Top Tips for Buying a Waist Training Corset
Traditionally, “waist training” alludes to the use of steel boned corsets to produce a visible 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. Although it is surely fun to shop for them, it can also be quite 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 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″, purchase 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 should not impede your breathing and there should be no pain. The shaper needs to close right without any bulging.
Decide between an Under-bust or Over-bust Corset
Waist training corsets are available 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 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. 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 find them with or without straps.
Identify 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. Even if corsets with steel boning are usually a lot more costly, the benefits of buying a corset with this kind of boning are well worth the extra 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 made from steel, are primarily used for waist training. They have twice as much boning as a usual corset so they provide more support and can also be laced tighter.