Fashion Meets Function: How to Incorporate Waist Training into Your Daily Wardrobe

by Concetta Giafardino on December 29, 2022

A waist trainer may not be the first garment that pops into your mind when you put together an outfit. But waist trainers are the perfect addition to your daily wardrobe. With its instantly slimming effect, you will have an hourglass figure that looks great in casual and formal wear. 

If you're looking to step your look up a notch, you'll appreciate the waist trainer's slimming effect, plus all of the benefits that come with waist training every day. If you're interested in improving your form while retaining your personal style, we'll go over helpful tips to incorporate the waist trainer into your daily outfits. 

How Daily Use of Waist Trainer Can Improve Your Style and Form

The waist trainer is perfect to layer under clothes, as it will mold your midsection into an hourglass shape. The compression of the waist trainer works to target the small curve of your waist, avoiding unnecessary and uncomfortable pressing on your ribs or hips.

However, waist training can do more than just temporarily shrink your waist. It can also improve your posture and help you to lose weight over time.

Due to its clever design, a waist trainer is able to retain its shape and support throughout the day while still remaining flexible enough to accommodate all of your normal daily activities. With steel rods located around the garment, it helps to support your posture all day. 

The compression of the tight materials of the waist trainer also works like a non-surgical lap band. The compression on your midsection sends signals to your brain that your stomach is full. This helps with portion control, so you decrease your overall calorie intake.

With immediate results in your appearance, plus the possibility of long-term weight loss, wearing a waist trainer under your clothes has many benefits to your appearance.

Finding the Right Size and Type of Waist Trainer

Waist trainers come in different sizes and types so that you can find the right one for you. If you are planning to hit the gym with your waist trainer, then you'll want to go with one of the shorter lengths. The short length of the trainer is perfect for mobility as it doesn't restrict your hips from movement. If you plan on using an everyday trainer to wear under clothes, then you'll appreciate the long waist trainer that smoothes curves and offers plenty of coverage where you want it. 

In addition to size, certain types of trainers are better for workouts. Trainers in the sweat collection are specifically designed with sweat-inducing materials and less compression, so you'll have a better range of motion.

Everyday waist trainers have high compression that is designed to get you quick results. It molds to your figure, giving you a noticeably curvy waist. It's perfect to wear under long blouses and dresses for days at the office.

Planning Your Outfits

Planning out your outfits to incorporate a waist trainer is easier than you might think. These non-bulky garments act as smoothing shapewear for your midsection, so fitting it under clothes is generally not an issue. However, you should be careful with sheer blouses, and crop tops as the waist trainer will be visible. Additionally, some thin fabrics might not work the best when fitted ultra tightly, as the outline of the hooks may show.

Workout Clothes

A lot of people like to show off their waist trainers as they work out. Some of the waist trainers even come in cool colors, so they look good on their own. Also, with its hooks, it's easy to take on and off during your workout when you need more time.

Generally, the short waist trainer is best for workouts, as it allows for the most movement. The medium also works well as it provides slightly more coverage but still allows you to go through your workout routine comfortably.

Casual Clothes

The high-compression collection is perfect to wear underneath your everyday clothes. If you're headed into the office, the waist trainer provides posture support, as well as smoothes your midsection. 

In the gym, you might want your waist trainer visible. But at work, you want to make sure that the waist trainer isn't visible, so there are a couple of things to note as you plan your outfits for the office.

  • Color: Wearing a dark or bright waist trainer underneath a white blouse may not be a good idea. You should be sure to check your outfit under different lighting conditions to make sure the trainer isn't visible.
  • Cut: You'll want to opt for longer blouses or sweaters that offer complete coverage of the waist trainer. 

If you're looking to wear a waist trainer on the weekend or not at work, then you should make sure that your shirts are long enough to hide the trainer. Crop tops and shorter shirts tend to ride up and show the waist trainer, especially when you're moving around. You may want to wear a shorter waist trainer or a longer shirt to cover it. 

Formal Wear

If you're looking for shapewear to cinch in your waist and define your curves when you wear formal attire, a waist trainer could be perfect for you. If you're wearing a long dress or skirt, then opting for the long high-compression waist trainer might be right for you. However, it's important to measure your torso accurately to ensure that you will fit into the waist trainer appropriately. 

It's important to remember that thin clinging fabrics might not work well with waist training as the hooks will be visible in the back. So in the case of a tight thin dress, you might be better off with a different type of shapewear.

Tips for Incorporating a Waist Trainer Into Your Outfit 

Incorporating a waist trainer into your outfit isn't hard or complicated, as waist training provides support to improve your posture and smoothes out your curves. The svelte result looks great under a variety of different clothing styles. However, there are some tips to ensure that you stay comfortable and look great all day long, no matter your personal style.

  • It helps to have multiple waist trainers in your closet. That way, you'll be able to switch out and clean them between uses. You can also get different types, so you'll have waist trainers for different occasions (workouts, office wear, etc.). 
  • It's important to accurately measure your torso before purchasing a waist trainer. Those with long torsos may want to stick with the long twelve-inch option. At the same time, those with short torsos will be better paired with the eight-inch waist trainer. Wearing an ill-fitting size may not work with your curves as well, resulting in a look that's a bit off.
  • The waist trainer should fit tightly, but you shouldn't have to struggle to get it on. If you're having trouble putting on the garment, then you should opt for a larger size instead. With the right size, you'll be able to feel more comfortable wearing the waist trainer all day.
  • If your wardrobe consists of a lot of short blouses, then you may want to invest in some longer tops. 
  • If you have thin, clinging fabric, consider taking a day off from the waist trainer and use another type of shapewear instead. 
  • When choosing a color, make sure that it won't be visible through any shirts you plan on wearing with it. Also, if you plan on showing it off at the gym, choose a color that won't clash with the majority of your workout clothes.

If you're looking to add a waist trainer to your daily wardrobe, then there are a few different options to consider. The good news is that waist trainers look great under a majority of clothes. So, you probably won't have to dramatically alter your wardrobe to accommodate them. However, it's a good idea to get a few different options to fit multiple occasions. Everyday trainers will provide the best results as they are high compression. Waist trainers for workouts are also great because they won't restrict your movement, and they are easy to take on and off. Overall, planning your outfits to include a waist trainer is easy. By following a few tips and being aware of fabric, color, and cut, you'll be able to wear a waist trainer discreetly every day. 

Figuring out what size and types you need are essential as you begin waist training. Our size chart goes over the information to determine what's best for you. Once you have to size down, our full collection of waist trainers is available for a variety of occasions, whether you're looking for everyday use or specifically for workouts.

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