The myth behind Waist Training Corsets

What Are Training Corsets? And Can They Really Benefit Your Weight Loss Journey?

From Kim Kardashian's InstagramTraining corsets are all over the media lately. Using corsets as a slimming technique might be a throwback from the Victorian era, but with celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba posting on social media about how the corset has shrunk their waistlines, they are now making a comeback as the latest waist training and weight loss craze.

Starting out

A lot of people think they can just buy training corsets, put it on as tight as possible and wear it all day. However, in doing this you run the risk of injuring yourself, which is what has caused a lot of negativity about this type of waist training in the media lately. To get the full benefit of the corset you should only wear it for 2 hours a day for two weeks when you first start out, and the corset should be fairly loose. Then, gradually, you can begin to tighten it. This way your body will gradually get used to the corset. However, it should never be worn so tight that it restricts your breathing, and it is recommended that it’s only worn for a maximum of 8 hours a day.

.. it is recommended that it’s only worn for a maximum of 8 hours a day.

How training corsets work as a weight loss aid

Think of your corset as an external gastric band. The gentle pressure will make you eat slower as well as making you feel full sooner. Which in turn will limit your portion sizes and help you lose weight. You could wear the corset for a few hours a day, or put it on when you sit down for meals or when the cravings arrive. Great for all the snackers and bingers out there.

Training corsets are a great aid for people struggling to stick to a calorie controlled diet. Thanks to the gentle and constant pressure on the stomach it helps women who struggle with portion control and yo-yo dieters avoid the hunger pangs. However, eating smaller portions isn’t the only answer, it’s still important to eat healthily so you don’t suffer from any vitamin or mineral deficiencies.

Training corsets and exercise

Your core muscles are responsible for holding the top half of your body upright, as training corsets supports the upper body and takes the stress off your core muscles, a known side effect of wearing a corset is that the muscles in your back and torso gets weakened. This is why it is important to exercise regularly to keep your muscles strong.

Another reason why it is important to exercise regularly when you wear training corsets s because your movement is restricted while wearing the corset and your lung capacity will be lessened, which in turn will make you get less exercise. So make sure you take the corset off and do some cardiovascular exercise to get your heart rate up.

Other benefits

Training corsets aren’t just a great way to lose weight by reducing portion sizes, it will also instantly improve your posture, making you feel more confident and boost your self-image. Corsets have even been proven to relieve back pain as well as headaches and migraines.

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The Waist Cincher explained

Unlike all other corsets we carry in our collection, the Steel Boned Black Waist Cincher is different and it works vastly differently too! Before you decide to order the Waist Cincher, here are a few things you should know:


#1 – Structure

The Cincher compared to a standard Black Satin Underbust has comparatively less boning. The Cincher has only 7 bones with only one main spine at the back, whereas an underbust corset has 12 bones with a steel busk in front.

Instead of the laces at the back of a corset, which allows flexibility if you opt to do tight lacing, the cincher holds the body up with two layers of quality mesh at the back. In comparison,

#2 – Cinching Power

Continuing from the top on how a corset allows flexibility on how tight you would like to be – due to the corset’s rigid structure, a normal waistline can be cinched and trimmed off four inches instantly. If your objective of wearing a corset is to trim the waistline drastically

However, the Cincher which is fundamentally a less structural piece and does not offer lacing at the back, can only be cinched as much as the waist allows, which is most commonly, only two inches off the original waistline.

Though the cincher is not big on waist trimming, it does condition your posture and shape you up for a perfect silhouette. Also, the smaller you get, the cincher adheres to it.

#3 – Undergarment

At QueenChloset, we do not encourage our customers to wear a corset as undergarment unless you have thick layers to go on top. The corsets we carry are not meant to be undergarments and will have laces, frills and edges that show from beneath the dress/blouse.

If you’re looking for an undergarment to complement your dress, we always recommend the Waist Cincher.

