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

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. Here are a few of the most important things that you need to remember when you want to buy a waist training corset.

Determine 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″, pick one that is 7-10 inches smaller than your natural waist. The waist trainer should be tight enough to pull your waist in on the 3rd hook closure. It must not interfere with your breathing and there should not be any pain. The shaper must close properly minus any bulging.

Pick an Under-bust or Over-bust Corset

Waist training corsets can be purchased either as under-bust or over-bust. Like the name implies, the under-bust corset is positioned under the bust, giving 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. Contrastingly, the over-bust corset offers coverage of the breasts and may be purchased in a wide variety of neckline styles. They are also available with or without straps.

Figure out Type of Boning

You can find steel boning in two different forms, spiral steel and flat steel. Spiral steel has more flexibility than flat steel, but they are generally 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 made from steel, are primarily 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.