Corsets are slightly different from waist cinchers or trainers in that they produce better instantaneous results by making your waist appear at least 2 to 4 inches thinner almost instantly. On the down side, since corsets have tightening laces at the back, they may be a little harder to put on at first than a waist trainer with front closure. The first couple of times you put it on, it might be better to ask a friend for assistance. If you do not have an extra set of hands available, don’t worry. You can do the whole thing yourself too if you follow the right steps. Here is how you will go about it:
Step 1: Unlacing
Lay out the corset in front of you and untie the bows. Now start pulling the laces starting from the bottom all the way to the top taking care not to tangle them while doing so. This way the corset will become loose enough to put it on yourself without any assistance.
Step 2: Putting it on
If this is your first time, be prepared that this step demands some time and attention from you if you wish to get the most out of your corset. Take the corset and place it on your torso with the laces at the back. Reach your back and start pulling the laces away from your body. The easiest way is to tighten the laces in the middle first and then reach the top. When you are done with the top and middle part of your waist trainer, use the same procedure to pull the laces at the bottom.
Step 3: Repeat
Tightening the laces of your waist trainer only once will not work. If you want it to fit perfectly on your body and to give you an hourglass shape, you will have to repeat step 2 at least a few times until you are sure that the corset is resting snugly against you body. It will help if you are standing in front of a mirror while putting on your corset since it will give you a better look at the fitting from the front and the back. Standing with your back facing the mirror, you will be able to check if there are any gaps between the laces. If you find gaps, you will have to tighten them up.
Step 4: Wrapping up
Once you have made sure that the laces have been tightened up perfectly pull the bottom laces and tie them up to make a bow. Bend as if you were picking something from the ground to see if the corset is comfortable on you. If you are unable to bend, unravel the bow, pull at the laces to loosen them up a little before tying the back to make a bow.
A Word of Advice:
At this point it is important to mention that you should not fasten your corset on the tightest setting all at once. Although a thin waist might seem very attractive, it is not healthy to jump right to it. Only apply as much pressure on your torso as you can comfortably handle. Gradually you will find your waistline molding into the shape of the corset. When this happens, you can gradually increase the pressure on yourself by adjusting the corset to a tighter setting. Similarly, your corset shouldn’t be too loose either because what’s the point of wearing a loose corset? It will only give you discomfort and will not serve the purpose it is meant for.