Hello Friends! This is me-Michelle, and I'm here to talk to you about wearing corsets on a more daily basis. As I've traveled around the country attending renaissance festivals, I've noticed that most of my customers are really closed into this little mental box where they can only wear this type of garment alongside a peasant blouse, some manner of skirt, bloomers, and usually a pile of those dang raccoon tails (will someone remind me of what they mean? The period nazis told me that in the renaissance times, people wore them to keep the fleas off of them, thus the fleas would "flee" to the raccoon fur that they were wearing.....however, to me that seems like wearing high heels made of pork chops so the rabid, angry wolves will eat the pork rather than your feet....?...???). Anyhoo, no matter how many times I urge customers to just wear them with jeans, they always give me that look ...the same kind of look you would give a sales girl trying to sell you sugar-free, calorie-free cheesecake that makes you burn off a pound for every piece you eat. You just don't believe them worth jack.
Here's my basic equation for wearing your corset and not getting nominated for a contestant on "What Not To Wear" (By the way, that show has helped me lose weight. I watch it while I work out on the treadmill, and since it's an hour long, I get an hour of fast-paced hill climbing every single day! My favorite episodes are the ones where the girls are REALLY resistant and think that the professionals are full of crap. I get really angry and probably burn more calories while watching them!). So, (drumroll) it's just like you see in the pictures-1 pair of awesome jeans+1printed or plain button up shirt+ 1 corset from Damsel in this Dress +1 pair of sexy high heels to match the corset. Throw in a funky bold necklace, and it's like you have serious style, courtesy of me. ;) I got this fantastic shirt from Express, and MAN ALIVE, they have well-fitted button up shirts. If you've never tried one, I would highly suggest giving it a shot. They have lots of well-placed darts through the shirt, and even a bigger-chested girl like me, who likes to wear beautifully shaped bras, can wear this shirt and not having the stupid buttons gaping. Anyway, I did want you guys to know that I have three different colors of pinstriped suiting, all in subdued hues, and these make for EVEN BETTER day-wear corsets, because those muted tones make them less ostentatious. I will be making corsets out of the pinstripes I have, and putting them on etsy within the next week or so, and you can check them out! Thanks for your support, and thank you for helping me make the women of this world get more in touch with their sensuality and femininity!