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Waist Training

  • What to Expect When Wearing a Postpartum Waist Training Corset

     

    Postpartum waist training tips

    New moms are discovering a secret to slimming down their post-baby bodies quickly and effectively: daily waist training.

    Celebrities and everyday women alike are showing off their post-baby figures at the gym, on social media, and even dressed in casual clothes.

    Note that your body should be completely healed from childbirth before you start wearing a high compression waist trainer (prior to this we suggest a gentler post delivery girdle or even a post-surgical girdle). A good indicator is when your physician gives you the go-ahead to start exercising again.

    Your body undergoes a lot of changes during pregnancy, so reshaping your figure is going to take time and dedication to a healthy lifestyle and wearing a corset every day. If you think waist training is a good fit for you as a new mom, here are several things to expect when you get started.

    It Will Feel Very Tight

    Many women can be quite surprised when they try on a waist trainer for the first time. It should feel very snug, will trim a couple of inches from your waist measurement, and will hold your back in a very straight posture. You may even be tempted to think that it’s too small. However, these are all signs that it is working just the way it is supposed to.

    A waist trainer that is too small will be very difficult to get on. When you try on a waist trainer, fasten it at the narrowest part of your waist, working your way from the bottom up and pulling the garment down over your lower abdomen as you go.

    While it will feel tight, you shouldn’t have to yank on the hooks or pinch any part of your body. Severe discomfort is not normal. If you have trouble breathing, take off the garment. Otherwise, if it fits and creates a flattering hourglass silhouette, you’re good to go!

    It Will Take Time to Adjust

    After seeing the results for the first time, you may be tempted to keep your waist trainer on forever. But we recommend that you ease your way into a routine gently. Your body will need some time to adjust to the way it feels, and the garment will need to be broken in as well.

    Start out wearing your waist trainer for just an hour or two, and then slowly add a half hour to an hour every day after that. Once you’re up to several hours a day, you may even want to break it up into a couple of sessions. You should be comfortable with wearing your waist trainer every day for at least eight hours once you’ve been incrementally adding more time for a few weeks.

    Everyone’s Results Vary

    Women want to know: how long before they see results? That can largely depend on where you start from. If you’re still just a few weeks out from birth and still have a lot of baby weight to lose, you might see some drastic results in just a few weeks. If it has been a few months since you delivered the baby, or if you’ve already shed a lot of your baby weight, your results might not be as drastic.

    There are a variety of other factors that affect your results, including your lifestyle. If you are working hard to stay active and eat nutritious food in sensible portions, you can be sure your hard work is going to pay off. Other factors that can affect your results are your natural body size and shape, your skin’s elasticity, and how dedicated you are to your waist training practice.

    We strongly encourage everyone who tries waist training to keep track of their own results—so you’re really only competing against yourself. Take photos of yourself as you progress, as well as waist measurements. When you compare where you are to where you’ve been, it can be very motivating to see your progress. Remember it’s not a race; be proud of however far you’ve come!

    You Can Customize Your Fit As You Go

    We get a lot of sizing questions about waist trainers, which is great because using the right size is critical if you want to get the best results. Some women wonder if they should order a smaller size if they have drastic goals.

    Our answer to most sizing questions is this: take accurate measurements and follow each garment’s sizing chart. Do not ever get a size smaller than you measure. As you progress towards your slimming goals, remember that most waist trainers are designed to be able to size down with you; in fact, that’s part of the fun. Being able to tighten your waist trainer to the next row of hooks is a reason to celebrate, and ordering a whole size smaller once you’ve sized down is a reward in itself.

    If you plan on losing a significant amount of weight during your waist training journey, you may want to consider a waist trainer that is even more customizable. Three rows of hooks give you more rooms to be able to tighten the same garment; while lace-up corsets and even Velcro closures can be adjusted as tight as you need them.

    If you’re considering the ways you can work on working off the baby weight, waist training might be just the thing you’re looking for.  Not only will it help you stay motivated and help you reach your goals in the long run, but you’ll start looking slimmer immediately, as waist trainers pull in your waist and eliminate muffin top and love handles simply by putting them on. While you will undoubtedly be busy and tired taking care of your new little one, we think that waist training is a no-brainer for the new mom. You’ve worked hard to bring life into the world and care for it; do yourself a favor so that you can look great, feel great, and be the best mom you can be.

    Be sure to ask our team of expert stylists if you have any questions about sizing or style. We’d be happy to help!

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  • 5 Ways To Measure Waist Training Progress

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    When you start a waist training regimen, one thing you’ll want to know is how your progress is coming along. Here's how to tell.

    Along with most healthy lifestyle changes, it’s a long-term process rather than an overnight gain. While you’ll notice immediate slimming when you wear your waist trainer, you probably aren’t going to see much change in your natural figure day by day.

    However, that doesn’t mean that change isn’t taking place. That’s why we strongly encourage anyone who is trying waist training to keep track of their progress over the long term; the results can, in fact, be quite drastic when you compare week by week or month by month.

    Many people naturally try to track their health and fitness progress in pounds on the scale. While it’s not always a bad thing to track weight, particularly if you are drastically changing your eating habits, using your weight alone can be somewhat misleading. This is especially true if you are working hard to build muscle mass and may actually change your body’s shape without altering your weight at all.

    There are better and more accurate ways to track your progress with your waist training and healthy lifestyle. Here are five practical methods you can start using at any time.

    Waist Measurements

    This is probably the most obvious way to track specifically how effective your waist training regimen is. This is a change that happens gradually, but you will be amazed at just how big of a difference even just a couple of inches will make.

    To track accurately, take your waist measurement before you begin waist training. Using soft vinyl or fabric measuring tape, lay it flat around the narrowest part of your waist, which is above your belly button where there is a natural bend when you lean your torso to one side. Make sure it is level with the ground and not at an angle at any point. While the tape should lie flat, it shouldn’t pinch or be so tight that you can’t slip a finger underneath. For these reasons, it’s important to use tape that is designed for body measurements, like the one we provide in our Essential Waist Training Kit.

    You may also want to then take a measurement of your waist while wearing your waist trainer to see how many inches you lose immediately. But the real progress you’ll want to measure is your natural waist.

    Take your waist measurement at least once a month to get an accurate record of how you are progressing with your waist training—and be sure to write it down! We are always thrilled when we hear customers’ results.

    Photos

    We highly encourage you to take photos of yourself throughout your waist training journey. You don’t have to share them with the world if you don’t want to, but they can be very motivating when you see just how far you’ve come.

    To get an accurate record of your progress, take your photos wearing the same clothing, in the same space, with the same lighting. Forward-facing, as well as profile shots, are both useful for capturing your transformations. Take a “before” photo and then weekly “after” photos for at least a couple of months. You can take a photo with or without your waist trainer, but we highly recommend you focus on the photos without so you can see your real results. If you’ve been waist training for a while, try comparing photos several months apart to see the most drastic changes.

    If you do want to share your progress, be sure to use #BeTheHourglass and tag @hourglassangel on Instagram or Twitter so that you can inspire thousands! 

