Day 7 of breaking in our corsets is here! I'm laced slightly looser than yesterday with a lacing gap of 2.25" and a waist measurement over the corset of 29.5". Today I've worn the corset for about 5.5 hours.
The muscles in my back feel perfectly fine even after this fairly long length of wear and I'm not feeling any uncomfortable spots of pressure from the corset's bones digging in. In fact the only spot of discomfort I have today is right at my waistline on my left side, which I know from experience is due to the corset being worn over my clothes and causing the hook and eye of my skirt's waistband to dig in. I am still getting a bit of overspill at the upper edge of the corset, but it has mostly migrated from the center back to the side back. This overspill certainly isn't helped any by the oddly bulging band of the borderline worn-out bra I have on today, but is well disguised by the extra fabric of my top.
The overall feel of the corset is definitely softer and more flexible than when brand new, but I still wouldn't call it fully broken in quite yet. While everyone may have their own personal criteria of what fully broken in consists of, for me it means being comfortable wearing the corset for a full 8+ hour day. Mostly this is because I prefer to stealth my corsets, or wear them underneath my clothes, and it can be pretty inconvenient to feel like I need to fiddle with or take off a corset in the middle of the day that is being worn in this way.
How's everyone's seasoning going so far? If you'd like to share your experience or have any questions, just leave us a comment below!
Would you like to read the other posts in this series? Check out the links below!
Announcment: Break in / Season your corset with Timeless Trends!
Part 1: Choosing your corset
Part 2: Why breaking your corset in is important
Part 3: Corset seasoning styles