How tight should your waist trainer be?

Vintage Corset Waist Trainer

At Your Waist Trainer we regularly receive the question how tight a waist trainer should be. That is of course a very good question, but in the answer it is essential to take a number of elements into consideration.

It should feel tight

When you wear your waist trainer for the first time, it should feel tight. You would like to have a slimmer waist and reach that hourglass shape and without any compression, you will not reach that. However… the waist trainer should absolutely not restrict your breathing in any way or also should not pinch you. If that is the case, please take your waist trainer off immediately, you do not want to risk injuring yourself!

This is a rule of thumb and you should decide for yourself what feels comfortable or not, but the trainer should be tight enough to feel the compression, but you should still be able to do your day-to-day-activities and/or your workout exercises and your waist trainer should not cause any pain during these activities.

Putting on your waist trainer

It can be a challenge to put on your shapewear for the first time, and some women might even think they ordered the wrong size or type. To make it fit, wrap the waist trainer around yourself, making sure it is above your hips (most women are thinner on the waist). To make it fit correctly, you could suck in a bit. Please do not use brute force to make it fit, you are risking damaging the waist trainer.

After putting the waist trainer on, you should see an immediate effect, at least a step closer to your hourglass shape. If that’s not the case and the trainer is very loose around your waist, then it could be that your shapewear is too big and that you should order a smaller size or perhaps a different type of waist trainer.

Take measurements

The key to have shapewear that fits perfectly, is measuring various parts of your body! In our tutorial article ‘How to measure for your waist trainer’, you will find a step-by-step guide how to measure and how to choose the best waist trainer.

Smaller waist trainer

By using a waist trainer, working out on a regular basis and eating healthy food, you should be able to get a smaller waist. As a consequence, it could also be that after a certain period of time, your waist trainer does not fit perfectly anymore and does not give enough compression anymore. That’s of course a great moment for you and a good moment to follow the steps in the How to measure for your waist trainer – article again to order a new and smaller size waist trainer!