Waist Training – The Whole New Face of Corsets
The practice of wearing a corset regularly to highlight the body’s curves and reduce the natural waistline is known as 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 improve your posture automatically and eliminate inches from your waist as 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 all know what this means – a confidence boost and motivation to keep your body in great shape.
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? Definitely not, and below are the factors to be considered as you go shopping:
Your Daily Routine
Are you thinking of working out with your corset? 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? Get a corset with three rows of hook – you’ll need lots of space to size down).
Most waist trainers these days are made of latex, which is durable and gives solid compression all day. No worries if you’re allergic to latex. 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 obviously have an effect on which corset is right 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 Right Size
Your waist is, of course, the most important measurement you have to take when buying a corset. 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. When pressed against you, the tape should have enough room for you to slip a finger underneath. If it gets too tight, you might end up buying a corset you won’t even wear because it’s too uncomfortable.