Waist training is the habit of wearing a corset regularly with the goal of emphasizing your curves and decreasing your natural waistline. What’s great about it is that it works, regardless of your size or body type.
Besides accentuating your waist, corsets also provide compression of your core muscles, increasing your midsection’s thermal activity and perspiration during workouts. They also give your posture an instant lift while removing inches from your waist while you have them on. Not to mention controlling your food intake will be easier because overeating with something around your tummy will be too uncomfortable. Of course, we all know what this means – a confidence boost and motivation to keep your body in great shape.
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:
Are you thinking of working out with your corset? A workout band will get you all sweaty in all the right places during each session. Want to look sharp and attractive at work? Buy an everyday cincher in a neutral tone so that it’s easy to hide under your clothes. Working on that postpartum excess weight? A corset with three rows of hook is great to give you space while you’re sizing down.
Most waist trainers these days are made of latex, which is durable and gives solid compression all day. No worries if you’re allergic to latex. Those traditional lace corsets are always available, especially those steel-boned types that always make the results more dramatic. If you want to keep it light and comfortable, get a cotton corset or a no-closure cincher.
Your Body Type
Your body type will obviously affect which corset is best for you. For instance, you should buy a shorter corset if you’re petite.
If you need more bust support, get a vest style; if your bust-to-waist ratio is larger than usual, buy something with adjustable straps. For a long torso, get a longer waist trainer.
Ordering the Correct Size
The most important measurement you need to take when buying a corset is, of course, your waist. Using a measuring tape, get the circumference of your waist’s narrowest part – about two inches on top of your navel where your torso makes a natural bend. The tape must run parallel to the floor and flat against your skin. Don’t wrap too tight and always leave enough space to slip a finger underneath. If it’s excessively tight, you may never wear the corset because of extreme discomfort.