Understanding the differences between corsets and flexible steel bone waist trainers is an important part of educating yourself before waist training. There are significant differences between the two.
Waist trainer is a shaping garment used to target the abdomen specifically. It usually shaves an inch or two from your waistline while you are wearing it and is designed to provide a slimming effect underneath your clothes. Corsets, on the other hand, can be worn over or under your clothes, and are designed to create that hourglass figure, instantly taking inches off your waist.
Waist trainers are usually made from a combination of nylon and latex or Spandex flexi-steel bones. If you carry weight in your tummy, they can help to give you more of a waistline. Meanwhile, corsets are made of a strong and flexible fabric like cotton, satin, leather or mesh that is reinforced with steel boning to give it great strength for pulling in your waist and accentuating the curve of your hips and bust line.
Waist trainers are tightened and fastened by hooks. They help in reduction of fat around your waist. The variation in which it can be tightened depends on the number of rows of hooks the waist trainer has. Whereas, corsets can be tightened by lacing. The laces help reshape the body and can be adjusted as per your body type.
Both waist trainers and corsets are used to define the body to your desired shape. However, waist trainers make you look slimmer, and may be worn under clothes. In contrary, corsets are bulky; they might or might not hide under your clothes. If you are looking for some slimming help underneath a fitted top or dress, the cincher is easier to hide (as it is meant for that).
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