A Brief History of Corset

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Waist Training – The Whole New Face of Corsets

Waist training is the habit of wearing a corset regularly with the goal of emphasizing your curves and decreasing your natural waistline. The good news is this trick can work for any body type or size.

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 give your posture an instant lift while removing inches from your waist while you have them on. 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 all know what this means – a confidence boost and motivation to keep your body in great shape.

IF you’re thinking of buying a corset, there will be many out there online, but are they all created equal? Most certainly not, and the following are what you should consider when you go shopping:

Your Routine

Do you plan to use your corset during your workouts? Buy a workout band, which helps pump up your sweat in all the right places as 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. Want to lose postpartum excess weight? Buy a corset that comes with three rows of hook – you need that space as you size down.


Waist trainers nowadays are usually made of latex, which is very durable and gives solid all-day compression. If you’re allergic to latex, don’t fret. You can get a more traditional lace-style corset, preferably steel-boned for more dramatic results. If you want something light and comfy, you can also get a no-closure cincher or a cotton corset.

Your Body Type

Your body type will also be a factor in choosing the best corset for you. For example, if you’re petite, you’ll need a shorter corset.

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 Right Size

When buying a corset, your waist is of course the most important measurement you should take. Using a measuring tape, get the circumference of your waist’s narrowest part – about two inches on top of your navel where your torso makes a natural bend. The tape must run flat against your skin and parallel to the floor. Don’t wrap too tight and always leave enough space to slip a finger underneath. If it’s excessively tight, you may never wear the corset because of extreme discomfort.

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