Thursday, October 9, 2014

Waist Training- Cinching the Safe Way with a Corset

All good things must come to an end—Except for waist training. Creating the most admired hourglass figure is back and here to stay. There is just something about a women’s figure that will always be appealing. A cinched waist, curvy hips, and big bust is the number one most wanted body type.

It is important to know the facts about steel boned corsets to ensure that you are taking the proper safety precautions before you start waist training. It is also important to educate yourself on the different types of corsets as well. You can’t just buy any corset and expect it to transform your waist. Some are merely for fashion, or to be worn as lingerie, which means they do not have the steel bones that make the cinching part possible.

What the Experts have to say-
Our experts here at are going to give you the low down on waist training. It is a gradual process of wearing a steel boned waist cinching corset. To start, you wear it a few hours a day (3-6). After a couple of weeks you can wear it for longer periods of time, but be sure to listen to your body. If you feel discomfort go back to the 3-6 hours. Do not sleep in your corset- your body needs time to rest too.

The idea of waist training is to eventually have a slim waist without having to wear the corset.  We recommend only waist training until you have achieved your desired figure. Except for the occasional ice cream binge, or hitting that buffet a little too hard on vacation. In that case, you may want to take it back out and wear it for a few hours. Another great benefit to wearing a steel boned corset is additional back support and improved posture. This is particularly helpful for individuals who have a larger bust.

Our good friend, Kim Rydick is new to wearing a corset but is very excited about her new curvature. "My corset wears great... Good enough to dine, dance and even win a few games of pool. It helped me own the night! This is now my go-to corset." said Kim. A great benefit to wearing a steel boned corset is that even though you may not have time to waist train, you can still have curves for a night out on the town. You can either wear your corset under your outfit or make it part of your ensemble.  The new hot trend is to wear your corset over a blouse or cute dress. As you can see, that is what Kim does. She pairs her waist cinching corset with a cute pencil skirt and white blouse. There is nothing better than cinching your waist while mingling with some friends.

Cinching the Safe Way with a Corset
For beginners we suggest starting off with the under bust corset. As mentioned, this is a gradual process so it takes a little time for your body to get used to. When starting out you must make sure not to over-cinch to hard too fast or you can cause damage to yourself and the corset. Break the corset in over the first 2 weeks by wearing a maximum few hours a day and only cinch it 'snug' during this time. After 2 weeks the bones will soften and you can then begin to tighten more each day to your comfort level. Take caution while waist training with a steel boned corset by following these simple rules:
  1. Allow your body 24 hours of rest in between wearing your corset
  2. Do not exercise in a corset
  3. Always loosen corset before eating and driving
  4. Always allow your corset to air dry overnight
  5. Medical Practitioners do not suggest sleeping in your corset
  6. Listen to your body- if you are experiencing discomfort, your corset may be too tight or you could be wearing it too often.

It is important to follow these guidelines, and to listen to your body.

As you can see above, you can achieve an hourglass figure the second you put your corset on. So if you are like Kim, busy with a family, you may only have time to wear it while you are out or on the weekends. Decide what is best for you and your daily routine. If this is the case, you can still achieve an hourglass figure while your corset is on, which is just as great for some individuals.

Measuring your Waist
You want to measure the smallest part of your waist. Males-measure around your belly button. Females- measure 1-2 inches above your belly button. Use a cloth or paper tape measurer. So, for correct size you want to take 4 inches off of your measured waist size - if your waist is a size 34, you want a size 30 corset. This allows room for you to cinch, resulting in you having a 30 inch waist after training.  In some cases you can go down 5 inches if you have a lot of pre-existing belly fat and/or can pinch at least an inch.

Self-lacing with your Corset
If you are like most of the customers and you have to lace the corset on your own, fear not as we enclose full instructions with each corset and in addition you are welcome to call us 7 days a week on the help line where one of us will happily talk you through it. All of our corsets arrive laced, so just follow these simple steps to get into your cinching garment:
  • Remove corset from its protective carrier and lay down flat on a clean surface with the back and the laces facing up. Loosen the laces the full length of the corset until you have a 3 to 4 inch gap at the back.
  • Turn the corset over so the front busk faces you and un-clip the hooks. Now wrap the corset around your waist holding the hooks in your right hand and clip the front busk together. Make sure the corset is centered and at the right height.
  • Either standing sideways in front of a mirror or by using 1 mirror in front and 1 behind begin to tighten the laces- start at the top by using a hooked finger and pull between every crisscross of the laces until you reach the center large loops of lace. Alternate this method between top to the middle and bottom to the middle. Every time you reach the middle pull on the center loops to cinch in the slack.
  • When partially cinched to a 'snug' feeling slowly raise the arms in the air and gently wriggle the torso which will even out any lose areas and settle your corset for one more round of tightening.
  • Take your time to cinch the corset, resting from time to time and ensuring you are tightening the laces nice and even. Once finished the laces should be even all the way up and down.
  • In the early stages cinch until 'snug' and not overly tight (first 2 weeks at least) to allow the corset to be properly broken-in and ready for tight lacing. Never attempt to cinch your corset tightly in the hip and rib areas; you cannot cinch bone and if you do you could damage the corset or hurt yourself.
  • Properly laced corset

  • Once you are cinched snuggly then tie the laces in a normal bow as you would the lace on a shoe. You can leave the long lace at the back or tuck up the back of the corset if you like.
Always make graceful movements in a corset. Any sudden movements while constricted by steel bones may be uncomfortable, and in the extreme even damage the corset. Have a set goal to achieve with your waist reduction and think you will be wearing one every day? Think about purchasing two corsets so you can rotate them, allowing one to 'rest' while the other is being worn. This will extend the life of the corsets.

Diet & Exercise
We suggest that you maintain a healthy diet, and have a daily exercise routine while waist training. When it comes time to sit down for a meal, make sure you either loosen your laces, or take off your corset until you are fully digested. This will prevent you from being uncomfortable while eating. Wearing a corset will take some getting used to. Your body must get used to having steel bones support it. Waist training with a steel boned corset is the number one method to obtaining the ideal hourglass figure along with a healthy diet and daily exercise. We are here to provide any questions you may have on waist training, so please don't hesitate to post a question.  You can also visit our learning center for more information on wearing a steel boned corset.

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  1. Love this article and this girl!

    Grat information!


    Tawni Bonds

  2. love the article

  3. really useful advice. thanks much

    1. So glad you found it helpful. Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated!