Traditionally, “waist training” makes reference to the use of steel boned corsets to create a noticeable hourglass shape. By cinching a waist training corset tighter, a woman’s floating ribs will be pulled and even do some rearranging of her internal organs to successfully decrease the circumference of her waist. The effect is semi-permanent, which implies that continued corseting is necessary after the goal size has been obtained.
If you are thinking about buying one for yourself, you have a lot of options. Even if it is certainly fun to shop for them, it can also be somewhat overwhelming. Before going out to buy a waist training corset, here are some of the top tips that you need to keep in mind.
Identify Your Size
As a rule of thumb, if your natural waist (where you bend side to side) is under 38″, choose a corset that is 4-7 inches smaller than your natural waist. If it is over 38″, pick one that is 7-10 inches smaller than your natural waist. Your waist trainer should be adequately tight to pull your waist in on the 3rd hook closure. It must not interfere with your breathing and there should not be any pain. The shaper has to close correctly without any bulging.
Choose from Under-bust or Over-bust Corsets
Waist training corsets are found either as under-bust or over-bust. Like the name suggests, the under-bust corset sits under the bust, so there is no coverage of the breasts. This is an advantage because they can be worn with numerous types of bras, pasties, or even over your other clothing to create a costume or a fashion statement. By contrast, the over-bust corset provides coverage of the breasts and may be bough in a wide range of neckline styles. You can also find them with or without straps.
Determine Type of Boning
Steel boning is available in two different types, spiral steel and flat steel. Spiral steel has more flexibility than flat steel, but they are generally both used in the same corset. Even if corsets with steel boning are usually a lot more costly, the benefits of buying a corset with this kind of boning are well worth the extra cost. A steel boned corset may be used for waist training as long as the overall construction of the corset is adequately strong. Double boned corsets, which are built from steel, are mainly used for waist training. They have twice as much boning as a usual corset so they provide more support and can also be laced tighter.