Though women’s bodies are constantly changing, one thing that remains true when it comes to fitting the beauty standards of almost every generation, is a flat tummy, cinched waist and an overall toned midsection. These beauty standards are not new, but they tend to become more and more unrealistic as the years go by.
The truth is that the average woman does not have a belly that is toned 100% of the time, as bodies go through different processes throughout the day.
Most women would like to lose belly fat overnight, but that is literally a fairytale. Having body fat is absolutely normal, and the way most of our bodies operate, but what happens when that lower belly pooch is just a little bigger than your waistline would like?
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We help women shed that stubborn belly fat by using body contouring garments that help support and shape the waistline so you can look fabulous and feel confident!
If you believe your body isn’t matching your standards of what it should ideally look like, and you notice that you have been experiencing digestive issues such as bloating, indigestion or water retention, then we may have a solution to all of these issues.
This solution is also highly beneficial to postpartum moms who want to return to their pre-baby body, those who have lost a lot of weight and may have saggy skin or even older women who are trying to support their back and abdominal muscles. So what is this convenient method that we keep referring to?
It’s one of the most popular body shaper methods in recent times: waist training.
Waist training has become the new way to get that waist cinched, and tone your body easily, but the misconception surrounding this new weight-loss method is always taking the forefront when it comes to the conversation surrounding its effectiveness.
In this article, we take a detailed look at waist training, its benefits and risks, and give you tips and tricks on how to choose the best waist trainer according to your body shape. To make this process significantly easier, we’ve also included our top 10 picks for the best waist trainers belts on the market.
What is Waist Training?
Simply, waist training is the process by which women (and even men, especially in the olden days) can maintain a smaller cinched waist by using a compression garment to contort the body into the ideal shape. Waist training is not a new process however, it has just been given a new name, as women have been using compression garments for centuries.
Modern waist trainers vs. Traditional corsets
Today’s waist trainers are very similar to the ‘corset’ trainers of the previous two centuries, except safer, more effective and easier to obtain. Corsets have been given a bad name by this modern generation, as people often speculate that these garments were a symbolic form of bondage that women had to go through to fit the ideal beauty standard and that many women had fainting spells over the fact that their corsets were too tight, but these instances were simply not the experiences of the majority of corset wearers.
Contrary to popular belief, wearing a corset in the past two generations was a signifier of status, as they had to be individually tailored to fit each person’s body carefully. Similarly, corsets were a garment that helped women to maintain better posture, stand and sit and give off an elegant appearance, and made the tedious process of getting ready simpler. These garments were not a form of bondage but were an easier way for women to control their image, and maintain their ideal shape.
Waist trainers of today are similar, in that they help women to control their image, and ultimately fit the ideal size that they are looking for, at half the cost of paying for a gym membership and waiting months for results. They are also made from safer, non-toxic materials than the previous generation and are attainable and affordable for every woman in society.
Waist trainers get a bad reputation, and we’re not sure why, but it has never been shown to cause any critical damage to women’s bodies or organs when properly done. They are simply an easier way to reach your goals.
Why is Waist Training Beneficial for Weight Loss?
Along with some of the benefits listed above, waist trainers are beneficial to the body in a number of ways; firstly being in helping to reduce fat and get rid of that lower belly pooch. Waist training is very beneficial for weight loss, not because waist trainers burn fat, but because the extra compression can prevent things like overeating and excessive snacking, which is great for reducing your overall calorie intake.
It is also helpful in helping you to lose inches off your waist in a short time, especially when combined with a consistent exercise routine. But the benefits of a waist trainer are not just cosmetic, there are other benefits outside of getting rid of that lower belly pooch and maintaining that coveted hourglass figure.
Waist training also helps with maintaining your overall posture and preventing back pain by providing lumbar support. If you use a waist trainer that is safe for working out, you will also have the added benefit of having a waist training garment that will help you to maintain proper form while working out, which in turn is beneficial in helping you to be more effective in the gym.
