Training Your Waist with Corsets
Wearing a corset on a regular basis to emphasize curves and reduce the waistline is called waist training. What’s great is that this trick is effective for all body types and sizes.
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. And because it will be uncomfortable to overeat with something wrapped around your tummy, it will be easier to control your food portions. Of course, we know exactly what that means – you become more confident and more motivated to keep looking fit.
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? 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 sharp and sexy at the office? Buy an everyday cincher in a neutral tone so that it’s easy to hide under your clothes. Trying to burn off postpartum 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 always buy traditional lace corsets, and make them steel-boned for a more dramatic effect. 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. If you’re petite, for instance, a shorter corset will be suitable.
If you need more bust support, get a vest style; if your bust-to-waist ratio is larger than usual, buy something with adjustable straps. If you have a particularly longer torso, you can easily buy 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 should lie flat against your skin and be level with 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.