Corsets have been used to train women’s (and men’s) waistlines for centuries. Using a corset, you can achieve a curvy, feminine figure and great posture to boot. But you can only get the benefits of waist training with a corset by choosing the one that’s right for you, and there are several factors to consider when you do.


If you are serious about waist training, your corsets must be custom made. Waist training requires that you wear your corset upwards of 10 hours a day, and if it doesn’t fit exactly right, then you could cause yourself some serious discomfort.

There are several custom corsetmakers in the United states, and most of them are very friendly and accommodating. If there’s a corsetmaker in your area, the best thing you can do when making a purchase is to go in to see them for a personal fitting.


Generally, underbust corsets (a style which sits below the breasts as opposed to covering and lifting) are best suited to waist training, as they do not constrict breathing as much, and are more comfortable for extended use. Ideally, you also want a corset that comes all the way down to the hips.


The material your corset is made of should be breathable and washable, with a tiny bit of stretch. Most corsets are made of panels with several layers of strong fabric for stability, with stiff boning in between the panels. The boning in a good corset is made from steel or something equally inflexible. Stay away from plastic boning.


A new corset should have a gap of approximately four inches in the back, which will slowly lace closed as your waist gets smaller.

Be careful when waist training, however, not to go too fast. Patience is key in waist training. You could do serious damage to yourself by trying to lace too tightly, too quickly.


A corset liner is something you wear under your corset to prevent skin discomfort, and they are a must for waist training. Corset liners provide a protective barrier between you and your corset to prevent chafing, pinching, unpleasant rubbing and other discomfort.