CORSET KITTEN PIN UP #14
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Height 5 feet, 5 inches
Weight 106 pounds
Corseted Figure 34:17:35 (outside corset!)
History Began corset training 1993
Hobbies Corsetry and music
Dislikes "Egoism, diets, and hurry."
Fantasy "That everyone accepts corsets as a normal part of underwear."
Dream "That there is no hate between people and peoples."
Who am I?
My name is Sylphide and I'm a very normal young woman. One of my preferences is maybe somewhat extraordinary: I wear corsets. At present, I prefer not to reveal my identity because of some negative experiences in the past. I chose the pseudonym Sylphide. It designates a delicate female nature spirit once believed to inhabit the air - in analogy to the delicately laced female figure formed by the corset. And there was once a corset brand name La Sylphide.
What are my aims?
I would like to create a corset image which makes it possible to wear corsets as a common piece of clothing. It should be normal to wear a corset. The corset image should be quite similar to the bra image. I think that I as a corset-wearer can contribute to reach this aim by looking a bit girlish and 'innocent' and by signaling that I'm laced because a small waist is beautiful and dainty. In my opinion this strategy is the best, because it allows other ladies to lace without to be connected with prostitution. For a woman who wants to become a corsetee it is much easier to identify with someone who looks like the girl from next door than with someone who looks like a vamp or a prostitute.
What I don't want!
I don't want to establish a new world record for the smallest waist. A well fitting corset should be very tight, but the amount of waist reduction should not be so high that the proportions would be infringed. This is, of course, a matter of taste, but I think there are some general aesthetic principles which should be adhered to.
Why I wear corsets
I started at the age of 23. My boyfriend had noticed that I had a naturally small waist. He liked that and often dreamed how it was if it was even smaller. I also liked the idea. So we tried out how to make the waist smaller aesthetically. We took girdles of different materials. I'll tell you about one example: My boyfriend made one of leather with eyes and laces. We put that on under the clothes, i.e. under a wide skirt and blouse with a stretch belt under it. So the waist was extraordinarily small. But this method had a decisive disadvantage: The organs were pressed out under the leather belt so that it was ugly looked at from the side. Sometimes when the leather belt was all closed (49 cm) you could almost put a cup on my belly! I didn't like that! Nor did my boy-friend! So we had to solve the problem in another way.
One day my boyfriend asked me if I would be willing to try on a corset. The idea was new to me, but I agreed to do so. He was glad and said that he would get one for me to try. It took him several weeks to find out a contact address where he could get corsetiere addresses from. But at last he had made a contact and we ordered a corset from Voller's. It was supposed to have a waistline of 18 inches, but the one I received had many more inches. I must say that I could close it at once and that in didn't restrict me at all. We were all disappointed. Later we altered the waistline and some other features of the corset, so that it fitted much better and made the waist smaller. From that we learned a lot about how to order a corset. We concluded that it is much better to order a made-to-measure corset. And we picked out many features that are especially important and that have to be mentioned when ordering a corset. Of course we also told the corsetiere some things that are absolutely to be avoided when making a corset. Well, that is how I started corseting.
first two years I gradually reduced my waist from initially
(naturally) 25 inches to 19 inches now (17" at special occasions). My
natural waistline (without a corset) has decreased to 23.5 inches. In the
beginning I wore the corset only for some hours each day. I could not bear
it for a longer time. By the time, I got accustomed to wearing the corset
for longer intervals and after some months I could wear it from morning
I didn't like to put on the corset in the morning because after lacing it tight I had an unpleasant feeling for some time. After ten or twenty minutes, this feeling went away and everything was fine. But often I didn't want to get up in the morning because of the lacing and the resulting unpleasant feeling. Therefore I started wearing the corset day and night. In the first nights I had to loosen the corset several times, but after some nights, I could sleep relatively undisturbed. And in the morning, there was no problem anymore! Because my waist was not allowed to enlarge during the night, I had no problem in lacing the corset tighter an inch or two. This was necessary, because I had loosened the corset a bit before going to sleep. Now I am accustomed to continuously wearing the corset day and night and I only put it off to take a shower. It is not even necessary to loosen the corset before going to sleep and I have no problems with it, I sleep well. I guess that it has become a habit with me.
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