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Getting To The Point – Corsets

How to Buy 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 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. Here are a few of the most important things that you need to remember when you want to buy a waist training corset.

Identify 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″, 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 should not obstruct your breathing and there shouldn’t be any pain. The shaper has to close correctly without any bulging.

Choose from Under-bust or Over-bust Corsets

Waist training corsets can be purchased either as under-bust or over-bust. True to the name, the under-bust corset is located the bust, offering no coverage of the breasts. This is an advantage because they can be worn with numerous types of bras, pasties, or even over your other clothing to create a costume or a fashion statement. Contrastingly, the over-bust corset offers coverage of the breasts and may be purchased in a wide variety of neckline styles. You can also get them with or without straps.

Determine Type of Boning

Steel boning is available in two different types, spiral steel and flat steel. Spiral steel has more flexibility than flat steel, but they are generally both used in the same corset. Although corsets with steel boning are typically a lot more expensive, the advantages of buying a corset with this type of boning are certainly worth the additional 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 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.