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Guide to Purchasing a Waist Training Corset

Traditionally, “waist training” alludes to the use of steel boned corsets to produce a visible 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 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. Although it is surely fun to shop for them, it can also be quite 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 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″, 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 has to close correctly without any bulging.

Choose from Under-bust or Over-bust Corsets

Waist training corsets are found either as under-bust or over-bust. True to the name, the under-bust corset is located the bust, offering 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

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. Even though corsets with steel boning are generally a lot more expensive, the benefits of purchasing a corset with this type of boning are surely 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 built from steel, are mainly 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.