Tips For Getting the Most Out of Your Waist Trainer

by Concetta Giafardino on July 18, 2022

Waist trainers are safe, comfortable, and a great way to get back in shape. If you are considering a waist trainer for the first time, you might not know how to measure for it correctly or how to wear it comfortably throughout the day. You might also be curious about how you should store your waist trainer, clean it, and take care of it throughout the year.

Our waist trainers are 100% effective if you follow these tips and choose the right type of waist trainer for you.

Get the measurements right the first time

Measuring yourself for a waist trainer from SqueezMeSkinny is easy. The correct measurements will ensure a product that enhances breathability and comfort, setting you up for success. First, measure your torso from underneath your bust to under your bikini line. You will then measure the smallest part of your waist. Use a cloth or vinyl tape measure to capture the curves of your body just right. When taking your measurements, you should be able to fit your finger between the measuring tape and your body.

Here are a few guidelines to help you when picking a waist trainer and shapewear size:

  • Do not assume that you will fit into one size of waist trainer. Shapewear and waist trainers do not have one standard size.
  • If you are unsure whether your measurements are correct, consult our video and get a second set of eyes when doing your measurements.
  • Do not pull your tape measure too tightly when measuring yourself for a waist trainer. You should be able to slip one finger between your body and the measuring tape.

Choose the correct type of waist trainer

SqueezMeSkinny has three different core types of waist trainers designed just for your needs. Our three types of waist trainers include our Aggressive Waist Trainers, Hybrid Waist Trainers, and 360 Seamless Shapewear:

  • Aggressive Waist Trainers: These are waist trainers intended to maximize your results. These are for daily waist training, giving you the slim results you want.
  • Hybrid Waist Trainers: Hybrid waist trainers are a little bit more intense, designed for those in the exercise room who want to wear their waist trainers daily. If you are exercising daily, this is the waist trainer that is right for you.
  • 360 Seamless Shapewear: This is shapewear that works your entire body. Work your midsection, butt, thighs, and hips day or night with this comfortable, effective shapewear.

Know Whether You Need a Short Torso or Long Torso Waist Trainer

People have different bodies, dimensions, and goals. For some people, a short torso may be more appropriate. Likewise, short torsos will be more suitable for those at the gym frequently. The shorter trainer helps focus more of the waist trainer's efforts on the waist, achieving the desired results. On the other hand, longer waist trainers can be more suitable if you wear your waist trainer more often under clothes. The size chart will help you choose the waist trainer that is right for you.

Rotate Your Waist Trainers and Shapewear Throughout the Week

When you are waist training, you will need the right shapewear for the right day of the week. If you wear your waist trainer throughout the work week, you can purchase a few of the aggressive waist trainers for workdays. On days that are workout intensive, consider the hybrid waist trainer. For lounging around on the weekends, 360 Seamless Shapewear will help you get the desired results.

Rotating through the correct pieces of shapewear throughout the week will make it easier to achieve the appearance you want. You will also be happy because you will always have a clean, fresh waist trainer.

You should probably start your waist training with at least two waist trainers. If you have time in the evening to clean your waist trainers, this will give you a fresh waist trainer each day. On the other hand, if you can only clean your waist trainers a few times per week, you might want to consider 3 to 5 waist trainers for your collection.

Work up to the desired 8 to 10 hours per day

As with any new thing, you will need to adjust to your waist trainer. The recommended timeframe is 8 to 10 hours per day. However, when just starting, you will want to start with two to three hours per day. Each day, you will want to increase the time you wear your waist trainer without a break. Some people will add 30 minutes each day they wear their waist trainer. Others will add one to two hours. If you set a goal each day to increase the length of time you wear your waist trainer, you can work up to the suggested 8 to 10 hours within 5 to 7 days.

Taking care of your waist trainer

Waist trainers and shapewear cannot be machine washed or dried. Instead, you should hand wash and air dry your waist trainer and shapewear. A careful washing process will help your product stay elastic and reduce shrinkage. Our All-Natural Waist Trainer Cleaner will help you clean your waist trainer throughout the week. This spray will fight germs, fights germs, and will not leave streaks or residue on your waist trainer. It is also cruelty-free, protects your waist trainer, and contains no harmful ingredients.

You will also need to take special care when storing your waist trainer and shapewear. Heat and exposure to the sun can cause it to shrink and lose its elasticity. Instead, you can lay your waist trainer and other shapewear in your delicate drawer to keep it from getting bent or compressed. Another option people use when storing their shapewear is to create a unique section in the closet to hang it. If you treat your waist trainer as a piece of delicate wear, it will last longer and maintain its flexibility and comfort.

You should strive to clean your waist trainer daily if you are active. A clean waist trainer will not irritate your skin, will stay fresh, but most importantly, stay flexible. Cleaning your waist trainers will also let them last longer.

Accessorize your waist trainer and other shapewear

Waist trainers and shapewear are highly effective on their own. However, SqueezMeSkinny also carries a wide variety of accessories to help you maximize your results. These include:

  • Fat Burning Cream will help you remove unwanted cellulite and recover on days you work out intensely.
  • Seaweed Wrap will help you burn away unwanted cellulite and can be used without the fat-burning cream.
  • Caffeine Cream is another tool you can use after showering to help you get rid of unwanted cellulite around your stomach and waist.

In addition to accessories from SqueezMeSkinny, some essential exercise equipment will also help you get started with fitness. For example, you might want to consider a stationary bike, an exercise ball, or some light weights to help you get started with basic exercises that you can do to burn fat and calories faster. A fitness class or a trainer will also help you get set up so that you can get training the right way.

Follow your waist trainer brand on social media

If you use popular social media platforms, such as Instagram, you should follow your waist trainer brand. SqueezMeSkinny has an Instagram account with 50,000+ followers. Each day you can engage with informative, inspiring, and insightful content. By following the account, you will see:

  • Success stories with waist trainers.
  • Tips and tricks for choosing the right waist trainer and how to wear it correctly.
  • Information about diet, lifestyle, and exercise that go nicely with your approach to waist training.
  • Before and after pictures so you can picture how you might look in the future.

People are more likely to achieve a fitness goal if they follow a community of like-minded individuals where they can see people achieving success.

Choose a waist trainer or shapewear from SqueezMeSkinny

If you are looking for a great-fitting waist trainer or shapewear, you should choose SqueezmeSkinny. Our products incorporate comfort and breathability at all levels of design. A comfortable, well-designed trainer will help you achieve your goals faster. You will also notice the posture and alignment correction the moment you put it on. Lastly, you can find great accessories that will help you get the results you want even faster. All of our products ship within one to two business days. If you are in the military, you can get free shipping when you spend over $59.99.

With SqueezMeSkinny, you will find the right waist trainer to help you achieve your ideal shape. We also have all the resources to help you find the right trainer, and we provide a community that will help you find inspiration and guidance to help you on your fitness journey.

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