Corset Q & A Series

Corset Q & A Episode 41: Do You Have To Be A Waist Trainer To Wear A Corset?

Do you have a questions about steel boned corsets, waist training or corseting? The answer is probably somewhere in our Corset Q & A series.

I love telling my family members, friends and even random acquaintances where I work. The first comments I get are always about the “Victorian” Era and women who trained to permanently change their waist. Many people are initially nervous about the idea of buying a corset for themselves because the assumption is that corsets are meant for women who want to be waist trainers. However, corsets are much more than a tool to train one’s waist.

True, many of our customers do get our corsets to waist train. However, there are just as many that get corsets for costumes or to use for cosplay. Others use corsets for daily fashion accessories, like the beautiful Jasmine above in the video who isn’t a waist trainer, but tries to wear a corset daily if it goes along with her outfits! On the other hand, Cheri wears her corset when she feels like she wants to improve her posture, the corset is a small reminder to sit up straight and not slouch. Additionally, we have many customers who use their corsets while at work or home for back support. People who are driving all day or on their feet all day as well as those who have scoliosis often get a lot of benefit from wearing steel boned corsets and they are so much prettier than medical corsets! You should always check with your doctor if you are wearing a corset for medical reasons though. Our customer Hannah has had great success using a corset to reduce her back pain due to scoliosis.

Corsets can have many benefits for both men and women, and you do not have to be a waist trainer to receive those benefits. You can complete that awesome Halloween costume, get a flashy outfit accessory or improve your posture! Getting a corset doesn’t have to change your whole life, you can make the corset fit into your lifestyle!

Hopefully this Q & A provides you examples of how individuals chose to wear corsets. There are many ways to wear a corset, you do not have to be a waist trainer to fashion one! Please let us know in the comments if there are any questions that you’d like to see answered in our Corset Q & A series.

Hi, I'm Carolyn! I'm the baby of OC so they take good care of me here. I love cargo pants, Birkenstocks and swimming. Guinea pig squeaks are beautiful music to my ears! Working at Orchard Corset is AMAZING! I work with strong, confident, beautiful women who assist me in finding myself.


  • Latisha

    I love Orchard Corset mainly because of how welcoming these ladies and gents are, and the corsets of course! I have been having back pain from breastfeeding my daughter for two years and the slouching that sneaks in. My family is not that supportive of me choosing a corset to help with support. They keep making fun of me saying that its only use is to make a waist (obvious added benefit). I can not believe some of the reactions this beautiful thing gets. I love it and plan on ordering a few more! Thank you all for the emotional support you have provided even though it’s only through your amazing blog 🙂

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