Rated S Trend Alert: Waist Shapers/Trainers and Corsets


By: Ms. J

As the saying goes, “Everything old will become new again.” Fashion is constantly recycled and with the introduction of technology it is increasing. Please note that by no means is Rated S condoning or promoting the use of this trend. This post is a simple observation of what is going on in women’s fashion.

Shape-wear is wonderful undergarment to use when not used in excess. There are different forms of shape-wear but lately waist trainers have been on the rage. Possibly because of endorsements by several celebrities, the quick transformations it provide, the boost in ego and/or the boost in compliments upon wearing it. For starters, this article of clothing has been around for centuries. It gained popularity in the Victorian era and fell out of fashion officially in the 20th century. It was still used afterwards as a medical device for those with spinal or internal problems. Today, waist trainers/corsets are used to achieve the hourglass figure. If your intention is for the look, I would suggest talking to a doctor to ensure that there are no medical repercussions, especially if you are tight-lacing. There are many different types, so doing your research about which one would fit your lifestyle, needs and size are important to consider.

Waist Trainers/Corsets can be worn to permanently cinch your waist or just for a particular outfit, either way consider these pros and cons about it….


1. when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, it can work

2. can improve posture

3. can be permanent over time


1. can be too tight and cause internal injuries/damage

2. discomforting

3. can be permanent over time

13 Years #9/11

13 Years


By: Ms. K


I can’t believe it has been 13 years

I will never forget that darkest moment

I never taught I would experience such a dark moment in my young adolescence life

I will never forget the heartbreak

The lost of hope, and lives

We felt lost that day

A day in modern American history that we suffer another great lost on American soil

Another time in history that was unexpected

Another time that innocent people lost their lives

They will never go home

They will never say goodbye

Lives were lost with the memories still lingering around!


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Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards



Our Sophisticated Diva for this week is Cecile Richards. Cecile Richards is the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America , she is also a respected leader in the fields of women’s health and reproductive rights.

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Summer to Fall Transition Inspiration

summer to fall

By: Ms. J

The end of summer is near, however many of us are not yet ready to give it up. Transition into fall by still wearing your favorite summer items but pairing it with a cardigan, blazer, tights or vest in order to ward off the change in weather. For example, wear that summer dress but pair it with a blazer and tights to wear to work or a night on the town.

What is Intimacy?

What is Intimacy?


By: Ms. K

What is Intimacy? Different people view intimacy differently. One can view intimacy as a bonding, sharing, becoming intertwine with one person. It can also be seen as a sexual relationship between two people. I’m going on a journey to discover intimacy. Continue reading “What is Intimacy?”

Juggling Life

Juggling Life


By: Ms. K



I am not finding balance between working out, teaching, going to grad school, and now my personal life has taken an unexpected turned. I am exhausted most days. I was on track with my weight loss journey. Now I am trying to find balance again.

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Sophisticated Diva


By: Ms. J

Our Sophisticated Diva is YOU. You who get up every morning and do what is needed; whether it is maintaining your household, going off to work/school or enjoying some valuable “me time.” Don’t give up on your goals and aspirations. Each day gives you a brand new 24hrs to succeed and accomplish your goals.

College Refund Check


By: Ms. J

It’s about that time of the year, where you started your first day classes and within a couple weeks your expecting the payout. You know what I mean, your “REFUND CHECK” !!! Cha-Ching.

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