For all our postpartum mommas, waist training is also a great way to reduce the effects or symptoms of diastasis recti, by providing that high compression. Where women have lost a lot of weight or have encountered medical issues such as prolapse, waist training helps with reintegrating the abdominal muscles and tissues with the skin for a tighter core and helps to keep all that saggy skin looking smooth, polished and undetectable.
Ultimately, the benefits of effective and safely done waist training are a great way to motivate you to keep your body looking the way you want it to.
How to Start Waist Training
For waist training to be effective, especially for your lower belly pooch, it has to be done in the right way from the beginning. One of the major issues that we have seen is that women get so excited about the possibility of a smaller waist and shrinking that lower belly pooch, that they start their journey without adequate research on healthy diet or even an women’s effective waist trainer. This results in frustration and stress, because of this lack of information.
To help you start strong, and begin an educated, well-informed waist training journey, we’ve come up with the ultimate waist training guide with all of the tips, tricks and need-to-knows. But still, here’s a quick rundown of how to get started on your waist training journey.
The first thing you need to do is have an idea of what your goals are and what you’re trying to achieve from waist training. This does not mean a goal that is unrealistic or unattainable, but a suitable goal for an adequate period; for example, getting rid of your lower belly pooch and losing six inches off your waist in 6 the next 6 months. This way, you are more likely to achieve your goal within the recommended time frame or even quicker which will motivate you to do better.
The next thing you need to focus on is choosing the right waist trainer belt based on factors including sizing, fabric, level of compression etc; more on this below. After you have chosen your waist trainer shapewear, you need to gradually include waist training into your daily routine, until you see results. Your waist training guide will normally give you a recommended time frame to ear your waist trainer each day for best results.
How to Choose a Waist Trainer
As we mentioned above, choosing a waist trainer with a good back support that is ideal for your size, body type and lifestyle is one of the most important parts of this journey. They are specific factors that you need to look out for though and use them to help you make your decision when choosing a waist trainer. Let’s take a look at these major determining factors.
The number one factor to pay attention to when choosing a waist trainer is the size and fit of it on your body, especially if you’re purchasing it online.
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This goes much further than the average XS to XL sizing chart though, as it includes nuances such as torso length, inches of your upper waist and your lower belly pooch, and the level of compression that you’re looking for.
To effectively choose a waist trainer that is adequate for your size, you need to consider the measurement of your torso, whether short, medium or long; the measurement of your waist and your average clothing size. While companies normally help with all this, you do have the option of getting extenders if you have already purchased a waist trainer that is not exactly the right fit. It’s best to look for ones that are more stretchable and adjustable straps.
Material and Composition
Next, you need to pay attention to the material and composition of the trainer, especially if you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergic reactions. Most waist trainer corset, however, are made with nylon, elastane, or neoprene with very few variations of mixes from these main fabrics, and they should normally be worn not on bare skin, but over a cami or undershirt.
Type of Waist Trainer
Lastly, another major factor that often gets neglected or is under researched is the fact that there are waist trainers that are made with different lifestyle factors in mind, and this will help to increase the effectiveness of the trainer you’re using.
There are a variety of high waist, latex-free belts, sweat belts, women waist shapers, plus size waist trainer corsets, etc. Therefore, if you work out consistently, there are waist trainers that are made to improve the effectiveness of this, and if you live a more sedentary lifestyle, there are also waist trainers made to improve your results. Be mindful of your lifestyle and choose a trainer that will be more effective for day-to-day use.
Top (10 – 12) Waist Trainers for Lower Belly Pooch
With all these factors considered, we’ve compiled this list of the top 10 waist trainers to help you get rid of your lower belly pooch today. These waist trainers are not only well-made and easy to use, but they are ideal for a variety of different lifestyles and in a variety of sizes, so there is a choice for everyone. So, let’s get started!
It is not surprising that this best-selling waist trainer is number one on our list! The Luxx curves Perfect Curves waist trainer is made from three layers of durable materials, nylon, spandex and cotton, for a form-fitting but comfortable garment that is ideal for everyday wear.
