The Difference Between Classic and Latex Waist Trainers

In order to better cater to your preferences and personal needs, latex waist trainer now come in many sizes, materials, colors, styles, and features. It is much easier to find ways in making waist training more comfortable by being able to narrow down your choices based on your goals, lifestyle, exercise routine, and if whether or not you have healthy eating habits.

The Difference Between Classic and Latex Waist Trainers

Some types of undergarments can be fairly straightforward, such as the Gym Waist Trainer. As its name suggests, this was built with the athletic individual in mind and has added features that can greatly benefit their time at the gym or even if they are just doing regular home exercises. With its thermal neoprene fabric, you can shed off belly fat in no time by sweating twice as much, and lose enough weight to feel confident in your own body.

However, other trainers can be a little confusing to tell apart, such as the Classic Waist Trainer and the Latex Waist Trainer – what are their similarities and differences, and which trainer is best for you?

Latex Waist Trainer

The Latex Waist Trainer is quite possibly the most versatile and convenient option there is because it can be worn to almost any occasion. The elasticity of its high quality latex material makes it comfortable enough to be worn daily, be it at the office, school, gym, out on errands, to parties, or even if you are going about your daily routine at home.

Just like all other trainers, it also helps increase the temperature around your abdominal area, helping you shed off excess water weight just by wearing it, and most especially when utilizing it for exercise. It may not be as intense as the gym waist trainer but it is definitely effective enough to get your blood circulating and your metabolism rising.

For beginners, this can be a great place to start as its flexibility definitely helps you ease into the regimen. Other than that, by being an all around trainer, it is a more practical alternative than purchasing one for each kind of activity – especially if you are still starting out and do not want to invest all the way yet.

Classic Waist Trainer

The Classic Waist Trainer is more advanced than its counterparts because it is embedded with multiple flexible steel bones. These resemble a cage surrounding the inner portion of the trainer’s bodice and are there to provide extra compression and additional support. With this feature, you can expect the trainer to stay in place without rolling upwards and to also experience a better fit for your natural curves.

The constriction that the flexible steel bones provide may make movement more limited compared to when you are wearing the latex waist trainer. This feature, combined with its thermal benefits that accelerate sweating, means that your waist is placed under more rigorous training and can be expected to decrease in size at a much faster rate. The level of constriction it provides is why many opt to use the classic trainer only for special occasions or if they have grown accustomed to this kind of weight loss method.

Another factor to take into consideration is that this inner cage will need to be “broken into” before you can tighten it all the way. Closing it on the smallest setting as soon as you get it may lead to breaking or warping your undergarment. In order to let it mold to your natural form, wear it fastened up but keep the reinforcements loose for at least two weeks. Slowly tighten it bit by bit in the coming days as you get accustomed to the compression and start to feel more comfortable.

Summary of similarities:

  • Instantly takes 1 to 3 inches off the waist when worn.
  • Shifts your lifestyle to hasten metabolism and burn fat.
  • Has thermal benefits to accelerate perspiration and intensify workouts.
  • Provides ample back and core support, greatly reducing risk of injury when doing rigorous activities.
  • Aids in achieving the hourglass shape with a consistent routine, supplemented by a healthy diet and exercise.

Summary of differences:

Classic Waist Trainer

  • Features inner flexible steel bones that provide additional core and back support, as well as extra compression around the waist.
  • Trains your waist at a higher level that may speed up achieving the hourglass figure – granting it is paired with proper diet and exercise.
  • Requires at least 2 weeks to break into and be ready to maximize.
  • A little more restrictive when it comes to movements. You may still wear it daily, but it is not recommended to wear at the gym.

Latex Waist Trainer

  • Has more flexibility and can be worn just about anywhere – even as a compression garment at the gym.
  • Can be worn to aid postpartum recovery by keeping the abdominal wall supported and in place. This should only be done with a go signal from your physician.

Which trainer is better?

This entirely depends on your goal for getting into the program in the first place, and what kind of lifestyle you are planning to have as you go along.

If you are a beginner who is planning to take on a leisurely routine and to wear an undergarment daily (or for at least most of the week), we would recommend you start off with the Latex trainer.

However, if you have a more ambitious goal with your training, and are determined to get the best results as soon as possible, we recommend going for the Classic trainer. As long as you ease into the process and properly break into your undergarment, it should be a safe and steady routine - regardless of whether or not you have experience waist training in the past.

No matter the type you opt for, there are multiple benefits to waist training you can experience that go far beyond just flattening your stomach and cinching your waist. The best way to learn them is to start your routine today.


Since 2016 Hourglass Waist has been providing the women of Australia with the best waist trainers, shapewear and booty enhancers. Educating them about diet, proper waist training and appropriate exercises, helping to find the natural curve, new fitness levels and true self-esteem! Hourglass Waist truly believes that through the power of self-help tools such as latex waist trainers, women across the country can achieve amazing results in both the short and long term. Designed to flatten and smooth the tummy, hips & thighs.

Shapewear and corsets give you an instant slimmer appearance, boosting confidence and self-esteem right away. In the long term, regular use of a waist trainer will burn fat & calories, as well as tone the body's muscles. Other positive long-term benefits are improved cardio health, encouraging self-talk and better overall mood.

Waist trainers from Hourglass Waist are designed to be easily concealed under any type of clothing. Making them easy to wear when working out at the gym, studying at uni, in the office, driving in the car or at home watching youtube!

Hourglass Waist aims to provide the women of Australia with the correct information on waist training & diet. Ensuring that all exercises are done so in a safe manner, minimizing risks and maximizing results! Built around a team of passionate personal trainers, Hourglass Waist staff members can help you find the right size waist trainer as well as other fitness tips.



Author Bio

Hannah - Manager at Hourglass 

Hannah is a certified personal trainer based in Australia. Since 2017 she has inspired women across the nation through honest & educational content. Her dietary and fitness expertise are trusted across the fitness community.