Shaping, Slimming, or Smoothing?
Hello Whisperers! We get asked all the time â€œWhatâ€™s the difference between a waist cincher and aÂ corset?â€ The quick answer is â€œLOTS!â€ I am going to try an offer a little more detail today as to the differences of these products, and also how you might want them both to work together towards your goals.
WaistÂ cinchers, which is a term used to define those shaping garments that target the abdomen specifically. That is where the similarity to corsets ends. A waist cincher will usually shave an inch or two from your waistline while you are wearing it and is designed to provide a slimming affect underneath your clothes. MostÂ cinchersÂ are made from a combination of nylon and latex or spandex, some with plastic boning. If you carry your weight in your tummy, they can help give you more of a waistline for sure-but not the hourglass curves aÂ steel boned corsetÂ will give you.
Steel boned corsets are designed to not only give you AMAZING curves, but will instantly take three, four even six-seven (or more) inches offÂ instantlyÂ (depending on how much â€œfluffâ€ you have). Corsets also will help you toÂ re-shape your bodyÂ overtime (like braces for your teeth or tapers to stretch earlobe piercings -Â I personally find corsets to be less invasive than either of those options-but you get the idea). Proper dedication and patience to waist training will give you a smaller waist even without your corset on, and a little corset maintenance will keep it that way.
Many women find they want to waist train almost around the clock, butÂ sleepingÂ in a steel boned corset is not for everyone-and you certainly shouldnâ€™t work out in one! That is where you might benefit from both products.Â CinchersÂ are more comfortable to sleep in and work out in, but still provide some support and shaping. Corsets are bulkier as well, and if you are looking to for some slimming help underneath a fitted top or dress, the cincher is easier to hide (as it is meant for that). As I said at the start of this blog, you will not achieve the same results with a cincher, but it will shave a little (and bring in your waist if you carry excess weight in your tummy).
Another coupling of these two products come from trying to reduce or eliminate that dreaded â€œback bulgeâ€ that can arise from wearing some styles of corsets. Long CorsetsÂ sit high on the back (which usually prevents any bulge), but not everyone can wear a longline underbust. For women with average to short torsos, short corsetsÂ work better, but can sometimes leave an unwanted back bulge between the corset and the bra line. Wearing a high-backed cincher or otherÂ bodybrieferÂ form of shapewear under your corset will help.
So many products with so many different uses..it can make your head spin! I hope this clears up at least this one FAQ for many of you. We would love to hear your experiences and advice on cinchers and corsets below in the comments.
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