From corset to girdle to #waisttrainer — these curve-accentuating shaping accessories have gone from restricting, to everyday wear approved. You heard that right! No need to hold your breath, because we’ll show you how to shop and style your waist trainer for every occasion.
What is a Waist Trainer?
While some of us may immediately think of the Victorian era’s corset, waist trainers are pretty similar because they are often made with flex boning for a sturdy hold. Waist trainers are often worn under clothing to support the back and the posture.
Many women (including celebrities) also wear waist trainers to have more defined curves under body-hugging clothing or even under costumes.
How long can I wear a Waist Trainer?
Ideally, you can wear a waist trainer for 8-10 hours a day. You can either wear it for about 10 hours at a time, or you can split the time you wear it, such as 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon. Totally up to you!
What are the benefits of wearing a Waist Trainer?
Improved posture and confidence. Studies show that good posture affects not only your confidence but also improves your breathing and mood.
How to style your Shapermint Essentials Smooth Waist Trainer?
It has 3 rows of hook and eye so you can effortlessly adjust it depending on the compression you like.
1. Wear it under your top and jeans
Go for a casual look yet feel extra supported and smoothed underneath it all. The Shapermint Essentials Smooth Waist Trainer is super comfortable and breathable, you can take it for a stroll, and anywhere your day may take you.
2. Wear it under your workout clothes
If you’re in for a light workout activity, at home redecorating, or even doing some chores, the Shapermint Essentials Smooth Waist Trainer will help support your back and posture.
3. Wear it under a dress
If you are attending a special event, a wedding or you’re just in the mood for slightly tighter clothing, you can count on the Shapermint Essentials Smooth Waist Trainer curve-defining feature. It offers smooth shaping coverage for your midsection, plus the flexible boning offers the ideal hold, so you can dance the night away!
What is the difference between a Waist Trainer and a Waist Cincher?
Though waist trainers and waist cinchers may look almost the same because of their structure: the boning and the hook and eye front closure, waist cinchers provide firmer compression that can take an inch or two off your waist as you wear them.
Is a Waist Cincher uncomfortable to wear?
If it’s your first time, you may experience discomfort since your body is still adjusting. The best next step is to choose a true size, rather than a smaller, tighter one. Alternatively, you can wear the cincher on the widest hook and eye until you adjust.
Check out our recommended Waist Cinchers for a seamless silhouette without sacrificing comfort.
Why you’ll love it:
- It offers extra firm compression in the midsection.
- It offers a fully customizable fit with a 3-row front closure.
- Includes removable, adjustable straps.
- It has Powernet lining technology and lace trim.
Why you’ll love it:
- Extra-firm cincher that sculpts the tummy, waist, and back.
- It's made of soft material including mesh inserts for added breathability.
- It features an inner-double panel that offers easy adjustments and a seamless slimming effect.
- Comfortable to wear for an extended period of time.
Are you ready to wear and style your Waist Trainer? Do you have other recommendations for styling it?
Show us how you style them by connecting with us on social @shapermint and don’t forget to tag us on your photos!