Whether for your personal style, burlesque, or modelling, corsets can help you achieve the beautiful, feminine silhouette you desire.But you can't just throw on a corset once or twice and expect long-term results.This is where waist training comes in.Corset training for beginners doesn't have to be difficult or uncomfortable. Read on for our guide on corset training for complete beginners.
What Is Waist Training?
Waist training is achieved by wearing a corset over a long period of time to achieve a desired body type.People can wear corsets for long or short amounts of time depending on what they're using them for. However, what makes waist training different is the goal.
Corset training for beginners is a means of getting used to wearing a corset to achieve a narrower rib-cage. A narrower rib-cage creates the desirable hour-glass figure sought after by many women.
Corset Training For Beginners: What It Can Do For You
It's a common misconception that an hour-glass figure can be achieved through mere diet and exercise.
A wider waist isn't necessarily an indicator or health or fitness. Some people simply have wide-set ribcages that cause them to have wide waists.If you are self-conscious about your waist or rib-cage, corset training could be a great way to boost your self-esteem and body-image.Corset training for beginners entails regularly wearing corsets in order to gradually pull in your ribcage, making it look smaller and more compact.
Sizing: Where To Start
The first thing you need to know is how to properly measure yourself for your corset.
Your natural waistline falls about an inch to an inch 1/2 above your belly-button, where your belly naturally creases.
Once you've found the right spot to measure at, take your measuring tape and wrap it around your stomach.
You'll also need to know the measurements for your underbust, as this is where the top of your corset should sit.
You'll also need to measure your upper hip, just above your thighs. This is where your corset will finish.
For long-line corsets, you'll also need to measure your torso length. To do this, you'll need to measure from your underbust to your upper-hip.
Waist training corsets are normally ordered by waist size. However, we recommend buying a corset 4-5 inches smaller than your natural waist to get the correct size for your measurement.
For example, if you have a 29" waist, you would order a size 24 corset.
Waist Training Corsets
Corset training for beginners requires a special kind of corset. This particular corset is known as a waist training corset.
What sets waist training corsets apart is their steel boning. While traditional Victorian-era corsets used whalebone to create structure and support, nowadays, steel boning is the modern replacement.
Cheaper corsets will sometimes use plastic bones, however, these have little to no effect on body-shape and provide very little support.
They are also more prone to snapping.
At Corset Deal, we stock only the best quality waist training corsets. Made with strong cords and extra-strong seams to contain durable spiral steel boning, they're perfect for beginners.
The benefit of spiral steel boning is that it's designed to give you a rigid, yet curvy and flexible cinch.
The Importance Of Breaking In Your Corset
We cannot stress how important this step is. If you don't break in your corset, you will bend it and cause it warp. It won't fit your body correctly and it won't train the way you want it to do.Think of it like crumpling a piece of paper. No matter how many times you try to flatten that paper out again, it will still have dents and creases in it.Similarly, a corset that has not been correctly broken in will not feel the same. It will not produce the effective results it would have, had you broken it in.
How To Break In Your Corset
For the first week of owning your new corset, you only want to be wearing it for a maximum of two hours a day.
Make sure to wear it loose. It needs to be tightened to a snug fit.
When you first put your corset on, it will have a slight flare at the top and bottom. You should be able to comfortably slide a few fingers or even your whole hand underneath the flare, to begin with.
The more you wear your corset, the more this flare will disappear and begin to hug your figure.
Let at least 30-45 mins pass before you decide to tighten. While tightening your first corset may cause a little discomfort at first, this will subside once the corset and boning adjust to fit your body shape.
In your second week, you can start to increase the period of time you wear your corset to 3-4 hours. Gradually up this to 5-6 hours at the end of your second week as you continue to get used to the fit.
Be Safe And Sensible
It's important to start slowly with your waist training.
The seasoning process when wearing a new corset is meant to be gradual to avoid harming your ribs, or any of your organs.
Rushing through the seasoning process can of course, also damage your corset. The most important thing, however, is staying safe and comfortable.
The process of training your waist with corsets is as gratifying as it is time-consuming. You need to be willing to put in the time and effort.
Enjoy the process, and be patient. You won't see progress overnight, but when you do, it'll be so worth it!
Expressing Your Personal Style
Your first corset will always be your most special, but once you've tried one, we're sure you'll be back for more.
Here at Corset Deals, we're all about expressing personal style.
Under-bust corsets, over-bust corsets, even beautifully fitted corset dresses to give you curves in all the right places.
We want you to feel good about yourself when you wear your corset.
Peruse our collections today to find the perfect beginner's corset for you!