it poss should be more "i shall preserve my waist by not reclining on the chaise longue". and actual i happen to have a thing about steel boned corsets. i do own one but one day when i get some space, i plan to make one or three. i absolutely love old women's clothing. i also find those victorian adventuresses who journeyed across darkest africa and so on in full victorian dress and probably in proper steel boned corsets quite unreal. you know they started corsetting high born women when they were something like 8 yrs old. the reason they all used to swoon is not coz they were soft but because their internal organs and lungs were so compressed that they simply ran out of oxygen if they got stressed.Morning all. Preserving the waist sounds positively Victorian - I shall preserve my waist by reclining on the chaise longue. I rather hope it becomes the title of Seas' fitness thread.