Corsets are designed to accentuate a curvy, feminine figure, and when you decide to start waist training, you can even create an exaggerated, hourglass shape over time. Unfortunately, you might experience some bulging at the top and bottom of your corset as your skin and fatty tissue are displaced. The good news is that there are numerous ways to alleviate or even eliminate this unfortunate phenomenon. Here are a few strategies you can employ when unsightly back fat threatens to ruin the beautiful lines you’ve created with your corset.
Choose the Right Waist Training Corset
There are two things you need to consider when choosing a corset. First, you have to get the right size. When training your waist, you’ll naturally switch to smaller sizes as you progress, but wearing the appropriate size corset for your body is a good place to start. You also need to consider the type of corsetl you’ve chosen. Some girls prefer to pair a supportive bra with an underbust corset, while others would rather skip the bra and go with an overbust corset.
Lace your Corset from the Middle
Lacing your corset from top to bottom is fairly common, and for underbust corsets with only a handful of eyelets, this method will probably work fine. If you’d rather wear an overbust corset and you’re having issues with back fat, however, try using two sets of laces, starting in the middle and working your way down and then up. This method allows you to get the greatest amount of cinching at the waist, where you want it, while loosening the laces toward the top and bottom to alleviate back or belly fat bulges. You could also lace from the top or bottom in toward the middle if you prefer.
Wear a Waist Cincher or Corset Liner Under the Corset
Waist cinchers and corsets are generally worn for different purposes. A corset is meant to shape the body in specific ways, while a flexible waist cincher helps to smooth lumps and bumps so that your torso is flat and smooth under clothing. That said, you could get the best of both worlds by wearing a waist cincher under an underbust corset for added control if you experience spillage, so to speak. Another option would be to utilize a corset liner.
Any time you want to reduce body fat, a good place to start is with proper diet and exercise. There’s nothing wrong with soft, gentle curves – this is completely natural for women, who tend to have a higher percentage of body fat than men. However, if you’re going to wear a corset frequently for the purposes of waist training and you’re fighting the battle of the corset back fat bulge, losing weight and firming your muscles could certainly help you to achieve the svelte physique you crave. If you want some exercises to firm up your back, check out this back fly & row video to target and tone your upper back.
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My name is Rachel, I am the owner of Glamorous Corset, a small business founded by me in 2010. Back In 2005, I was in a car accident that left me with a herniated disk. Much to my surprise I learned steel boned corsets were beneficial to several medical injuries including mine. I was always intrigued with corsetry, their history and their beautiful aesthetic. I love sharing knowledge about corsets, educating my wonderful readers and breaking the negative stigma related to corsetry. In combination with my years of research and personal experience I hope my articles are useful and can help anyone who has struggled with some of the same things I have. More about me…