#4 – Flexibility and Usage

From Kim Kardashian's InstagramCorsets are largely rigid and need conditioning before wearing it for long hours. Many of our customers wear corsets for a specific function which only lasts for a few hours; whereas some regular customers prefer to wear it everyday for both medical and waist training purposes.

The Waist Cincher on the other hand, due to its greater flexibility (compared to a corset), can be used for a good workout like how Kim Kardashian works it! (Refer picture on the left)

Also, the Cincher is mostly used as an undergarment for body shaping. Compared to the corset, the cincher is a lot more comfortable and less rigid.

#5 – Postpartum Wear

Both corset and cincher work the same and has the same aim when compressing a stretched belly.

Jessica Alba’s famous formula to losing weight after every pregnancy is to double corset herself and wear them to sleep every night. Well, there is a less painful way, and that is the Waist Cincher.

It is easier to take off, a lot cooler, less rigid and most of all, kinder to the body after strenuous labor.


So there you go, we hope you have gained a better understanding reading this piece we have prepared for those who can’t decide between corsets and cinchers. Hope this helps!

The Cinderella Dress

cinderellaThe legendary dress seems almost impossible to have the princess cinched into a 15-inch waistline.. Is this possible?

We’ve done a little research to find out if it’s entirely true, and found out that IT IS. It is a legit 15-inch waistline attributed by actress Lily James’ already tiny waist.

With a custom made corset, a woman’s waist can be easily cinched to trim off six inches. It may not be the healthiest decision to compress the organs and ribcage in such strenuous lacing, but according to actress Lily James, who is a regular on TV Series Downton Abbey, she mentioned that she is quite a regular corset wearer and has gotten used to working the corset. In other words, the extreme lacing in the Cinderella dress is just a little step-up from the usual. This will probably explain why she looks absolutely natural and gorgeous in the fantasy-like dress.

The Cinderella dress compared to 1920s costumes, is much heavier and has a more enhanced hourglass bodice. With an hourglass bodice, the internal organs are pushed upwards or downwards, which offers greater comfort. Most of the mass produced corsets (including our collection) are hourglass-shaped and is easy to wear.

It takes time to get used to wearing a corset and more time to take gradual steps up to cinch it tighter. Real life Cinderella, Lily James has done it effortlessly.

Final touches: The detachable ‘bertha’, which topped the fairytale gown, was decorated with dozens of hand-painted butterflies made by Hiroshima artist Haruka Miyamoto. Source: Daily Mail

Let’s take another look at the beautiful Cinderella waistline accompanied by 8,000 layers of premium silk and a steel structure beneath the fluff —


Simply astonishing.

How Corsets Can Help With Medical Conditions

For people who are aware of the corset only as a beauty garment, the medical use of it may sound astonishing. While corsets and basques were in use for many centuries, the special corsets for medical use came into use only in the recent past.


The main use of the medical corset – referred to as a Spinal Brace is to treat low back pains. At the mention of braces the first thing that comes to anyone’s mind are dental braces. Just like the dental braces, the purpose of the spinal brace if to give support and gently shape the spine to its original structure.

Back Pain

These corset braces are ideal to treat low back pain caused by spinal deformity, degenerative disc disease and any injury or trauma related back pains. Corset braces are also prescribed to immobilize the back after a spine surgery to assist in speedier healing.

The corset braces look similar to the normal corsets. But they are known to be fairly very comfortable. These corsets have special straps that go over the shoulder. The front usually covers down to the pelvic area while the back covers from the shoulder to just below the buttocks.

The mechanism behind corset braces is that it increases the pressure near the abdomen which reduces the amount of weight the user places on the spinal structure. By taking much of the stress out of the spinal structure, the spine is given space to heal faster as it is not forced to carry additional weight than required.


Usually these corsets are made of lightweight fabrics but metal bars are inserted to give the stiff support to minimize movement and also help to improve the posture. The bars need will depend on the specific type of treatment the corset brace is used.

