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How to Buy a Waist Training Corset

Traditionally, “waist training” refers to the use of steel boned corsets to develop a perceivable 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 considering buying one for yourself, you have numerous options. Even though it is definitely fun to shop for them, it can also be a little 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″, choose 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 obstruct your breathing and there shouldn’t be any pain. The shaper must close properly minus any bulging.

Pick an Under-bust or Over-bust Corset

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. Contrastingly, the over-bust corset offers coverage of the breasts and may be purchased in a wide variety of neckline styles. You can also find 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. 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. 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 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.