Many people think that waist training is an expensive way to dress up your outfit for a night out. Resorting to this expensive trend may have been your only option in the past, but now there are some budget-friendly Waist Trainers out there on the market that can help you achieve professional-looking posture and slim down in a snap. Here is how it works.

Wearing the right size of Waist Trainer will force your body into a certain posture and shape without having to worry about flattening you out, or making it harder for you to breathe or maintain balance while walking around. Here’s how to use a waist trainer to effectively improve your posture: Choose the Right Waist Trainer:

Different types of corsets offer different benefits and will help you achieve proper posture in a different way. It’s best to talk with your doctor before deciding which type of waist trainer will be right for you.

If you’re new to waist training or plan on wearing your waist cincher for extended periods of time, look for a Hook and Eye Corset as it is the least restrictive with its multiple rows of hooks and easy, quick release.

Step 1:

You’ll want to measure yourself before you begin – this is much easier if you have someone else help you (your partner, a friend, etc.). Simply find a piece of paper. Measure the length from your pelvis through your chest to the top of your waist. 

Be sure to include the tush – not just your waist. If it’s hard for you to get a full breath while standing, then that will affect how tight the corset will be and therefore how well it works for posture. 

To measure around, just find a piece of fabric that fits around you comfortably and mark where it hits on both sides. Add 1 inch to each side for overlap and use that as your guide.

Step 2: Choose the Right Size Corset:

Don’t make the mistake of buying a corset that is too large for you. It looks really nice in the picture, but it won’t be long before you are dealing with discomfort and pain. Remember, doctors will tell you to buy one size down from what you would normally wear in ‘real life’. This will help ensure that you wear your invisible shapewear comfortably and the corset doesn’t ride up in the back or dig into your skin instead of molding to your body. 

Failing to take this step may result in serious discomfort and health complications.

Now you’re ready to get started. You will want to wear the corset straight and not bend over. Your waist trainer should not be too tight that you can’t move or breathe, but it also shouldn’t be loose either – a good rule of thumb is to wear it 2-3 sizes smaller than you would normally wear. It will definitely lose some of its shape when worn but plan on it falling in your natural shape after a few weeks by constantly wearing it. The best time to wear a waist trainer for posture is when you sit for long periods of time; you will want to remove the corset and let your skin relax before putting the Corset back on.