    Clothing Size

    If you are dedicated to waist training every day, we hope you plan on a few wardrobe changes over the months because your old clothes might be too big! In fact, using a smaller clothing size as a target can be a great motivator throughout your journey.

    A good time to go shopping is when you have sized down out of your first waist trainer, which can happen in a few months, depending on your goals. Not only is this a great time to order a smaller waist trainer, but why not reward yourself with some smaller pants, dresses or tops that show off your slimmer figure? And you can’t argue with the numbers when you’re trying to measure your progress.

    Fitness Level

    While everyone’s goals are different, we hope that you incorporate waist training into a fitness routine that burns fat and builds lean muscle. While you’ll naturally see a reduction in your waistline when you’re doing this effectively, you can also measure progress through your overall fitness level.

    Here are some objective ways to test:

    • Endurance: How quickly can you run (or walk) a mile?
    • Core strength: How long can you hold a plank?
    • Upper body strength: How many push-ups can you do in a row?
    • Lower body strength: How many squats can you do in a row? (Use either no weight or the same amount of weight whenever you test.)
    • Test yourself in these areas before you start waist training and then about once a month or every other month after you start. If you are doing effective, smart exercises with your waist trainer, you’ll see noticeable progress!

    Ask Your Friends and Family

    This is probably one of the least objective ways to measure your progress, but it is probably one of the more encouraging and motivating ones. You probably won’t even have to ask, because the people who know you well are going to notice changes in your figure anyway. They will probably want to know your secret!

    Remember what they tell you and take it to heart—write it down if it helps. This can help you keep up with your healthy lifestyle routine for the long term.

    Everyone has different goals and progresses at a different rate with waist training. What matters is that you are moving forward. And with commitment and discipline, you will.

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  • A New Mom's Complete Guide to Postpartum Waist Training

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    Carrying a baby is one of the most beautiful experiences women have. But it can also be one of the most challenging—not just during the pregnancy, but in the postpartum period as well.

    Whether you’re just a few weeks postpartum or it has been quite a few months since you had your baby, some of your challenges might include exhaustion, weakness in your core, breastfeeding around the clock, and struggles with your post-baby weight. And while having a little one around is certainly a delight, it can feel a little bit like your body has been hijacked!

    Some of our happiest waist training customers have been new moms—because there are so many benefits to doing it in the postpartum period. It’s not just about losing weight and getting your body back; it’s about feeling strong, confident and healthy. In other words, you want to be the best mom you can be.

    Do you know all the benefits of postpartum waist training? You just might be surprised…

    Belly Binding Can Aid in Postpartum Recovery

    It’s not as common a practice in the U.S. these days, but “belly binding” has been practiced for centuries around the world in the immediate days and weeks following childbirth. It’s the practice of providing gentle compression around the abdomen while the uterus and the rest of the belly contract back to their normal size.

    One of the benefits of compression is the added support you get for your back and core while your body is healing naturally. This can also aid in your recovery by increasing blood flow and reducing scar tissue. A wrap can be helpful whether you’ve undergone a C-section or vaginal birth. Get the go-ahead from your doctor, and go ahead and start wrapping within hours after birth.

    We carry several products designed exclusively for the immediate postpartum period including the Post Delivery Girdle by Underworks and the Bamboo Belly Bandit. These are soft and gentle, designed to keep dry, and will not irritate your skin following a C-section. They are also customizable so that as your abdomen shrinks, you can adjust them accordingly to provide ongoing compression.

    After a few weeks of belly binding, if there are no complications in your recovery, you can start the transition into waist training garments with firmer compression.

    Waist Training Provides Extra Back Support

    A common complaint among new moms is back pain. And it’s no wonder; after childbirth your core is stretched to the max. Instead of relying on your core muscles, your torso might compensate and put uncomfortable pressure on different parts of your back or hips. While some women can snap back pretty quickly, everyone is different. You might especially have difficulty regaining your core strength after multiple pregnancies.

    Some women also experience back pain if they’re breastfeeding due to the extra weight they’re carrying in their breasts. If this is the case with you, you might prefer the extra bust support and back coverage that a vest-style waist trainer will provide.

    By wearing a waist trainer, you’ll be improving your posture every time you put it on. This will take the pressure off the wrong places in your spine when you’re tempted to hunch over because of your weak core. A waist trainer is especially helpful if you have to go back to work at an office job, where you’ll likely want to slouch in front of your desk. You’ll feel much more energized and experience less pain with a straight posture—not to mention feel confident with your postpartum figure, which just might make you stand a little taller anyway.

    Of course, you don’t want to rely entirely on your waist trainer to improve your posture. The most effective way to prevent back pain is to rebuild your muscle strength, especially in your core, and also in your shoulders and upper back. We recommend using a workout band during strength training to help you make the most out of your workouts. Use resistance exercises or weights several times a week to work on all of those weak muscle groups, and you’ll almost certainly see improvement. Check out some of our workout suggestions here. Be sure to get the go-ahead from your doctor before you do any exercise, especially in that early postpartum period. You’ll want to make sure you are completely healed before you start strengthening your core.

    Waist Training Helps You Be More Confident and Motivated

    When you’re juggling a newborn or even an older child, making your health and fitness a priority can be a real challenge. Wearing a waist trainer daily can help because it gives you a vision for what you can accomplish.

    First of all, you’re going to see immediate results when you put on a waist trainer that fits well. Your belly will be flatter (perhaps for the first time in a long time!) and you’ll see what it looks like when you have an hourglass shape to your midsection, without any muffin top or love handles. We highly recommend taking photos and waist measurements so you can see just how dramatic the effect can be.

    Ultimately we believe you should have body confidence no matter what stage you’re at in your fitness journey. The choice you get to make is whether or not you’re going to invest in yourself. By wearing a waist trainer and dressing in clothes that make you feel and look good, you can check off a box on your self-care checklist. This is soooo important as a mom, because a happy mama can contribute to a happy family.

    Waist Training is a Stepping Stone To a Healthier Lifestyle

    Many women who waist train find that when they see the possibilities while wearing their waist trainer, they have vision to meet their goals. Once they start seeing the long-term results over the course of several weeks or months, they continue to stay motivated. Some people who try waist training don’t incorporate healthy diet and exercise into their routines at first, but eventually it feels so good to see results that they make those changes later. We think that’s pretty inspiring! Check out this story from a new mom to see how it worked for her.

    You might also find that when you are wearing a waist trainer for at least 8 hours a day, you’ll be more likely to maintain portion control while you eat. Since the waist trainer constrains your midsection, you’ll find that your stomach won’t comfortably be able to expand when you eat a large meal. In this way you’ll be encouraged to eat several small meals throughout the day, rather than 2–3 large ones. Many doctors and nutritionists recommend this approach to eating as it can help you maintain a steady energy level and avoid overeating.

    Lastly, simply having some great workout gear like a brightly colored waist trainer can inspire you to get up and move. Since workout bands intensify your workouts by making you sweat harder, you’ll get more results from your efforts. Whether you’re just getting out and walking with the stroller or you’re doing some serious training, you may find exercise more enjoyable and effective.

