Some of my first corsets were underbusts and waist cinchers created for our TG/cd girlfriends. And I realize that incorrect labeling will date me… back in the day, online searches for TG (transgender) and cd (crossdresser) were what you used to find were looking for in resources and fashion for MTF transwomen and crossdressing males. My friends and clients were transwomen, crossdressers, drag queens and what they all have in common was that they loved what a corset could do for their silhouette. Conversely, they opened my world to understand the spectrum of womanhood and peoplehood, as I spent time with each one fitting them and chatting during their fitting. I attended a lot more events, bazaars and clubs and got to know my transwomen girlfriends a whole lot better. All of this began around 2001 and continues today. Transwoman has appropriately replaced the term”transgender,” as “transgender” replaced “transvestite” for those old enough to remember (and for nostalgia, you’re welcome to debate “transsexual” and “transvestite” amongst yourselves!) In my world, a transwoman is a woman. I hope that if you, reader, decide to contact me for a corset, I am sensitive to your needs and personhood. And I feel well experienced in also creating for crossdressers and of course, I am always proud when drag queens add my corsets to their wardrobe! I have proudly fitted many folx and cisgendered people as well in the past 17 years. Custom fitting is the name of the game and you receive my time and attention when you schedule an appointment with me.
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This valuable experience helped me perfect my patterning and fitting skills for many body types, giving me the satisfaction of creating something that made someone feel beautiful, a bit transformed and able to present the silhouette they desired in clothing they loved. After 13 years, it is still heartening to provide this valuable service to women and men who want to be laced up and have their waist nipped in.
Exquisite Restraint is available in Los Angeles for custom fittings. We can also create a corset for you by email and ship your corset to you. And lastly, we have some specials in the ExREz Corsets Etsy Store. Just look for listings with “Pick Your Size” in the title and we provide info on ordering from our Size Charts.
Owner and Designer,
Exquisite Restraint Corsets… True Corsetry for Women & Men since 2001
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