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 you’ll be able to control your food intake more easily, knowing that overeating will be unbearable with something wrapped around your tummy. Of course, we know what all that means – more self-confidence and greater motivation to maintain a fab physique.
If you’re planning on buying a corset, you will find plenty of them on the Internet alone, but are they all made the same way? Most certainly not, and the following are what you should consider when you go shopping:
Do you plan to use your corset during your workouts? A workout band will get you all sweaty in all the right places during each session. Want to look sharp and sexy at the office? Buy an everyday cincher in a neutral tone so that it’s easy to hide under your clothes. Trying to burn off postpartum weight? A corset with three rows of hook is great to give you space while you’re sizing down.
Most waist trainers these days are made of latex, which is durable and gives solid compression all day. If you’re allergic to latex, don’t fret. You can always buy traditional lace corsets, and make them steel-boned for a more dramatic effect. If you want to keep it light and comfortable, get a cotton corset or a no-closure cincher.
Your body type will obviously affect which corset is best for you. For instance, you should buy a shorter corset if you’re petite.
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 Right Size
Your waist is, of course, the most important measurement you have to take when buying a corset. 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. Don’t wrap too tight and always leave enough space to slip a finger underneath. If it’s too tight, you could end up buying a corset that would be too uncomfortable to use.