The Beginner’s Guide to Accessories

How to Buy a Waist Training Corset

Traditionally, “waist training” refers to the use of steel boned corsets to develop a perceivable hourglass shape. By cinching a waist training corset tighter, it will pull in a woman’s floating ribs and can even rearrange some of her internal organs to effectively diminish the circumference of her waist. The results are semi-permanent, which signifies that continued corseting is needed after the aimed reduction has been attained.

If you are thinking about buying one for yourself, you have a lot of options. Even though it is definitely fun to shop for them, it can also be a little overwhelming. Before going out to buy a waist training corset, here are some of the top tips that you need to keep in mind.

Determine Your Size

As a basic rule, if your natural waist (where you bend side to side) is under 38″, go with 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. The waist trainer should be tight enough 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 needs to close right without any bulging.

Pick an Under-bust or Over-bust Corset

Waist training corsets are available 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. On the other hand, the over-bust corset offers coverage of the breasts and is available in a extensive range of neckline styles. They are also available with or without straps.

Determine Type of Boning

You can find steel boning in two different forms, spiral steel and flat steel. Spiral steel is more flexible than flat steel, but they are typically both used in the same corset. Even though corsets with steel boning are generally a lot more expensive, the benefits of purchasing a corset with this type of boning are surely worth the additional cost. A steel boned corset can be used for waist training if the overall construction of the corset is sufficiently strong. Double boned corsets, which are made from steel, are primarily 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.