Pre & During Training, Waist Corset Care Tips
Taking care of your waist 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 training corset before you start to corset train. For more information and advice, start on the main Corset Training page.
Use Corset Liners
Firstly you should make sure you’re wearing a corset liner of some sort. Nothing degrades fabric like salty sweat warmed by body heat for hours on end. A cotton vest or tight T shirt work just as well as a proper corset liner, which is essentially just a tight, stretchy tube of cotton.
Check For Wear And Tear
You’ll also want to check the seams of your corset for splitting as it gets older, and repair any splitting seams by hand with needle and thread. This is only likely to happen if your corset is a few years old, of bad quality, or you didn’t season it correctly.
How To Clean A Steel Boned 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!
If you can’t find a dry cleaner that will take a garment 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.
The Proper Storage Of Training Waist Corsets
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. I must admit that I lightly roll mine as i have a fair few, but they do sit in a drawer and are never rolled tight. If you wear just the one or two alternately, you can just drape them over a chair in your bedroom while you’re showering/exercising.