These corset braces need to be tailor made to get the maximum result in the shortest possible time. Orthotists are the specialist in this field who ensure that you get tailor made corset braces made for your exact size. Also the duration of using these corsets differ based on the wearers requirement. The doctor will instruct specifically and frequent follow up visits may be required.

With proper care and by following the recommendations of the Doctor one can be sure to get the maximum from the treatment through wearing corset braces.

Type Of Corsets

The ideal corsets are tailor made corsets. One can never expect an off the shelf corset to fit exactly to the individual figure, whatever the measurement it was made for. This is the reason why corsets and Basques are not put out to sale in vast quantities, but mainly as samples of different corset types and the detailing – to attract customers for every woman’s taste differs and a vast variety allows the buyer to have a better choice of what they prefer.

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Get the Most Out of Your Corset!

The corset has been a popular fashion garment throughout history and today more and more women enjoy the benefits of fashionable corsetry. Corsets are perfect for glamorous nights out and parties and worn on a daily basis for many women. One thing is for sure; corsets do a fantastic job of enhancing a woman’s body and adding sophistication to any occasion. The purchase of a corset is an investment and if you care for it well it’ll give you years of wear.

If you have purchased your corset for a special event and are new to wearing corsets it is always best to wear the corset on several occasions before the event. This is necessary as corsets are restrictive and it takes a little time to get used to moving around comfortably in them. You will also get an idea for how long you are happy to wear the corset and how tightly you feel comfortable lacing the corset.


When you buy a new corset do not lace it very tightly at first. A corset is created from layers of strong fabrics and boning that need to be given a little time to adjust to being worn. By lacing a corset too tightly when it is new you may reduce its longevity. A good tip is to try on the corset and lace it so that you feel supported but not restricted for an hour or two. The next time you wear your corset, lace it a little tighter perhaps by an inch or two. When you have repeated this process several times you will be able to lace your corset tighter in the long run.

Do not wash your corset in the washing machine!

This is a very important point as you can ruin a corset if you do and the fabric may become distorted. A corset is usually worn as an undergarment or the only layer of clothing on the top part of the body. Because of this you may find that you perspire or the corset gets dirty. Try using a damp cloth to get stains out and to clean around the underarm area. Always consult your clothing label for advice on how to wash and dry your garment as different fabrics behave in different ways. Some people choose to wear a small top under their corset so that there is a layer between their bodies and the corset for hygiene reasons. (Send it to dry cleaning if you have concerns, and it should only cost around MYR5 at your neighborhood “dobi”.)


Health is key when wearing a corset.

You do not need to lace the corset very tightly to get a great hourglass shape and it is imperative that you are comfortable. Never tighten a corset so that you feel uncomfortable breathing or feel light headed. This is not what a corset is for and you’ll not enjoy the experience, simply loosen the corset lacing until you feel it is right for you.

Always consider what you will eat when wearing a corset.

As many women lace their corset quite tightly it is important to remember that if you plan on eating a large meal or drink a lot the corset may restrict your digestion. A great way around this is to just let the lacing out an inch or two before your meal to endure that you are letting your body work healthily. Do not put on a corset and lace it tightly after a heavy meal as you may feel sick. This is usually not a problem so long as you wear your corset a little looser, so many women wear their corsets to formal occasions so don’t let this put you off.


Never wear a steel boned corset if you are or may be pregnant.

This is extremely important, it is essential your body be allowed to develop and change during pregnancy. There are many bodices and corset styled tops that will look fantastic on you but do not restrict your body.

Give your body a rest.

Many women wear a corset on a daily basis as underwear or a fashion statement and when doing this remember to let your body rest! Make sure that you do not wear your corset for too much time in one sitting and not on an every day basis as your body needs time to grow and change without restriction.

Wearing a corset is very fashionable and you’ll look fantastic, they can enhance your body and give you a lovely smoothed look. Once you get your corset you’ll know why they remain so popular and over time have become really fashion forward garments.

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