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Von Follies by Dita Von Teese // Valentine’s Day 2014 (x)
Photo (c) Penny Lane.
The ever gorgeous Dita ♥ I love the mood of this portrait. The colours are amazing!
Hello! You can theoretically waist train in either silhouette (hourglass vs wasp) as long as it’s comfortable. If you intend to train your ribcage so that it tapers (like Michelle Köbke’s ribcage), then it’s necessary to train in a conical/ wasp corset!
I personally don’t intend to train my ribcage, but I do have compressible floating ribs so I can wear many types of corsets with varying silhouettes. Aesthetically I like the wasp/ conical silhouette best, but I personally find the hourglass (with a rounded ribcage) more comfortable for long-term wear, so I switch them up.
What is considered ‘appropriate’ silhouette for waist training depends on your starting body type, your personal aesthetics, your comfort level and your intentions. :)
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