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All about waist training

 

HOW TO WAIST TRAIN

Let’s start with the basics: what is a waist trainer? A waist trainer is a high-compression shaping garment that you wear around your midsection to slim your waistline instantly and supplement your fitness goals. Most waist trainers stimulate thermal activity in your core, making you sweat more with less effort during exercise. The benefits of waist training include: a more effective workout, improved posture, and dramatic hourglass curves—instantly.

Wear a waist trainer dailyExercise daily to supplement waist trainingEat Right to support waist training

What is waist training? When worn daily, a waist trainer—along with proper diet and exercise—can help you stay motivated and confident on your waist slimming journey. In this waist training guide, we'll explain exactly how to do it, so you rock your new curves right away.

 

IS WAIST TRAINING RIGHT FOR ME?

Is waist training right for you

You don’t have to be a Kardashian to get amazing new curves from corset waist training. Anybody can achieve a skinnier waist by wearing a corset. And by choosing the right garment for your body shape, you can ensure your waist trainer will always be comfortable on your body. It’s all about finding the right material and the right fit. We're here to help. 

 

DO WAIST TRAINERS REALLY WORK?

The effects of wearing a waist trainer are instant. You'll look 1, 2 or even 3 sizes smaller as soon as you put on the garment. Waist training is also a great way to supplement the long-term slimming goals from your fitness routine. Does it work? See for yourself based on these incredible Waist Training Results, including waist training before and after photos from our customers.

Waist Training Journey

More waist training transformationsMore waist training before and after images

 

CHOOSE FROM DIFFERENT STYLES THAT FIT YOU BEST

Everyday waist trainersSteel boned corsetsWorkout waist trainersVest waist trainers

Everyday Waist Trainers

Designed for professional, casual, or formal wear. Most styles are invisible under your clothes and create a flawless foundation for your sexiest look. Best worn at work, after work—anywhere! Fits mom, student or professional lifestyle.

Shop this style

Steel-Boned Lace Up Corsets

Designed for dramatic slimming results and special events. Tight laces provide a firm, customizable fit with an extremely durable garment. A favorite for everyday waist training as well as costumes. Fits a social lifestyle best. 

Shop this style

Workout Waist Trainers

Designed for intensifying your fitness routine. Increases perspiration for the most effective workout. Best worn for cardio or strength training. Fits an active lifestyle best. 

Shop this style

Vest Waist Trainers

Designed for maximum support and slimming for everyday use or special occasions. The vest design provides additional support for the bust and coverage for your back. Best worn under professional, casual or formal attire. Fits any lifestyle! 

Shop this style

 

WAIST TRAINING CORSET FEATURES

Hook and eye closure waist trainerLatex ShapewearCotton waist trainersLace Up Corset Waist TrainerPetite waist trainersLong waist trainers

Hook & Eye Closures

Designed for proper fit. Most waist cinchers come with 2 rows or 3 rows of closures so you can size down when needed. Some styles, such as pull-on cinchers, also have closures. View all options

Latex

Latex is common in waist trainers because of its firm, yet flexible properties. Latex waist trainers provide dependable compression all day while also stimulating heat in your core to maximize your workouts. View Latex Cinchers

Cotton

Cotton waist trainers are ideal for those who have latex sensitivities or who simply prefer the way cotton fits their body. Cotton waist trainers typically have multiple layers for maximum shaping control. Latex waist trainers typically have an outer cotton lining for a soft feel against your skin.

Steel-Boned Lace Up Corsets

Using a lace up style corset, typically constructed with steel boning, is the classic way to approach waist training. Also called tight-lacing, it provides a custom fit for the most dramatic slimming results. View Lace Up Corsets

Petite

Some waist trainers are designed with a shorter length, ideal for a petite frame. Try one of these options if you are shorter than about 5'3 or if your torso measures less than 10.5 inches. View Petite Waist Trainers

Long

If you have a longer torso, you may prefer a longer waist trainer designed to provide more coverage for the abdomen. If you're taller than about 5'8", you may want to consider this option. View Long Waist Trainers

 

The importance of sizing

For the best waist trainer results, we can’t emphasize enough how important it is to choose the correct size. You may think that a smaller size will flatter your body better, but the opposite is true. A garment that's too small will create unflattering bulges and pinching, while also being extremely uncomfortable. Always follow the sizing guidelines for each product. If you’re in between sizes, always size up for the best results.

