Though many tight-lacers are waist trainers, not every waist-trainer is a tight-lacer.
Though it sounds a little confusing (actually it almost sounds like an SAT question), it really isn't all that confusing at all.
Tight-lacing is the practice of acclimatizing your body to eventually wear a corset that can reduce your waist by dramatic proportions. Think of Cathie Jung or Mr. Pearl:
Cathie Jung has trained her waist down to an impressive 15" and Mr. Pearl down to an impressive 18" waist. Though these two icons of the corset world do practice waist-training, a very popular example of someone who tight-laces but does not waist-train is Dita Von Teese:
Dita Von Teese can bring her waist down to an impressive 17", but has been quoted saying that though she does tight-lace, she does not waist-train.
So, we've covered 2 waist-trainers who also tight-lace and one tight-lacer who doesn't waist train: are you still with me here..? Cool.
My entire objective in trying to help differentiate between these 2 practices is that you don't have to concern yourself with bringing your waist down to the "teens". You don't have to feel defeated because you've decided to start slowly and haven't yet reached your goal.
I'm always going on and on about how important it is to listen to your body as you begin your waist-training journey. Don't push yourself to the point of discomfort and don't feel that you're any "less" of a waist-trainer just because you haven't been doing it for years or because you only like to bring your waist in 4" to 5". Everyone needs to start somewhere and this practice isn't for everybody. Gather up all the information and tips you can before you begin waist-training and go at your own pace - you'll be surprised how quickly you will adapt to life in your beautiful new corset!
For additional tips on waist-training, please see our previous post: A Beginner's Guide to Waist-Training
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