How Do Waist Trainers Work?

What are waist trainers?

A waist trainer is a compressive garment with boning, worn under your clothes and around your midsection. It cinches your waist, smoothes your middle, and supports you with velcro or hooks to keep it in place.

Wearing waist trainers help shape your body, especially while working out can aid in weight loss.

How do waist trainers work?

Waist trainers work in a similar way to corsets, which fell out of fashion due to discomfort and health concerns.

A waist trainer can produce a temporary reduction in waist size or circumference, and a person will typically see immediate results. However, as soon as they take off the waist trainer, their waist will no longer look smaller.

Also, waist trainers do not reduce a person’s body fat. People looking to lose body fat around their midsection or lose substantial weight overall should not rely on wearing a waist trainer to do this.

However, a person may feel a loss of appetite while wearing a waist trainer. The garment puts pressure on the stomach, which can create an artificial feeling of fullness.

What are waist trainer benefits?

Over time, waist training can help you improve your posture and it can also have a sculpting effect on your waist that enhances your curves. It can even be a great option for more postpartum support. Curious about waist trainer benefits? Try one! Just make sure to choose the style and color that fits best with your needs.

Can waist trainers sculpt your waist?

Waist trainers can smooth, compress, and support your core. They pair great with supportive bras for a complete look that cinches in your waist for an hourglass look.

Can waist trainers improve your posture?

When a waist trainer tightens around your waist, it provides pressure on your center and can lengthen and straighten your spine for improved posture. Over time, this can help your body become more upright and balanced.

Risks of waist trainers

Wearing a waist trainer or a corset for a few hours — like for a costume — will probably be uncomfortable, but it isn’t actually bad for you. But if you’re thinking about making it a regular thing, there are a lot of reasons that’s probably not a good idea.

Waist trainers literally squeeze your insides

Smooshing your middle several inches smaller means all the stuff on the inside is getting smooshed too. That’s not just uncomfortable — it can potentially put stress on your vital organs.

They make it harder to breathe

Waist trainers also squeeze your lungs, which can majorly reduce the amount of air you can take in. That might make you feel like you’re struggling to breathe, leave you feeling fatigued, or even cause you to pass out.

They'll make your workout way less fun

Exercising in general isn’t awesome when you feel totally out of breath. But there’s more: The breathing troubles will actually cause lactic acid to build up in your muscles, making you feel that burning, can’t-push-any-further feeling sooner.

So, what’s the best waist trainer for you?

Looking for a safe and effective waist trainer, designed for everybody? SUPERWAISTED has you covered with a perfect fit. Our waist trainers and shapewear come in a range of support levels, styles, sizes, and colors. Explore now!