The first corset I bought was a black satin underbust from Vollers. It did not fit me very well and was not comfortable either something I realized after a couple of times wearing it. Already after a short time the stays started to twist and the fabric started to tear so the bones were sticking out. I went back to the corset store a few times to try other corsets. I think I tried every style she had in the store and nothing was well-fitting. I did buy some other brands also off the rack ones and they did not either fit well. I wanted something else. On the walls at the store there were pictures of different women in corsets. Some of the photos showed Cathie Jung and I was amazed by her small waist.
So, I did some search and found more information about Cathie Jung . I was fascinated. She was not very young when she started to waist train and yet she had the world’s smallest waist on a living person.
I decided I would not buy a custom made corset of the type some offer as custom made, asking only for 3 measurements. No, it should be a real custom made corset suitable for waist training. At this time there were about 10 corset makers who were well-known and made custom made corsets. So my search began and I also decided I wanted to train my ribs.
It took me some time to decide who I was going to order from and during this time I still had the Vollers on sometimes, but I also started to wear a belt under my clothes. The idea about the belt I got from Cathie Jung and some other tightlacers. I had the belt on every time I did not wear the corset and during the nights. I did not buy a special waist training belt as sold on several places for example on Staylace. Instead, I had a wide leather belt fitting perfectly between my ribs and hipbones and chose to use that. I had to make new holes in this belt rather often as my waist was shrinking. See the picture.
This is a text on Staylace about starting waist training with a belt.