Waist training has evolved from the practice of wearing corsets by women back in 1800s under their dresses to make their waist look slimmer. Recently, the fact that many celebrities have promoted the use of waist trainers through social media and claimed that it has shown positive result has given waist training business an enormous boost. More and more people everyday are now ordering waist trainers to look slimmer and to achieve long-lasting fitness goals. One thing most users are confused about is that what is the difference between a waist training corset and cincher and which one should they buy. Keep reading this article to understand the difference better to help in deciding which one suits you.
One of the glaring differences is in the material. Corsets are made of flexible material like cotton, satin or leather with steel boning to tightly pull your waist inside, instantly making you look 3 to 6 inches slimmer. It slims the waist with the help of tight laces at the back. Cinchers are constructed with a compression material, mostly latex, with hook and eye closure at the front. Some cinchers also come with plastic boning. When you put on a cincher it will instantly take away 1 to 3 inches of your natural waist size. This reduction is somewhat smaller than what you get from wearing a corset.
How to wear them
Corsets and cinchers are both generally used as undergarments to be worn under your dress. However, corsets can be difficult to hide as they have a bulky structure due to the steel boning and laces. For this reason cinchers are preferred for everyday use while corsets are typically worn on special occasions when you want your torso to appear slimmer. Both can also be worn over your clothes as the celebrities are wearing it as revealed by their pictures on social media.
Both cinchers and corsets have some pros and cons when it comes to comfort. Corsets are generally made of material that is more breathable like cotton or satin. Cinchers are, on the other hand, made of stronger compression material making it less breathable. However corsets are less flexible making movements difficult and therefore are not recommended to be worn during workouts or while sleeping. Cinchers offer more flexibility during workouts and are easier to sleep in since they are less bulky.
If you are wearing either one of them for extended hours of the day on a regular basis, both will show excellent results in a matter of weeks. However, some women prefer corsets as it instantly make them appear many sizes slimmer. Others prefer cinchers as it is easier to wear as an undergarment and also because it can easily be worn during workout or sleep.