 

HOW TO MEASURE

Use a standard cotton or vinyl tape measure. Make sure the tape is level and not too tight or too loose. Here's where to measure: 

How to measure for shapewear and waist trainers

FIND THE RIGHT SIZE

Remember: a waist trainer corset must be the right size for your body to create the most dramatic and most flattering results. But sizing may vary depending on the product, so be sure to always follow the specific product’s sizing chart and use accurate measurements.

 

SIZING TIPS

  • When measuring, use fabric or vinyl measuring tape and make sure that it is parallel with the ground when you’re taking the measurement.

  • If you plan on losing weight, choose the size that fits you now for the best results. A waist trainer that doesn’t fit will not be comfortable or effective.

  • To properly size a corset, subtract three to four inches from your waist measurement. For example, if your waist measurement is 32, you should consider a size 28 corset. 

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER FIT

For the best results, your waist trainer should fit like a glove and should not cause any discomfort. That being said, most waist training corsets feel very tight when you first put them on. Don't worry – your body will grow accustomed to it very quickly.

It’s important to break in the garment before wearing it for long stretches. For a waist trainer corset with steel boning, this is called “seasoning,” which helps prevent warping. When your waist trainer first arrives, wear it loosely a couple of times for an hour or so before you start increasing the length of wear. 

  • Yes, the garment should feel very tight.

  • No, it should not pinch or hurt you.

  • Yes, it may be difficult to put on at first.

  • No, you should not have trouble breathing.

Are waist trainers safe? Absolutely. When you are wearing one properly and listening to your body’s cues, waist trainers are always a safe, effective way to slim your waistline and maximize your workouts. If you ever feel pinching or extreme discomfort, take the garment off and make sure that you are choosing one that fits.

 

PICKING THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU

Shopping for waist trainers doesn't need to be difficult. You can narrow your options by shopping for styles that are designed to fit your individual lifestyle and needs. And unlike cheap waist trainers off the rack, all of our garments are carefully cultivated by experts. So you know you're getting the best quality garments for maximum slimming results.

 

GET STARTED WITH THESE STYLES

Choose from these lifestyle options by identifying the purpose of your new waist trainer.

Classic Waist Cincher By AmiaWorkout Waist Trainer By Ann CheryCurvaceous Advanced Waist Training Cincher By TrueShapers 1052Perfect Waist By Squeem 26PW

 

HOW TO START WAIST TRAINING

Once you have purchased your waist trainer, here’s how to get started. You’ll want to build up the amount of time you wear it gradually. You can enhance your slimming efforts with the following challenge:

How to waist training infographic

HOW SOON WILL YOU SEE WAIST TRAINING RESULTS? 

The beauty of waist training is that the slimming and posture correction is instant! If you're trying waist training to supplement a fitness routine, results vary widely depending on your fitness level, when you start, how dedicated you are to your waist training regimen, your diet and exercise, and even your genetics. Our recommendation: keep going! Stick with it long enough and you could see some dramatic results in the mirror sooner than you think.

 

HOW TO GET THE BEST RESULTS

Waist training is most effective when used as part of an all-around healthy lifestyle. To ensure that you are getting the best results and tracking your progress you should:

  • Take photos of your progress.

  • Stay hydrated.

  • Follow a regular fitness routine that includes a mix of cardio and strength training.

  • Eat small, nutritious meals throughout the day.

  • Once you’ve worked up to it, wear your waist trainer 8–10 hours a day.

 

DIET RECOMMENDATIONS 

When eating, wearing a waist trainer may make you feel fuller faster, thus making your portions smaller – so it's important to pack each meal with the nutrients your body craves. We don’t recommend “going on a diet,” because that generally doesn’t teach you to make a permanent adjustment in your lifestyle to better your health. Instead, you can use a cleanse to jumpstart your lifestyle change. After that, stick to whole, unprocessed foods that give you energy and make you feel good!

 

WORKOUT TIPS 

Wearing a sexy workout band waist trainer can be very motivating, so make the most of your workouts. It’s important to mix different levels of cardio intensity with strength training to make those core muscles stronger in your fitness journey.

