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August 23, 2017

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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 considering buying one for yourself, you have numerous 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.

Figure out 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 should not impede your breathing and there should be no pain. The shaper must close properly minus 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 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. By contrast, the over-bust corset provides coverage of the breasts and may be bough in a wide range of neckline styles. They are also available with or without straps.

Identify Type of Boning

You can find steel boning in two different forms, spiral steel and flat steel. Spiral steel tends to be more flexible than flat steel, but they are usually both used in the same corset. Although corsets with steel boning are typically a lot more expensive, the advantages of buying a corset with this type of boning are certainly worth the additional cost. A steel boned corset may be used for waist training as long as the overall construction of the corset is adequately strong. Double boned corsets, which are made from steel, are primarily 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.