Featured Corset: Emma Black Mesh Corset
Wearing a waist trainer can help you to accomplish a variety of goals, from creating or emphasizing an hourglass figure to achieving semi-permanent waist slimming over time to simply helping you look your best in every outfit. It can also help to camouflage a range of perceived flaws (like the dreaded muffin top).
With that being said, clothing that folds or rolls on you during normal daily activities, such as sitting, bending, or reaching, is not only annoying and potentially uncomfortable — it’s also unsightly. In other words, it undoes the hard work of boosting your confidence and helping you look fantastic.
You’ve likely dealt with jeans that wrinkle or roll at the waistband when you sit or bra bands that roll up uncomfortably every time you slouch or bend and wondered, “Why can’t clothing just work with my body?”
When it comes to waist trainers, you’ll be happy to hear there are simple solutions that will rid you of any fear of folding when you sit. But first, you have to understand why this irritating snafu occurs.
Why My Waist Trainer Folds When I Sit
The main reason a waist trainer might fold during activities like sitting is that the sizing is off. As with all garments, getting the size right is incredibly important.
If you bought shoes that were a size too big, you wouldn’t be surprised if your feet slipped around in them when you walked. If you purchased pants a couple sizes up, they might naturally fall down. A waist trainer is no different – correct sizing is essential for proper fit and function.
Also important is the style of corset you choose. This will depend somewhat on your particular dimensions, but if you definitely don’t want to encounter problems when sitting, make sure to choose a length that doesn’t go past your hip bone.
Longline corsets in particular could be problematic, especially for ladies who have a shorter torso length, so do not disregard this important detail.
Finding the Right Size
Sizing is important for a lot of reasons. An overly large corset might not offer the waist training compression and support you need to see desired results, while one that’s too small can chafe, bruise, and cause quite a bit of discomfort. Like Goldilocks, you want one that’s just right.
This means taking accurate measurements prior to purchase. You’ll need to measure your underbust, waist, hip, and torso length, and possibly your bust, if you plan to buy an overbust model.
Another important measurement is the spring. The spring is the ratio between the waist circumference and the circumference of the corset edges. Some corset models have a lot of curve, flaring out at the waist, while others are a bit straighter and narrower.
You’ll want to look for a spring that matches your body type and your desired level of waist slimming.
A corset should always fit snugly all around — there should never be gaps at the top or bottom. Gaps not only indicate a bad fit, but they also increase the chances of folding when you sit.
Finding the Right Style
With the right sizing, you’ll find that complaints like “my waist trainer folds when I sit” are uncommon.
However, the style of corset you choose is also a potential issue. As noted above, a longline corset could prove problematic if you have a shorter torso length or you don’t pay attention to where it will fall on your hip and thigh area.
Shorter models, like waspies, could also be potentially problematic if you have a bit of a belly pooch that causes the bottom edge of the corset to fold or roll when you sit.
In this case, your best bet is to choose a model that covers your abdomen, but has enough spring to accommodate your beautiful curves.
With the right sizing, shape, and style of corset, you’ll enjoy a snug, comfortable fit and the waist training benefits you crave, all while avoiding folds when sitting.
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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…