The Ultimate Guide to Corsets

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 purchasing one for yourself, you have various options. Even though it is definitely fun to shop for them, it can also be a little 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″, 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 should not obstruct your breathing and there shouldn’t be any pain. The shaper must close properly minus any bulging.

Decide between an Under-bust or Over-bust Corset

Waist training corsets are found 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 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 find them with or without straps.

Identify Type of Boning

Steel boning is available in two different types, spiral steel and flat steel. Spiral steel has more flexibility than flat steel, but they are generally 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. 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 typical corset so they provide more support and may also be laced tighter.

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