Just what is waist training?
Tight Lacing or Waist Training is literally reshaping your waist using a regime of diet, exercise and tightly laced corsets worn at least 22 hours a day every day. The hard core use of corsets for waist training to get that tiny little wasp waist that was once oh so fashionable in the early 1800s. Though somewhat out of favor these days, there are still those who love the impossibly small look of a tiny waist.
This extreme form of waist training corsetry is achieved by a strict diet and progressively lacing a corset tighter and tighter over months or years to mold your body to fit the shape of the corset. The process should only be done slowly in order to safely reduce your waist. To prevent harm to yourself or your corset, proper instruction from a waist training expert is recommended.
A corset should never be worn that causes discomfort or pain. Consistent and incremental lacing over time is the only way to achieve the hourglass figure desired.
While our high quality, steel boned corsets can be used for waist training, it is not something to undertake lightly. There are a number of medical concerns as waist training can reshape ribs and rearrange your internal organs when undergone for long periods of time, so please be cautious and consult a medical professional before deciding to go this extreme with corsets. Corset waist training should never be used on children or those with medical conditions such as curvature of the spine.
If you want to wear your corset for extended hours, we recommend wearing a seamless tube top or other soft garment under it to prevent chaffing and dry skin. It is important to moisturize and use baby powder to absorb excess moisture when wearing any garment for more than 12 hours.
We recommend having at least 2 underbust style steel boned corsets of the same size you can alternate between reserved specifically for waist training. Underbust styles are usually used for waist training so as to not affect the bust. Staying with plain styles in neutral colors such as black, white or nude will give you the most versatility letting you wear them under or over your regular clothing. Choose a corset 4-6 inches smaller than your natural waist measurement and tighten it progressively over time. Once the back closes completely with no strain, re-measure and purchase 2 more corsets again 4-6 inches smaller than your new waist measurement. Repeat until you have achieved the desired size and shape of your waist. Then you will need to continue to wear a corset to maintain the shape.
Be certain to clean your corset often - spot clean with mild detergent once a week or as needed and dry clean it monthly. When not wearing your corset, air it inside out over a hanger where it can get air flow. Never hang it in direct sunlight.
With patience and a strict diet, you can achieve a smaller, even wasp size, waist with corset training.