 

TRY THESE EFFECTIVE WAIST TRAINING EXERCISES

MizzFit is a pro when it comes to a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Watch her as she shows some of the best exercises to do when wearing waist trainers. 

Want more? For another challenge, try waist training boot camp!

 

HOW WORKOUT WAIST TRAINERS ENHANCE YOUR WORKOUT

Fitness enthusiasts love the way their workouts can feel so intense when wearing a waist trainer. Simply put, a workout band makes you sweat harder so you can have a higher intensity workout session without putting in the extra miles to get it done. As you can see from the videos above, wearing a waist trainer can also help you keep your back straight and your core muscles tight while you’re doing strength training exercises for maximum effectiveness.

 

COMPRESSION ACTIVEWEAR PERFECT TO PAIR WITH A WORKOUT TRAINER 

Activewear to wear with a waist trainershaping tanks to wear while waist trainingSlimming leggings

 

WHEN TO WEAR

How do you waist train when you're busy all day? Simple: you can wear a waist trainer just about anywhere, with almost any outfit! Since there are many different styles to choose from, you can select your cincher based on the clothing you want to pair them with.

STYLING SUGGESTIONS

  • For everyday wear, choose a color that you can conceal under your clothing. You may also want to choose a seamless option under clothing that is very thin or tight.

  • Did you know waist trainers pair well with several other types of shapers? We love the full effect of using a cincher along with shaping leggings or butt-enhancing shapers.

WAIST TRAINING AT WORK

  • Waist training is an excellent choice for the professional woman for several reasons. It improves your posture, which can be hugely beneficial if you sit or stand for long ours.

  • It can also boost your confidence and ensure that you look your best in every single outfit. It helps lay a great foundation for blouses, slacks and skirts.

SLEEPING IN YOUR WAIST TRAINER

This isn’t a common practice but it can be done! If you choose this option we recommend a no-closure cincher for comfort at night. Be sure to rotate waist trainers through your wardrobe so that they can rest and be washed.

 

HOW TO TRY ON YOUR WAIST TRAINER 

Remember: it may seem difficult at first to get all of those clasps on your waist trainer in place, but once you get the hang of it, it will be like second nature. 

 

BEGINNING YOUR WAIST TRAINING JOURNEY

What to expect when you start waist training

If you’re new to waist training, you might have some surprises! Here’s what is totally normal but perhaps unexpected:

  • Waist trainers are difficult to put on the first time (it gets easier).

  • In the beginning, you can only wear your waist trainer for a few hours at a time.

  • You may notice fast results.

  • You will be less likely to overeat.

  • You’ll wonder how you ever dressed without one!

Here are a few more unexpected surprises you might experience once you start corset waist training regularly.

HOW TO CARE FOR AND EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR GARMENT

How to make shapewear last

While built to be durable, waist trainers need to be properly cared for if you want them to continue to provide high compression. Here’s how to take care of yours:

  • Wash latex waist trainers regularly after every couple of wears using warm water and baby shampoo. You may want more than one so you can rotate them through your wardrobe.

  • DO NOT PUT IN THE DRYER.

  • Store you waist trainer flat in a drawer or draped over a hanger. DO NOT ROLL.

Have questions that weren't covered in this waist training guide? Be sure to check our blog or give us a buzz at any time – we're happy to help!


THE HOURGLASS DIFFERENCE
 

At Hourglass Angel, we carry only the highest-quality, BEST waist trainers on the market. They have been specially curated by styling experts who have rigorously examined and tested the materials, ensuring that our customers are only offered the best. If you’ve wondering, “Where can I buy a waist trainer?” — we invite you to browse our extensive selection of top-rated shapewear and see why Hourglass Angel is known as the Original Waist Training HQ. 

#BeTheHourglass

Join us on Instagram and share your journey with us.

Clasica Latex Waist Cincher By Ann CheryMiracle Vest Waist Cincher By SqueemClassic Waist Cincher By AmiaClasica Latex Waist Cincher By Ann CheryPerfect Waist By Squeem 26PWSculpting Vest Waist Trainer By Amia A103Workout Waist Trainer By Ann Chery

All about waist training

Everything you need to know about waist training, how to get started, which styles to wear and how to get the curves you've always wanted. 

