Greetings everyone! This week I feel like my life is finally out of Limbo - some projects are reaching their conclusion, and other big life events are finally in motion!
Broken Foot Recovery: I'm now 6 weeks into my recovery, and walking without crutches. I had an appointment yesterday and have graduated from the Air Cast to a much lighter rigid-sole shoe. My ankle strength (and my sense of balance) is not what it was, and I'll likely need a couple months of physio to build up my atrophied muscles again, but it is so freeing to be out of the boot!
Fire & Apartment Move:Last week I discussed the conclusion of the apartment fire. With now less than two weeks till my big move, I'm spending every spare moment outside of work organizing, downsizing and packing. I plan to start listing my destash / personal corset collection sale this weekend (first dibs go to my patrons).
Coincidentally, Ebay page updates are also winding down and Gallery updates are almost finished - so once I'm moved, I'll be able to spend September working on some new bigger projects! Read on ahead for what's new this week...
S-bend corsets were invented in the early 1900s (during the Edwardian era) and popularized by Gibson Girls.
At the time, the S-bend was thought to be healthier for the wearer as it placed less direct pressure on the front of the abdomen, and encouraged a “proud” posture where the shoulders and bust were thrust forward, and the bum was pushed back.
However, this corset style was later found to exacerbate lumbar lordosis (swayback) and thought to be worse for the spine when worn long-term.
I advise that S-bend corsets be used only when intended to be worn short-term or required for proper foundation under period clothing, but for any cosplayers, re-enactors, or history-bounders who find themselves in need of this unique turn-of-the-century style, this gallery is here for you.
Pictured here is a gorgeous soft peach, lace-trimmed S-bend mid-bust by Vozisova Corsets (Russia).
You're already familiar with the longline corsets with hip ties, but now we have adjustable hip ties for the standard length underbusts! If the longline is a bit too long for your tastes, and the Gemini is too curvy for your needs, this is the best compromise. Available in beige or black, or can be special-ordered in your favorite colors and fabrics. See all standard underbusts with hip ties here!
NOTE: We are at the end of my 1-year Ebay page experiment. Sadly it did not perform as well as I had hoped. We will slowly start winding down activity on this page, just cleaning up expired listings and perhaps adding new listings once a month instead of weekly.
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