Introduction to Corset

Corsets are pieces cut into multiple panels, joined by numerous seams and structured with rigid rods to ensure that the part does not deform under the tension of the reduction practiced in the perimeter of the waist. It has the function of correcting the posture, giving abdominal support and outlining prominently the contour of the waist.

What Are The Advantages Of Using Corset?

The corset has a profound effect of body re-education. Its firm structure improves posture, shapes the body and effectively reduces measurements, thinning the waist up to 10 cm and reducing the accumulation of fat in the abdominal region. The piece also aids in diets, as it forces food control and reduces the so-called “high stomach.”

Our pieces are divided in two main lines: the one of daily use, call Tight Comfort, with basic designs and that privilege the comfort and the lightness, and the fashion, ideal for parties and more glamorous events, that focuses on the beauty of the piece and the wealth of detail. Both lines are designed to shape the body, providing strength, comfort and a perfect fit.

Introduction To Elastique

Elastique is an exclusive creation of the brand Madame Sher Corsets. Result of the extensive experience of the brand coupled with the commitment to offer customers a more malleable and practical use and abuse! Inaugurates the concept of elastic Corset, because its tension, support and silhouette power surpasses all market straps, and inserts this accessory in the context of the high performance of the pieces of the classic corsetry, even without straps and other very rigid structures.

The History Of Corset

The corset is present in women’s wardrobes for over 300 years, but it was only in the late 70’s that literally gave the back over and used to be the show. If you are interested in knowing the historical details of this piece, read our article here: (link Juliana text)

The Practice Of Tight Lacing

Tight Lacing is the international name given to the practice of wearing progressively fitted corsets in order to reduce a few inches in the waistline during use. Even if it is not intended, this practice may inadvertently reduce the user’s waist even after the piece is removed.

Waist Training is the practice of making this daily use to permanently reduce the waist circumference. In Brazil, considering the lack of knowledge about the subject, the creator of the brand Madame Sher, Leandra Rios, popularized the use of the term Tight Lacing to refer also to training.

What Is The Best Model To Start Tight Lacing?

Training underbounds should be shorter from the waist up so as not to interfere with the thoracic expansion during breathing and not to project the breasts during the periods when the tight lacer is sitting.

The most comfortable model, without a doubt, is the Waist Cincher on canvas. This type of corset presses only at the waist, leaving the chest free. In the first phase of training, adapting, it is very important to opt for a lightweight and comfortable model. This model is also perfect for sleeping.

In cases of fat accumulation in the region of the flanks and ‘double waist’ should be opted for a Vertical Waist Cincher or Classic Underbust.

Care And Contraindications

Training for the definitive reduction of waist measurements requires a lot of care, including medical follow-up and compensatory exercises for the muscles that spend part of the day supported by the corset structure. Waist Training requires Spartan discipline in order to enjoy the benefits of bodily change without succumbing to the potential physical damage that irresponsible and uninformed use can bring.

How Many Hours Per Day Should The Corset Be Used?

Usually using the corset for 6 to 8 hours daily is sufficient, ensuring results from two weeks. You can use the corset longer, as long as the abdominals are done in the same proportion. The very prolonged use of the corset tends to reflect in loss of muscle tone of the abdominal region, which is compensated by specific exercises, preferably with the assistance of a specialist.

Is It Necessary To Consult A Doctor Before Starting Training With The Corset?

Yes. It is essential to consult a doctor before starting the training to know if there are no contraindications in your case. In addition to the initial consultation, which will verify possible compromises of internal organs, circulatory, spine, respiratory and other problems, it is important that there is a half-yearly follow-up with an orthopedist.

How To Choose The Model

The choice of the corset model should be based on the intended use. The corsets for fashion use have no restriction of model and material, and can be chosen according to personal taste. You can choose from the designs of the website, send your own design or request a re-reading of international models. If the purpose is to reduce measurements through daily use of the corset, the appropriate models are the UnderBusts or Waist Cinchers. In this case, opt for fabrics and finishes in natural fibers such as cotton. Also take into consideration your body type: Corsets with diagonal panels give better support to the lower belly and are especially recommended for women of mannequins from 40. Parallel panels value lean women.

We offer assistance in choosing the ideal model for each body type. Just write to out with a photo of the trunk, its measurements, summary of the daily routine and objective.

How To Place Your Order

We accept orders from all over the country, which can be made directly by the website. For this modality of order, it is necessary to send the complete measurements by email.

