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It's a litter hard for me to wear jeans. I have 4 children. Can I wear a waist trainer during workout ? Is that safe?

I want to have a smaller waistline. Who can give me some suggestion . Thanks

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24 minutes ago, LISABrown said:

It's a litter hard for me to wear jeans. I have 4 children. Can I wear a waist trainer during workout ? Is that safe?

I want to have a smaller waistline. Who can give me some suggestion . Thanks

Hi ,Lisa.Waist Trainer is a trend that became popular because of Kardashians. If you want to have a smaller waistline, you can have a try ,but you should wear it during workout, it helps to bring your waist in and make everything slimmer. And it takes time to see the waist trainer before and after results. Keep in mind that you need effective daily waist training to get a firm compression. Hope to help you .

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It won't give you a smaller waist. It is a hoax.

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some people just have big waists, and there's not much they can do about it. I have a "rectangular" shape, and the three plastic surgeons whom I did consults with back when I was looking said there wasn't much they could do about it - it's the way I'm built. I was glad to hear that Gwyneth Paltrow also has a rectangular shape. I've read Duchess Catherine (aka Kate Middleton) does as well, but if so, she knows how to dress to hide it, since I couldn't tell. Anyway, my measurements are 36-34-38, so pretty much a perfect rectangle shape.

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You can't spot reduce. The only way to make one area of your body smaller is by losing weight or surgery. Toning that area will help it look firmer. If you can't breathe comfortably in what you wear to workout, you won't be able to work out as hard.

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So, back when I was normal sized before, I did waist training with actual corsets, Victorian- style. You need a corset with steel bones, both flats and spirals, and a steel busk in the front. Yes, they work. It takes about 6 months to a year of slowly tightening them down about 1/2 inch per week or 2. It's best to get a custom made one (Etsy) and wear a thin tank top underneath so it stays clean. You have to wear it to bed too, though loosened. I permanently moved my ribs and pulled my (uncorsetted) waist in by about 4-6". It takes 6 months to a year for your bones to recalcify in their new shape, afterwards it's more or less permanent, though over time some spread can happen. I recommend doing your research first as it can be dangerous if you go too fast or use the wrong garments. Under all my bulk I can still feel the sharp hourglass shape of my bones even though it's been around 15ish years since I did this in earnest. I think I wore them every day for at least a year to achieve this. It IS work, but you get results

Here's a website that can help you get started if you wish to go this way.

https://www.orchardcorset.com/pages/how-to-waist-train-safe-effective

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15 minutes ago, Suzi_the_Q said:

So, back when I was normal sized before, I did waist training with actual corsets, Victorian- style. You need a corset with steel bones, both flats and spirals, and a steel busk in the front. Yes, they work. It takes about 6 months to a year of slowly tightening them down about 1/2 inch per week or 2. It's best to get a custom made one (Etsy) and wear a thin tank top underneath so it stays clean. You have to wear it to bed too, though loosened. I permanently moved my ribs and pulled my (uncorsetted) waist in by about 4-6". It takes 6 months to a year for your bones to recalcify in their new shape, afterwards it's more or less permanent, though over time some spread can happen. I recommend doing your research first as it can be dangerous if you go too fast or use the wrong garments. Under all my bulk I can still feel the sharp hourglass shape of my bones even though it's been around 15ish years since I did this in earnest. I think I wore them every day for at least a year to achieve this. It IS work, but you get results

Here's a website that can help you get started if you wish to go this way.

https://www.orchardcorset.com/pages/how-to-waist-train-safe-effective

In the process you damage your internal organs and bloodflow.
This post is severely disturbing and not at all a healthy process nor bodyimage.

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I did not damage my internal organs and my blood flow is fine. One has to be very careful though.

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This was me back then. Not too extreme.

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1 hour ago, MsMocie said:

In the process you damage your internal organs and bloodflow.
This post is severely disturbing and not at all a healthy process nor bodyimage.

I know - this sounds like something along the lines of the foot binding they used to do in China. Yikes.