    Waist Training Can Help Firm Up Your Skin

    Here’s a little known secret: when you waist train regularly, particularly while using our specially formulated waist training gel, you can smooth your skin through a combination of increased thermal activity and microcirculation. This can be a huge benefit if you suffer from saggy, stretched out skin, which is all too common among new moms (or even older ones, years later!). While waist training can’t replace the dramatic effects of surgery, if you practice it regularly you might be pleasantly surprised!

    It Is Possible To “Get Your Body Back”

    While your life will never be the same after you have a baby, it is possible to feel sexy and confident in your postpartum body. Depending on genetics, how much your weight has fluctuated, skin elasticity and other factors, you might not look exactly like you did prior to pregnancy. But just give it time. With determination, a healthy lifestyle, realistic goals, and a waist trainer, you can achieve postpartum body confidence that you can be proud of in just a few months—and beyond as well. And chances are, others will notice and wonder how you got your body back. Most importantly, when you’re taking care of yourself and feeling great about your health, you’re going to be much more equipped to be the best mom you can be.

    What are some of your postpartum struggles? Chances are, you’re not the only one who has them. If you need help picking out the perfect waist trainer to help you meet your goals, be sure to check out this waist training guide as well the most current information on our blog, which has many practical tips to make it work. And of course, we have expert stylists waiting to respond to your questions via phone, chat or email. Happy waist training, mamas!

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  • New & Improved 2017 Guide to Waist Training

    2017 Waist Training Guide

    We think it’s safe to say that waist training is here to say. For that last several years, more and more women have discovered how easy it is get the figure they've always wanted, while enjoying numerous other benefits—not the least of which is a huge boost in confidence.

    We love providing waist training tips so that our customers can get the most out of their experience. Here’s everything you need to know.

    How to Find the Perfect Waist Trainer

    One thing you might notice when you start browsing is just how many options there are when it comes to waist training! There are a variety of materials, styles and colors. How do you determine which on is right for you?

    There are a few factors you should consider when you’re picking out your ideal waist trainer including:

    1. Waist training goals
    • Are you wanting to wear your waist trainer exclusively during workouts or do you want to wear it every day as part as an ongoing routine (or do you want to do both)?
    • Are you looking for a special occasion piece?
    • How much weight are you planning to lose?

    These questions can help you narrow down your choices. For example, to work out in your waist trainer you’ll definitely want a workout band (be sure to check out three new styles in our Hourglass Angel signature collection). There are many other styles designed for everyday use. You can use many of them for special occasions, but depending on your needs, you might enjoy the dramatic results you get from a steel-boned corset. And if you’re planning to lose a lot of weight (more than 5–10 pounds, for example), you’ll want to choose a waist trainer that has the ability to size down dramatically, such as a lace-up corset or a cincher with three rows of hooks. 

    1. Body type

    While everyone wants to end up in that hourglass shape, your natural shape and size can influence your best style choices. If you’re particularly tall and have a long torso, you might want to choose from these longer styles for fuller coverage. Or, if you’re short or short-waisted, these styles designed for petite women will give you the maximum results and comfort.

    If you prefer to have more support for your bust and coverage for your back, be sure to try one of our vest-style waist trainers. And if you’re plus-size, there are options for you too! 

    1. Style and material preferences

    Once you’ve determined your waist training needs, it comes down to what you want. You can pick out a garment based on the colors and patterns, whether you want to show it off our keep it discreet.

    Some women prefer the maximum results they get from a steel-boned corset, while others like the versatility of a latex cincher. For a couple of unique options you might like this Velcro closure waist trainer for ease of use or a no-closure option for when you need a seamless solution. And if you can’t use latex, be sure to look for our latex-free options. 

    How to Get the Right Size

    The correct sizing is one of the most important factors in choosing a waist trainer that is ideal for your shape and size. Once you’ve chosen the ideal garment, be sure that you take accurate measurements right before you place your order.

    For waist trainers, the most important measurement is your waist.

    • Using a vinyl or fabric measuring tape, hold it level around the narrowest part of your waist.
    • This is a few inches above your belly button, where you’ll see a natural bend if you lean to one side.
    • Lay the tape flat, but don’t pull it tight. You should be able to slip a finger underneath.

    It’s very important, once you’ve taken your measurement, to follow the sizing chart for your chosen garment precisely.

    Every brand fits a little bit differently, and we have adjusted accordingly on our customized sizing charts. Do not simply choose a size based on what your shirt or dress size is.

    One thing worth noting if you’re ordering a steel-boned corset that uses number sizes is that the numbers don’t represent your waist measurement. Instead, they are 4–5 inches less that your waist measurement (approximately what your waist will be once you tighten the corset).

    If you’re ever in doubt about your size, always go up a size up rather than a size down for the best results. Otherwise, your waist trainer will be too small. Remember that they are designed to be adjusted—you can tighten a loose waist trainer, but you can’t make a tight waist trainer bigger than its design.

    When you receive your waist trainer in the mail, try it on carefully. When fastening the eyes and hooks, start from the bottom and work your way up, using the loosest setting of hooks. A useful technique we’ve found is fastening it around the narrowest part of your waist and then working down the garment. Once it’s on it should feel very snug, but it shouldn’t pinch. You should be able to fasten it without yanking or pulling with excessive force, which can cause damage. If you can’t get it on, it’s probably too small.

    Steel-boned corsets lace up in the back instead of the front. Handle a new corset gently, fastening the laces towards the middle (you’ll probably need a friend or a mirror to help). The first time you try on a corset, don’t tighten the laces fully because it needs time to be seasoned, or broken in. Tie the laces when the corset is firmly in place but isn’t tight enough to create any dramatic slimming. It should still look flattering even when it’s not pulled tight. Wear it for a couple of hours a day for at least a week before pulling the laces tight.

    For more tips on steel-boned corsets see Corsets 101: Basics You Need To Know.

     How to Start a Waist Training Regimen

    Once you’ve found the perfect waist trainer and ensured that it fits, you’ll want to get used to it—not to mention break it in. Wear it for just an hour or so the first day and then slowly work your way up over the next several weeks. Add no more than an hour a day. You can take a break for a day if needed, or break up your wear into two short sessions over the course of a day rather than one long one.

    After a month you should be fairly comfortable wearing your waist trainer for at least eight hours a day. By then you may also start noticing results in your waistline even when you’re not wearing your waist trainer! Be sure to track your progress with waist measurements and photos so you can see how far you’ve come.

    We highly recommend working out during your waist training regimen for the best results—and the best way to do this is with a workout band. For this reason, we recommend at some point having at least two waist trainers: one for workouts and one for everyday use.

    To get the most out of your experience we also recommend trying out waist training gel and other accessories. 

    What Results to Expect

    This is the question everyone asks! Here's the simplest answer: Everyone’s results will differ depending on several factors including your dedication to waist trainer, your natural shape, your goals, your lifestyle and even your genetics. So while we can’t guarantee exactly what your experience will be like, we can provide a few examples based on other women’s experiences.

