With the increasing popularity of waist training, its important for you to know what to look for when investing in one. Overall, even a well made off the rack waist trainer is generally an investment in terms of its price, so here we've put together all the reasons why we know you will fall in love with our latest Love of Corsets Black Satin 20 Steel Bone Waist Training Long Underbust Corset With Free Stockings. Oh and to celebrate how much we love our latest waist trainer, we've reduced her down from $85 to just $76 :)
We've already put together a blog post about what to look for when purchasing a steel bone corset, which you can read here, so this is going to help you by narrowing things down to center around waist training corsets specifically and also provide you with some helpful visuals.
1. Double boning
Even if a retailer promises 20-24 steel bones and even if they say the waist trainer is double boned, sometimes they're not being honest. So the best way for you to immediately determine if the corset is in fact double boned is to know the difference in how a double steel bone looks, vs. a single steel bone:
2. Twill lining
Any good steel boned corset should have a twill lining, preferably in an all natural fabric or at least in a blend that features a natural fabric (e.g. 70% cotton, 30% poly), but it is even more important when it comes to a waist trainer.
Not only does the lining add to the overall strength and durability of the corset (highly important for a waist trainer since it cinches the waist 2" to 3" more than a steel boned corset can) but with the added tension that a waist trainer adds to you middle, your skin's comfort and ability to breathe is very important.
And don't be fooled! Some retailers will try and fool you with a cheap satin liner: this is neither strong nor comfortable and will virtually suffocate your skin!
This is what a twill lining should look like:
3. Relatively lightweight
I worry sometimes that people assume that the heavier a corset, the stronger it is and hence the more it will be able to cinch in your waist and this couldn't be further form the truth! I'm not saying that any heavy corset isn't worth your time, but what I am saying is that a corset does NOT have to weigh more than 2 lbs for it to be able to deliver the waist cinching ability it promises.
A well made corset is defined by its craftsmanship, quality of materials used, pattern and design, just to name a few. If all of these features are present in the creation of the corset or waist trainer, then it does not need to weight very much at all. And if you don't have to have a heavy corset, why would you want to?
Our Love of Corsets Black Satin 20 Steel Bone Waist Training Long Underbust Corset weighs just 1 lb 12 oz in its largest size (size 32").
4. Consider if it will wear well beneath your clothes
This one is highly important because from my own personal experience with customers, most of us are looking for something that wears well beneath our clothes. So whereas the overall weight of the corset does certainly factor in here (let's face it: the bulkier it is, the less able you will be to cleverly conceal it underneath your clothes), but what also plays a big role here is cut.
Without naming names, there is one popular corset retailer out there with a waist trainer that loads of people seem to enjoy...that is, until they take it home and try it on beneath their outfit. The high cut on the hip of the waist trainer I am referring to doesn't offer the same coverage and control as our Love of Corsets Black Satin 20 Steel Bone Waist Training Long Underbust Corset does. Just have a look:
Love of Corsets:
So consider the cut and if it will sit on your body in a way that will cover and cinch all those bits you would like your corset to smooth out.
We hope you enjoy our Love of Corsets Black Satin 20 Steel Bone Waist Training Long Underbust Corset just as much as we do!
Happy waist training, corset lovers!
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