Though I've never been much of a lover of trends, I think its fair to say that recently waist-training has become relatively trendy and for that, I couldn't be more happy! Not only do I love to waist train myself, but I also just love love love talking about it. I could seriously go on forever!
But here is something that I see quite often and its something of a myth that I want to debunk for all those new to waist training: you don't need to purchase a waist training corset in order to waist train.
If you think about it, it would make sense that you would gravitate to a waist trainer, right? You've never tried waist training before, you visit a corset shop and of course, you are immediately drawn to the waist training category because, well, that's what you want to begin practicing!
Here's the thing: not only do you not require a waist training corset, I don't quite recommend them for someone who is only beginning their waist training journey and here's why:
Commonly, a waist training corset consists of more panels and more boning. Some boast triple bonded fabric for even more durability and an even greater capacity to reduce the waist and bear more tension. All of those wonderful features allow a waist training corset to offer a waist reduction of 6" to 7".
6" to 7" is an incredibly dramatic waist reduction and for someone who has never worn a steel boned corset before, it might be too much too soon.
If you are new to waist training and you really want to give it a go, then I suggest selecting a simple underbust style. Not too much trim, so you will be able to wear it discreetly underneath your clothes if you so wish and a style that offers between 10-14 steel bones throughout. That will offer you a waist reduction of 4" to 5" (still very dramatic!) and it will allow you to more comfortably ease in to your new regime.
As you progress and grow more accustomed to wearing your corset for extended periods of time and you notice that the gap between the 2 back panels is coming closer and closer together as you are able to lace yourself in more and more, then you should start to consider a waist trainer.
Happy waist training and for any questions, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org - we will get back to you with answers within 24hrs!
Love of Corsets.
Wife, mother workaholic & entrepreneur. I do my best to bring you regular content via this blog, but as you can see from my archives, it doesn't always work out that way (see above, where I mention the whole "mother" thing).