Does wearing a corset shrink your waist
Have you ever wondered “does wearing a corset shrink your waist”? If you have then you are absolutely in the right place. If you are new to Corsets then read on to find out all you need to know about corset waist reduction...
What Is the primary function of a corset?
The primary function of a corset is to create a beautiful hourglass silhouette and to reduce the waist. When browsing corsets on our website, you will notice that our designs provide you with an achievable waist reduction depending on the style you are browsing. Corset Story has three achievable waist reductions of 2", 4" or 5”.
Put simply, a corset is a waist-slimming garment that is worn around the torso to pull in the waistline and create a smaller waist and hourglass figure. Corsets come in several different styles and are made from a variety of materials.
In addition to creating a beautiful hourglass figure, corsets will also offer support and additional shaping of the torso, hips and bust, depending on which style you choose.
If you are choosing a corset to reduce the size of your waist, there are several things to consider.
Firstly think about how you will wear your corset - under clothing, over clothing, or alone. Secondly think about the look you want to achieve - would you like your corset to be discreet and hidden under clothing, or are you keen to create a bold and striking look with a corset that’s designed to be seen?
Corsets are not designed to permanently reduce the waist size, only when the corset is being worn should the waist appear smaller. Many people choose to wear this garments for special occasions, while others wear as part of their daily underwear or outerwear, and for a small group, corsets are worn for performance purposes.
An overbust corset sits over the bust and usually ends at your hips. This style is most commonly worn over clothing or alone as a corset top, but can also be worn under clothing to slim the waist and shape the hips and bust. We have many beautiful styles to choose from.
An underbust corset sits under the chest and offers support to the back as well as a waist reduction and slimming of the hips. Underbusts are usually worn with a bra and can be worn under or over clothing to reduce the waist and make a style statement. We love the styling with a pretty black top and black figure hugging trousers. This underbust really gives a a classic outfit something different.
A waspie is the smallest type of corset as it sits just around your middle and does not extend over the bust or down to the hips. Essentially a wide belt, a waspie focuses on waist reduction alone and is worn under or over clothing.
We generally find that customers who are 5ft 7" (170cm) and over prefer our Longline patterns.
This isn't always the case, some taller customers may have their height in their legs and some in their torso or vice versa.
We have added the length of every corset we produce into our "item specifics" on each product page. You can hold a measuring tape against your torso to see how long different corsets might be on your body before purchasing.