Residents of São Paulo and visitors have the option of being attended personally in the atelier, in the neighborhood of Paraíso, where they can taste the models, receive instructions for use and take their measurements.

How To Take Measurements

For the success and comfort of the corset, it is very important that the measurements are taken correctly.

Taking measurements for the corset is a simple task. They should be taken without slack, but be careful not to squeeze. All corsets are adjustable back, but still it is important that the measurements are correct so that the piece has a perfect trim. If in doubt, ask a seamstress for help or send us an e-mail.

Bust-circumference of the bust at the height of the nipples

Thorax – circumference of the line below the sinuses.

Waist – two fingers above the navel.

Bowl – four fingers below the navel.

Hip – broadest part of the body

Measure A begins at the waist line and ends a little below the basin line

Measure B begins at the chest line and ends at the waist line.

Also tell your height, weight and bra number.

How To Dress The Corset

If it is a daily use model make sure to protect your skin before wearing the corset, this can be done by wearing a cotton tube with a bit of lycra called liner. The liner is made in the average length of an underbust and marketed by our brand in sizes P, M, G and GG, in beige color. The liner should be worn a smaller number than that of blouses so that by adjusting the corset on it not over fabric folds.

The Whole Process Must Be Done In Front Of A Mirror, To See If The Adjustment Is Being Made Correctly In The Necessary Points.

Before dressing the corset open the lashing of the back to the maximum, without undoing the lower knot.

Place the corset open around the body and snap the front latches. To facilitate this task you can lightly tilt the busk on the right side and position it on top of the pins. First insert the central catch and then move to the ends.

Turn your back to the mirror. If you are wearing a protective back panel, position it properly by stretching it over your back before you begin to adjust the corset.

In the middle of the mooring of the back there are two links. Pull them with your thumbs. It is not necessary to make much effort. Take the cord by the bottom of the link and pull it up.

Wrap the wire in your hand for more firmness in the wrist and continue pulling until you adjust the bottom of the corset. Be careful not to over-tighten the region to avoid holding blood.

Now do the reverse process. Find the top of the link and pull down. Continue pulling until the corset is perfectly adjusted to the chest, without overeating.

A tight corset in the chest can cause enormous discomfort, mark the skin more than a bra and even make breathing difficult.

Now turn your attention to the knot of the waist. The main adjustment is done after the first knot is given, pulling the cord to the sides with force. This knot is the secret of the perfect corset setting.

Use And Conservation Tips

Avoid using the piece directly on the skin, especially for long periods. The use of a mesh or second skin tube helps to protect your skin from the friction and its corset from perspiration and body waste.

Do not stack other pieces of clothing on your corset, try to keep it in our box or packed with a fabric bag.

Do not use the string tied around the waist to avoid warping the piece. This practice deforms the fins and wears the fabric around the waist.

Models with pre-molded bump require special care: some of them have metal structure embedded in the bias to firm the neckline. Be careful not to deform this structure and always adjust it as soon as you wear the corset, for a beautiful piece trim. Wash your corset by hand, using mild soap, preferably on a warm day, to dry quickly. Never use a washing machine or a centrifuge. Do not twist, just squeeze the piece lengthwise to draw the water and let it dry naturally. Never try to bend your corset or iron it.

Leather or varnish models should be cleaned with a damp cloth and airy from time to time. You can also apply body moisturizer on the leather with soft cloth to regain gloss and softness, or use specific products of conservation of these materials. Synthetic varnish corsets can be washed occasionally.

Models of brocade, pure silk or embroidery should be dry cleaned by a reliable laundrette experienced in this type of piece.

Other Doubts

What Is The Importance Of The Front Closures Of The Corset?

The front clasps make a big difference when it comes to putting your corset, because with them you do not have to undo and redo the complicated back strapping every time you dress it. So you can dress yourself and quickly without needing help.

Do All Corsets Have A Back Strap?

Yes. Every real corset has a back strap. This mooring depends on the correct fit of the piece, which must be made by the waist, unlike the imitations, where the lace is given in the lower back of the corselet or bodice.

What Is Liner?

Liner is a knitted tube (93% cotton and 7% elastane). The function of the liner is to protect the skin from direct friction with the corset and corset of perspiration and body waste, thus decreasing the amount of washes necessary to maintain the hygiene of the corset. You can order liners along with your corset. Available in nude- $ 50.00 pair. Tips

Change liner daily in summer

Use the liner on the wrong side so the seams do not mark the skin

Never use screen corsets without liner

When wearing jeans, attach the liner slightly below the panties to prevent the corset from straining the waistband of the clothing against the skin.