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.
Aside from accentuating that waist, corsets can also provide compression around your core, which means thermal activity and perspiration in your midsection is increased during a workout. 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 know what all that means – more self-confidence and greater motivation to maintain a fab physique.
IF you’re thinking of buying a corset, there will be many out there online, but are they all created equal? Most certainly not, and the following are what you should consider when you go shopping:
Are you thinking of working out with your corset? Get a workout band, which is sure to get you sweating in all the right places while you exercise. Want to look sharp and attractive at work? Go with a neutral-color everyday cincher that’s easy to hide under your outfit. Trying to burn off postpartum weight? Get a corset with three rows of hook – you’ll need lots of space to size down).
Most waist trainers these days are made of latex, which is durable and gives solid compression all day. If you’re allergic to latex, don’t fret. 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 will obviously have an effect on which corset is right 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. If you have a long torso, a longer waist trainer is what you need.
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 should lie flat against your skin and be level with the floor. Make sure to leave just enough space to slip a finger underneath the tape. If it’s too tight, you could end up buying a corset that would be too uncomfortable to use.