 

HOW TO WAIST TRAIN

Let’s start with the basics: what is a waist trainer? A waist trainer is a high-compression shaping garment that you wear around your midsection to slim your waistline instantly and supplement your fitness goals. Most waist trainers stimulate thermal activity in your core, making you sweat more with less effort during exercise. The benefits of waist training include: a more effective workout, improved posture, and dramatic hourglass curves—instantly.

Wear a waist trainer dailyExercise daily to supplement waist trainingEat Right to support waist training

What is waist training? When worn daily, a waist trainer—along with proper diet and exercise—can help you stay motivated and confident on your waist slimming journey. In this waist training guide, we'll explain exactly how to do it, so you rock your new curves right away.

 

IS WAIST TRAINING RIGHT FOR ME?

Is waist training right for you

You don’t have to be a Kardashian to get amazing new curves from corset waist training. Anybody can achieve a skinnier waist by wearing a corset. And by choosing the right garment for your body shape, you can ensure your waist trainer will always be comfortable on your body. It’s all about finding the right material and the right fit. We're here to help. 

 

DO WAIST TRAINERS REALLY WORK?

The effects of wearing a waist trainer are instant. You'll look 1, 2 or even 3 sizes smaller as soon as you put on the garment. Waist training is also a great way to supplement the long-term slimming goals from your fitness routine. Does it work? See for yourself based on these incredible Waist Training Results, including waist training before and after photos from our customers.

Waist Training Journey

More waist training transformations
More waist training before and after images

 

CHOOSE FROM DIFFERENT STYLES THAT FIT YOU BEST

Everyday waist trainersSteel boned corsetsWorkout waist trainersVest waist trainers

Everyday Waist Trainers

Designed for professional, casual, or formal wear. Most styles are invisible under your clothes and create a flawless foundation for your sexiest look. Best worn at work, after work—anywhere! Fits mom, student or professional lifestyle. Shop this style

Steel-Boned Lace Up Corsets

Designed for dramatic slimming results and special events. Tight laces provide a firm, customizable fit with an extremely durable garment. A favorite for everyday waist training as well as costumes. Fits a social lifestyle best. Shop this style

Workout Waist Trainers

Designed for intensifying your fitness routine. Increases perspiration for the most effective workout. Best worn for cardio or strength training. Fits an active lifestyle best. Shop this style

Vest Waist Trainers

Designed for maximum support and slimming for everyday use or special occasions. The vest design provides additional support for the bust and coverage for your back. Best worn under professional, casual or formal attire. Fits any lifestyle! Shop this style

 

WAIST TRAINING CORSET FEATURES

Hook and eye closure waist trainerLatex ShapewearCotton waist trainersLace Up Corset Waist TrainerPetite waist trainersLong waist trainers

Hook & Eye Closures

Designed for proper fit. Most waist cinchers come with 2 rows or 3 rows of closures so you can size down when needed. Some styles, such as pull-on cinchers, also have closures. View all options

Latex

Latex is common in waist trainers because of its firm, yet flexible properties. Latex waist trainers provide dependable compression all day while also stimulating heat in your core to maximize your workouts. View Latex Cinchers

Cotton

Cotton waist trainers are ideal for those who have latex sensitivities or who simply prefer the way cotton fits their body. Cotton waist trainers typically have multiple layers for maximum shaping control. Latex waist trainers typically have an outer cotton lining for a soft feel against your skin.

Steel-Boned Lace Up Corsets

Using a lace up style corset, typically constructed with steel boning, is the classic way to approach waist training. Also called tight-lacing, it provides a custom fit for the most dramatic slimming results. View Lace Up Corsets

Petite

Some waist trainers are designed with a shorter length, ideal for a petite frame. Try one of these options if you are shorter than about 5'3 or if your torso measures less than 10.5 inches. View Petite Waist Trainers

Long

If you have a longer torso, you may prefer a longer waist trainer designed to provide more coverage for the abdomen. If you're taller than about 5'8", you may want to consider this option. View Long Waist Trainers

  

The importance of sizing

For the best waist trainer results, we can’t emphasize enough how important it is to choose the correct size. You may think that a smaller size will flatter your body better, but the opposite is true. A garment that's too small will create unflattering bulges and pinching, while also being extremely uncomfortable. Always follow the sizing guidelines for each product. If you’re in between sizes, always size up for the best results.

