Saturday, November 10, 2012
Benefits of Wearing Corset - Why Every Woman Should Wear It
Since I moved here in Singapore, I've started wearing dresses since almost everyone I bump into wear one. Whether it be in the MRT, in restaurants, at the office or at the mall. Doning my usual get up which is conspired of jeans and t-shirt simply seem to put me out of place.
However, since most dresses were designed for petite women, I struggle in finding a dress that will complement my curves (because I refuse to call myself fat ;) and most of the dresses available are either too short or too tight for my body type.
No, I don't want to undergo any physical hardships and programs to lose weight simply because I don't have the time to and don't feel the need to. So I thought I'd turn to corsets.
Corsets have long been used as an accessory for aesthetic purpose in the fashion world. They were designed to give women an instant feminine hour glass figure, to emphasize certain areas of the body, and to distribute the weight of heavy dresses.
So while I was at Ang Mo Kio Hub yesterday, I dropped by Triumph, a trusted name and the leading manufacturer of women's underwear, lingerie, sports bras, swimwear and night clothes.
The saleslady named Coco immediately approached me and asked if how she could help me. Of course she can! I asked her to direct me to their shaping collection and she then proceeded to get my measurements. I tried several items before deciding on a black corset.
After a whole day of wearing it yesterday, I feel that every woman should own one. Below are just some reasons why:
Benefits of Wearing Corset
1. Corrects Posture
Corsets help minimize back pain and correct posture, to help those with past injuries (e.g. car accidents, slipped discs), neurological disorders (e.g. tics, ataxia) and autoimmune disorders (e.g. osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia).
2. Control your diet
Converse to the previous point, many women have been able to overcome their eating disorders and learn to embrace and celebrate their curves by wearing a corset. Many have gained and maintained a healthy weight, since their girth and eating habits are “controlled” by the corset.
Corsets can boost the self-image of those with low self esteem, and encourage a greater notion of self-worth – this can apply to those with poor body image and those who have been emotionally abused.
Corsets improve a person’s carriage and give the wearer a certain poise – the air of confidence, high self-esteem and assertiveness, whether or not they may feel confident that day. This body language – straight posture, chest high, shoulders back – silently demands respect from others.