I spent the better part of my teenage years laced into the tightest bodices I could bear, all which were made deliberately 4 inches to small with the help of my friends and some good old ducttape! As I got older and my ex took control of my life I slowly stopped wearing them and going to events where they were considered acceptable attire. I slowly melded into the life of a suburban Stepford wife and a life of jeans and t-shirts. Always lusting after the retro dresses, missing my big poofy swing skirt dress with the painted on dancing corn which mysteriously disappeared, and watched as my bodices and chemises were discarded.
Over the past few years I have slowly reclaimed my bright red lipstick and for a time even my high heels (the higher the better), but then this long never ending winter arrived where the only shoes that one could even think about wearing out of doors looked more like what an Eskimo might don than what you might find on Jessica Rabbit.
But with the spring finally deciding to show itself, I discovered what I think I have secretly been longing for. A corset. All of those dresses I could wear so easily as a teenager no longer worked with my momma body. My ribs had spread, my tummy was squishy and everything just looked not so nice…
After I read extensively about it, I decided to bite the bullet and order my first one from Orchard Corset. While I eagerly awaited it’s arrival, I subconsciously no actually I was just really bored) looked at every woman I saw and thought you know 85% of women would probably look much better with some kind of supportive undergarments on. Myself not being the exception.
I laced up for the 1st time on Monday and oh my Goodness! I feel like my clothes fit so much better! And I truly feel like I might be finally be able to get back to the fashion style which I have loved and missed for so many years!