 

HOW TO MEASURE

Use a standard cotton or vinyl tape measure. Make sure the tape is level and not too tight or too loose. Here's where to measure: 

How to measure for shapewear and waist trainers

FIND THE RIGHT SIZE

Remember: a waist trainer corset must be the right size for your body to create the most dramatic and most flattering results. But sizing may vary depending on the product, so be sure to always follow the specific product’s sizing chart and use accurate measurements.

 

SIZING TIPS

  • When measuring, use fabric or vinyl measuring tape and make sure that it is parallel with the ground when you’re taking the measurement.

  • If you plan on losing weight, choose the size that fits you now for the best results. A waist trainer that doesn’t fit will not be comfortable or effective.

  • To properly size a corset, subtract three to four inches from your waist measurement. For example, if your waist measurement is 32, you should consider a size 28 corset. 

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER FIT

For the best results, your waist trainer should fit like a glove and should not cause any discomfort. That being said, most waist training corsets feel very tight when you first put them on. Don't worry – your body will grow accustomed to it very quickly.

It’s important to break in the garment before wearing it for long stretches. For a waist trainer corset with steel boning, this is called “seasoning,” which helps prevent warping. When your waist trainer first arrives, wear it loosely a couple of times for an hour or so before you start increasing the length of wear. 

  • Yes, the garment should feel very tight.

  • No, it should not pinch or hurt you.

  • Yes, it may be difficult to put on at first.

  • No, you should not have trouble breathing.

Are waist trainers safe? Absolutely. When you are wearing one properly and listening to your body’s cues, waist trainers are always a safe, effective way to slim your waistline and maximize your workouts. If you ever feel pinching or extreme discomfort, take the garment off and make sure that you are choosing one that fits.

 

PICKING THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU

Shopping for waist trainers doesn't need to be difficult. You can narrow your options by shopping for styles that are designed to fit your individual lifestyle and needs. And unlike cheap waist trainers off the rack, all of our garments are carefully cultivated by experts. So you know you're getting the best quality garments for maximum slimming results.

 

GET STARTED WITH THESE STYLES

Choose from these lifestyle options by identifying the purpose of your new waist trainer.

Classic Waist Cincher By AmiaWorkout Waist Trainer By Ann CheryCurvaceous Advanced Waist Training Cincher By TrueShapers 1052Perfect Waist By Squeem 26PW

 

HOW TO START WAIST TRAINING

Once you have purchased your waist trainer, here’s how to get started. You’ll want to build up the amount of time you wear it gradually. You can enhance your slimming efforts with the following challenge:

How to waist training infographic

HOW SOON WILL YOU SEE WAIST TRAINING RESULTS? 

The beauty of waist training is that the slimming and posture correction is instant! If you're trying waist training to supplement a fitness routine, results vary widely depending on your fitness level, when you start, how dedicated you are to your waist training regimen, your diet and exercise, and even your genetics. Our recommendation: keep going! Stick with it long enough and you could see some dramatic results in the mirror sooner than you think.

 

HOW TO GET THE BEST RESULTS

Waist training is most effective when used as part of an all-around healthy lifestyle. To ensure that you are getting the best results and tracking your progress you should:

  • Take photos of your progress.

  • Stay hydrated.

  • Follow a regular fitness routine that includes a mix of cardio and strength training.

  • Eat small, nutritious meals throughout the day.

  • Once you’ve worked up to it, wear your waist trainer 8–10 hours a day.

 

DIET RECOMMENDATIONS 

When eating, wearing a waist trainer may make you feel fuller faster, thus making your portions smaller – so it's important to pack each meal with the nutrients your body craves. We don’t recommend “going on a diet,” because that generally doesn’t teach you to make a permanent adjustment in your lifestyle to better your health. Instead, you can use a cleanse to jumpstart your lifestyle change. After that, stick to whole, unprocessed foods that give you energy and make you feel good!

WORKOUT TIPS 

Wearing a sexy workout band waist trainer can be very motivating, so make the most of your workouts. It’s important to mix different levels of cardio intensity with strength training to make those core muscles stronger in your fitness journey.

