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What are waist training corsets?

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Waist training corsets are steel-boned corsets designed to slim the waist and "train" it to a certain size. The size varies depending upon the wearer's goals.

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Training corsets have been used for centuries to train the waist of women and sometimes of men or boys. Gradual tightening of the corset and long-term wear compress the soft tissue of the waist area and push the floating ribs upward to make the waistline smaller. Beginners choose a corset 4 or 5 inches smaller than their natural waistline and begin wear to break in the corset and allow the body to grow accustomed to wearing it.

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