If you’ve been wanting to start waist training, you probably have a lot of questions. What is waist training? How does it work? Is it dangerous for your health? Are corsets as uncomfortable as people say?
Here, we’ll answer all those questions and more. Before long, you’ll be ready to get started on the exciting journey that is waist-training!
What Is Waist Training?
Waist training is the process of using a corset to shape your abdomen into an hourglass figure.
How Does Waist Training Work?
Waist training corsets are fitted with steel bones (see the difference between spiral & flat steel boning) . When worn daily over a period of time, these bones shape your waist, not unlike the way that braces shape teeth. Don’t be fooled by other “waist-trainers” on the market – only steel bones can achieve the much-desired hourglass shape.
How Often Do I Have To Wear My Corset To See Results?
How often you wear your corset depends on your comfort and schedule. We encourage our customers to build time into their regular, daily life to waist-train. If you work at a desk, this might mean slipping it on for a few hours in the office. If not, make time to wear it while watching TV, making dinner, or doing light household chores. Above all, just make sure to wear it!
For beginners, the “rule of two” is often a good place to start. This states that if you wear your corset for two hours a day for two weeks, you should see a waist-reduction of up to two inches. Results will vary, but it’s a good jumping off point.
Is Waist Training Dangerous For My Health?
When worn correctly, corsets are in no way dangerous. If you notice that you are feeling lightheaded or short of breath, your laces are probably too tight. Should this happen, we advise removing your corset and taking a short break. When you’re ready to put it back on, use a mirror or a friend’s guidance to figure out how tightly to pull your laces.
Corsets have been known to help with back pain and posture, but if you’ve had serious back pain, sciatica, or other injuries, you’ll want to consult a healthcare professional before lacing up.
Are Waist Training Corsets Uncomfortable?
Again, the short answer is not when you are wearing your corset correctly. That said, corsets keep your abdomen rigid and force you to bend at the knees rather than the waist. Your body may not be used to this, which can cause some muscle soreness. You don’t want to overdo it too quickly, but this actually isn’t bad news. Sore muscles mean that your body is working and firming in new ways.
Can I Waist Train While I Sleep Or Exercise?
While this might seem like a good way to kill two birds with one stone, we highly advise against both sleeping or exercising in a corset. When we sleep, our bodies and muscles need time to spread out and relax. On the flip side, they should be free to expand while exercising for best workout results. Hindering them in either case can lead to restless nights and ineffective workouts.
How Do I Know What Corset Is Best For Me?
There are several decisions you’ll have to make when deciding what corset is best for your body shape. For a full guide, click here.
How Much Do Waist Training Corsets Cost?
Each and every one of our corsets has steel bones, which makes them ideal for waist-training. Best of all, the collection ranges from $69 to $114. You can’t beat that!
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…