The Key Elements of Great Corsets

Top Tips for Buying a Waist Training Corset

Traditionally, “waist training” refers to the use of steel boned corsets to develop a perceivable 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 outcome is semi-permanent, which means that continued corseting is required after the goal reduction has been reached.

If you are thinking about buying one for yourself, you have a lot of options. Although it is surely fun to shop for them, it can also be quite 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″, choose one that is 7-10 inches smaller than your natural waist. The waist trainer should be tight enough to pull your waist in on the 3rd hook closure. It must not interfere with your breathing and there should not be any pain. The shaper must close properly minus any bulging.

Decide between an Under-bust or Over-bust Corset

Waist training corsets can be purchased 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 can be beneficial since they can be worn with various types of bras, pasties, or even over your other garments to create a costume or a fashion statement. By contrast, the over-bust corset provides coverage of the breasts and may be bough in a wide range of neckline styles. You can also get them with or without straps.

Figure out Type of Boning

You can get steel boning in two different kinds, spiral steel and flat steel. Spiral steel has more flexibility than flat steel, but they are generally both used in the same corset. Even if corsets with steel boning are usually a lot more costly, the benefits of buying a corset with this kind of boning are well worth the extra 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 made from steel, are primarily 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.