Waist trainers are garments worn tightly around the waist to make the waist appear slimmer. They’re effectiveness is claimed by many ladies including some well known celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba. Waist trainers come in two basic types corsets and cinchers. They differ in their purpose, shape, style, material and more. What you would select depends on your personal preferences, body type and budget. If you are not tight on your budget, it wouldn’t hurt to add both the types to your closet!
Corsets are made of cotton, satin or polyester typically reinforced with 25 columns of steel boning with tightening laces at the back. You can pull the laces to achieve any desired tightness. Cinchers, in contrast, are constructed with Latex with fewer pieces of steel boning. Unlike for corsets which use steel boning to provide firm shaping, cinchers uses its material, Latex, to provide compression and shaping. Instead of lacing, cinchers use hook-and-eye closure with typically three different tightness levels.
There are two types of results when it comes to waist training: Instantaneous slimming effect on the waist and long-term weight loss. Corsets and cinchers differ slightly in the effects the produce. Corsets produce better instantaneous results, taking 4 to 6 inches off your waist as soon as you put it on in comparison to only about 2 inches off your waist while wearing a cincher. Cinchers however can be worn during workout and for greater hours a day because of their comfortable and flexible nature and thus produce better long term results. They are constructed with Latex that has compression capabilities and also stimulates sweat to make weight loss process faster.
Invisibility under clothing:
They can both be worn as undergarments, however, corsets are slightly harder to conceal because of their steel boning and laces at the back. Cinchers, hence, are more suitable for everyday use if you are wearing it under your clothes for long hours. Corsets are usually worn on special occasions over the dress to give it a stylish look.
Corsets are made of materials that are more breathable like cotton and satin as compared to stronger, less breathable Latex that is used for cinchers. The steel boning in corsets, however, can be more uncomfortable making it less suitable for being used during workout and if you are planning to sleep in it. Cinchers are more comfortable for being used during extended hours including workout and sleep.
Many people prefer cinchers over corsets because they are cheaper. Good quality corsets that will not break for at least a couple of months of excessive use generally cost you around $70 to $100 as compared to latex cinchers which cost only around $40.
These were some of the basic differences among waist trainers and cinchers. It you are still confused as to which one to buy, I would repeat, you should consider buying both! Cinchers for normal everyday wear and corsets for special occasions.