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Twenty-seven-year old model and designer Kelly Lee Dekay took the desire for a tiny waist to another level when she started practicing "tight-lacing," a method of modifying one's figure by constantly wearing a tightly-laced corset. She credits cartoon characters like Jessica Rabbit and female superheroes as her inspiration for her radical look. So I think that's what tight lacing does for me, I wanted to become my own superhero villain.
Clothing fetishism or garment fetishism is a sexual fetish that revolves around a fixation upon a particular article or type of clothinga particular fashion or uniform, or a person dressed in such a style. The clinical definition of a sexual fetish would require that a person be fixated on a specific garment to the extent that it exists as a recurrent or exclusive stimulus for sexual gratification. An individual with a clothing fetish may be aroused by the sight of a person wearing a particular garment, or by wearing the clothing himself.
When Sarah A. Chrisman received a blue silk rose-patterned corset from her husband, a librarian and bicycle-shop manager, for her 29th birthday, she reluctantly allowed him to lace her into it. But Ms.
Yale, pp. Berg, pp. When New York Radical Women demonstrated against the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City inthey dropped an assortment of 'instruments of female torture' into a 'trash can of freedom' and garnered for the feminist movement the label of bra-burners.
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Corsets: Reshaping The Way of Life. From 16th century corsets to modern day waist trainers, the hourglass silhouette along with an emphasized chest have been around for many decades and is by far one of the most controversial pieces in fashion history. In the 16th century the corset first became popular due to its ability to make the breast look bigger and to create cleavage while flattening out the curves of the body.
The corset controversy concerns supporters' and detractors' arguments for and against wearing a corset. The controversy was contemporary with the time that corsets were popular in society. Corsets, variously called a pair of bodys or stayswere worn by European women from the late 16th century onward, changing their form as fashions changed.
In the 's, the corset was thought of as a medical necessity. It was believed that a woman was very fragile, and needed assistance from some form of stay to hold her up. Even girls as young as three or four, and probably directed by the best motives, were laced up into bodices.
Top definition. Undergarment worn throughout ages, to redefine the sape of a woman's body mostly into an hourglass ; usually by cinching the waist, and pushing up the breasts. Originally lined with whale bone for support, and laced up the back; now is available in many different styles, materials, and shapes.