For those readers that may have arrived here somewhat unfamiliar with the concept of waist training, it is a form of body modification. We like to make the comparison to wearing braces to straighten 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. Latex cinchers and plastic boned fashion corsets aren’t appropriate for waist training as they are NOT able to apply the required pressure to the appropriate areas.
This week’s featured waist trainer is Gabriella F! Thanks, Gabriella for sharing your waist training journey with us!
How long have you been waist training?
3 1/2 months.
How many days/week and hours/day do you wear your corset?
4 days a week, 7 hrs a day.
What was the measurement of your uncorseted waist when you started and what is it now?
What is your favorite corset to wear for waist training?
What was your biggest waist training challenge?
Patience to not tighten the corset when seasoning.
What advice do you have for someone just getting started waist training?
Do not have a big meal right before you put your corset on, make sure you keep a bottle of water near you at all times while wearing your corset, and do not stress yourself out by wearing it 24/7. A little at a time has a better long-run effect on you.
Do you typically stealth corset or do you wear your corsets over your clothes?
I wear mine overnight over a silk or satin nightie dress I get from Victoria’s Secret
What do you like to wear when you are corseted?
On the occasion I wear my corset during the day, I like to wear high waisted skirts or dresses with a cinched waist over the corset.
Have you changed your diet & exercise habits while waist training? i.e. are you losing weight while you are waist training?
No I have not, but I naturally tend to eat less now.
What has been your favorite part of corseting & waist training?
My waist getting visibly smaller! I feel like a superhero every time I look at myself in the mirror whether I’m wearing the corset or not.
Many thanks to Gabriella for sending submitting her information for the blog, but we want to suggest to her and to the rest of you that it isn’t a good idea to wrap your laces around your corset because it can damage the fashion fabric on the corset. This video can help explain why!