    We’ve heard back from many happy customers through surveys, in product reviews and even on social media. Here are just a few of the results:

    Desire, Full-Time Nanny

    With a demanding schedule, Desire was having a hard time finding the time to make a healthy lifestyle. She heard about waist training through her friends on social media and thought she had nothing to lose by trying it out, using the Clasica Black 3 Hook Waist Trainer by Ann Chery.

    After just a few weeks, she started noticing big changes, as did her friends and family. In fact, she was more motivated to eat clean and start working out for 30 minutes every day. It just goes to show that waist training not only produces results in and of itself, but it helps you stay motivated!

    Ana, Soldier Mom

    As a soldier in the U.S. Army, Ana has been in shape for much of her life. But she struggled to lose the pregnancy weight after her first child. She finally started seeing results once she started wearing the Amia Sculpting Vest 8–10 hours a day. The results speak for themselves!

    What will your story be? The only way to find out is to try waist training for yourself. We hope we’ve painted a picture for how you can get started with transforming your figure and your confidence. Contact our expert stylists if you need any additional guidance on getting started with your waist training journey.

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  • What Our Customers Think of the New Hourglass Angel Collection

    What customers think about Hourglass Angel collection

    At Hourglass Angel, we strive to make our shop the ultimate waist training destination. We’ve carefully curated the best brands and we carry multiple sizes, styles, fabrics and even colors of waist trainers.

    But we still felt that we could offer more, and that’s why we worked tirelessly to produce the perfect waist trainer.

    The perfect waist trainer is designed to create your ideal curves. It provides firm compression all day, no matter what your body type is. It can withstand heavy workouts while being soft and comfortable enough to wear no matter what the occasion. It works effectively and fast. And it is built to last so that you can continue using it throughout your slim-down journey.

    We held nothing back when designing the Hourglass Angel waist trainer collection. We wanted to create products that would help you meet your goals with comfort, durability and flair.

    And now, we’ve gotten feedback to affirm what we had hoped. Check out what our customers are saying about the Hourglass Angel Collection of elite waist trainers.

    Fast Results Workout Waist Trainer

    The Curve Creator Latex Workout Band was designed with the busy woman in mind. We know that getting a good workout in can be a time-crunch, and that’s why we developed a Velcro closure workout band that you can put on in a snap.

    Not only does it make waist training convenient and easy from the very first time you try it on, we think you’ll start seeing fast results because you can customize the workout band to the exact compression you need. But don’t take our word for it.

    Check out what customer Lakimyon had to say:

    “I love it! I have see results in less than a week!”

    It just goes to show that with dedication, you can start seeing results from waist training very quickly.

    Other features we love about this waist trainer are two layers of thick Velcro to provide a strong, secure fit. No matter how intense your workout is, this band is not going anywhere. It will cause you to sweat harder, so you can maximize your workout with less effort. It comes in four bright colors including lime green, blue and purple; or to stay discreet you can stick with classic black.

    Real Waist Training Solutions for Petite Women

    One of the struggles we hear frequently is how few options petite women have when it comes to waist trainers. If you’re 5’2” or shorter, you may find that many regular sized waist trainers just don’t fit quite right. Because of their length, they can jab into your hips, your ribs or both. Not only is it uncomfortable when you have this kind of fit, it’s not going to give you the results you want.

    The solution for petite women is simple: wear a waist trainer with a shorter cut! And that’s exactly what the Petite Latex Waist Trainer does.

    Here’s what Emma C. had to say:

    “Love how it fits. Love how it snuggles my belly and still able to work out with trainer.”

    We wanted to create a product that would fit petite women well without sacrificing effectiveness. Since it is cut shorter than most other waist trainers, this petite garment will hug to your waistline, creating and instant hourglass effect unlike what you might have been able to achieve before. This can create a stunning effect on women who have short waists because your curves will look very dramatic.

    Like most of this product line, this waist trainer is constructed with flexible steel boning, providing the ultimate waist slimming experience. In combination with a latex high compression latex core, this garment will not only take inches off of your waist immediately, but it will help you sweat harder around your midsection. This results in more effective workouts, whether you’re in hard core training or just taking a brisk walk. It really benefits everyone!
    Firm Compression for All Curves

    So many of our customers have told us that they wanted a better waist trainer for their unique curves. You asked, and we listened! We’re proud of this signature product that is designed for durability, maximum effectiveness and comfort in your busy lifestyle.

    The Hourglass Latex Waist Trainer is constructed with flexible steel boning for an unbeatable firm hold, but unlike a steel-boned corset, it is versatile enough to use during workouts. The boning, in combination with a latex core, will stimulate thermal activity around your abdomen for more effective exercise. You can also wear it around the clock as a part of your everyday waist training routine.

    The perfect fusion of materials and design lead to fast results.

    Listen to what our customer Yasmin had to say:

    “It hold my core tightly throughout the day but flexible enough for exercise. Immediately saw results after 3 days of use. The rows of hooks are a perfect distance apart so you get the most out of your waist trainer. The overall integrity of this product is great and I don't go a day without using it!”

    Thanks for sharing, Yasmin! It thrills us to hear how high-quality waist trainers can create a difference so quickly.

    One of our favorite features in this product is the three rows of hooks, as Yasmin was referring to. As your waist slims down you can tighten it up for the custom fit that continues to create the “wow” factor in your figure. And while it provides firm compression and maximum results, the cotton lining absorbs moisture and provides all-day comfort.

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    We hope that you fall in love with Hourglass Angel waist trainers as much as these customers have. These are ideal for use as part of an ongoing waist training regimen, so be sure you are following our tips for making it work. If you have any questions about finding your perfect product and perfect fit, be sure to contact our team of expert stylists who are eager to help you meet your goals and achieve the figure of your dreams.

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  • Your Waist Trainer Didn’t Fit Right? Here’s What We Recommend

    What to do when your waist trainer doesn’t fit

    When you’re ordering a waist trainer online, especially the first time, an understandable concern is whether or not it will fit properly. While we provide lots of tips to help you get your waist trainer order right the first time, we understand that some customers need to try on their garments before they can determine if it's the perfect fit.

    While it can be disappointing when you discover that the size wasn’t quite right, try not to worry. Sometimes it can take a little bit of trial and error to find what exactly you’re looking for. So don’t fret—follow these tips to ensure that you do in fact find the right fit with your waist trainer.

    How to Try On a Waist Trainer Correctly

    First, before you convince yourself that your waist trainer isn’t a good fit and send it back, you’ll want to make sure that you’re trying it on correctly in the first place.

    If you are using a latex waist cincher that fastens with hook-and-eye closures, it can be a little tricky to try on for the first time. The hooks should be in the front of the garment. Start with the hook and eye at the very bottom of the garment and fasten them at the narrowest part of your waist.

    Work your way up the front of the waist trainer, pulling it down as you go. It will feel very snug, but you shouldn’t have to yank on the hooks, as you risk damaging them. If you find that you need to use a lot of force to get the garment closed, it is too small and you shouldn’t force it.

