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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 if it is certainly fun to shop for them, it can also be somewhat overwhelming. Before going out to buy a waist training corset, here are some of the top tips that you need to keep in mind.

Determine Your Size

As a rule of thumb, if your natural waist (where you bend side to side) is under 38″, choose 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 must not interfere with your breathing and there should not be any pain. The shaper has to close correctly without 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 implies, the under-bust corset is positioned under the bust, giving no coverage of the breasts. This can be beneficial since they can be worn with various types of bras, pasties, or even over your other garments to create 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. They are also available with or without straps.

Figure out 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. 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.

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