Our spines are not designed to be perfectly straight - so why are so many corsets made with super stiff back steels that force your lumbar region ramrod straight?
My latest blog post will show you a NO-SEW method for curving the bones in the last panel of your corset to encourage a healthy, neutral posture and comfortably support your natural slight lumbar curve - and the benefits I experienced when I did this. Read more here.
She documented how the ribcages and spines of corset wearers were modified from a lifetime of corset wear, and gives us a window of how they may have lived in order for their bones to have been shaped to the extent that they were.
Read more for my summary of the study, Rebecca Gibson’s answers to my questions concerning the study, thoughts from my chiropractor, and my thoughts on how this affects what we know about modern body modification through corsetry.
A sculpture based off of her incredibly imaginative and beautiful drawings. Check out her amazing work here—–> click me tho
That is an actual coyote head and spine. A corset of ribbon binds the skin on her back between each vertebrae, along with lace cuffs made by Emily. Both coyotes used in this sculpture were road kill.