    If you have a lace-up steel-boned corset, trying it on is a little different. The steel busks should be in the front and the laces in the back. Loosen the laces generously and then step into the garment. You will probably need help, or at the very least, a large mirror. Pulling the corset up over your waist, slowly tighten the laces from the top and bottom towards the middle, similar to the way you would tie shoelaces. Note that you do not want to pull it as tight as it will go because you will need to break it in first. Tie off the laces when the corset is snug but not constricting in any way.

    How a Waist Trainer Should Fit

    If you were able to try on your waist trainer, you should be able to tell relatively quickly whether or not it fits well. A cincher should feel very tight, but it shouldn’t pinch or cause any discomfort. Ideally it should be on the loosest row of hooks when your first start out so that you’ll have room to tighten it later as your waistline slims down. If the garment doesn’t provide firm compression or provide a flattering hourglass shape, it is either too large or possibly the wrong style of garment for your body type.

    When you’re trying on a corset, it should likewise create a very flattering hourglass shape, even when it’s not tightened all the way. If it sits very awkwardly on your waistline or if it seems very loose even when fastened tightly, these are indicators that it doesn’t fit correctly.

    How to Return or Exchange Your Waist Trainer

    If you’re certain that your waist trainer isn’t a good fit, not to worry—we want to make sure that you are 100 percent satisfied with your order. Within 30 days of your purchase, you have the option to return or exchange it. It must be unwashed and in its original condition, which means that the tags are on and that it doesn’t have any damage, markings or odors. It should also be in its original packaging. To begin the return or exchange process for purchases that meet these conditions, click here.

    How to Take Measurements and Size Correctly

    Once you start your return, it’s back to the drawing board; we want to make sure that you get the right garment this time. First, you’ll want to ensure that you are in fact taking correct measurements and ordering the right size. Here are a few tips we recommend.

    First, the most important measurement for a waist trainer is, unsurprisingly, your waist. Use a soft vinyl or fabric measuring tape and measure at the narrowest part of your waist, a couple of inches above your belly button where there is a natural bend in your torso when you lean to one side. The tape should be level with the ground, and snug but not so tight that you can’t slip a finger underneath (it shouldn’t be digging into your skin).

    Once you’ve taken your measurement, please look closely at the sizing chart for the garment that you want to order. We have carefully curated and tested each and every waist trainer in our shop, including sizing trends. Different brands will fit a little bit differently, and we have adjusted our sizing charts accordingly. Some brands go by number sizes, while others use sizes like S, M, L, etc. Don’t refer to what you think your dress or top size is; go with each garment’s specific guidelines. You might also want to check out customer reviews and see what others are saying about a particular garment’s fit.

    Please note that if you are ordering a steel-boned corset, the number size does not correlate directly with your waist size. Instead, it will be 4–5 inches less (Ideally, what your waist size will be once you are wearing the corset). Again, follow the size chart carefully to determine your exact size. It might not be what you think it is at first glance!

    If you’re in between sizes, whether corset or cincher, our advice is always to go up rather than down. The logic is that when you’re in between, you can always tighten a waist trainer when you need to, but you can’t make it larger. If your garment is too small, you will not have the most flattering results.

    How to Pick the Perfect Waist Trainer

    Sometimes you can technically have the right size waist trainer, but it still doesn’t seem to fit quite right. Here are a few other variables to consider if you’re having trouble finding the perfect waist trainer:

    • Petite: If you have a small build, you might find that certain waist trainers are too long or just don’t look quite right. If your waist trainer is too long, it might pinch or dig into your ribs or hips. Furthermore, if it doesn’t provide a flattering result, it just might not be the right cut for you. For example, perhaps you ordered a cincher with three rows of hooks and shoulder straps. Generally that style is going to work better on a woman with a curvier build. We recommend that if you’re petite, you choose from our selection that tends to fit that body type better here.
    • Tall: If you have an especially long torso (particularly if you’re taller than about 5’8”), you might find that certain styles of waist trainers don’t provide the best coverage, particularly on the lower abdomen. If this is the case with you, look at these waist trainers that come with a longer cut.
    • Curvy: You might find that a vest style waist trainer with straps is a lot more support and comfortable—not to mention, it will provide better coverage for your back, especially over your bra line. If you are planning on losing more than a few pounds of weight, you might also prefer a cincher that has three rows of hooks instead of two, so you’ll have more space for sizing down. Note that depending on how curvy you are, you might prefer a garment with adjustable straps to ensure that you’re getting the tightest fit around your waist.
    • Plus size: We carry a selection of waist trainers that range from 2XL to 5XL. Again, be sure to refer to our sizing charts to determine your best fit.
    • A special note for workout bands: these garments are designed for use during exercise but are not intended to be worn all day. In general, they are cut a bit shorter and provide slightly more freedom of movement in order to optimize your workouts. On the flip side, everyday waist trainers aren’t designed for vigorous movement. These are factors to consider when you order your waist trainer and try them on; imagine how you will feel wearing them for the activity they are intended for.

    We hope you’ve found these sizing tips and instructions about what to do when your waist trainer doesn’t fit useful. Remember, if you need help or would like to provide feedback, please contact our customer service team and we will be happy to answer your questions. We also encourage you to leave a detailed review about any waist trainers you’ve tried so that you can pass on anything you’ve learned about sizing to other customers who are looking for the perfect fit.

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  • How Many Waist Trainers Do You Need to Waist Train Daily?

    Number of waist trainers ideal for every day use

    If you are seriously considering doing a daily waist training regimen, one of the issues that will come up fairly quickly is whether just one waist trainer enough. And if not, how many do you need?

    The answer is: it depends. Here are several factors you should consider when deciding how many and what styles of waist trainers to own.

    1. Resting Your Garments

    If you have a latex-style waist trainer, what makes it so effective at slimming your waist is the maximum-compression material. But in order to work well, the material needs time to “rest” and regain its elasticity. This is especially the case if you’re wearing it all day. While you don’t necessarily have to follow a strict every-other-day rotation, we do recommend that you give latex waist trainers at least a couple of days to rest each week.

    1. Regular Cleaning

    You’re going to notice pretty quickly that your midsection sweats when you’re wearing a waist trainer—a lot. While you don’t have to clean your waist trainer daily, use your personal judgment to decide when it needs some freshening up. Since the latex needs to air dry, you’re going to find that in order to keep it clean, you’ll need at least one other garment to rotate through your wardrobe if you are going to stay committed to a daily plan.

    1. Working Out

    Some of our most popular waist trainers include a variety of styles and colors of workout bands. If you plan on using a waist trainer for your workouts (highly recommended!), then you should plan on having at least one of these. But consider this: while these style of trainers are effective at slimming your waistline, you don’t want to rely on them for all-day wear! They are designed to be worn at three to four hours at a time, tops. You’re going to be more comfortable and get better results in an everyday waist trainer for all-day wear. Conversely, don’t work out in everyday trainers, as you risk damaging them or injuring yourself.

    1. Different Occasions

    How many waist trainers you need also depends on how you dress. While most everyday waist trainers work well under casual or professional attire, you may want to have at least one that is in a color close to your skin tone to wear under lighter-colored or thin fabrics. You also might also prefer a no-closure cincher from time to time so that you can truly conceal its presence.

