Waist Training with Corsets
Wearing a corset on a regular basis to emphasize curves and reduce the waistline is called waist training. The good news is this trick can work for any body type or size.
On top of accentuating that waist, corsets can also compress your core muscles such that your midsection’s thermal activity and perspiration increase as you work out. They also give your posture an instant lift while removing inches from your waist while you have them on. Not to mention controlling your food intake will be easier because overeating with something around your tummy will be too uncomfortable. Of course, we know what all that means – more self-confidence and greater motivation to maintain a fab physique.
If you’re looking to buy a corset, you will find many out there online, but are they all they same? Definitely not, and below are the factors to be considered as you go shopping:
Your Daily Routine
Do you plan to work out with your corset? Get a workout band, which is sure to get you sweating in all the right places while you exercise. Want to look beautifully sharp in the office? Go with a neutral-color everyday cincher that’s easy to hide under your outfit. Working on that postpartum excess weight? Buy a corset that comes with three rows of hook – you need that space as you size down.
Latex is one of the most popular materials used to make waist trainers nowadays, and that’s mainly because it’s durable and offers strong compression all day. No worries if you’re allergic to latex. You can get a more traditional lace-style corset, preferably steel-boned for more dramatic results. If you want to keep it light and comfortable, get a cotton corset or a no-closure cincher.
Your Body Type
Your body type will obviously affect which corset is best for you. For example, if you’re petite, you’ll need a shorter corset.
For more bust support, buy vest-style; if you have a bigger than usual bust-to-waist ratio, buy something that comes with adjustable straps. If you have a particularly longer torso, you can easily buy a longer waist trainer.
Ordering the Correct Size
The most important measurement you need to take when buying a corset is, of course, your waist. With a measuring tape, get the circumference of the narrowest part of your waist, which would be around two inches above your navel. The tape must run parallel to the floor and flat against your skin. When pressed against you, the tape should have enough room for you to slip a finger underneath. If it’s excessively tight, you may never wear the corset because of extreme discomfort.