Monday, April 21, 2014
edwardian-time-machine:

►Corset Wednesday
Edwardian S-bend straight front corset. The Delineator, 1905.
Source

edwardian-time-machine:

►Corset Wednesday

Edwardian S-bend straight front corset. The Delineator, 1905.

Source

lostsplendor:

Cheers: French Postmarked Carte Postale, ca. 1910s

lostsplendor:

Cheers: French Postmarked Carte Postale, ca. 1910s

(Source: horntip.com)

Sunday, April 20, 2014
a-thelittledevil:

A Dark blog. Enter with Caution.

a-thelittledevil:

A Dark blog. Enter with Caution.

Dawn, Day, and Twilight, William Bouguereau

gatorbackradial asked: I wrote the light up the room comment last night / earlier this morning, when I was still anonymous. Wanted to sign up to tumblr to say I'm glad you adored it. Keep posting!

Oh, thank you for making the effort - both times. I’ll post as long as I can! >:3 have a good evening!

stoneandbloodandwater:

how to walk like a queen [x]

Okay so this shit is in my likes and it’s come across my dash a few times since but this is the first time I’ve seen it since the following happened to me:

One time I was in Manhattan and I had a lot of walking to do and I was bored and was thinking about this gifset and I thought, huh, lets try it. So I did and I was thinking queenly, murderous thoughts and trying to see if people were more willing to get out of my way when I walked like this and then, I watch a guy pass me, do a double take, then a triple take.

Then he engages me in polite conversation for a block or two, tells me I have beautiful hair, then asks me out of drinks. 

CHARLIZE THERON IS A SMART LADY BUT HER ADVICE IS POWERFUL. USE IT WISELY AND WITH CAUTION, MEN MIGHT START THROWING THEMSELVES AT YOU.

(Source: graybles)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

polkadotprincessmondo asked: Nope, I'm not. If you don't know what you're doing, tight lacing can and will injure you. And sometimes even if you do, it can injure you. And that is a hard fact, Google Amelia Bloomer. And, over time, it will change the shape of your rib cage. And people break ribs even in more modern and less constrictive corsets. I don't care if you want to wear a corset, but acting like you don't have to be cautious leads to broken ribs.

lucy-corsetry:

waistedlives:

itskarmagoshdammit:

Well of course you have to know what you’re doing.

Breaking a rib because of a corset is very uncommon. So far I’ve only read one account of it happening, and it was to a girl who didn’t know how to train properly and got a (apparently very strong) male friend to lace her into a corset that was too small for her ribs. I sort of doubt the story still, because I’m not sure that the corset she was wearing could have withstood that kind of pressure.

Broken bones, however, are another story. With cheaper corsets, they break easily. Actually, the fact that the steels in corsets are called bones is what lead to the common misconception that corsets often break people’s bones. Maybe that’s why you think broken ribs are a giant possibility.

And yes, some, corsets do change the shape of the rib cage, but it’s not a permanent change or even a dangerous one. Tightlacing can injure a person, but it’s not a given, especially if it’s done correctly. So, I don’t think I need to be cautious at all, I just have to be careful to not suddenly turn into an idiot.

I just want to say that my aunt once broke a rib from coughing too hard but I’ve been wearing corsets rather tightly for a while now and my ribs are fine.

It’s almost as if…..even pressure on the whole ribcage is actually fairly easy for the ribcage to deal with but sudden shocks to a very particular point can be very detrimental

"Broken rib" horror stories have been, more often than not, in reference to the corset’s “ribs” or boning, not human bones. Baleen (whalebone) and its substitutes reed and bamboo are all flexible and supple when wet, but once it dries out, it can become brittle and will snap under too much pressure. The snapping of the corset bone can be startling to the wearer, and shards from the baleen/ bamboo can pierce the skin.

Apart from whaling getting out of control, another reason that most corsetieres moved to steel after the industrial revolution was due to its resistance to snapping.

Not saying that nobody has ever broken a rib before, because I can’t speak for the MILLIONS of women who wore corsets and stays over the last 500 years, but the complaint of a “broken rib” is, as Sarah Chrisman wrote, “a problem for the seamstress, not the doctor.”

mpdrolet:

Storyville Portrait, c. 1912
E.J. Bellocq

mpdrolet:

Storyville Portrait, c. 1912

E.J. Bellocq

questionableadvice:

~ Spencer, Turner and Bolero, Ltd., 1898(click to enlarge)"Novelties in Ladies’ Golf Jerseys"

"very effective" :3

questionableadvice:

~ Spencer, Turner and Bolero, Ltd., 1898
(click to enlarge)

"Novelties in Ladies’ Golf Jerseys"

"very effective" :3


Martha de Villers
via Vintage Blog

Martha de Villers

via Vintage Blog

artmastered:

Barbara Kruger, Your Body is a Battleground, 1989, photographic silkscreen on vinyl, 284.5 x 284.5 cm

artmastered:

Barbara Kruger, Your Body is a Battleground, 1989, photographic silkscreen on vinyl, 284.5 x 284.5 cm

thelingerieaddict:

[New Post] Corset Snark Is Also Body Snark
"If you’re still in the dark, what I’m talking about it is not judging or calling someone out for: whether they wear corsets at all, their corset size, their natural waist measurement, the number of inches they compress, the shaping of their corset, how long they’ve been wearing corsets, what kind of corset they buy, how many inches they’ve shaved off their natural waist measurement, the reason (including a person) why they wear a corset, how long or how often they wear their corset, etc."

thelingerieaddict:

[New Post] Corset Snark Is Also Body Snark

"If you’re still in the dark, what I’m talking about it is not judging or calling someone out for: whether they wear corsets at all, their corset size, their natural waist measurement, the number of inches they compress, the shaping of their corset, how long they’ve been wearing corsets, what kind of corset they buy, how many inches they’ve shaved off their natural waist measurement, the reason (including a person) why they wear a corset, how long or how often they wear their corset, etc."

(Source: gouldbookbinder)