Guide to Purchasing a Waist Training Corset
Traditionally, “waist training” makes reference to the use of steel boned corsets to create a noticeable 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.
Identify 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″, choose one that is 7-10 inches smaller than your natural waist. Your waist trainer should be adequately 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.
Pick an Under-bust or Over-bust Corset
Waist training corsets are found either as under-bust or over-bust. True to the name, the under-bust corset is located the bust, offering 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. Contrastingly, the over-bust corset offers coverage of the breasts and may be purchased in a wide variety of neckline styles. You can also find them with or without straps.
Figure out Type of Boning
Steel boning is available in two different types, spiral steel and flat steel. Spiral steel has more flexibility than flat steel, but they are generally 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. A steel boned corset can be used for waist training if the overall construction of the corset is sufficiently strong. Double boned corsets, which are built from steel, are mainly 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.