    Some women also love the style of classic steel-boned corsets. These create more dramatic hourglass curves than latex cinchers and can also double as vintage outerwear.

    1. Your Waist Training Goals

    Do you plan on losing a lot of weight in a short period of time, or are you looking to stay at relatively the same weight while working on your midsection?

    These decisions can affect how many and which waist trainers you want to own. If you’re planning on dropping multiple sizes, you might not want to invest in more than a couple of cinchers, since you’re going to size out of them anyway. (Another tip: consider getting a waist trainer with three rows of hooks instead of two so that you’ll have more space to size down without getting another garment.) Once you’re closer to your goal weight and size, you might want to invest in several waist trainers or steel-boned corsets that you can use for the long term.

    1. Wear and Tear

    Even the best waist trainers don’t last forever. If you don’t size down out of a waist trainer you wear almost every day, you will eventually wear it out. Latex waist trainers lose their elasticity after a few months of use. You can tell when it’s time to replace one when it doesn’t provide the firm compression it used to.

    Note that steel-boned corsets will not wear out in this way, since they use the tightening of the laces to provide compression rather than latex. You can continue to wear it for as long as the garment lasts.

    Remember, regular cleaning and care of your waist trainers ensures that they will last longer, so you that you won’t have to replace them as often. In addition to cleaning them properly by hand in warm water with gentle detergent, hanging them to dry and giving them rest, be sure to store them correctly by draping over a hanger.

    The Final Word

    In conclusion, we’d say that most women are going to want at least two waist trainers if they are going to be committed to an everyday regimen. This will ensure that they can stay committed to waist training while also taking good care of their garments and making them last. What is more, different occasions call for different styles of waist trainers—like working out, special occasions, or different styles of dress.

    One strategy that works well for rotating different waist trainers through your wardrobe is to stagger when you purchase them. You could start out with just one while you’re adjusting to your waist training routine and then buy your second one after you’ve been wearing it for a month or so. By doing this, you’ll also get a better idea of what your personal needs and preferences are, so you won’t buy a garment that really isn’t what you want. By the time your first waist trainer wears out or you’re ready to size down, you should have one or more other waist trainers you’re also using, so the transition to a new one will just be a part of updating your wardrobe going forward.

    We hope this answers this commonly asked question about how many waist trainers to own! Obviously, the answer will vary from person to person. As always, contact our team of stylists if you need any guidance meeting your personal waist training needs.

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  • Waist Training Essentials: Products That Enhance Your Waist Training Experience

    How to get the best waist training results

    When you just get started with waist training, you’ll quickly find that the journey is about way more than “just” putting on a waist trainer and being good to go. It’s not magic, after all; to get the best results there are definitely some strategies to follow. But don’t worry; they’re not complicated or difficult.

    In order to make your waist training journey a success, we’ve got products that are designed to enhance your experience. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro waist trainer, these products and related tips are for anyone who wants to take their waist training to the next level.

    Waist Trainer Detergent

    Waist trainers are powerful and effective at slimming your waistline because they are constructed with maximum compression latex. But while the latex is very strong when it comes to compression strength, it is also very delicate if not handled properly or cared for in the long term. This gentle waist trainer detergent takes all the guesswork out of taking care of your garment and ensures that it will last longer before losing its elasticity.

    Lusciously scented with lavender, it leaves your waist trainer fresh and clean (which you’ll want, because let’s face it, waist trainers get sweaty!). It also contains lanolin, a gentle but effective oil that will provide additional protection to your waist trainer while it’s in use. Using the detergent is easy; simply add half an ounce to a bucket of warm water and hand wash your garment. Hang the waist trainer over a hanger or chair and you’re good to go. And there’s a little bonus: this detergent also works in cold water for your other intimate garments and shapewear.

    Waist Training Gel

    When you’ve got a waist trainer compressing your midsection around the clock and you’re working up a sweat, the last thing you want to neglect is your skin! That’s why we offer this specially formulated skin-smoothing gel that is ideal for use with a daily waist training regimen.

    Formulated with extracts of Catuaba bark, Pfaffia (Brazilian ginseng), Mara Puama flowers, and a synthesis of caffeine and fat burning lipolytic enzymes, it packs a powerful punch when it comes to reducing the appearance of cellulite and loose skin.  This can be especially helpful when you’re trying to lose weight. The gel also helps your skin retain moisture while stimulating microcirculation, adding to the thermal activity in your core provided by the waist trainer, for an optimal experience.

    To use, put it directly on the skin daily, ideally just after you get out of the shower or bath. Then watch it work with a daily waist training regimen, ideally with a nutritious diet, exercise and adequate water intake.

    Ultimate Waist Training Kit

    Why not just have it all? We’ve bundled the essentials you need for a successful waist training experience (in addition to your waist trainer, of course) into this handy little kit! Our Ultimate Waist Training Kit comes with the gel and detergent mentioned above, as well as:

    1) Garment bag: Have you considered that you might need to travel with your waist trainer? You’ll want to be sure that you’re packing it in a separate bag so that it won’t get any tears or snags, or have anything spill on it. This drawstring bag is an ideal accessory that slips easily inside your gym bag or travel bag, or you can just carry it alone when needed.

    2) Measuring tape: One important component of a successful waist training journey is tracking your progress! This soft vinyl tape is durable and will provide reliable measurements. For the most accurate read, pull it around the narrowest part of your waist while keeping it level to the floor. It should be snug but not so tight that you can’t easily slip a finger underneath. Wear your waist trainer regularly and watch that measurement go steadily down! You might also be curious to see how many inches your waist trainer takes off your waistline immediately after you put it on.

    3) Waist training guide: This is a handy little stylist that you can fit in your purse, offered exclusively in this waist training kit. Get all of your waist training questions answered, including how to put your waist trainer on, how to start an ongoing regimen, what results to expect, and how to properly care for your garment.

    Garment Pairings

    In addition to these essential products, one of the best accessories to a waist trainer is…a second waist trainer. If you’re serious about waist training, you’ll quickly find that you’ll want at least two garments to rotate through your wardrobe.

    The main reason why you’d want more than one is for maximum effectiveness. Your waist trainer needs to rest and be washed so that the latex can contract and maintain its elasticity. Wearing just one garment all day every day won’t allow you to give you much time to do that. What’s more, you might prefer different colors and styles depending on what you’re wearing.

    Here are a couple of options to consider in your waist training wardrobe:

    • Everyday cincher: this will be your go-to waist trainer most of the time, as it will be easiest to conceal under most clothing and is designed for all-day use.
    • Workout band: you’ll definitely want one of these as part of your fitness routine. Designed with extra durability and a slightly different cut to allow more freedom of movement, a workout band will help you work up a harder sweat and intensify your workouts.
    • Steel-boned corset: some people love the waist training results they get from a corset. This is a durable, latex-free style of garment that will dramatically slim your waistline because of the custom fit you get from tightening the laces as well as the strength of the steel boning. Some corsets also double as very sexy and stylish outerwear.

