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Choosing the Best Waist Trainer Corset for Plus Sized Women

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plus size corsetAnyone, regardless of their natural body shape and waist size, can have an hourglass figure. In fact, even plus size women can get the curvy hourglass shape that they desire using waist trainers.


When you’re shopping for a plus size waist trainer, there are various things to consider and keep in mind, as well as different styles of waist trainer corsets. Here are a few of both.

Choose the right size


Choosing the right size is the single most important thing when buying a plus size corset. Wearing the correct size ensures that the trainer is flattering and comfortable enough to wear all day long.


 Finding the right size starts with measuring your waist.


1.   Use a fabric or vinyl measuring tape and be sure to keep it level to the ground as you measure the smallest part of your waist. This area is typically located just a few inches above your belly button. If you aren’t sure where it is, try bending to the side - the place that bends is your natural waist. Pull the tape firmly but not oo snuggly. Allow enough room for one finger to fit under the tape.

2. Determine the size of your waist in inches and consult the waist trainer sizing chart. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that your shirt size is the same as your waist trainer size, because chances are that the waist trainer should be a different size to fit correctly. Every trainer on our site has been tested for fit and the sizing charts have been created carefully with the plus size body in mind.


Note: If you’re measuring for a lace-ups tyle corset trainer, the corset size should reflect your waist measurements once it has been laced up. On average, the number size should be 4 or 5 inches smaller than your natural waist, otherwise your corset will be too big when it’s done up. As above, consult the sizing charts carefully for the best fit.


If you fall into double or half sizes, always size up instead of down. The slimming corset can always be tightened, whereas it can only be loosed a certain amount.


Difference of Materials


There are noticeable differences within corsets, namely being the material that they are made of and the style that they come in. Most waist trainers are cinchers- a trainer that is made with spandex and hard plastic boning-  or corsets, which are made of a non-compressive material such as cotton and contain steel boning and lace up detailing in the back.


Either type of waist trainer can be effective for plus size women, and ultimately, what works for you depends on your preference.  


· Later cinchers- latex cinchers area ideal for workouts and are considered to be more versatile underneath a variety of outfits

· Steel boned corsets - give you a dramatic curve and are more durable. Plus size women  often prefer them because they are sturdy and built to last, as well as comfortable.


Recently, we introduced CorsetWe waist trainers which combines the best aspects of both cinchers and corsets. With the line, you can enjoy a latex cincher’s versatility alongside the durability and intense results of corsets.

 Choose the right style


As discussed above, there are two categories of waist trainers- cinchers and corsets. Within each of those styles, there are even more options to choose from.


Latex cinchers are available in a variety of styles that include workout bands, casual wear, and vests. Plus size women can benefit from any of those options, however, vest style cinchers are particularly good for plus size women who wish to start waist training. The vest’s shoulder straps offer support for the back and bust.


Steel boned corsets come in an array of style options and come down to a matter of personal preference. Some corsets can be worn as outerwear. A factor that comes  into play when purchasing a plus size corset is abdomen coverage. Most corsets are short so unless you’re a very short person, you may want to choose a longer corset that will provide adequate abdomen coverage.


Other things to consider are material and the overbust/underbust debate. Satin is a smooth corset material that allows for ease when putting nothing over top of the corset. Cotton and other materials such as brocade are thicker and sturdier upon the first use, however, they can become comfortable and soft after use.


Lace-up style corsets come in overbust or underbust styles. As a rule of thumb, underbust provides the ultimate slimming effect and is versatile, while overbust provides extra support which can be ideal for large chests.


For a bold look or for use with costumes, overbust corsets can be worn. Take note, however, that most overbust corsets are design with style in mind and, in turn, don’t provide as drastic of slimming results as their underbust counterparts.




waist trainer corset beltThe quality of a corset brand is important for plus sized women who want sturdy corsets. Cheap waist trainers don’t usually meet their wearer’s goals as they often don’t last long or don’t fit properly. When talking about waist training, most people are referring to the practice of wearing a waist trainer for 8 hours a day in order to “train” the waist to have a certain shape. We recommend that this practice be used in combination with the addition of a healthy diet and regular exercise.


If you’re new to waist training, it’s a good idea to ease into it slowly. The body needs tie to adjust and the waist trainer needs to be worn a few times before it becomes comfortable. In particular, waist cincher corsets need to be adjusted to and allowed to stretch, meaning that they should be worn done up loosely for an hour a day once or twice a week.


Gradually, as you wear the corset more often, you can tighten the laces and wear it for longer periods of time. You’re able to take a break from wearing the trainer once a week but for no longer than a day.


Tip: track your waist training progress by taking photos and recording measurements. The time in which you start to see results will depend on your diet and physical activity level, as well as your natural shape.


Styling your waist trainer


How well your waist trainer works is dependant on what you wear with it and what kind of trainer you have. There are endless possibilities when styling your waist trainers. Here are a few stylish ways:


· Workout Guru: you can show off your hard earned body shape by pairing a workout waist trainer with your favorite leggings and stylish running shoes.

· The Professional: show off your feminine curves by wearing a casual waist trainer or corset underneath fitted tops.

· Fashionista: wear your corset overtop of a flowy or light-weight top for a look that can be edgy or flirty and romantic.

· Dress Enthusiast: dress up your formal event attire by wearing a corset underneath a fitted dress that accentuates your waist.   


It’s a great time to be a plus sized woman! There are hundreds of different ways to style outfits that cater to the full figured, feminine form. Waist training corsets can help you get your desired look and help to boost your confidence. Stay tuned into what we’re doing on our site because we’re expanding our plus-size line of carefully designed and tested waist trainer corsets. 

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author: CorsetWe date: 2018-05-24

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