 

TRY THESE EFFECTIVE WAIST TRAINING EXERCISES

MizzFit is a pro when it comes to a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Watch her as she shows some of the best exercises to do when wearing waist trainers. 

Want more? For another challenge, try waist training boot camp!

 

HOW WORKOUT WAIST TRAINERS ENHANCE YOUR WORKOUT

Fitness enthusiasts love the way their workouts can feel so intense when wearing a waist trainer. Simply put, a workout band makes you sweat harder so you can have a higher intensity workout session without putting in the extra miles to get it done. As you can see from the videos above, wearing a waist trainer can also help you keep your back straight and your core muscles tight while you’re doing strength training exercises for maximum effectiveness.

 

COMPRESSION ACTIVEWEAR PERFECT TO PAIR WITH A WORKOUT TRAINER 

Activewear to wear with a waist trainershaping tanks to wear while waist trainingSlimming leggings

 

WHEN TO WEAR

How do you waist train when you're busy all day? Simple: you can wear a waist trainer just about anywhere, with almost any outfit! Since there are many different styles to choose from, you can select your cincher based on the clothing you want to pair them with.

STYLING SUGGESTIONS

  • For everyday wear, choose a color that you can conceal under your clothing. You may also want to choose a seamless option under clothing that is very thin or tight.

  • Did you know waist trainers pair well with several other types of shapers? We love the full effect of using a cincher along with shaping leggings or butt-enhancing shapers.

WAIST TRAINING AT WORK

  • Waist training is an excellent choice for the professional woman for several reasons. It improves your posture, which can be hugely beneficial if you sit or stand for long ours.

  • It can also boost your confidence and ensure that you look your best in every single outfit. It helps lay a great foundation for blouses, slacks and skirts.

SLEEPING IN YOUR WAIST TRAINER

This isn’t a common practice but it can be done! If you choose this option we recommend a no-closure cincher for comfort at night. Be sure to rotate waist trainers through your wardrobe so that they can rest and be washed.

 

HOW TO TRY ON YOUR WAIST TRAINER 

Remember: it may seem difficult at first to get all of those clasps on your waist trainer in place, but once you get the hang of it, it will be like second nature. 

 

BEGINNING YOUR WAIST TRAINING JOURNEY

What to expect

If you’re new to waist training, you might have some surprises! Here’s what is totally normal but perhaps unexpected:

  • Waist trainers are difficult to put on the first time (it gets easier).

  • In the beginning, you can only wear your waist trainer for a few hours at a time.

  • You may notice fast results.

  • You will be less likely to overeat.

  • You’ll wonder how you ever dressed without one!

Here are a few more unexpected surprises you might experience once you start corset waist training regularly.

HOW TO CARE FOR AND EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR GARMENT

How to make shapewear last

While built to be durable, waist trainers need to be properly cared for if you want them to continue to provide high compression. Here’s how to take care of yours:

  • Wash latex waist trainers regularly after every couple of wears using warm water and baby shampoo. You may want more than one so you can rotate them through your wardrobe.

  • DO NOT PUT IN THE DRYER.

  • Store you waist trainer flat in a drawer or draped over a hanger. DO NOT ROLL.

Have questions that weren't covered in this waist training guide? Be sure to check our blog or give us a buzz at any time – we're happy to help!


THE HOURGLASS DIFFERENCE
 

At Hourglass Angel, we carry only the highest-quality, BEST waist trainers on the market. They have been specially curated by styling experts who have rigorously examined and tested the materials, ensuring that our customers are only offered the best. If you’ve wondering, “Where can I buy a waist trainer?” — we invite you to browse our extensive selection of top-rated shapewear and see why Hourglass Angel is known as the Original Waist Training HQ. 

#BeTheHourglass

Join us on Instagram and share your journey with us.

Clasica Latex Waist Cincher By Ann CheryMiracle Vest Waist Cincher By SqueemClassic Waist Cincher By AmiaClasica Latex Waist Cincher By Ann CheryPerfect Waist By Squeem 26PWSculpting Vest Waist Trainer By Amia A103Workout Waist Trainer By Ann CheryWorkout Waist Trainer By Ann Chery