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Social media influencers have set the waist training trend to achieve a typical hourglass figure. While many follow them blindly, some like to do their research before making any decisions regarding how they would like to change or reshape their body; others may explore out of curiosity. Whatever the situation, we should admit that the science behind waist training is one intriguing topic to chance upon.

How can you train your waist? How to obtain your desired figure without making changes in your lifestyle? How in the world can you squeeze yourself in something and expect it to mould your waist? If you wonder what the answers to these questions might be, you are on the right page. 

Ahead, we explain the theory, origins, and the overall science behind a waist trainer — we’ll try to keep it short n snappy for the sake of our brain-juices. You're Welcome.


A typical waist trainer defines it as an undergarment made of thick fabric and hard metal boning that you wear around your midsection. Thick fabric making you look thick. Gosh, the irony! *hehe* The clinching instruments can vary from a lacing system to hooks, and Velcro, depending on the waist trainer type.

Waist training requires wearing the garment tighter than a belt or shaping underwear. Thus, giving you a sleeker and smaller waist. Although a waist trainer provides results instantaneously, proper waist training requires wearing it frequently over months. Patience takes you a long way, honey.

A waist trainer makes the fat along the waist and the lowest two ribs (not connected to the breastbone) adapt to its shape. Remember when people say, “Humans can adapt”. That’s not just something literal, humans really do adapt. Eventually, the body starts to maintain that shape by losing inches and create a slimmer appearance. Therefore, the theory behind a waist trainer is that it molds the waist into the hourglass figure. Not like a clay mold, no, no, that’s wishful thinking; it takes time and consistency.


Waist trainers originated from the popular corsets of the 1800s- we like to call them distant relatives of corsets. A popular trend in Victorian Europe, corsets covered a portion of women’s clothing for at least five centuries. *mind-blown* While in the beginning, corsets meant to hide most of a woman’s shape from the breasts to the hips, they eventually evolved to accentuate it. Hence, aiming for an hourglass figure comprising of smaller waists and curvier hips. (Now you also know the secret behind those hourglass bodies in the Victorian Pictures!) However, they eventually fell out of trend because of various controversies. Sorry corsets, but thank you, next.

In the current times, modern waist trainers have taken the place of the corsets. These waist trainers go an extra mile to train your waist to maintain the hourglass shape, while corsets only worked for as long as you wore them.

Now that you’ve reached the end of this blog, you can safely say that waist trainers do work. In fact, they have significant outcomes if you wear them for hours throughout a day or for long periods. And if anyone counter argues with you, that’s their own problem. Just kidding, if someone counter argues with you, you can enlighten them and tell them that if you don’t overdo it, you can avoid any adverse effects.

Congratulations, you now know how a waist trainer works its way around your body! Celebrate with a drink? Nah, celebrate by purchasing a waist trainer! ;)


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