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.
On top of accentuating that waist, corsets can also compress your core muscles such that your midsection’s thermal activity and perspiration increase as you work out. They also improve your posture automatically and eliminate inches from your waist as you’re wearing them. Not to mention you’ll be able to control your food intake more easily, knowing that overeating will be unbearable with something wrapped around your tummy. 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? Certainly not, and these are the factors to consider when you shop around:
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 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? A corset with three rows of hook is great to give you space while you’re sizing down.
Most waist trainers these days are made of latex, which is durable and gives solid compression all day. If you’re sensitive to latex, don’t worry. Those traditional lace corsets are always available, especially those steel-boned types that always make the results more dramatic. Cotton or no-closure cinchers are great if you want to keep light and comfy.
Your Body Type
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.
For more bust support, buy vest-style; if you have a bigger than usual bust-to-waist ratio, buy something that comes with adjustable straps. If you have a long torso, a longer waist trainer is what you need.
Ordering the Correct Size
Your waist is, of course, the most important measurement you have to take when buying a corset. With a measuring tape, get the circumference of the narrowest part of your waist, which would be around two inches above your navel. The tape must run parallel to the floor and flat against your skin. 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.