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kazzercruise
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Quote kazzercruise Replybullet Topic: Corset & Posture Question
    Posted: 07 August 2008 at 8:20pm
Hi All,
I'm new to all things corsetry and just wondered if you could help with a query?
 
I'm 5'9" and been told that my posture is bad... years of working in an IT company slouched over a hot PC/Laptop! Would wearing a corset help with my posture, or would it push me into a worse position?
 
I would imagine, looking at the variety of corsets available, that most would produce that "S" curve that our backs etc should be in, but just wondered if anyone could offer some advice!
 
but I think this would mainly be for evening wear (on a cruise as my name suggests)!
 
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Quote Victorianlacing Replybullet Posted: 08 August 2008 at 2:47pm
Hi,
Working on an incorrect height screen and keyboard can cause a slouch in the lower back that a corset will sort out. If your shoulders are dipped forward it may not help the situation although it may help you stand a little straighter. With your height you do need to go for a longer than normal corset.
 


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Quote GothicTechie Replybullet Posted: 09 August 2008 at 9:01am
Are you 5'9 because of having long legs or do have a long torso as well?

Very few modern corsets curve the back (except extremely specialist custom made ones), most have rigid flat steel bones to keep it straight.
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Quote Zoggi Replybullet Posted: 09 August 2008 at 12:45pm
Originally posted by kazzercruise

I would imagine, looking at the variety of corsets available, that most would produce that "S" curve that our backs etc should be in, but just wondered if anyone could offer some advice!


The spine does have a natural curve, but beware of corsets described as "S curve" design. A true S curve corset does not produce a healthy posture, it forces the pelvis to be angled back, which puts pressure on the lumbar vertibrae. Try standing up straight, and stick your bum out as much as possible. Now imagine the corset will hold you in that position! Confused

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Quote Corsetheaven Replybullet Posted: 09 August 2008 at 1:43pm

Hi Karen and welcome to our forum.

As mentioned, a corset won't correct a curve in your shoulders as the back will sit just under your shoulder blades, it will however keep your spine straight and stop slouching which will improve your posture.

You are right to look for a longer line corset that will be suitable for your height.  In the Snobz range, the Elegance is 16.5" down the front centre of the corset, the Traditional is 17.5" and then the Banquet and Teaser are both 17" in length.

In the Vollers range V1844 and V1899 are both 17" in length down the front centre. 

Any of these corsets are suitable for people 5'8" and over but you need to consider the other measurements that the corsets are made to ie bust and hip.

If you would like to email your measurements to sales@corsetheaven.com I would be happy to advise which of these styles would work best for you.
 
All of these corsets are available in a wide range of fabrics, so if you are looking for something dressy we can cater for that but if you are looking for every day wear, they are all available in excellent quality duchess satin which can be worn either as outerwear or underwear.
 
Hope this helps.
 
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