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Corset / Waist Training 101

Monday, May 19, 2014
Today is a new week with an entirely new vibe :-) There is a popular new body contouring Trend known as "Corset Training" or "Waist Training" that I think I should shed some light on.


What It Is

Waist Training is a gradual process of waist reduction where a steel boned corset is used to cinch the waist. This trend dates as far back as the 14th Century, the Shakespearean era, where women would wear a tight laced steel corset to cinch the waist to create an hour glass shape. There are two types of Corsets: Over the Bust and Under the Bust, these are exactly as they sound where one is worn over the bust while the other is worn under the bust.

How does it Work?

Before I get into the "How To's" here are a few Golden Rules I found while researching this trend.

Rule 1:   A Corset Shall Never Hurt
Rule 2:   A Serious Corset Training Is Long Term
Rule 3:   Reduce the Waist Size Slowly
Rule 4:   Never Wear a Corset on the Bare Skin
Rule 5:   Only Use Custom Made Corsets

As mentioned above, the corset works by gradually cinching in your waist. Think of the Corset the same way you would think about braces ... it has to be worn for a period of time before you can reach the desired effect. The Corset not only gives the illusion of a smaller waist while you wear it, but your waist is suppose to maintain that shape after you take it off ( which is the whole point ) It is important to note that the Corset is not a miracle product and you are still expected to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

Safety Pre-cautions



Be sure to purchase authentic corset with 100% Steel bones. This is a fast growing trend, therefore there will be dupes of the Corset. Since this is a beauty commitment, its better to spend a few extra bucks and get the real deal instead of buying a cheaper version that could mess up your shape.

Never go to bed with the Corset On. This could lead to serious respiratory problems. Imagine sleeping with a contraption that is squishing all your internal organs together ... No bueno

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6 comments on "Corset / Waist Training 101"
  1. sophiahudson9677:26 AM

    Blog you have shared has so much to learn about corsets. These are also used for waist training,this concept is somehow new to me. I have never used it but now I am willing to take an experience once. I was wondering that can we use steel boned corsets for waist training? I would love to respond to my query. Thanks for the blog.

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  2. it's an excellent article, really women who use waist trainer should take careful about the use. Corsets are the best way to look with a nice body but they must be used properly.

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  3. Lilith12:36 AM

    I find it intriguing that you say not to wear corsets to bed. All of my siblings and I have been wearing them for years and we all wear them while sleeping. I wouldn't recommend it to start, of course. Actually, I would tell people to only wear them for a few hours to begin with and gradually increase the time worn each day. That's how our mother did it.

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  4. I didn't think people in 2015 still practiced this. I thought it went out 200 years ago.....

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  5. I recently started corset training and it’s not nearly as uncomfortable as I thought it’d be

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  6. Anonymous1:34 PM

    Hi there! I could have sworn I've been to this website before but after
    checking through some of the post I realized it's new to me.
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    and checking back often!

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