I must say the most annoying thing that I see online is when people automatically assume I am talking about corsets and tight lacing when I mention waist training. Regardless of my annoyance, the fact of the matter is, both corset training and tight lacing are referred to as waist training by many people. The confusion is only normal, and there is not that much information out there for you to educate yourself about the topics. In this article, I will generalize corset training as the use of any type of corset, and waist training as the use of modern day latex/rubber waist trainers. I know I will get a lot of backlash for this, but I believe the line needs to be draw due to the numerous differences that both garments have. In this article, you will learn:
- What exactly is waist training?
- What exactly is corset training?
- What is the difference between a corset and a waist trainer?
So what exactly is waist training?
There is no scientific definition, neither is there a dictionary definition of the term waist training. If you break down the two words however, you find that it basically means the training of your waist. However, the known definition of waist training is the process of gradually slimming your waist using a certain waist trainer. The confusion comes in, when people assume that waist trainers and corsets are the same thing. The fact of the matter is a corset does indeed train your waist, so in definition it can actually be called a waist trainer. But when people refer to a waist trainer in the modern era, they are referring to the latex/rubber waist trainers.
I know this is very confusing, but its even more confusing when you include the other names that are out there. There are girdles, waist cinchers, body shaper, fajas etc. All these terms are so vague in their definition that it’s hard to actually draw a line between them. However, all these are not corsets, which is why they fall under the waist trainers category. Waist trainers are sort of the modern evolution of corsets. Kinda like a corset 3.0.
To lessen confusion, our generation refers to waist trainers as the modern day cinchers. Corsets are considered a whole other thing and not anywhere similar to waist training.
What exactly is Corset training?
Corset training is the process of wearing a steel boned corset over long periods of time so as to reduce your waist size. Tight lacing falls under the category of corset training because this act also uses a steel boned corset. A research paper on Wikipedia states that tight lacing is done to achieve cosmetic modifications to the figure and posture or to experience the sensation of bodily restriction. The only thing that makes tight lacing stand out is the fact that you are using old school laces rather than hooks. A corset and a waist trainer are very different. Corsets are made of leather or other strong materials. Corsets also include steel bones so as to emphasize on its strength and stiffness. Due to the strength and stiffness of corset, it is capable of molding most of your body. For example, it molds your ribcage, and also squeezes in your organs so as to mold your waist. One thing that waist cinchers and corsets have in common is that they both give you great posture. One thing you must understand about corset training is that it does not make you lose weight. It’s sole purpose is to forcefully squeeze your body so as to mold it into an hourglass shape. As extreme as it may be, a lot of ladies prefer this compared to waist cinchers.
Corsets gained their popularity around the 16th century and were extremely fashionable in Europe at that time. It became a must have garment for any occasion. Unfortunately the era did not last long. During the end of the Victorian Era, rumors and medical reports started giving corsets a bad name. Numerous women were fainting and doctors were stating that corsets are detrimental to ones health. Modern day medicine, came to realize that corsets were moving and molding ladies organs which reduced the popularity even more. This led the trend to move into the underground fetish world. Read more on tight lacing on this article, “tight lacing.”
Is waist training dangerous?
One of the most common questions we get at Royal Lioness is regarding the health concerns of waist training. Waist training is not unhealthy, but if overdoing it is another story. Waist training has been getting a lot of criticism due to its correlation to the ancient corset. People automatically assume that our waist trainers are dangerous because they are very similar to corsets. Corsets were known to be hazardous during the Victorian times and the cold war era. Although both a waist trainer and corset emphasize on giving you an hourglass silhouette, the two are very different garments. From the way the garments are designed, all the way to the outcome you receive, the garments are just completely different. The purpose of a corset is to squeeze your abdominal area and force your body to mold into an hourglass shape. That’s it! The way the corsets are designed, are what causes the health issues. From the still bones, to the laces or the braces, the severity of the forceful squeeze is what causes health issues. On the other hand, a waist trainer is not a garment that just squeezes your waist, it does a lot more. The purpose of a waist trainer is to supplement your fitness activities so as to stimulate results, specifically around the waist area. Other benefits include better posture, back fat loss, bust lift and many more. If one takes the time to analyze both garments, or even just differentiate from quick glimpse, one will indefinitely notice that the garments are completely different. I always challenge my critiques to find me a health complaint on waist training. You will however, find hundreds on corsets. Believe me when I say this, take the time to learn about waist training, or even just try one. Once you do so, you be the judge of what it actually does. Don’t just take my word for it through, there are thousands of other normal people who will say the same exact thing.
Does waist training work?
This is another common question that we receive and the answer is always the same. It works if you work. You commitment directly determines the results you gain. As I always say, wearing a waist trainer for a couple of hours by itself will show results, but maintaining those results will be solely up to you. I always, always, recommend you use a waist trainer as a supplement to your fitness program. The results are miraculous if you do so. I cannot emphasize enough on how resourceful waist training is if you include exercising and dieting. I go into detail regarding the resourceful of waist training and its determinants on our article titled, “waist training results,” and my personal waist training review. Here at Royal Lioness, we have a program called the waist vaporizer program that focuses on guiding you throughout the waist training processes with proven techniques and tips. This is how celebrities have been losing ridiculous amount of waist and getting the ideal hourglass shape. I go into detail on this subject on my article titled, “how celebrities have been losing inches off there waist with the waist vaporizer program.” and also, “13 celebrities who waist train.” If you are interested in learning more on the waist vaporizer program, sign up below to get some more information.
What is your recommendation and how do I get started?
Of course I would recommend waist training but that is my personal opinion. I don’t know about you, but I like my organs the way they are. The truth of the matter is, it all depends on your goals. If your goal is to lose weight and have an hourglass sillhoute then waist training is for you. If your goal is just to emphasize on your waist reduction, and if you like the sensation of your body being dramatically restricted then corset training is for you. To each their own. The fact is, they will both reduce your waist line, the only difference is the process. I will always stand by waist training as it personally worked for me, and many of my friends. My goal is to educate people as much as possible on the subject matter. So if you do not like my depiction of corsets, I understand. However my depiction is the truth, and most of my articles always have evidence and resources to prove the point. It’s not like I’m just writing randomly made up theories, these are actual facts.
To get started, you first have to identify your goal. This will enable you to identify which garment is for you, and what you are looking to accomplish. Once you have your goal, you need to pick a quality garment of course. The cheap route always sounds great, but quality garments show quality results. Ebay and amazon are great for getting cheap products, but not great for getting great results. I would encourage you to get in touch with us and see how we can help you. Send us an email at [email protected], and we will answer your every question. You can also visit our FAQ section to learn more on waist training.
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