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ok, so…

thisisnotacorset:

sashafoxx:

thisisnotacorset:

sashafoxx:

the Frederick’s of Hollywood catalog is looking more and more like a fashion magazine.

This would bother me, except they make decent, non-utilitarian plus-size fashions and DD bras that fit the way they’re supposed to, and lingerie that is actually PRETTY and well-made for the price.

Now, if only they’d do something about those imitation corsets…

but I guess they’re made the way they are to keep them “affordable”.

If I didn’t think I’d completely ruin it, I’d take them apart, and put metal stays in them myself. And there’s probably more to it than that, like adding an extra layer of fabric to give it more structure & durability.

It’s not about affordability as there is nothing corset like about them. It’s about marketing off what terms will sell.
It really wouldn’t be worth altering them as they’re so cheaply made, they wouldn’t withstand the strain of metal stays

Well dang… thanks for setting me straight! :)

Trust me I’ve thought about replacing the plastic with metal when I first was getting into the concept of corsets and all that came along with it. (when I was about 16 I think?) When I got my first proper corset at 17 that’s when I realized just what it took into constructing one.

It sucks but I personally find the best solution is to remove the bones all together and wear it like that. I’ve recently done so with all my plastic boned garments and they sit soo much nicer and feel so much more comfortable! No more right angles sticking into my tummy and back!^_^ Much more flattering to have the sheer little material lie flat

Not entirely sure that would work for me (individual results will vary!), so I’ll continue to save my money and buy the genuine article. Thank you so much for sharing your experience! ^_^

ok, so…

thisisnotacorset:

sashafoxx:

the Frederick’s of Hollywood catalog is looking more and more like a fashion magazine.

This would bother me, except they make decent, non-utilitarian plus-size fashions and DD bras that fit the way they’re supposed to, and lingerie that is actually PRETTY and well-made for the price.

Now, if only they’d do something about those imitation corsets…

but I guess they’re made the way they are to keep them “affordable”.

If I didn’t think I’d completely ruin it, I’d take them apart, and put metal stays in them myself. And there’s probably more to it than that, like adding an extra layer of fabric to give it more structure & durability.

It’s not about affordability as there is nothing corset like about them. It’s about marketing off what terms will sell.
It really wouldn’t be worth altering them as they’re so cheaply made, they wouldn’t withstand the strain of metal stays

Well dang… thanks for setting me straight! :)

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In response to the Salvation Army post I reblogged earlier today…

wilwheaton:

P. sent me this. I asked for permission to share P’s perspective:

I was just on Tumblr and saw the post you had about The Salvation Army and felt compelled to respond.  I am a Salvation Army employee and lifelong member.  I’m also a Harry Potter fan, a liberal, and a strong supporter of gay rights and marriage equality.
Being a part of The Salvation Army (or the Army we use for shorthand) is sometimes very difficult for someone like me, but I stick around because the work that we do is very important.  I don’t agree with a lot of the position statements that the Army has made on social issues, but my day in and day out work doesn’t have anything to do with those positions.


Each week I help provide food for thousands of people in the [REDACTED]  area as a part of my job.  We don’t ask if someone is gay when they come in, we ask if they need food.  If someone needs a coat in the winter, we don’t refuse them because they are gay.  The same goes for help with keeping the heat on in winter, or receiving help at Christmas.  We provide services to everyone. 


No large institution is perfect, and The Salvation Army is far from it.  But don’t let the dogmatic ideology of some get in the way of understanding the vital work that we do in areas where most organizations refuse to go.  The incidents cited are sad, and they make me angry, but they are also rare. 


There are also things going on internally that you don’t see from outside the organization.  There is a new generation of leaders coming up that are far more tolerant and open minded on social issues than the people they are replacing.  These leaders are speaking out and changing minds on issues like human trafficking and immigration that have been ignored in the past.  This is a first step towards changing attitudes on a host of issues.  Change comes slowly to global organizations that have been around for 150 years, but change is coming and I have hope.


One last thing.  Just last night we had a man pull a gun while we were serving meals to the homeless in our neighborhood.  Once the police arrived and arrested the guy, we didn’t close up shop and send everyone home.  We kept serving.  There are a lot of dedicated people doing here very important work that keeps struggling communities from collapsing.  Please remember that the next time you walk past a red kettle without putting anything in.

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