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Is a corset bridal gown a wedding do or don't, what do you think?
- Did you know that corsets started becoming a staple for women around the sixteenth century? Yeah up until that time, women simply wrapped themselves up with either torn bed linens, or cloth rags. The only reason women started wearing corsets in the first place, was because, they found them to be flattering for their bust lines. It was a great tool for accentuating cleavage, when there was none to be had. It wasn't until the Victorian era, did corsets start serving a bigger purpose in the wardrobe. Specially made corsets, which were made by a skilled corsetier or corsetière, were worn to help mold a woman's body into the notable Victorian, hourglass, figurative-shape.
- Another known fact about corsets is that men were once wearers of corsets too. Matter of fact, men have worn corsets throughout history, and for various reasons. The most common reason of course, was for medical purposes. Yes, men were led to believe that certain corsets could be made to, aid them in providing extra needed support for various physical malformations, and to help reduce any physical pain from overworked or weak muscles. Corsets back then were the modern day back braces of today.
- Back braces are often sported by men and women, who are forced to lift heavy objects for a living. The back brace literally supports the spinal column, by forcing the person to remain straight during the lifting process. However, despite all these facts about corsets, a corset is definitely defined by it's breasting duties. When a man thinks of a woman's corset, he is not envisioning a strong man pulling a bus or something. No..., he is envisioning a curvaceous woman wearing bustier lingerie, and accented with thigh high stockings. I guess it is because of this stigmata, corsets probably do not make for the ideal wedding dress. Then again, who's to say what is proper wedding attire, especially when the bride and groom are footing the bills?
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