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How to a incorporate a corset into your wardrobe

Monday, 14 March 2016  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

There is a certain air of mystique surrounding corsets which can sometimes lead somebody who would like to wear a corset to not experiment with them at all.  Here at Vollers Corsets, we are here to tell you that a beautiful corset can very easily integrate into your day to day wardrobe and work seamlessly with your style. The diversity of corsets means that they can be worn as both underwear or as outerwear.  Perhaps you’re looking to wear your corset for an event or celebration, or simply looking to improve your posture at work. Related: The physical benefits of wearing a corset However you choose to wear your corset is your choice. The overbust corset lends itself well to being worn as outerwear, especially when paired with jeans or...

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CONICAL CORSETS

Monday, 07 March 2016  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

So, we’ve all got Madonna to thank for making cones and pointy bits fashion must have’s then? If only. Popular belief states that, by drawing attention to herself by wearing such a design made her something of a pioneer in the contemporary rebooting of the corset. Yet, in truth, she was, as is so often the case, merely the harbinger of a repeat trend, one that had, on this occasion, not been seen-but had certainly been done before. Without all the accordant fuss. Our favourite undergarment did enjoy the fruits of the new and very widespread exposure she gladly gave it but the outfits that she wore had more to do with a nod to  the Renaissance period in history rather than the renaissance of the corset...

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Atsuko Kudo and Latex

Monday, 07 March 2016  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

As a name in fashion and design, Atsuko Kudo’s does not dance off the tongue as smoothly or with as familiar veneration as that which may greet a Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani or  Donatella Versace. Yet, if that is the first time you have heard that name and seen it so comfortably bracketed alongside those fashionista superstars then, rest assured, now that you have heard it once, it will not, in all likelihood, be for the last time. And that pending familiarity will, in this case, breed not only respect but admiration for this hugely iconic Japanese fashion designer whose creations in latex have not so much created a buzz in all the right circles since she first came onto the scene in 2001 as...

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The physical benefits of wearing a corset

Friday, 04 March 2016  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

Having risen in popularity throughout the sixteenth century onwards, corsets have long since been worn for the purpose of waist training, for emotional relief and as statements of style. Going beyond aesthetic appeal, corsets can also provide physical benefits by helping heal injuries, improve core stability and control ongoing ailments. Corsets and posture… There’s no such thing as bad posture when wearing a corset, as slouching simply isn’t possible. A quality waist training corset provides rigid back support and is particularly effective for those who work in offices where neck and shoulder pain is common through repeatedly hunching over a keyboard and remaining mostly sedentary. By wearing a corset for a few hours a day, posture can be corrected, thus releasing the tension around the neck and shoulder...

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The Daily Mail Vs Corsets

Wednesday, 02 March 2016  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

Whisper it quietly, but the Daily Mail has taken the moral highground again.  With a typical mix of personal opinion and prejudice combined with factual anomalies, old wives tales and a generous sprinkling of general naivety. Their outrage has, on this occasion, been aimed squarely but somewhat unfairly at the corset. We therefore feel honour bound and compelled to respond to the accusations and mistruths that have been levelled at the corset within the article. It’s author, Dr Suzanne Lipscombe forcibly argues that the corset, in all of its shapes and forms, can be harmful to the wearers health. Amongst the charges that she lays squarely at the corsets door are that it, “diminishes lung capacity and produces dyspnoea or shortness of breath”, adding that long term use of...

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Corsets for men: Choosing the right corset for you

Friday, 26 February 2016  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

Historically the use and wearing of corsets by men was not an uncommon practice. Since the 1800s, corsets have supplied rigid back support for activities such as horse riding, not to mention the hugely desirable silhouette of accentuated, broad shoulders and a narrow waist. Today, male corsetry is as popular as ever, whether you’re a man trying to exaggerate the masculine figure, looking to achieve a more feminine silhouette or wearing a corset to support back problems as the infamous Andy Warhol did. The male figure and corsets The male anatomy is significantly different to that of a female, a factor that needs to be taken into account when choosing a corset. Typically the male waistline falls lower than that of a female and the torso...

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LOOKING AND FEELING GOOD

Thursday, 18 February 2016  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

More than ever before, we live in an age where looks and image is everything. This contemporary infatuation is primarily down to the ever growing influence that social media has on both the social and working life’s of millions of people across the globe whose populace seem completely and utterly devoted to detailing the mundane and humdrum in exquisite detail. This means that the minutiae of their day to day lives are regularly exhibited on the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; an obsession that shows no sign of ebbing away in the same manner as other worldwide crazes (remember Friends Reunited?) have in recent years. Much of this is down to the advent of the 'selfie', the self-portrait photograph that is typically taken by either a...

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5 minutes with burlesque artist, Scarlett Flame | Vollers Corsets

Thursday, 18 February 2016  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

We spent 5 minutes catching up with the showgirl blending retro burlesque with a modern edge. Scottish burlesque artist Scarlett Flame tells us why you don’t need to look like Dita Von Teese or be a trained dancer to become successful in the world of burlesque and how her performances, which are accompanied by a punk band, are received by an audience. When did you first discover the world of Burlesque? And when did you decide you wanted to make being a part of the industry your job? I can't remember when I first became aware of burlesque. My Godmother used to call my Mum Josephine Baker (her name is Josephine but she doesn't resemble her in any way) which of course meant I was intrigued by...

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