The Waist Training Guide
BEFORE YOU START
Just like any healthy lifestyle practice, waist training is safe when you listen to your body. If you are waist training with a garment that fits properly, you shouldn’t experience any pain or discomfort. You might be surprised by just how tight a waist trainer can feel if you’re not accustomed to it, but it’s a feeling you’ll get used to—and probably grow to like! But it shouldn’t be so tight that you feel short of breath or feel any pain. If that’s the case, take it off immediately! It won’t work correctly if it doesn’t fit.
We also highly recommend that you include core-strengthening exercises as an essential piece of your waist training regimen and healthy lifestyle.
HOW TO TAKE ACCURATE MEASUREMENTS
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 waist trainer number sizes do not correspond exactly with your waist size; instead, they represent what your waist measurement will be while the trainer is tightened.
BREAK IN YOUR WAIST TRAINER
Before you start wearing your waist trainer all day every day, it is going to take an adjustment period. 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.
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.