We’ve been talking a lot about shapewear on previous posts and one of the many types of shapewear is a waist trainer. But, does it really work? How is it different from other shaping garments like a bodysuit?

A waist trainer, or sometimes referred as waist cincher, is a high compression shaping garment design to slim your waistline instantly. Most waist trainers stimulate thermal activity in your core, making you sweat more with less effort during exercise as seen in LoverBeauty Bodysuit.


There are different types of waist trainers, starting from approachable everyday trainers, usually invisible under your clothes and easy to wear especially for beginners, going through steel-boned lace up corsets that gives you more compression but still lets you can customize the fit with the laces.

Another type is the work-out waist trainer that went popular after that infamous selfie Kim Kardashian took while wearing one in the gym. Many of them come with extra belts for a higher compresion and they’re considered the best waist trainers for weight loss.

Last but not least, the vest waist trainer. It’s ultra slimming and probably the main difference is that provides additional support for the bust and coverage for your back.


Always consider every option before you choose the best bodysuit shaper for you. Brands like Loverbeauty have waist trainers, panties, shorts and bodysuits (for plus sizes too) ranging from $20 to $90.

It’s important to remember some points doctors recommend for a responsable use of corsets or waist trainers:

  1. Wear them for short periods of time.
  2. Don’t over-tighten.
  3. Don’t wear it if your body is still developing (children and teenagers)
  4. Make sure you stay regularly hydrated if you are involved in physical activity that causes you to sweat.
  5. Don’t use it as a substitute to healthy-eating and exercise.

If you still have doubts or you have a special condition it’s always better to talk to your doctor.




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