Figuring Out 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, 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 effect is semi-permanent, which implies that continued corseting is necessary after the goal size has been obtained.

If you are considering buying one for yourself, you have numerous 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.

Figure out 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 adequately tight to pull your waist in on the 3rd hook closure. It should not impede your breathing and there should be no pain. The shaper has to close correctly without any bulging.

Choose from Under-bust or Over-bust Corsets

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 great if you want to wear them with many kinds of bras, pasties, or even over your other clothes to produce a costume or a fashion statement. On the other hand, the over-bust corset offers coverage of the breasts and is available in a extensive range 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 though corsets with steel boning are generally a lot more expensive, the benefits of purchasing a corset with this type of boning are surely 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 normal corset so they give more support and can also be laced tighter.