Why You Need More Than One Corset for Waist Training
I always recommend to waist trainers that they invest in more than one quality corset for best results. Of course I realize that a good corset is just that — an investment — and buying two or more corsets at a time can be cost prohibitive. Once you’ve determined that waist training is really for you, here are my top four reasons why you should go ahead and get that second or third or even fifth corset!
Quite simply, if you have more than one corset, they will last much longer! Like shoes or a bra, if you wear the same corset every day, it can wear out very quickly. The more you wear your corset, the faster you will see results with waist training, so you should be corseting daily (and possibly nightly as well). Use your first corset to test the waters; if it fits well, you’ll probably see the fastest rate of change with this corset. Once you’re ready to downsize, this is when you should start rotating between multiple corsets, giving each one a chance to rest and air out between wearings. Which brings me to my next point…
I get it. Some days, you’re just not that into it. Whether it’s your period, something you ate, the weather, or just a general malaise, sometimes you just don’t feel like tightlacing, but you still want to give a nod to your corset lifestyle. Other days, you could not feel more limber and enthusiastic, or you want that firm pressure giving you support. It’s great to not only vary the size of your lacing gap, but actually have corsets with different levels of compression built into their fit and construction. And, of course, you might need a different level of reduction based on what you’re doing…
Different activities can call for a different style of corset or level of reduction to accommodate their requisite motions or posture. Driving and sleeping are two prime examples of this. It’s pretty common to continue to use an older corset with a milder reduction specifically as a sleeping or maintenance corset. You might also find that the corset you wear for a long day on the computer is not the same one you want to wear for a night out dancing and drinking!
And, of course, it would be expecting a lot for one corset to enmesh perfectly with everything in your wardrobe! While there are some general tricks to styling with a corset, color alone is often enough to guarantee a need for more than one corset. A plain black underbust goes incredibly well with a wide variety of looks, but you might find yourself needing another neutral, such as brown or beige, to wear as an underwear corset or pair with earth-toned looks. Waspies, pointed underbusts, standard underbusts, and longlines all create a different impact on a look’s silhouette. Detailing like lace, flossing, or sheer construction can make a corset the centerpiece of your outfit.
Waist trainers, how many corsets do you have, and how do you decide which one you’ll wear each day?