If you’re new to waist trainers, getting a firm grasp on what you should and shouldn’t do can take some time. Whether you’ve already purchased a waist trainer or you’re looking to do so, we’ve included some helpful ‘dos and don’ts’ to help make your experience that much more beneficial.
Several different waist trainers are on the market, but not all are high-quality or provide the best results. Always shop from a well-known stockist with plenty of customer reviews and pay close attention to the material quality. Latex waist trainers are preferred for those looking to flatten their stomach and accentuate curves. Even if you have to pay a little more, getting the desired results is worth it.
Choose the Right Size
If you buy from a reputable seller, they will have a size guide so you can choose the size that best suits your body shape and size. Always select the size that matches your measurements, as remember they are designed to be tight. If you choose a size smaller, you risk it being too tight and if you go a size larger, it will not have the same benefits.
Break It In
Your body will go through an adjustment period, so breaking your waist trainer in is crucial. Try it for half an hour at first, then gradually build up that time until you can wear it for several hours.
Buy Without Doing Research
Buying a waist trainer does take a lot of research. You need to know your goals and how that particular waist trainer can help you achieve them. As there are several different ones, you need to be sure that the one you’re looking to purchase will suit you properly.
Buy an Incorrect Size
You will only be wasting your money if you buy a size that is too big or too small. If your waist trainer rolls up at your waist, it’s too small. If you put it on and you can put it on the last setting comfortably, it’s too big.
Wear It If You’re in Pain
If the waist trainer is bulging, you feel extreme discomfort, are experiencing shortness of breath or general distress, do not wear a waist trainer. Instead, talk to a retailer about your waist trainer to work out where the problem lies. You may have purchased the wrong size, or you may have forgotten to break it in.
Always remember to pay close attention to the instructions that come with your waist trainer. If you don’t receive any, look online. A waist trainer will be uncomfortable at first, but if it fits correctly and you wear it as it’s supposed to be worn, you will find that it benefits your body in the way that you had hoped.