Waist trainers, transformed from conventional corsets used by women in the 1800s to display a slimmer waist, have become increasingly popular today primarily because of the fact that some celebrities have been using it and claimed for it to work. Waist trainer companies have claimed for it to show positive results in only a matter of weeks. Like any other product in the market, if you are looking to buy a waist trainer, you will have to do a little bit of research beforehand to decide which waist trainer suits you perfectly. When choosing a waist trainer there are certain factors you need to keep in mind. Here is a list of things you need to consider before placing an order for a waist trainer.
Take measurements of your natural waist. Whatever your normal waist size is, you need to order a trainer that is 4-7 inches smaller than your natural waist. However if you want a corset for back support and maintain a proper posture order one which is not more than 3 to 5 inches smaller than your natural waist.
In addition to size, material is also an important consideration when looking for the perfect waist trainer. When going through the waist trainer see what material each one offers and which one best suits you. Some of the most common fabrics used in corset designing are latex, cotton, satin and leather. Steel boned corsets are also popular in the market. The top quality waist trainers are made of latex because of its invincible compression abilities and its durability. If you are looking for something more comfortable along with its durability go for a cotton corset. If you want to wear the corset under your clothes, satin is what you are looking for. Your dress will slide perfectly over it and no one will know that you are wearing a corset underneath. Leather is for users who prefer style over comfort and is not recommended for daily waist training. Steel boned corsets provide a firm shape to the corset for maximum compression with tight lacing at the back.
Waist trainers come in different lengths. You need to first measure the length of your torso (from the lower end of your neck to the lower end of your spine) to decide whether you have a short, average or long torso. For women, a torso between 15 to 17 inches is average, below this is short and above this measurement is long. However if you are looking for a trainer to wear during workout, do not buy a long torso as it restricts your movements.