5 Features To Look Out For When Buying Waist Training Corsets


If you do your research or watch old movies, you will realize that women have used corsets for a long time. They were used to give the woman a smaller waist which is considered to be more flattering to her figure. Over the years, the modern woman has re-adapted it. Women these days are wearing them as a fashion statement, as a fitness enhance to help get rid of that excess belly fat or just as a cover up for that excess tummy fat. However, before deciding to purchase a waist trainer, it is important to note the disadvantages and advantages of using these waist training corsets. If you still feel the need to buy one, here are a few tips which should help you out.


With waist trainers, the material used is very important to consider as it determines very many different things. The first and possibly most important thing that material determines is the fit. In this case, it needs to offer the perfect combination of flexibility and firm support. That way, you can fit into your piece and breathe comfortably without compromising on the body shaping effect provided.

The material used also plays an important role in determining the garment’s breathability. Considering how tight and close to the body the pieces usually are, the importance of having well-aerated material could not be emphasized enough. Finally, the material determines maintenance factors like whether or not it is machine washable as well as overall durability.

With all these in mind, the best materials for waist trainers are blends containing cotton, nylon or other flexible components.

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Measurements and fitting

Contrary to popular beliefs, waist trainers do not come in a ‘one size fits all’ design. Whether it is pantyhose or a full body suit, it is very important for you as the wearer to take fitting into consideration when choosing your body waist trainer. According to Live strong, with the correct size of waist trainers, one can wear them safely for up to 10 hours a day. As with other forms of clothes, most waist trainers come in specific sizes stipulated on packages or on product tags. You may choose to take actual measurements or go old school and try on pieces on display to find the perfect fit.


This is especially important when you are wearing outfits that are in one way or another revealing. A good waist trainer is like a backstage crew member. They do their best work out of sight. The last thing you want is for people to get a glimpse of it through your see-through top. This is one of the reasons why most brands offer their pieces in nude natural tones. For everyday wear, the trick here is to find the colour that you can conceal under your clothing.


This is without a doubt one of the most important features to look out for when shopping for waist trainers. Construction is basically a measure of how tight the piece is around your body. This feature is usually determined both by the garment’s dimensions and the material used. Most brands include constriction details as loose, medium or tight.

The first two are usually meant to offer some basic support with medium playing the additional role of eliminating visible panty lines. Tight pieces, on the other hand, are meant to suck in any loose skin or flabby parts to give you the contour and curve that you desire. The choice on the level of constriction depends on an individual’s comfort. You need to be comfortable with the waist trainer you select otherwise you will have trouble sticking to it.  There is no need to for an overtight waist trainer in a bid to suck in more tummy fat if it puts your health and your comfort at risk.

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Design and extent of coverage

Last but not least, the extent of coverage is important to consider when making your choice. You want to find a piece that will help cover the parts that you are most sensitive about. This can be anything from a simple tummy to thigh cut to a full body suit covering everything from your shoulders to your lower thighs.

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