Practical and Helpful Tips: Corsets

September 6, 2017

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Guide to Purchasing a Waist Training Corset

Traditionally, “waist training” makes reference to the use of steel boned corsets to create a noticeable hourglass shape. Through cinching a waist training corset tighter, it can pull in a woman’s floating ribs and even lead to the rearranging of her internal organs to effectively lessen the circumference of her waist. The results are semi-permanent, which signifies that continued corseting is needed after the aimed reduction has been attained.

If you are thinking about buying one for yourself, you have a lot of 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.

Determine Your Size

As a basic guideline, if your natural waist (where you bend side to side) is under 38″, opt for 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. The waist trainer should be tight enough to pull your waist in on the 3rd hook closure. It should not impede your breathing and there should be no pain. The shaper must close properly minus any bulging.

Pick an Under-bust or Over-bust Corset

Waist training corsets are available 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. They are also available with or without straps.

Figure out Type of Boning

You can find steel boning in two different forms, spiral steel and flat steel. Spiral steel is more flexible than flat steel, but they are typically 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. You can use a steel boned corset for waist training if the overall construction of the corset is generally strong. Double boned corsets, which are built from steel, are mainly 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.

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