You would think that the modern woman started all this buzz circling around weight loss, narrow waistlines, curved out hips, and skin so clear it would be as if you were Photoshopped into life. Celebrity endorsements, magazine covers, billboards, and promotions online all * subtly * hint that we need to strive to look like the woman in front of their camera. We scramble to hit the gym, eat a low-calorie diet, and follow a vigorous multi-step skincare routine just to keep up – leaving most dissatisfied with the results of their hard sacrifices.
What not a lot of people know is that this rat race goes way before the Internet, magazines, and television. It actually dates back somewhere to the 1500s. Catherine de’Medici, who was the wife of King Henry II of France, banned the entrance of thick waists at court, forcing women to find quick alternatives. This was where waist training all began.
At an attempt to control the thickness of their waistlines, women started wearing corsets and it has been a part of the fashion industry ever since. Modern-day celebrities swear by them, and they were often used during special occasions such as weddings, parties, and the like. Little by little, however, the corset made its way to daily fashion. This is because women desire to carry an hourglass figure even if the activity was as mundane as a trip to the supermarket.
What is a Waist Trainer?
A waist shaper is an undergarment designed with a hard metal bone/cage. It is to be worn around your midsection and compress your waist using laces, Velcro, or hooks. They are adjustable according to how narrow you need to set it.
The difference with your everyday girdle or high waist shaping underwear is that it holds everything in place in a much tighter manner, giving a sleeker, smaller waistline. The results can be seen instantly but the “training” part happens in the course of a few months and the undergarment must be worn regularly – and properly!
How does waist training work?
By wearing a waist trainer, your waistline will be constantly constricted to how tight you set it, which eventually reduces your natural waist size over the course of time. By regularly training your waist to only be a certain size, it will adapt and shift sooner or later.
Waist trainers are not just for special occasions or daily errands, there are now specific types that utilize flexible material, allowing you to perform exercises and complete a workout.
What are the benefits of waist training?
Get that sought after hourglass figure
Perhaps because of Catherine de’Medici’s court rule, the thought of achieving an hourglass figure has long been * almost * every woman’s desire. To the eyes of society, it is assumed to be the most proportioned and flattering figure. Though modern day conversation persistently fights to put an end to this type of narrow thinking, the fact remains that some women still opt to possess the physique.
Waist training helps achieve this goal by cinching your waistline and emphasize the curves of your hips and bust. The results can show in as little as two weeks if you properly train your waist regularly.
Achieve more weight control
Because of the nature of waist training, it poses as a challenge to consume a hefty amount of food per meal. Because your waist is cinched down, there is not much room left for you to eat, making you feel full much faster, and offering an instant weight control solution.
This of course does not mean that wearing waist trainers alone helps you lose weight since it does not help burn off any fat, they merely restrict the amount of intake you can have per meal.
Get much needed back support and improve your posture
Waist trainers are designed to stay a certain size and therefore should not be able to accommodate room for slouches. The metal cage built into waist trainers provides support for your back so you maintain impeccable posture whether you are standing up or sitting down. If you regularly train your waist, not only will your waistline appear slimmer but your back will also get used to being upright.
Gain more confidence and achieve a happier disposition
Because waist trainers have you sitting and standing upright, with a slimmer figure, women have reported to feel happier and more confident throughout their day. It has the same effect as wearing your favorite outfit, putting on make up, or any other motivational activity that instantly lifts up your mood and kick starts your day on the right foot.
Not a lot of people realize the importance of starting your day right. Approaching situations with a happier disposition can help you in making better, more informed decisions. If you are feeling happy, you reflect that to those around you and therefore enhance your relationships with family, friends, coworkers, or even the cashier at the convenience store.
Tighten your waist postpartum
Pregnancy is a beautiful experience but not every new mom has it easy when trying to get her pre-pregnancy figure back. It has been said that waist trainers can help new moms recover faster by keeping the separated abdominal wall in place and support the healing process.
It is important to stress that new mothers should consult with their doctors before taking this on.
Gather extra support for your bust
Waist trainers actually target multiple regions on your body. The main objective, of course, being your waistline but it also helps accentuate your hips and bust areas, and straighten your posture. Especially for women with bigger breasts, a heavy bust can really put a strain on your back when you have to carry it all day. Waist trainers help lift and support to ease the pressure.
If your not seeing results with your waist trainer check out the video below from Kamrin White on what you could be possibly doing wrong!
The three types of Waist Trainers
Classic Waist Trainer
The Classic Waist Trainer is designed with breathable and comfortable fabric, making it perfect for everyday use. It utilizes hooks, with 3 columns to help you get the right fit for your body and accurately train your waist.
