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 Jessica B! Thanks, Jessica for sharing your waist training journey with us!
How long have you been waist training?
How many days/week and hours/day do you wear your corset?
7 days a week, 12 hours a day. I tried sleeping in my corset, but couldn’t get comfortable.
What was the measurement of your uncorseted waist when you started and what is it now?
46 inches when I started, 34 inches now
What is your favorite corset to wear for waist training?
What was your biggest waist training challenge?
Getting adjusted to the compression in the beginning, and also lacing the corset in the beginning.
What advice do you have for someone just getting started waist training?
Do some research first, watch some of the YouTube videos on waist training, and find out which corset will work best for your body type.
Do you typically stealth corset or do you wear your corsets over your clothes?
I stealth corset, haven’t tried it over my clothes yet.
What do you like to wear when you are corseted?
That varies, I wear scrubs to work, so I wear my corset under my uniform a lot.
Have you changed your diet & exercise habits while waist training? i.e. are you losing weight while you are waist training?
Yes. I’ve been following a low carb diet, I exercise at least 5 days a week and I’ve lost 88.5 lbs.
What has been your favorite part of corseting & waist training?
Definitely the results!!
Many thanks to Jessica for sending submitting her information for the blog! 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, it can damage the fashion fabric on the corset. This video can help explain why!