How to Choose a Waist Training Corset?

Ideally, a woman is looking for a custom made corset when she’s serious about waist training. It’s safetyworth mentioning that custom corsets can take anywhere between 15-50 hours labor, and range from around $400-$1000. However, you can also choose from a wide range of ready to wear corsets, which can work well considering the price tag. These corsets are an excellent way to learn how your body reacts and behaves to being in a corset. In this guide, we’ve given the best tips to choose a high quality corset for waist training.

Multiple Photos

It’s important to check as many photos of the corset as possible. You need to check the photos of the corset’s front, back and side. This helps you determine the curves and shape of the garment, and how it fits. You should be wary of sellers who list only a couple of photos, and keep the corset construction hidden.

Photos on a Model

While looking at photos, you should consider only the ones worn by a model. You should disregard photos worn by a mannequin or against a blank background. Such photos don’t help you figure out the right shape and fit of the garment. Not every woman has mannequin measurements.

High Quality Fabric

The most important part about buying a corset is that you should choose high quality fabric. The fabric of the corset should look smooth and sturdy. It shouldn’t appear flimsy with wrinkles or bumps in the panels. There shouldn’t be any lumpy or bulging seams.

Detailed Description

The seller should give a detailed description of every element of the corset. When you read a listing that doesn’t clearly provide important details, such as the type and number of steel bones, presence of waist type and fabric lining, you should look for something else. There should be sufficient information about corset construction.

Steel Busk and Bones

It’s important to look for a steel busk in the corset’s description. This helps the corset stand up to the pressure created by drawing in the waist. Steel busks are always stronger than hook and eye tape or zippers. These are metal hardware fasteners consisting of knobs and loops sewn inside your corset. They open and close the front of the corset.

According to experts, it’s a must for a waist trainer corset to have steel boning. Flat and spiral steel bones lay the foundation to a corset’s power to modify and reshape your body over a specific period of time. Spiral steel bones can also bend with your body. Plastic is never acceptable as it easily bends out of shape.

Waist Tape

Coutil or twill waist tape can help the corset withstand the excess pressure of reshaping your body. It can also prevent the seams from ripping apart easily. Waist tape can be easily hidden between two pieces of high quality fabric. It can also be visible.

Cotton Inner Lining

Last but not the least, you should always look for a corset with 100% cotton inner lining. It feels comfortable against the skin, and allows your corset to breathe. It can also provide the corset with stabilization by adding a layer of strength. This prevents your corset from stretching excessively.

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