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Top Tips for Buying 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 outcome is semi-permanent, which means that continued corseting is required after the goal reduction has been reached.

If you are thinking about purchasing one for yourself, you have various options. Even though it is definitely fun to shop for them, it can also be a little overwhelming. Below are some of the most essential factors that you should keep in mind when you want to purchase a waist training corset.

Identify 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″, purchase 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 impede your breathing and there should be no pain. The shaper must close properly minus any bulging.

Choose from Under-bust or Over-bust Corsets

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 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. On the other hand, the over-bust corset offers coverage of the breasts and is available in a extensive range of neckline styles. You can also get them with or without straps.

Determine Type of Boning

You can get steel boning in two different kinds, 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 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.