventual deterioration. Loss of muscular strength in the region can make women unable to carry on usual duties without being corseted and result in lower back and postural issues. You should remember to carry on your waist training in stages over a long time so that you do not suffer from any physical problems. It is essential for you to do this as tightening the corset too fast can only cause damage to the outfit and also make your suffer injuries in the process.
Using corsets over a prolonged duration can also lead to many gastrointestinal issues. Tightening these outfits too much can crush the stomach and misshape the internal organs, pushing them out of their natural position. Regular wearing of corsets can also make the bowels suffer a lot and make them change into a “V” shape from their usual shape. In worst cases, some parts of the intestines are actually excreted from the body. This problem is known as muco-membranous colitis. You can avoid such problems by not tightening the laces too much, and doing so only over a period of many weeks and months when you are comfortable. It is essential for you to moisturize your skin prior to wearing a corset each and every time. Moisturize the whole area so that no dry spots are left. This is a simple task which can ensure that the process of wearing the corset can be comfortable and easy for you.
This is a disorder which arises when a body is corseted very often. Over a period of time, the stomach muscles start to atrophy due to the reason that they are not allowed to normally function. The corset hinders some of the functions performed by these muscles. The weakened abdominal muscles lack the strength and tone to engage in usual functions properly and execute them in a normal fashion. They also look extremely unsightly. Women are often unprepared to take the effort and time required to put on their corsets properly. Glenard’s Disease can be avoided by taking your time to tighten the laces and not hurrying with the process in a few days or weeks. Make sure that you pick the right corset for your size and shape and wear it properly.