Waist Training – The Whole New Face of Corsets
Wearing a corset on a regular basis to emphasize curves and reduce the waistline is called waist training. What’s great about it is that it works, regardless of your size or body type.
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 improve your posture instantly and take inches off your waist while you’re wearing them. Not to mention controlling your food intake will be easier because overeating with something around your tummy will be too uncomfortable. 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 work out with your corset? A workout band will get you all sweaty in all the right places during each session. Want to look beautifully sharp in the office? Go with a neutral-color everyday cincher that’s easy to hide under your outfit. Trying to burn off postpartum weight? A corset with three rows of hook is great to give you space while you’re sizing down.
Waist trainers nowadays are usually made of latex, which is very durable and gives solid all-day compression. If you’re sensitive to latex, don’t worry. You can get a more traditional lace-style corset, preferably steel-boned for more dramatic results. If you want something light and comfy, you can also get a no-closure cincher or a cotton corset.
Your body type will also be a factor in choosing the best corset for you. For example, if you’re petite, you’ll need a shorter corset.
If your bust-to-waist ratio is bigger than typical, you can buy something with adjustable straps; if you want more bust support, there are vest-style corsets as well. For a long torso, get a longer waist trainer.
Ordering 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 excessively tight, you may never wear the corset because of extreme discomfort.