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 M Foster! Thanks, M 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, up to 18 hours a day.
What was the measurement of your uncorseted waist when you started and what is it now?
34 inches before and now 31.
What is your favorite corset to wear for waist training?
What was your biggest waist training challenge?
Finding the right corset. I started wearing a corset because I hurt my back and needed the support of a steel-boned corset with lots of steel bones. I didn’t do as well with corsets that had less than 20 bones. I stayed with corseting even after my back healed because I liked the benefits so much.
What advice do you have for someone just getting started waist training?
Be patient and don’t skimp. You get what you pay for.
Do you typically stealth corset or do you wear your corsets over your clothes?
As much as I’d love to wear it over my clothes, I typically stealth corset.
What do you like to wear when you are corseted?
Typically I wear pants/shorts but have started wearing more skirts and dresses because corseting has made me feel more feminine and attractive.
Have you changed your diet & exercise habits while waist training? i.e. are you losing weight while you are waist training?
Yes. I find that I’m less hungry and eat less in general. I’m body building, so while my weight has been steady, I’ve put on a great deal of muscle and lost inches overall. I suffer from PCOS which makes weight loss practically impossible, so the simple act of just not gaining weight is a tremendous accomplishment.
What has been your favorite part of corseting & waist training?
I like the way it makes me look. I’m more confident about my appearance. I’m 46 and for the last few years my natural waistline has expanded just due to age and hormonal changes. I look and feel at least 10 years younger because I have my waist back. Corseting allows me to eliminate that androgynous look we all get as we age.
If you’re waist training and would like to share your story, visit our My Waist Training Journey, Submission Form blog and send us your information! We might feature YOU in an upcoming blog!
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