Waist Training – The Whole New Face of Corsets

The practice of wearing a corset regularly to highlight the body’s curves and reduce the natural waistline is known as waist training. What’s great about it is that it works, regardless of your size or body type.

Aside from accentuating that waist, corsets can also provide compression around your core, which means thermal activity and perspiration in your midsection is increased during a workout. They also improve your posture instantly and take inches off your waist while you’re wearing them. And because it will be uncomfortable to overeat with something wrapped around your tummy, it will be easier to control your food portions. Of course, we know exactly what that means – you become more confident and more motivated to keep looking fit.

If you’re planning on buying a corset, you will find plenty of them on the Internet alone, but are they all made the same way? Most certainly not, and the following are what you should consider when you go shopping:

Your Lifestyle

Do you plan to use your corset during your workouts? Get a workout band, which is sure to get you sweating in all the right places while you exercise. Want to look beautifully sharp in the office? Buy an everyday cincher in a neutral tone so that it’s easy to hide under your clothes. Want to lose postpartum excess weight? Get a corset with three rows of hook – you’ll need lots of space to size down).


Latex is one of the most popular materials used to make waist trainers nowadays, and that’s mainly because it’s durable and offers strong compression all day. If you’re allergic to latex, don’t fret. You can always buy traditional lace corsets, and make them steel-boned for a more dramatic effect. If you want something light and comfy, you can also get a no-closure cincher or a cotton corset.

Body Type

Your body type will obviously have an effect on which corset is right for you. If you’re petite, for instance, a shorter corset will be suitable.

For more bust support, buy vest-style; if you have a bigger than usual bust-to-waist ratio, buy something that comes with adjustable straps. If you have a long torso, a longer waist trainer is what you need.

How to Order the Correct Size

The most important measurement you need to take when buying a corset is, of course, your waist. With a measuring tape, get the circumference of the narrowest part of your waist, which would be around two inches above your navel. The tape must run parallel to the floor and flat against your skin. When pressed against you, the tape should have enough room for you to slip a finger underneath. If it gets too tight, you might end up buying a corset you won’t even wear because it’s too uncomfortable.

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