How To Shape A New U With A Waist Trainer? 5 Tips & Tricks...

Waist Training for Beginners - by

Waist training is the process of reducing your natural waist size and accentuating curves with the aid of waist trainer or a tight laced corset. These garments are responsible for giving an exaggerated hourglass figure, which is a tiny waist and curves over the hips.

Over a period of time, your body will shift as you pull in at the waist. This is a semi-permanent effect from constant compression on the abdomen area. The more you wear your waist trainer, the faster the results.

You can learn how to train your waist to be shaped like an hourglass. The truth is anybody can. Waist training works. Countless before and after pictures have become live testimony for women everywhere; waist training is the way to beautiful curves.


Here at Shaping A New U (SANU), we have waist training cincher gurus that we refer to as our resident 'Shapers'!  They help to answer questions, assist, & guide our community as they are on the journey of creating their best selves.  When any of our shapers get asked about waist trainers, they always try to be as honest as possible.  A shaper will tell you not to think that just because you're going to be wearing a waist trainer corset it is going to burn all the fat away & give you an hourglass waist with out doing hard work. So before I get into the tips for waist training success, I want you to understand that in order to accomplish your desired results you need to do a combination of things: a well balanced diet, regular exercise, and combined with wearing a waist training girdle appropriately, you can have the body of your dreams!

It is important to pick out the right kind of waist trainer. If you are starting out, choose the best latex waist trainer with good boning and an adjustable 3 hook-and-eye front closure. These three requirements are necessary for desired results.

Notice that every waist trainer is different. There is a variety of blends in fabrics, boning and in closures. A steel-boned waist trainer is recommended over plastic boning. The major difference between these too is durability. Steel boning is tougher than plastic; it will increase the lifespan of your waist trainer.

  • Your waist trainer should fit tight enough to pull your waist in on the 3rd hook closure.
  • It should have enough structure to not roll over the waist (this is a sign the waist shaper is too small).
  • Your waist trainer should not interfere with your breathing and you should not experience any pain.
  • The garment is going to feel uncomfortable until you get used to it. This is why you gradually build up to wearing the trainer for longer periods of time.
  • The shaper should close properly with no bulging.
  • Always break in your waist trainer for a more comfortable fit.
  • Measure your natural waist - often the smallest part of your waist. This is the waist measurement you need to deduct to get the right size for your needs and waist training goals.
  • If you are a plus sized woman, with a natural waist of 38'' or more, choose a waist trainer size that's anywhere from seven to 10 inches smaller, because your body will have more weight to safely redistribute as your waist shrinks.

Take it easy!  In the beginning wear your waist trainer for a few hours, and not very tight.  Gradually increase the duration of time and tightness level from there.  Your body accepts change more rapidly when relaxed so stressing will just do more harm than good.

Take it off...  Most women & men love their corset and never want to take it off. Even to sleep!  But wearing it too often can be harmful.  Your body needs time to breath and muscles need time to relax.  Be sure to take it off while sleeping and it will help in the long run.

Last, but certainly not least, be patient!  Everyone & every body is different. Progress of re-shaping your body is a process.  Re-sculpting your curves is highly dependent on the core density, flexibility, rib & pelvic bone site, & the quality of the garment.  Be patient with your self & realize that non-surgical body modifications take time and a serious time commitment so ask yourself, "am I ready for the long haul"?  

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