My first week of wearing a chest binder

13 October 2023

Let me start at the beginning – when I received my first chest binder, I was so excited. Firstly, to see how it would feel to have a flattened chest, and secondly to see how other people view them and what they think of them. And I definitely got some positive feedback which felt amazing.

To be honest, when I first put it on, I struggled a lot! I kept thinking to myself, “how do people do this every day?”. I called over my girlfriend to give me a hand and that definitely helped. But as the days went on, I got the hang of it and was able to do it on my own. It’s quite comforting and exciting once you know what you’re doing and how to manoeuvre it onto yourself.

(If you want an easy step-by-step of how to put on your chest binder, check out our recent blog! - “Confused with how to put on your binder? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.”

After a couple of hours of wearing it at work, I didn’t even notice I still had it on! It was very comfortable and felt as though I was wearing one of my sports bras, and I felt this way for the rest of the week. My only problem was forgetting to take it off after 8 hours – so please don’t be as silly as me!

One of the biggest joys this binder has bought me, was walking past a mirror or my reflection, and seeing how flat my chest looked. It really made me feel more confident, comfortable and more me. And that is such an amazing feeling that you don’t get every day. Plus, one of the best things about GenderWearSA chest binders, they offer so many different types! There are different colours for different skin tones, and it gives you an option with what type of garment you’d like to wear over it. There are also short binders and long binders, which is helpful if you’d like that extra material for comfort and compression.

So, my overall thoughts – wearing a chest binder is a lot easier than what I thought it would be. Its comfy, unnoticeable and made me feel more confident and good in my skin. I’m very happy I had the opportunity to do this and to finally see what it’s like to have a flat chest.

Picking out the right binder can be overwhelming and stressful, that’s why at GenderWearSA, we have a very easy step-by-step of how to measure and size yourself, and how to order your binder. If you have any questions and would like more info, please email us! We have all the answers.

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