Many people have heard about waist trainers but are hesitant to try them for themselves. They may picture a tightening body garment that damages organs or internal tissue. The truth is, however, modern-day waist trainers are perfectly safe. To help clarify these misconceptions, check out these different types of waist trainers to know. After reading this, you may even buy one yourself!
Although a waist trainer is a broad term used for any garment that compresses the midsection to provide an ample, curvaceous figure, for clarity purposes, a waist trimmer specifically refers to ones worn at the gym for active lifestyles. In this case, waist trainers are exercise garments meant to tighten the midsection, strengthen core muscles, increase sweat production, and help you lose stubborn body fat. Wear them during your workouts or for any active lifestyle activity, like walking, gardening, or jogging. Since they’re made from neoprene, waist trimmers offer exceptional breathability and comfort. Waist trimmers are also commonly referred to as waist cinchers.
On the other hand, full-body shapewear is another different type of waist trainer to know for general wear under normal clothes. This type of waist trainer is meant for long-term use, and you can safely wear it for eight hours at a time. Available in neutral base colors, wear it under your clothes to feel slimmer and provide an hourglass shape. Shapewear doesn’t constrict breathing or damage organs either. It’s perfectly safe and provides extra cushioning, back support, and supports posture.
Corsets still exist. Although common in niche subcultures, like cosplay, there are many things to know about corsets. Typically, steel-boned corsets are full-body slimming garments made of cotton, satin, leather, or brocade with front spiral and steel boned bust. Unlike the corsets of the 19th century, modern corsets don’t restrict breathing and provide exceptional back support. Whereas waist trainers and shapewear are easy to put on, corsets require lacing in the back which can be a time-consuming process.