As I mentioned on Day 1, this year several of my Red & Black posts are all about celebrating a subtle touch of red. I wanted to include this recent club outfit because it features a perfect example of my favorite lip look, which has become a signature element of my club style.
When Mr. Kitty and I went shopping at What Katie Did back in September to find the perfect foundation garment for my Fabulous 40th Birthday dress, I couldn’t help but also notice this wasp-waist underbust corset hanging on a rack next to the checkout. I told myself I really didn’t need it, but I just had to try it on anyway. I fell so deeply and completely in love with it, Mr. Kitty bought it for me as my 40th birthday gift.
Wearing a corset with such a dramatic shape and waist reduction is definitely a very different experience from any of my other corsets. While I do tend to lean toward tight lacing with all of my corsets, this one gave me approximately 2″ more reduction than usual. It was actually quite comfortable, due to the brilliant design: it’s cut short enough in the front to fall pretty much below the rib cage, so restricted breathing and bone compression were not issues at all.
The extremely compressed waist was, however, rather uncomfortable while sitting in our car’s bucket seats for the 1-hour drive to the club. Next time, I will definitely wait until we arrive to tighten the lacing.
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