Pre & During Corset Training, Waist Corset Care Tips
Taking care of your corset training corset is important because it is constantly under enormous pressure and the life span of the garment largely depends on how you maintain it. A good corset costs a pretty penny and takes time to break in, so you’re going to want to maintain it for as long as possible. With that in mind it’s important that you know how to store, mend and clean a proper corset trainer before you embark on your journey of corset training waist reduction. For more information and advice on the process itself, start on the main Corset Training page.
Wear Corset Liners Under Your Corset
The first thing you should make sure you’re doing, is wearing a corset liner or under corset top of some sort. Nothing degrades corsets like body heat and sweat. A cotton vest or tight T shirt work just as well as a proper corset liner and training your waist down to smaller and smaller sizes will put pressure on the fabric and seams of your corset trainer. Fabric weakened by constantly being exposed to sweat and heat is much more likely to rip.
Check For Wear And Tear
Speaking of, you’ll also want to check the seams of a corset constantly used for corset training waist reduction as it gets older, as they can split at the seams under the constant pressure. I would suggest a quick scan every time you take off your corset trainer and a more thorough monthly checkover of all the seams inside and out. You should repair any splitting seams by hand with needle and thread. Ripped seams are only likely to occur if your corset is a few years old, of bad quality, or you didn’t season it correctly, although training waist. A ripped panel is
How To Clean A Steel Boned Waist Training Corset
There will come times when you need to clean your corset no matter how careful you are with it. A great trick for spot cleaning is to keep makeup wipes on you when you go out (you can use non-moisturising baby wipes too), they’re extremely effective at removing small stains.
When the inside needs cleaning, take your corset to a dry cleaner; this is why it pays to have two. Not only can you wear them on alternate days to give each one a break and an air out, but you are not left corset-less if one has to be dry cleaned! Progress wise it can really set your training waist size back when you have to take a one or two day break.
If you can’t find a dry cleaner that will take a waist training corset with metal bones in, then if you really really must, you can hand wash in luke warm water with a little non bio hand wash powder. Make sure you fully wash out the soap and leave hanging to air dry somewhere with good air flow. Both sprung and spiral boning will degrade if washed enough, so keep hand washes few and far between even for heavily worn corset training waist corsets.
The Proper Storage Of A Corset Training Waist Corset
When storing a waist training corset it’s recommended you don’t roll them up, as this can ruin the shaping; instead you can lay them in a drawer or preferably drape them over a chair or trouser hanger where the air can get to them. I must admit that I lightly roll mine as i have a fair few, but they do sit loosely in a drawer and are never packed in tight. If you wear just the one or two alternately, you’re best to just drape them over a chair in your bedroom while you’re showering, exercising or sleeping.