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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 results are semi-permanent, which signifies that continued corseting is needed after the aimed reduction has been attained.

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. Before going out to buy a waist training corset, here are some of the top tips that you need to keep in mind.

Identify Your Size

As a basic guideline, if your natural waist (where you bend side to side) is under 38″, opt for 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 adequately tight to pull your waist in on the 3rd hook closure. It should not obstruct your breathing and there shouldn’t be any pain. The shaper must close properly minus any bulging.

Choose from Under-bust or Over-bust Corsets

Waist training corsets are found 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. 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.

Figure out 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. 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 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 usual corset so they provide more support and can also be laced tighter.