Corset Q & A Series

Corset Q & A 67: Corseting after pregnancy & waist training postpartum

If you’ve just had a baby or are about to have one and you’re wondering about corseting and waist training postpartum, we’ve got some suggestions for you right here! 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 video, Amy asks Cheri a question that we often hear from new mothers:

“How long should I wait to start waist training postpartum?”

This is an awesome question and unfortunately there isn’t a solid answer because everyone’s body is different! Your body changes so quickly after having a baby that you would be sizing down in record time, making true waist training a little expensive!  But no fear, there is something else that can be used instead of a corset! We suggest starting out with a waist cincher. The reason that we suggest starting with a cincher is simple- we use the underbust, natural waist and upper hip measurements to determine how much natural curve someone has and what size and style corset would work best. Someone that is postpartum is likely to see that their measurements and body are going to change at a fast pace and may be different one week to the next, which means that a corset that may have worked one week, will not work the next.

We want to help our customers with sizing and offer products that they can spend some time in and that will work best for their needs. So, after all that ranting the answer is this- postpartum women should wait at least 6-8 weeks after childbirth to start using a steel boned corset, but can start with a waist cincher as soon as it is comfortable to put on. We understand that it may be scary thinking about how much the body has changed while pregnant and even after childbirth, and want to help restore “that waist” and boost confidence at the same time.

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  • cammommy1824

    Hello I am new to waist training.. I have my measurements can you please steer me in right direction.. I would like something to help curve my backside

    Underbust 41
    Waist 45
    Underbust to hips 16
    Hips 51 thank you so much

    • Brittney Loveall-Talley


      I would go with a size 36 in the short or long 426 with hipties. You’re going to have some gapping in the underbust area since your underbust is smaller than your waist, but that should go away the more that you wear it and season it. Please let us know if we can help with anything else. Have a great day!

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