When waist training, what is the corset actually modifying?
This is a common question on our blog and social media channels as well as in our customer service chats and phone calls. As Cheri explains, waist training in a steel boned corset will NOT modify your hips in any way. Those bones are going to stay put. As a matter of fact, depending on how intensely you waist train, your hips may have a more exaggerated look due to your tiny waist! 😉 So your hip bones aren’t going to move, but that’s not the case with your two bottom ribs. Those ribs are your floating ribs and if you are wearing a corset that comes up high enough to cover the lower ribs, through patience and diligence in your waist training, those two ribs can be pulled in along with your waist to give you the hourglass shape that you are looking for. Keep in mind though, that for the most part, the body modification that you are making with your waist training is not permanent and you will need to continue with some maintenance corseting or those ribs will float right back to where they started!
We hope this helps with some of your questions about waist training! If you have a question that you’d like to see us answer in our Corset Q & A series, please let us know in the comments.