Although corset is known as a detail mostly worn by women for beauty purposes, it may also be worn by men, as it has a medical function as well. This style detail has been extremely popular in middle ages and it's getting on top once again.
Corset is a garment worn to mold and shape the torso into a desired shape for aesthetic or medical purposes. They are typically constructed of flexible material, such as cloth or leather, stiffened with boning inserted into channels into it and held together by laces in front or back of it.
Corsets as they were worn in Middle Ages were used by almost all women and were surely most fashionable. Sometimes they even caused serious health problems, because women who worn them wanted their torso to be as slim as possible, and they didn't pay any attention to health risks.
Nowadays, women wear corset for the same purpose, yet they usually don't get too far. Corset is now used to slim the body and make it conform to a fashionable silhouette. For women, this most frequently emphasizes a curvy figure by reducing the waist and thereby exaggerating the bust and hips, while men use corsets to simply slim the figure.
Corset is considered to be a sexual detail, because as mentioned before, it's the best way to exaggerate the bust and hips while reducing waist, which makes the figure extremely feminine, therefore, sexy. Just like everything else, wearing corset has some advantages and disadvantages
First of all let's discuss health benefits and drawbacks. The benefits are: corset promotes good posture and they can reduce pain and improve function for people with back problems. Yet, they can cause Glenard's disease; deform lower ribs, which may lead to organ failure or dehydration. Wearing a corset may also deform stomach and liver.
While talking about personal advantages, corsets may give a straight posture, instantly reduce the waistline and spread the weight of big gowns. Some corset wearers enjoy the feeling of being "hugged" by corset and they also make people feel warmer. Moreover, the abdominal pressure maintenance by frequent corset use can help wearers reduce body fat by inhibiting the appetite without conscious dieting, slimming drugs or cosmetic surgery. However, it's rather difficult to get used to wearing corset. If the wearer is unaccustomed to shallow breathing, the muscles soon tire and work too slow, severely reducing oxygen supply. That's why it is important that the corset lengthens the waist.
It is recommended for those who are planning to wear corset to get used to it by practicing shallow breathing and don't tighten it very hard. Getting is to maximum tightened corset must be performed gradually in order not cause health problems.
As far as corsets are getting back on top, be sure you won't make a mistake by purchasing one. Just make sure you are using it properly so it wouldn't cause you any inconveniences. When you'll get used to wearing it and will be able to tighten it as much as possible, have no doubts you'll look excessively sexy.