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How to Buy a Waist Training Corset

Traditionally, “waist training” makes reference to the use of steel boned corsets to create a noticeable 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 results are semi-permanent, which signifies that continued corseting is needed after the aimed reduction has been attained.

If you are thinking about buying one for yourself, you have a lot of options. Although it is surely fun to shop for them, it can also be quite overwhelming. Before going out to buy a waist training corset, here are some of the top tips that you need to keep in mind.

Identify 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″, pick 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 must not interfere with your breathing and there should not be any pain. The shaper needs to close right without any bulging.

Choose from Under-bust or Over-bust Corsets

Waist training corsets can be purchased 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 an advantage because they can be worn with numerous types of bras, pasties, or even over your other clothing to create 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 get 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 tends to be more flexible than flat steel, but they are usually both used in the same corset. Even if corsets with steel boning are usually a lot more costly, the benefits of buying a corset with this kind of boning are well worth the extra 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 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.