Waist training – also known as waist cinching – became popular in the 1900s, first in Europe and then in America. This was spurred by the invention of the corset, which was replaced later by the girdle. In the early years of waistline modification, the corset was worn on the outside of the clothing and seen as a fashion statement. As the practice of waist cinching grew in popularity, women began to wear girdles and cinchers as undergarments, especially in the flapper era when women desired a boyish, youthful figure. Shapewear is still popular today, though often in the form of Spanx, which is much less constricting and used to slim the body while creating a smoother figure. The popularity of waist trainers is on the rise once again, and celebrities and models have recently admitted to using the garments.
Wearing Waist Trainer or Shapewear garments may provide temporary physical benefits, such as a smaller waistline and overall thinner appearance, and may also offer health benefits. Wearing a Waist trainer, Waist Cincher Corset or other compression garment for a long time could give the wearer the advantage of back support and posture control because of the binding and cinching effect. The boning, elastic, rubber or non-latex material of the Waist Trainer also gives those who wear them added abdominal support, which can be helpful in reminding you to sit up straight throughout the day or not to overeat
To make sure that you are waist training properly and safely, the two most important things to consider when buying a waist trainer are the size and materials used in construction. That many waist trainers contain latex, so those with allergies should be especially cautious. Should you have an allergy, it recommends you either wear a thin tank top under the trainer or purchase the Non-Latex Waist Trainers known as Waist Cincher Corset which provide the same benefits as Latex Waist Trainers however Non-Latex Waist Trainers are great for sensitive skin or latex allergies and provide additional comfort, flexibility and breathability.
Waist trainers are not all created equal, so sizing is very important for proper use and to avoid associated risks. Like a bra, a well fitted waist trainer is key to comfort and providing results.
If you are between sizes, buy the larger one. You can tell if you have the incorrect size trainer if it pinches or hurts in any way.
To prolong the life of your Waist Trainer or Shapewear you should properly care for them by washing them every few days and you must wash them by hand with gentle soap.
Measuring your body for a Waist trainer is the same as measuring for a bra, the wrong measurements will be uncomfortable or create bulge no matter how you try and make it work so measure properly; don not guess and be honest! The Waist Trainer and Waist Cincher Corset are designed to reduce your waist size by 4 to 6 cm. If you are looking for more of a reduction you need to start waist training which takes time as it is a permanent waist reduction.
Take your measurements with a measuring tape and without clothes (if you do not have one- you can Download our PDF Measuring Tape here) to avoid erroneous numbers:
- For your waist: Put on the measure tape going around your belly-button and below the ribs. Do not suck your in, as this will result in mistaken measurements.
After writing down all of your measurements go to the chart and compare with the ones shown so you by the most suitable garment for you.
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