We can’t say it is all Jessica Rabbit’s fault that now we are all obsessed with shrinking our waistline to hourglass figures, almost only possible in cartoons but it is safe to say that we enjoy the waist training process and we are loving the results! Hollywood is teeming with actresses and celebrities who flaunt their curvaceous bodies in red carpets and in social media. Instagram enthusiasts love Kim Kardashian’s incredible body.
Now, women are clamoring for corsets, or waist trainers and even women who just gave birth are now interested in post-pregnancy garments to get their body back. We live in a state of confusion on what these waist training lingos and words are all about but we are eager to know.
Waist trainers and post-natal garments, although similar in some way, are made for different purposes. You must be diligent in distinguishing the two so that you can use them when the necessity arises. The materials of waist trainers such as steel framing in corsets are too rigid for a woman who just gave birth to wear. She can adjust better if she uses post-natal shorts or something similar because that would be comfortable especially if she had a C-section.
After pregnancy, women’s bodies have already adapted a different shape and most women want to get their old figure back. With post-natal corsets, the women can ease into their new body while gradually adjusting so they can have an hourglass figure with constant use. These women are advised not to be impatient with their body’s development in waist training. It will take a while but the important thing is that by undergoing such a process, your confidence is improved.
A majority of women who perform waist training these days combine wearing of corsets with regular exercise and a healthy diet. Mothers who have just given birth are not advised to do such strenuous exercise. They should limit their physical activities at first. For regular women, they can use corsets every single day without hassle or any feelings of discomfort. Waist trainers will define the shape of your body better and assign curves where they should be. It’s an exciting process for women and seeing the improvements is a delightful experience.
Post-natal garments, on the other hand, are restorative in nature. They can provide tightness and definition to the bodies of women who just gave birth. Muscles and loose skin can be supported and secured so that they will appear firmer. You could say that it is a supportive wrap but 6 months of regular use after giving birth can offer significant results as well.
You can see that traditional corsets are much more comfortable than high quality waist trainers. They are worn more for aesthetics than anything else. The hard core waist trainers are needed to cinch the waist a few inches that the original waist line. It has a higher level of discomfort which makes the waist training process more effective. It does not have to be too difficult though. That’s why it is considered training because in the long run, your body adjusts and even if your ribs are squeezed, you will still have an easy time breathing.
There are many waist trainers used in exercises that don’t have the proper frame and boning. Trust us that they are more comfortable than steel-boned corsets but a lot less effective. Steel-boned corsets are designed specifically to sculpt the body while waist trainers are more for support especially while doing exercises. Corsets that are well-made can give the body great support and improve the posture of the person wearing them. Some men even wear them too for definition on their midsection area. However the corsets made by cheap materials are not likely to do much development to your body. Their frame is not too sturdy and there is nothing much to support or keep your body upright.
The materials of corsets, waist trainers and post-natal garments are probably what distinguish these three from each other in a more obvious manner. Waist trainers are usually made from latex which can cause the body to feel warmer and induces more sweating. It is ideal for exercising because women can feel the burn on their torso region.
Post-natal garments are definitely much more comfortable and made of better materials suitable for women who just gave birth. If you have heard of belly bands then you will have an idea of how comfortable these garments are. More often, the materials are stretchable so as to allow the body to breath and move in the within the garment. This is much more practical to wear and some are even incorporated in pants or dresses already. These garments do not give false claims because they are even recommended by doctors.
For corsets to be effective, they should be worn on a more regular basis. But you must not have unrealistic expectations. It will not change your body type even in the long run. It will just give you a better shape through constant training. If you have a pear-shaped body, you will not achieve too-slim figure because your natural curves will show. What corsets do is give you more feminine and sculpted figure. It is fun to wear even on the first time because the result is obvious. You will feel like such a sexy lady.
Waist trainers have semi-permanent effects according to many experts in the field. Medical doctors advise that the effect is temporary because once your remove the corsets, your body will have the desire to go back to its original form. However, if you wear it constantly for a long time, your body will not have a choice but to follow the new frame. Neck braces in Asia are popular in a few communities because they elongate the neck after so many years but that’s the catch. You must wear waist trainers for a long time in order for them to be more effective. We think it is also effective on a psychological level because women tend to feel more in control when they are wearing corsets. It’s a good practice for them because their postures are also improved.
Finally, we can conclude that wearing waist trainers, corsets or post-natal garments don’t have permanent results but they are quite effective in helping women achieve a considerable change in their body. They make you feel a whole lot better by just wearing them. If you wear them correctly, you will not feel any pain, perhaps, just a slight discomfort. Science can prove many things but if you just continue to use these types of garments, you will realize that they have holistic benefit for your life. Then finding a proper waist trainer that fits you well seems crutially important. Maybe my previous article How To Choose A Waist Trainer can help you find the one that belongs to you.