Guide to Purchasing 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 effect is semi-permanent, which implies that continued corseting is necessary after the goal size has been obtained.
If you are thinking about purchasing one for yourself, you have various options. Even though it is definitely fun to shop for them, it can also be a little overwhelming. Here are a few of the most important things that you need to remember when you want to buy a waist training corset.
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″, purchase 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 needs to close right without any bulging.
Choose from Under-bust or Over-bust Corsets
Waist training corsets are available either as under-bust or over-bust. Like the name implies, the under-bust corset is positioned under the bust, giving 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. You can also get 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 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. 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 constructed from steel, are mostly used for waist training. They have twice as much boning as a typical corset so they provide more support and may also be laced tighter.