With its durable latex material and high compression design, the Classic Waist Trainer can aid in reducing your waistline by up to 3 to 5 inches!
Back Support Without Restrictions. Unlike some waist trainers in the market, the Classic Waist Trainer is made up of three layers and nine fish scale memory Flexi steel bones. This is essential to provide back support without restricting your movement too much. Not only will you enjoy a smaller waistline but you benefit by getting better posture as well.
Bust Support And Pain Relief. The Classic Waist Trainer also helps carry your bust area, relieving pressure on your back and reducing any pain. This can surely provide health benefits in the long run.
Hourglass Figure All Day. Because of the nine fish scale memory Flexi steel bones in place, you don’t have to worry about your waist trainer rolling up in the middle of the day – giving you that hourglass figure the whole time you wear it.
Perfect For Any Occasion. Because it is made of breathable material and durable latex, it is perfect for any and every activity. Be it a day at the office, school, a night out with friends, a date, or your family reunion – you will feel at ease all day. It sports a layer of cotton lining that helps absorb any sweat, to ensure utmost comfort. It is designed to look like its barely there so you will not have to worry about it bulging through your clothes either.
This Classic Waist Trainer comes in seven different sizes for every woman namely: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, Double Extra Large, Triple Extra Large, Quadruple Extra Large.
The Classic Waist Trainer comes in two colors namely: Black, Beige
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Gym Waist Trainer
The Gym Waist Trainer can be a perfect companion during your workout routines as it was designed specifically for this purpose. Just like the Classic Waist Trainer, it also aids in reducing your waistline by up to 3 to 5 inches, thanks to its durable material and high compression design.
High Quality Neoprene Fabric. If you think you are already getting the most out of your fitness routine, get ready to maximize it even further with the use of this waist trainer’s neoprene fabric material that will help you sweat out any excess water weight like you were in a sauna.
The thermal neoprene fabric is 4.0 millimeters thick with excellent heat retention. This type of material is made to increase your temperature, enhance the thermogenic activity, and help you burn more fat as you exercise. It targets your core and midsection, helping you shed extra weight without any extra effort. You can use it with a number of activities such as running, lifting, yoga, Pilates, boxing, and many more.
Instant Hourglass Figure All Day. The Gym Waist Trainer pulls around your waist and gives you enhanced curves on both sides. It utilizes Velcro as an adjustment strap so you can take control of just how snug you want the fit to be. The Velcro fastens tightly around your abdomen with the help of the spandex belt, which sits firmly to enhance compression.
Flexible Material and Ultimate Comfort. It is 100% free of latex material, and is very flexible. The thermal neoprene fabric is safe even for sensitive skin types. What makes it even more beneficial to fitness buffs is its unique punching technology and tiny air-permeable holes, ensuring ultimate comfort while you work out.
Improves Posture and Gives Back Support. The wrap around design and quality material works as a lumbar back brace support. This helps improve your posture and minimize back pain. This feature is also helpful to those who work desk jobs and sit by their table for hours.
This Gym Waist Trainer comes in seven different sizes for every woman namely: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, Double Extra Large, Triple Extra Large, Quadruple Extra Large.
The Gym Waist Trainer comes in three colors namely: Black, Pink, Grey
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Latex Waist Trainer
The Latex Waist Trainer brings the best of both worlds and can double as a Classic and Gym Waist Trainer. This type of waist trainer has similar thermal benefits to the latter that can help you shed excess water weight while you sweat.
High Quality Latex Fabric. If you think you are already getting the most out of your fitness routine, get ready to maximize it even further with the use of this waist trainer’s thick latex fabric material that will help you sweat out any excess water weight like you were in a sauna, all thanks to its superior heat retention.
This type of material is made to increase your temperature, enhance the thermogenic activity, and help you burn more fat as you exercise. It targets your core and midsection, helping you shed extra weight without any extra effort. You can use it with a number of activities such as running, lifting, yoga, Pilates, boxing, and many more.
Instant Hourglass Figure. Similar to the Classic version, the Latex Waist Trainer utilizes hooks to lock and compress your waistline. So whether you are wearing it to the office, the supermarket, to dinner out, or to the gym – you will always look slim and good!
Flexible Material and Ultimate Comfort. The latex material is very stretchy yet strong, which does the job and keeps you comfortable at the same time. The soft fabric is safe for sensitive skin types. What makes it even more beneficial is its unique punching technology and tiny air-permeable holes, keeping your skin cool all day while still providing you with essential back support.
This Latex Waist Trainer comes in seven different sizes for every woman namely: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, Double Extra Large, Triple Extra Large, Quadruple Extra Large.
The Latex Waist Trainer comes in three colors namely: Black, Pink, Blue
Check it out here: Latex Waist Trainer