Every girl dreams of the holy grail of the hourglass figure; whether you’re super skinny or sumptuously blessed, it’s not the weight of a woman that’s sexy, but her body shape and creating those killer curves in all of the right places. My torso is frustratingly referred to as the lean column, described as narrow shoulders, an undefined waist and flat bottom. Other more commonly known body types are the full hourglass of big thighs, a round bottom and full bust, the apple with round shoulders and a full tummy, and the pear with full hips and thighs and smaller shoulders.
I would love to be a neat hourglass with a defined bust, defined waist and neat bottom and hips, that perfect figure of eight and the epitome of what makes a woman. Now I know that I’ll never be perfect, but I can certainly work to improve what I have, and that’s where the waist trainer comes in. The waist trainer is a fashion and fitness corset that can help you to achieve the killer curves you desire. And thankfully it’s not a medieval torture device, as you needn’t worry about a no-pain no-gain regime because it’s simply a pretty compression garment that helps to firm and tone your stomach, lower back and love handles to create more permanent curves. It also helps to fuse together overstretched stomach muscles after pregnancy, hooray, and improves posture too. And wearing the corset whilst exercising, walking or running will encourage heat and sweating around the waist and stomach which in turn increases healthy weightloss. What’s not to love!?
Here I am wearing a leopard print size UK8 on the smallest setting, as just like a bra, there are three sets of hooks and eyes for small, medium and large to adjust the width. I began my waist trainer on the widest setting today to get used to the feeling of wearing it, and to start with my torso felt very straight and tall and I walked all stiff and over-exaggerated my movement when bending until I got used to it. After a few hours I moved it down to the second smaller setting and it felt absolutely fine, it doesn’t dig in, rub or cut at all as it’s surprisingly smooth and flexible with four concealed ribs to shape to your body. I can eat and breathe fine and it’s not uncomfortable at all. After eating a rather generous lunch, and having worn my waist trainer for several hours, I then moved it down to the final smallest setting and it fits me beautifully.
The training corset is 100% latex at the core which allows it to sculpt to your body and fit like a second skin, keeping everything in place and containing any bulges. The inner lining is 93% cotton and 7% spandex which is soft and warm against the skin, and finally the outer lining is 83% polyester and 17% lycra giving the corset a smooth and shimmery finish. The training corset is incredibly well made with strong and stable hook and eye fastenings up the entire front making it easy to get on and off. It is recommended that you gradually build up the time spent wearing the corset day by day, starting with one to two hours for the first day, two to three hours for the second day, three to four hours for the third day and so on and so forth until you eventually wear the corset all day everyday. However as I didn’t find it restrictive or uncomfortable I was able to progress quickly and wear the smallest setting in the smallest size. Everybody is different and will progress at their own pace, but if you’re in any doubt about pregnancy scars or discomfort whilst wearing the training corset then always consult your doctor.
Wearing the training corset feels like having a gentle hug as it compresses the stomach and hips and feels warm and snuggly. The corset is beautiful and can easily be worn for fashion purposes, either on it’s own, over a vest top or blouse or under a dress to capture that perfect hour glass figure. I keep my corset on throughout the day whilst working out, eating and drinking and find that I stand taller and sit better as it keeps my back straight and prevents my stomach from bulging and slouching, which in turn makes me want to drink water to keep healthy and eat clean rather than pigging out on huge dinners, snacks and junk food. Instantly my waist looks smaller, my clothes fit better and I feel sexy wearing the corset.
The waist trainer is available from Hidden Beauty Secrets in a variety of different colours and patterns, priced at £54.99 in sizes 8-22 with free UK delivery.
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