Corsets 101 – An Essential Guide

After hundreds of questions from women keen to find out more about corsets to benefit their own health and back issues or fashion and fancy dress needs, I thought I would put together this Corset 101. I must stress that proper fit is key, and that is what this blog hopes to address. I also hope to help people who are new to corsetry to avoid the many cheaply made and ill-fitting products online that are often called ‘corsets’ but are often not corsets at all.

Jasmine is Quirky and Curvy

Jasmine of Quirky and Curvy is a flame-haired vintage and retro lover, gamer, blogger and self-proclaimed geek with ‘goth tendencies’. Jasmine dropped by to chat vintage, body positivity, the ‘real woman’ trope, and the links between vintage and goth culture, and to share with us some beautiful, previously unpublished images by Russell Thomas.

What is ‘waist training’ and does it cause weight loss?

There have been a lot of headlines about ‘waist training’ in the news lately, and with that has come a great deal of confusion, misinformation, moralising and some sensational claims. Many in the vintage and retro community have asked me about it, so in this blog I aim to cover some of the issues and direct readers to further information.