Waist training is becoming popular among women over the years owing to its effectiveness coupled with the hype created by well known celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba. Waist trainers come in two basic types: cinchers and corsets. Wearing a corset will instantaneously take 4 to 5 inches off your waist, making you look slimmer. Regular use can also result in permanent waist reduction. Since so many of these products have become available online, it has become hard to distinguish the real, effective ones from the fake, ineffective ones. Some will try to sell you a cheaper product called bustier which has weak boning or no boning at all. You will make the purchase thinking it’s the real deal and once you try it on, you will see it has no effect at all! Beware of fake products! These tips will help you choose the right product:
Analyze photos from every angle:
The corset you want to buy should be displaying its picture taking from various different angles to give you a true idea of the curves and how it will look on you. If only one or two pictures are available, don’t buy it because the complete construction is not visible to you.
Model posing in the corset:
The photos that are there for you to analyze, should be on a real model and not on a mannequin. The reason is that the seller can give any shape they want to a mannequin. It does not guarantee the effectiveness of the corset they are advertising. They should be able to show that their corset can give an hourglass shape to a real, human model.
Appearance of the fabric:
The fabric of the corset should appear smooth and stiff in the picture. A wrinkly fabric or one that is not smoothly fitting the curves of the model is likely to have faulty construction.
Description of the corset construction:
A detailed description should be available with the corset. The type of boning and the number of bones, the material used in the fabric and the presence of waist tape should clearly be specified. If it is not, know that you are dealing with a fake.
The boning should be of steel, avoid buying those with plastic boning as they do not give the same results. The corset should have at least 15 steel bones. The more the number of bones, the better it is. If you are buying one for regular everyday use, choose one with at least 20 bones. For purchasing steel boned waist trainer corsets and cincher, I recommends http://waisttrainerdepot.com/.
The corset should have steel busk for closure rather than hook and eye closure or zippers because these steel structures are strong enough to live up to the pressure of tightening your waist and are hence more durable.
The inner lining should preferably be 100% cotton to allow breathability and to prevent the corset from stretching.