The corset is a name of a Garment which was used by both men and particularly Woman in the era of Monarchs. The Corset was initially used to shape the body and due to its tighter nature, continuous wearing of the corset resulted in waist reduction. Later on the Corsets were used as a fashion dress and its usage become more frequent. Corsets have gone through many Eras and evolution. For example the corsets which were used in Italy were worn as an undergarment; however this was not the case in the Era of Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria where they were quite visible on the body of a woman.
The fashion of the corset has not concluded yet rather there are many different kinds or types of corsets which are still used nowadays. Though the modern corsets adopt the same Victorian or Elizabethan style however they are now more often used for fashion rather than waist reduction. The modern day corsets are not that tight if we compare them to Elizabethan Era.
If a corset is not designed properly and if the laces are much tighter then wearing it can become very difficult and uncomfortable. So much so that a simple task of going up and down the stairs or merely sitting on the chair can become gigantic. The doctors have also listed a lot medical issues related to wearing a corset which is too tight. Hence even in the modern era if one wants to wear a corset he or she must design it well and ensure that it is not too tighter.
Kinds of Corsets:
Although the modern day industry have developed many different kinds and styles of corsets and listing all those styles and types would not be easier for us here. However we will just describes the basics here. Traditionally there are only two kinds of corsets which are being worn. The type number one is called the “Corset dress”. This type is pretty similar to the normal corset however the only major difference is its length. It can be long enough to cover the legs (totally or partially) of the wearer. The second type of the corset is known as “Neck Corset”. This type is more linked with stays and many do not consider it a corset at all.
There are several advantages associated with wearing a corset. The advantages are as follows
- They can reduce the back pain
- They can contribute towards the stability of the scoliosis’s spinal curvature
- They have the ability to conceal asymmetries
- Trigger points can get relaxed by the usage of corset
We hope that this article will give a clear insight to our readers about corsets. The subject is huge and a lot can be said and written on it. However to make it easier for our readers and the general masses we have kept it brief. We hope that the article will serve as a good source of knowledge enhancement for our readers.