Top Tips for Buying a Waist Training Corset
Traditionally, “waist training” alludes to the use of steel boned corsets to produce a visible 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 outcome is semi-permanent, which means that continued corseting is required after the goal reduction has been reached.
If you are thinking about purchasing one for yourself, you have various options. Even if it is certainly fun to shop for them, it can also be somewhat overwhelming. Below are some of the most essential factors that you should keep in mind when you want to purchase a waist training corset.
Figure out 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 sufficiently tight to pull your waist in on the 3rd hook closure. It should not impede your breathing and there should be no pain. The shaper has to close correctly without any bulging.
Pick an Under-bust or Over-bust Corset
Waist training corsets can be purchased 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 can be beneficial since they can be worn with various types of bras, pasties, or even over your other garments 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. You can also find them with or without straps.
Identify Type of Boning
Steel boning is available in two different types, spiral steel and flat steel. Spiral steel is more flexible than flat steel, but they are typically 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. You can use a steel boned corset for waist training if the overall construction of the corset is generally strong. Double boned corsets, which are made from steel, are primarily used for waist training. They have twice as much boning as a normal corset so they give more support and can also be laced tighter.