    As you can see, waist training involves a whole lot more than simply throwing on a cincher, crossing your fingers and hoping it works. We hope you’ll check out all the options available to give you the best experience possible.

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  • How To Waist Train Effectively

    How to waist train effectively

    When you’re new to waist training, a very common question you might be wondering is: how can I waist train effectively?

    It’s a great question because there are so many factors that go into a successful waist training experience. We thought it would be helpful to round up some best practices and answers to your frequently asked questions, so that you’ll be fully equipped as you start your personal waist training journey.

    When it comes down to it there are three basic components to effective waist training: choosing the right waist trainer, using waist training as a part of a healthy lifestyle, and making waist training a daily habit.

    1. Choosing the Right Waist Trainer

    Understanding waist trainers and waist-slimming shapewear

    It all starts with the right tools. In order to get the best waist training results, you need to have a waist trainer that is designed to help you meet your unique personal goals. Here’s how to get started finding the perfect waist trainer.

    Determine Your Personal Goals

    What do you want to use your waist trainer for?

    Are you using it exclusively for workouts, or do you want to use it as part of an all-day, everyday regimen (which we highly recommend)? Are you trying to lose inches from your waistline or are you primarily just trying to firm up your midsection? These factors can all go into the decision of what style of waist trainer is right for you.

    Identify The Features You want

    We have many options when it comes to the style and function of our waist trainers. Here are some of the features you may or may not prefer based on your preferences and needs: 

    Steel-boned lace-up corset vs. latex cincher: corsets will give you the most dramatic waist-slimming results without the smell or feel of latex, while cinchers might be more comfortable and versatile under clothing.

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    Workout vs. everyday waist trainer: workout bands are very durable and you won’t risk damaging them during strenuous exercise; since they are also cut shorter, they can give you more range of motion. Everyday cinchers and corsets are ideal for all-day wear and provide more coverage, particularly for the back and lower abdomen.

    Vest style vs. band style: some women love the extra bust support that vest style waist trainers provide, as well as coverage for the back over the bra line.

    Closure options: the biggest difference here is between lace-up corsets and hook-and-eye closure cinchers, which is discussed above. Hook-and-eye closures generally come in two or three rows. You may prefer three rows if you are planning to lose weight, so that you will have more room to size down. A few cinchers also come in a no-closure style for when you need to be especially discreet or zip-up style when you want maximum control.

    Sizing: If you are especially tall, short or plus-size, you will want to consider the waist trainers that are designed for your body type, so that they will provide the optimal amount of coverage and compression for your midsection.

    Style and color: these are more a matter of preference, but it can be fun to have a colorful or metallic workout band! For everyday use under your clothes, you might also want to have a black or nude colored cincher or corset.

    Take Accurate Measurements

    How to measure your waist, bust and hips

    The most important measurement when selecting your perfect waist trainer is, of course, your waist. Using a vinyl measuring tape, measure the narrowest part of your waist, which is typically a couple of inches above your belly button, where there is a natural bend in your torso when you lean to one side. Make sure that the tape is level. It should lie flat on your skin or a very thin tank tap, but it shouldn’t be so tight that you can’t slip a finger underneath.

    Once you’ve determined your waist measurement, follow the sizing chart for your garment of choice precisely! Every waist trainer on our site has been carefully curated and tested, and we have adjusted the sizing charts to reflect exactly the way they will fit, based on your measurements. Don’t simply go with your dress size. Also, note that corset number sizes do not correspond exactly with your waist size; instead, they represent what your waist measurement will be while the corset is tightened.

    Try on Your Waist Trainer

    how to put on a waist trainer

    Once you receive your waist trainer in the mail, try it on carefully to ensure that you in fact have the ideal size and style. It can be tricky to try on, so follow the instructions carefully. Whatever you do, do no pull or yank on the garment, as you will risk damage and will not be able to return or exchange it. While a waist trainer should be tight, if it fits properly you will not need to force it.

    Hook-and-eye closure cincher: when trying on this style of garment for the first time, it is easiest to start at the bottom and work your way up. Using the loosest row of hooks, begin by clasping the bottom hook while holding it at the narrowest part of your waist. As you move your way up the row, pull the garment down. By the time it is fastened, it should fit snuggly over your whole abdomen and provide an immediately flattering look.

    Lace-up corset: Fastening a corset is quite different than trying on a cincher. To start, make sure the steel busks are in the front; step into your corset. Ideally you should use a mirror or ask another person to assist you with tightening. The laces in back make an “X” pattern, similar to shoelaces. You will be working your way from the top and bottom of the laces towards the middle. Carefully tighten one row at a time. The first time you try on your corset, do not fasten it as tight as it will go. Instead tie off the laces when it is snug but not constricting you. You should still be able to tell how well it fits based on the coverage it provides around your midsection. Even when not fastened tightly, it will still give you an immediately flattering hourglass shape.

    Once you’ve found the perfect waist trainer and confirmed that it fits, it’s time to incorporate waist training into your lifestyle! And don’t worry if you can’t pick just one. We actually highly recommend that you have at least two waist trainers to rotate through your wardrobe!

    1. Using Waist Training as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

    Waist training beginner plan and tips

    This is the fun part: incorporating waist training into your healthy lifestyle, to get you the long-term results you want! To ensure effective waist training, make sure you follow these tips:

    Break in Your Waist Trainer

    Before your start wearing your waist trainer all day every day, it is going to take an adjustment period. What’s more, your garment needs to be broken in, just like a pair of shoes. If you plan on wearing your waist trainer at a special event, be sure you give yourself adequate time to prepare.

    Latex cinchers: after you try yours on for the first time, only keep it on for about an hour the first day. You can slowly increase the amount of time you wear it each day by half an hour to an hour. Read more below about how to daily regimen into your lifestyle.

    Steel-boned corsets: it is very important to go through a process called “seasoning” your corset so that the material and steel boning can mold to your body’s shape. As with the latex cincher, start by wearing the corset for about an hour or even less on the first day, and only loosely tied. You can gradually add a little more time each day and even tighten it a little bit each time. It should be snug but not tight for the first two weeks. After fourteen days of up to six hours a day, you can pull the laces tight and start wearing it longer. By the time it is seasoned, it should really hug your figure without any gaps, and the laces should glide easily through the holes.

    Introduce a Waist Training Regimen Gradually

    It’s convenient that waist trainers need to break in because so do you! Chances are you are accustomed to sitting and standing with a slouch, so holding your back and core straight for long hours along with tight compression can feel a bit awkward at first. Add a little bit of time each day for the first three to four weeks of waist training. You may prefer to break it up into two small sessions a day instead of one long one. Your goal should be to wear a waist trainer for at least eight and up to twelve hours a day for the best results.

    Exercise Regularly

    We can’t emphasize this enough: a waist trainer is just one piece of an effective slim-down plan. You also need to try to work out regularly—ideally four to five days a week. We especially recommend doing strength-training exercises to boost your metabolism and strengthen your core. We have many workout suggestions, all of which are ideal for use with a workout band.

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    Eat Smart

    You’ll be sabotaging yourself if you work so hard to keep your midsection slim with waist training but then harm your body from the inside out!

