Top Tips for Buying 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 effect is semi-permanent, which implies that continued corseting is necessary after the goal size has been obtained.

If you are thinking about buying one for yourself, you have a lot of 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″, 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 obstruct your breathing and there shouldn’t be any pain. The shaper has to close correctly without any bulging.

Decide between an Under-bust or Over-bust Corset

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 great if you want to wear them with many kinds of bras, pasties, or even over your other clothes to produce 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. You can also get them with or without straps.

Determine Type of Boning

Steel boning is available in two different types, 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. 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 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.