4 SIMPLE STEPS TO USING A BINDER
When beginning your transition, ‘Chest binding’ can seem extremely daunting. With hundreds of binding alternatives to pick from, our team here at Aphroditus have selected two popular, affordable and safe binder brands which will help you achieve a ‘minimal’ to ‘no bust’ appearance, in no time.
1-USE A PROFESIONAL BINDER
Finding an Affordable and high-quality binder can be very difficult. Two Binder outlets who have been recommended by the LGBT foundation are; GC2B and Spectrum Outfitters. Both of these stores are accessible online and sell a wide range of sizes and colours including a selection of nude shades for all complexions All prices range from £20-£40.
2-CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE BINDER TO FIT:
When picking your Binder, it is advised to measure your chest area. Be sure to follow all size guidelines provided so that you have a safe and combatable fit. If you experience pain whilst binding please speak to your GP or Nurse for further advise.
3-DECIDE WHICH STYLE WORKS BEST FOR YOU:
Short binders often end right at your waist, or underneath your bust. Long binders tend to reach beneath your waist and about an inch before your belly button depending on your build/body type. Select either a long or short binder based what is most comfort and convenient for you. If you have a stronger/heavier build, you may benefit more from a longer binder.
4-PUTTING ON YOUR BINDER:
When putting on your binder for the first time you may need to adjust your chest area for a flatter appearance. You can also alter the fit of your binder by adding Velcro or spandex to prevent it from rolling up. Do not sleep in binder and try and space out your wearing time.
TOP TIP: Apply corn-starch/Baby powder on your body before putting on binder to absorb moisture or sweat