Solaced: 101 True Stories about Corsets by Lucy Williams
Author Lucy Williams, the queen of corsetry, gives us the book that provides modern day insight to corsetry. This eye-opening read gives a fresh perspective on corsetry as it addresses the controversial hype that has since swept the media. With one testimony at a time, Solaced breaks down the persisting myths and stigmas that have labeled this otherwise effective therapeutic method to be outdated, eccentric, or inhumane.
Discover for yourself how the unassuming corset proved to be the long-awaited answer for many: relieving pain for those who suffer from chronic illness and pain disorders; providing physical protection during frightening mugging attempts and shielding blows from abusive ex-partners; soothing those suffering from deep grief, social disorders, anxiety and PTSD; as well as playing a crucial role toward recovery for survivors of vehicle collisions, stroke, and cancer patients alike.
Chosen among thousands of entries, Lucy has carefully compiled these 101 enlightening and uplifting verified stories from real, living corset wearers in the 21st century who have transformed their lives and shown that the corset is a versatile tool—not merely for vanity, but for those seeking alleviation and restoration.
"Therapeutic support and bracing, when combined with a corset’s aesthetic customizability, comfort, luxuriousness, and elegant appeal, may improve patient compliance and encourage faster rehabilitation overall."
Put simply, good health shouldn't be a last resort. Therapeutic corsetry brings together fashion and function; treatment and tailoring; corrective care and couture. The corset wearers herein choose to throw taboo to the wind, and lace themselves in solace.
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