    Maintain a diet rich in healthy whole foods. While occasional cleanses can be helpful to jumpstart eating right, we actually don’t recommend that you “go on a diet” in which you starve yourself; in the long term this is not a sustainable technique and your weight will only bounce back. Instead, avoid sugar and processed foods as much as possible and eat only when you’re hungry. The waist trainer can help you with portion control and will encourage you to eat several small meals a day instead of three big ones.

    1. Making Waist Training a Daily Habit That Lasts

    Starting a waist training plan is one thing; keeping up with a waist training plan is another. In order to make waist training most effective, you have to stick with it for the long haul! The key is to make it a habit that is easy and natural to keep up. You get dressed every day, right? Your waist trainer should just be a part of that routine. Here are some tips that can help.

    Just Do It: over and over again our customers have told us that the thing that motivates them to keep waist training is seeing results. If you do it every day for a month, you will start to notice its effects, and you will want to keep it up. Your friends and family will notice too, giving you that boost in confidence that works to motivate you!

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    Track Your Progress: Take measurements and photos of yourself at least once a month and preferably more, so you can see just how much you’ve been able to slim down! That will get you excited to keep up the good work.

    Find a Buddy: Waist training is better together! Do it with a friend and hold each other accountable. This can be especially fun if you are slimming down for a special event together.

    Make Easy Reminders: Do little things in your everyday routine that will remind and encourage you to put on your waist trainer like writing notes for yourself on your mirror or laying out your outfits the night before. You’re much less likely to fail if you’re setting yourself up for success in advance!

    Try, Try Again: If you get out of the habit, remember that it is very easy to start it up again. All it takes is a little decision. Don’t give up!

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    We hope that most of your questions are answered about how to waist train effectively and that you’re motivated to get started!

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  • Waist Training Transformations Revealed

    Need inspiration and motivation on your waist training journey? Look no further than other women just like you who have used waist trainers and corsets to completely transform themselves!

    Whether you’re a mom trying to lose the baby weight or you’re just trying to cultivate a healthier lifestyle, here are five incredible stories that will give you a vision for what waist training can do for you if you stick with it.

    1. The Stay-At-Home Mom

     Waist training motivational stories

    Lillie is the proud mom of a toddler who loves being able to stay at home to care for her son. She has always been naturally thin, but she was having trouble losing the extra twenty pounds she was carrying after pregnancy, as well as firming up her midsection. Plus she had to get ready for her own wedding in just a few months!

    After extensive research she decided to try out the Ann Chery Workout waist trainer, which comes in vibrant colors and has hundreds of positive reviews. She wore it faithfully every day for 8–12 hours once she grew accustomed to the way it felt. She started noticing a difference after just a couple of weeks and soon everyone started noticing that it looked like she had never been pregnant. Great job, Lillie!

    1. The Fashionista

    Waist training motivational stories

    Suzie is an interior designer with an eye for fashion, so when she heard about waist training she was very intrigued. She decided to try it in order to flatten her stomach while keeping her curves. In just a few weeks, she and her friends and family started noticing drastic results.

    Suzie was surprised at how effective wearing a waist trainer was in helping her portion control during meals. After a few months wearing Perfect Waist by Squeem, she switched to the Clasica Waist Cincher by Ann Chery and continues the journey. She definitely recommends waist training for anyone trying to slim down—with commitment it really works! 

    1. The Full-Time Nanny

    Waist training motivational stories

    Desire has a busy schedule and has struggled with weight loss and fitness for her whole life, which in turn as impacted her personal confidence. She decided to try wearing a waist after seeing many inspiring results on Instagram. Using the Clasica Black 3 Hook Waist Trainer by Ann Chery, she started waist training for just a few hours a day and then worked up to eight hours daily.

    After just two months of wear she met her goals and tightened the cincher to the next row! She’s now eating better and exercising more now that she’s motivated and feels more confident about herself.

    1. The U.S. Army Soldier

    Waist training motivational stories

    Ana knows what it means to be disciplined as a soldier! She has been in great shape before, but following pregnancy, she was struggling with slimming down just like anybody else.

    She was eager to try waist training and loved the results she saw after just a few weeks. She wears the Amia Sculpting Vest 8–10 hours a day and works out five days a week. Everyone wants to know her secret about how her waist got so small!

    1. The Busy Student

    Waist training motivational stories

    Yuliza balances a busy life work and study; she works at Victoria’s Secret while studying to be an ASL interpreter. She noticed that one of her coworkers had an incredible hourglass shape and wanted to her know her secret. It was waist training, of course! So she started wearing the Workout Waist Trainer by Bonitaz five days a week, eight hours a day.

    She was thrilled with the results she saw after just a few weeks and loves the shape of her figure under dresses.  Pairing a waist training regimen with a commitment to a workout routine has contributed to her seeing results even when she’s not wearing a waist trainer.

    1. The Multi-Tasking Mom

    Waist training motivational stories

    Jessica balances life with a young child with working part-time and going to school. She definitely doesn’t have a lot of extra time to devote to her health and fitness, but she knows it is important. She decided to try waist training using the Metallic Edition Waist Cincher by Ann Chery after nothing else she tried was able to tighten up her midsection after having a baby.

    She was blown away with the results; even putting it on for the first time she dropped a couple of sizes. Immediately hooked, she started wearing it daily and was able to tighten it to the next row of hooks within a few weeks. She also loved the improvements she felt in her posture.

    What Will Your Story Be?

    These results aren’t from celebrities or professional athletes; they’re from regular women just like you! You CAN take control of your habits and your health and love the way you look. It just takes the desire, the decision and the commitment to make a change.

    We love that all of these success stories aren’t just about improving physical appearance. All of these women have a unique body shape and size and, after trying waist training, felt more confident in their own skin. And that’s the key: setting your own personal goals and committing to your own personal journey. 

    Get Started!

    So what are you waiting for? You can get started on your confidence-boosting waist slimming journey right away! Here’s what you need to do:

    1. Find your perfect match: choose your waist trainer based on your goals, body type and lifestyle (check out this guide).
    1. Find your perfect fit: take your waist measurement accurately and be sure to follow the sizing chart exactly (check out these tips).
    1. Place your order! Then you get to wait with anticipation.
    1. Try on your waist trainer. This step is very important if you’re going to get the ideal results. It can be a little tricky to accomplish if you’ve never done it before because a waist trainer that fits well is going to be very tight. Yet you don’t want to damage the garment by forcing it too hard if it is in fact too small. See these tips for how to put on a waist trainer.
    1. Start your waist training regimen! You’ll want to start out with just an hour or two a day and gradually work your way up. After you’ve been wearing your waist trainer daily for two or three weeks, you should feel comfortable wearing it at least eight hours a day.
    1. Track your progress! Be an inspiration to yourself and others by taking progress photos. We’d love to see your results too! Share it with us on social media using #BeTheHourglass.

    We can’t wait to see you crush your goals by transforming your figure and your confidence. Maybe you’ll be the next inspirational story that helps many others make the decision to make a change.

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