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Most of us spend our days doing things we’d rather not. Sure, a job pays the bills, but whether you’re serving entitled diners, pushing paper as a cubicle monkey, or trying to keep 20 kids engaged in the classroom for 7 hours a day, you’ve probably had daydreams about being literally anywhere else.
Then there’s the time you spend commuting, cooking, cleaning, running errands, shuttling kids to activities, and generally managing the daily grind. With only so many hours in a day, there’s not much time left to spend on yourself.
The good news is that you can improve your appearance, boost your confidence, and work toward waist training goals while tackling other, less desirable tasks. But how many hours a day should you wear a waist trainer? Here’s the skinny on typical waist training schedules.
Time Spent Seasoning a Corset
A corset, like a new pair of shoes, needs to be broken in. If you jump right into all-day wear with a new pair of pumps, you shouldn’t be surprised to see blisters by the end — and your aching feet will not thank you for the assault. The same basic principle applies to rigid, steel-boned corsets, which need a bit of seasoning before they’ll fit your body like they were made just for you.
Wear during seasoning starts slowly. For the first couple of days, about an hour of wear should be enough. If you feel comfortable with this, you can up your wear time to two hours by the third or fourth day. Around day five or six, go for three hours if you feel pretty good about the fit. As you round the corner on your second week of wear, four hours a day should be no sweat.
Following this schedule of adding an hour of wear every 2-3 days, you should be fairly comfortable with up to eight hours of wear within 2-3 weeks. If you’re dealing with spots of excess compression or chafing, simply cut down your wear time and try backing off on how snugly you’re cinching the garment for a couple of days before resuming incrementally longer daily wear.
Starting Your Waist Training Regimen
With a seasoned corset in hand, it’s time to move ahead with waist training. If you’re new to this waist-slimming activity, the place to start is with just a few hours of wear each day before working your way up to all-day wear.
This process could take several weeks, depending on how quickly you become comfortable with performing normal daily activities in a corset. Once you feel confident wearing your corset throughout the day, you can start a schedule of incremental tightening to reach your waist-reduction goal.
How Many Hours a Day Should You Wear a Waist Trainer?
Once you’ve seasoned your corset to perfection and you’ve comfortably settled into your waist training regimen, you’ll find that the optimal amount of time to wear a corset is about eight hours a day, although eight to ten is a good range to shoot for. Can you wear it longer? Of course, but you won’t see better results for doing so.
Wearing a corset around the clock, including during slumber, can cause undue wear and damage to this pricey garment and limit its usable life.
Comfortable and effective corset wear is an individual choice, but with roughly eight hours in a corset each day, you’ll make steady progress toward semi-permanent results and your target waist size.
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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…