In our Corset Q & A series we’ll be giving you quick answers to some of the most common questions we get regarding steel boned corsets, waist training and corseting here at Orchard Corset.
In this episode, Brittney asks the question that is on the minds of many beginning corset wearers…. What is waist training? The very simple definition is that it is the process of using a steel boned corset to modify your waist into an hourglass shape with semi-permanent results. It has nothing to do with losing weight, spot reducing or “using specific ab exercises while wearing a waist cincher” (seriously, I read that in an article about “waist training”).
Waist training is a form of body modification similar to wearing gauges in your ears (although it isn’t as permanent as that) or wearing braces on your teeth. By continually applying pressure to your lower ribs and internal organs you can achieve a shift in both that will eventually give the you the hourglass shape when you are not wearing a corset. However after you’ve achieved your desired waistline, just like wearing your retainer after having your braces removed, you’ll have to continue with some “maintenance corseting” to retain the hourglass shape you worked so hard for.
We have an entire category dedicated to waist training here on the Orchard Corset Blog, so be sure to have a look at those articles for more detailed information about waist training!
As always, if you’ve got a question that you’d like to see us answer on our Corset Q & A series, let us know in the comments.