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  • #16
    Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
    So letting your abs atrophy (and assuming back muscles) isn't harmful?
    People imagine the extreme fashion silhouette was the norm, but in fact, only a small % of the population could afford to dress like that. Most women had work to do. Their corsets/stays/bodies, whatever they were called in their period, were the equivalent of bras. Without modern stretch fabrics, it took some engineering to hold the breasts securely. In some periods, the garment functioned a bit like a weight-lifting belt during heavy labor, as well. If you speak to modern women working on living history farms today, some of them actually like their under-armor better than a modern bra.

    That 16" waist look is creepy though. I'm thinking it's something like a very focused sort of anorexia.
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    • #17
      I read that Jessica Alba did the corset thing for three months after being pregnant to get her figure back... Weird. It obviously does something. Though this German woman had an ultrasound of her stomach done and her digestive tract her stomach had been squished into an unnatural position, but she doesn't believe her doctor. She also can't eat a normal-size meal, because the corset constricts her stomach.

      Originally posted by LauraSB View Post
      That 16" waist look is creepy though. I'm thinking it's something like a very focused sort of anorexia.
      It kind of reminds me of those women who get HUGE breast implants... It's kind of body dysmorphia?

      Originally posted by fifer View Post
      Do people find it attractive?
      I'm sure there are - there are always people out there who find the extreme attractive. Extreme thinness, extreme fatness, extreme makeup, extreme boob jobs...

      I like corsets and the hour glass shape, but these pictures make me sad. She looks artificial.
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      • #18
        Her figure looked much better before
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        • #19
          Originally posted by OutdoorAmy View Post
          It really is. I like the look of corsets too, but not to this extreme. I'd love to have one or two for the sake of wearing period costumes (former theatre major here) . . . but I couldn't ever do it to the point where it's more than 2-3" smaller than my natural waist. Reminds me of the pictures back in the height of corseting from the 16-18 hundred, where women's ribs and internal organs were just so completely out of whack.
          I used to cosplay, and a lot of the costumes I made involved a bodice of some kind so I had a steel-boned corset made to wear under them--cinched in my waist a few inches, and made my scoliosis seem to disappear (not sure if it actually straightened my spine but it sure looked like it did). It looked awesome.

          As for the subject of this thread, it may not be harmful, but I find the way it causes the ribs to curve in more and the organs to be pushed downward kind of disturbing. I think if I found that happening to me, I'd freak out and stop.

          I don't know if there's much of a point to what I'm saying, just musing I guess =P
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          • #20
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            • #21
              I'm pretty disgust by the fact she is severely damaging her body for aesthetics, reminds me of feet binding. Her body though.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Silvergirl View Post
                That looks awful. I would love a waist though. I am pretty straight except for boobs LOL. that pic looks a bit odd though, could be a bit photoshopped.
                I don't think it is. Here is a video of her without the corset on. It's already small, and that's without being constricted...

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                • #23
                  I've considered this off and on for years. now that i've had a kid and won't have another, hmmm. . .

                  i'm thinking. . . not htis small of course. . . but from 26 inches down to 22? that might be cool.

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                  • #24
                    omg, that is nasty.

                    16-inch waist would look fine on a very petite person.

                    When I was pregnant, I was advised by traditional older women to bind my abs and hips immediately after birth for 6 months to keep old figure. The corset thingy was so uncomfortable I gave up around 10 weeks later. Oh well, larger hip makes waist look smaller

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Cyborcat View Post
                      I do like the look of corsets, but going to that extreme is nuts, IMO.

                      Also, it's interesting seeing what a 16" waist actually looks like. I remember in Gone With The Wind (movie), it's mentioned that Scarlett has a 16" waist, and I remember watching that and thinking, "REALLY? That sounds tinier than it looks." And I was right.
                      Scarlett's waist in the movie at least was 18.5 not 16. (Until she had a baby when it went to 20)

                      This woman is a idiot.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by lea View Post
                        Scarlett's waist in the movie at least was 18.5 not 16. (Until she had a baby when it went to 20)

                        This woman is a idiot.
                        I was about to post the same thing. Gone With The Wind is one of my favorite movies.
                        I am actually amazed it only took 3 years for her body to adjust like that.


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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                          I've considered this off and on for years. now that i've had a kid and won't have another, hmmm. . .

                          i'm thinking. . . not htis small of course. . . but from 26 inches down to 22? that might be cool.
                          You should be able to get your waist down to that point simply by lacing up a corset that is properly sized.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by lea View Post
                            Scarlett's waist in the movie at least was 18.5 not 16. (Until she had a baby when it went to 20)
                            That's right. I'm bad at remembering numbers and I think I confused it with her age at that point in the movie. Only a 2-inch difference, tho--it'd probably look about the same.
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                            • #29
                              There's a lot of weird body mods out there that are a lot more permanent, disfiguring, and common than this. Anybody who is appalled by this probably ought to stay safe inside their bubble.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Aldergirl View Post
                                I don't think it is. Here is a video of her without the corset on. It's already small, and that's without being constricted...
                                Ahh! Tks, I think it looked more that way because she still had her corset on for that. Eeeek!
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