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The practice of wearing a tightly-laced corset to achieve extreme modifications of the figure and posture and/or experience the sensations of a very tight corset
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When my father once stood on the lecturer's rostrum, and delivered his excellent discourse, called "Medical Hints to Maids and Mothers on Tight Lacing and Teething," the benches were left empty by the ungrateful women of England, who were not in the slightest degree anxious to feast their eyes on the sight of a learned adviser and respectable man.
There is no torture about it, for tight lacing is out of fashion, and we have nice, sensible things nowadays.
The corset, with its rigid stays and tight lacing, helped women achieve the extremely small-waisted silhouette idealized during the Victorian era, but the garment was impractical and cumbersome under shorter dresses made from lighter fabrics.
The shop's inventory includes tight lacing and prom corsets, burlesque waist trimming and bridal corsets as well as ones resembling those that were worn in the Victorian and Edwardian times.
Everyone craved an hourglass figure, and corsetry helped achieve that through tight lacing which hoiked in the waist, prompting concerns from doctors about the impact on women's health.
She translated her love of body modification into the world of corsetry and tight lacing.
Tight lacing interferes with back muscles and long-term wear can cause serious malfunctions and damage to internal organs.
By the mid 1800s, doctors began steping up their campaign against tight lacing, citing a myriad of health problems--even death--caused by corsets.
Though tight lacing was probably never so bizarre as cartoons of the day suggest, then as now there was much talk of fashion victims.
When glued to the foot side surface of the shoe tongue, along with tight lacing, the back and forth movement of the foot can be reduced.