I have gone through many ‘fashion’ phases in my life, goth, grunge, and for the last few years I have not had the confidence to wear anything but black. None of these phases made me feel beautiful. My hips were too wide for grunge, and I didn’t feel very pretty in goth clothes, dressing in black lasted a long time but didn’t make me feel special, just a bit too hot in the summer!
My boyfriend has continuously encouraged me to take advantage of my curves and wear clothes that pinch me at the waist or draw attention to my hips, to wear red lipstick and most importantly to wear the correct underwear to compliment my physique. I never though that I would feel confident about my body to post pictures online.
Vintage and imitation vintage foundation wear has now become an obsession. I spend hours online trawling through various websites trying to find interesting new garments to give me a new shape or to feel more and more held in and supported. I try to wear this type of underwear to work as much as I possibly can. If I can’t wear a full set, I like to wear at least one item; a bullet bra under a shirt or a girdle and stockings under a skirt, for example.
I get a kick out of wearing this underwear out in public and knowing that nobody knows what I have under my clothes. I like to listen to the nylon swish as I walk and look at the wrinkles on my ankles and knees when I sit down. I like to feel the straps hanging from my girdle pulling on my stockings as I walk, I like struggling to put on my corselettes and then seeing the shape of my body transformed into an extreme shape. I love everything about it.
My body is by no means perfect, I have a wobbly belly, big thighs, a large bum and jiggly arms. The ONLY thing that has made me feel differently about my body is my underwear.
Finally, I FEEL beautiful and feminine. I encourage ALL women, no matter what their size, shape, age, style, to try on a full set of foundation wear… Just make sure it is as TIGHT and RESTRICTING as possible 😉 (kidding)