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.
Aside from accentuating that waist, corsets can also provide compression around your core, which means thermal activity and perspiration in your midsection is increased during a workout. 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 thinking of buying a corset, there will be many out there online, but are they all created equal? 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? Get a workout band, which is sure to get you sweating in all the right places while you exercise. Want to look beautifully sharp in the office? Grab an everyday cincher in a neutral color that makes it easy to hide beneath your clothes. Want to lose postpartum excess weight? Buy a corset that comes with three rows of hook – you need that space as you size 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. Those traditional lace corsets are always available, especially those steel-boned types that always make the results more dramatic. Cotton or no-closure cinchers are great if you want to keep light and comfy.
Your body type will obviously have an effect on which corset is right for you. If you’re petite, for instance, a shorter corset will be suitable.
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. For a long torso, get a longer waist trainer.
How to Order the Correct Size
The most important measurement you need to take when buying a corset is, of course, your waist. Get the narrowest part of your waist using a measuring tape- around two inches on top of your belly button where your torso naturally bends. The tape must run flat against your skin and parallel to the floor. Make sure to leave just enough space to slip a finger underneath the tape. If it’s too tight, you could end up buying a corset that would be too uncomfortable to use.