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1 hour ago, Suzi_the_Q said:

This was me back then. Not too extreme.

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Lady, you look smoking hot. 🔥

As for “waist trainers”, I think I also agree that for any lasting change to one’s shape, longer term use of corsets with steel boning would be the route to go. I’m also not sure that wearing these contraptions while working out is the best idea, though.

With that said, for some anecdotal evidence, I wore an Abdominal binder post plastics (and still do actually - im about 5.5 months post tummy tuck) I wore/wear it pretty much 24/7. I do notice that there is TEMPORARY waist-cinching effect. I say “temporary” because if for a day or so, IF i happen to wear the binder a little higher or lower on my abdomen, my waist shape will change accordingly. Again, based on anecdotal evidence, I’d say the effect lasts about 12-24 hours.

Soooo...for the OP, you can try the corset path, or some plastic surgery (which I believe @catwoman7 correctly pointed out will be limited based on your natural shape in the first place). Or...for a much more drastic alternative, the removal of your lower ribs. I think Cher did this?

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Thanks! I can't wait to get my body back, honestly; pregnancy followed by major back injury did me dirty! Re: corseting- you can see the waist to hip ratio is pretty good here, if that's what you're going for. And absolutely DO NOT exercise in a corset. You could hurt yourself and will likely break the steel bones in it too. If you must wear something while exercising, there are waist trainers designed for that. The key is to go about training very slowly in small increments. The link I included above goes over how to do it in a very safe, conservative way. It's definitely not for everyone and requires a lot of patience and attention to your body.

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@Suzi_the_Q : so all this corset talk sent me down the corset-research rabbit hole yesterday, LOL.

While I am not really in the market for a corset for its waist-cinching abilities, I started looking into them because I AM in the market for a lower abdominal cinching/compression/squishing device.

As I mentioned earlier, I had a Tummy Tuck almost 6 months ago have have been wearing an Abdominal binder to address the swelling (doc says it can persist for up to a year. a YEAR!!). The binder is just a basic elasticized "belt" with a velcro closure that I wrap around my lower abdomen/hips.

My problem(s) are that (1) my waist is relatively smaller than my lower abdomen/hips (there's about a 9-10 inch difference) so the top part of the binder gapes alot and is forever riding up to move OFF of where I want it to stay. Angling the velcro closure to make it it fits smaller up top, has the same effect. (2) My hip bones seem to stick out further out than the dreaded swell bump, so I can't seem to get a snug enough fit/compression level across my lower abdomen for my liking, AND I end up with sore hip bones from the friction from trying to pull it tight enough.

Sooooooo....I thought maybe a corset would do the trick, since there would be a real fit through the waist to the lower abs (to prevent ride up), and could possibly also address the hip bone protrusion situation because the added help of the steel busk down the front (to compress my lower abdomen without pressing down on my hip bones).

Anyway, this is my long-winded lead up to ask: When you were corseting, did you also find that there was alot of compression to the lower abdomen? I'm thinking a body suit corset would do the trick, as the more traditional ones without the attached panty *look* like they are still pretty loose at the bottom hem...? I get there are no actual bones to move around in that area for any permanent squishing, I'm really just looking for some effective compression on my swell bulge for my current body shape. Or am I going down the wrong rabbit hole for my needs?

Thoughts?

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That's the difference between a custom made corset and an off the rack sort. The off the rack kind will have gapes in places, but the custom ones are made to your measurements, so they will be fitted. There are a lot of custom corsetry shops on etsy that you can work with your specific needs to custom make a garment for you that is more supportive of your lower abdomen. It may be tricky though because your hips stick our farther. Maybe gussets would help to alleviate that? Definitely contact some professional corsetiers though.

This lady is my favorite, though she only takes a few orders at a time. She does send a muslin mock up of your corset so you can work on fit etc before the real one is made. She's been in business for over 20 years.

https://www.facebook.com/ElectraDesigns

http://electradesigns.net/ - web prices are old, best to contact on FB

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