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Guide to Purchasing a Waist Training Corset

Traditionally, “waist training” refers to the use of steel boned corsets to develop a perceivable hourglass shape. Through cinching a waist training corset tighter, it can pull in a woman’s floating ribs and even lead to the rearranging of her internal organs to effectively lessen 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. Before going out to buy a waist training corset, here are some of the top tips that you need to keep in mind.

Figure out 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″, 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 must close properly minus any bulging.

Pick 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 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. 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.

Determine 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 may be used for waist training as long as the overall construction of the corset is adequately strong. Double boned corsets, which are constructed from steel, are mostly used for waist training. They have twice as much boning as a normal corset so they give more support and can also be laced tighter.