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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, a woman’s floating ribs will be pulled and even do some rearranging of her internal organs to successfully decrease 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 buying one for yourself, you have a lot of options. Even if it is certainly fun to shop for them, it can also be somewhat 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″, choose one that is 7-10 inches smaller than your natural waist. Your waist trainer should be sufficiently 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.

Pick an Under-bust or Over-bust Corset

Waist training corsets can be purchased 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 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.

Figure out Type of Boning

You can get steel boning in two different kinds, spiral steel and flat steel. Spiral steel is more flexible than flat steel, but they are typically 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. You can use a steel boned corset for waist training if the overall construction of the corset is generally 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.

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