The new 2022 design features Flexi-steel bones in the front to provide excellent hold to your lower belly pooch, and a more breathable design that will cause you to sweat without feeling constricted or restrained. This waist trainer is perfect for all our gym-goers and those with a sedentary lifestyle as well, especially when gradually introduced to your lifestyle.
The Luxx Curves Perfect Curves waist trainer is available in 10 sizes, starting from as small as 3XS, all the way up to 4XL. It is also available in short, long and medium torso options, and also has extenders that can be used with each. Customers have to use this waist trainer to work out, after having their babies and even working a regular office job and have seen results even without diet and exercise, so we know this product has been proven to work.
With over 7 colors to choose from including beige and black, the Luxx Curves Perfect Curves waist trainer is a great undetectable trainer that can be worn every day to help shrink that lower belly pooch quickly.
Next on our list is this popular waist training corset that is targeted specifically to those working out and shrinking their lower belly fat. It is constructed with three layers of materials for the ultimate compression, with the inner layer made of 96% cotton and 4% spandex, the middle layer made of 100% natural latex, and the outer layer made of a mixture of the durable nylon, lycra and spandex.
This waist trainer also boasts a composition that includes seven pieces of spiral steel bones around the circumference of it, which is great for maintaining your form when working out, and overall, improving your posture and supporting your back. It also helps with muscle toning, especially when doing more ab-building exercises such as pilates or yoga.
It boasts a wide size variety, which ranges from XS to 8XL, thus accommodating plus sizes and features a double-layered trainer with a waist-cinching belt for maximum compression. This is great for the lower belly, as it helps to target that area with increased sweating, for quicker weight loss. The FeelinGirl workout trainer is available in 5 colors and is a great second option for our ladies with an active lifestyle.
If you’re already familiar with the waist training game and you’re looking for something that is specifically targeted towards that lower belly pooch, then this trainer is the best for you. This steel-boned trainer is not for beginners and is made with 100% natural latex for the outer layer, with a softer, more comfortable cotton & spandex composition for the inner layer.
These trainers are not as flexible as the beginner ones and are generally recommended for those who have already lost most of the weight around their midsection but are looking to get rid of that lower belly pooch and maintain that hourglass shape. They are available in sizes 2XS to XL and are a great option for melting lower belly fat quickly.
This trainer is only available in black and will give you the smallest waist possible without having to work out on a regular basis.
Made with 100% natural latex, the Lady Slim Faja targets the entire abdominal area, including the upper and lower belly fat as well as back fat and armpit fat where necessary. Be careful though, as some people are known to be allergic to latex, which would make this an inconvenient option for your body.
Still, this waist trainer is ideal for everyday life, making it a great option for busy mothers and working women. It is a great way to get that compression that will cause you to sweat regularly, and reduce your appetite over time. The Lady Slim faja also features a breathable inner layer that absorbs all this extra sweat so you will not feel uncomfortable throughout the day.
This faja is available in sizes XXS to 3XL, and comes in 5 main colors; beige, black, blue, brown and white.
Another option for those who are looking to become more active, is this Ann Cherry waist trainer, which is specifically designed for those who have a more active lifestyle or routine. It is made specifically for those who are trying to hit those weight loss goals, that may need a little added support from their waist cincher.
The Anny Cherry Colombian Waist Trainer is constructed with a double layer of latex, cotton and elastane, for ultra-high compression but also comfort. It has covered boing in the front and back of the trainer, to provide an overall flawless finish and appearance from a 360-degree perspective.
This waist trainer is available in sizes small to 4XL and is sold in black, beige and nude, for undetectable wear that is suitable for all types of clothing.
If you’re a postpartum recovery mom who has had a procedure or who just wants to regain control of her body, then this 2-in-1 belly wrap and waist cincher is ideal for you. It is specifically made with elastic but high compression materials and steel bones to help you retrain your body and keep prolapse at bay.
This is key if you had an invasive birth process such as a C-Section, as it will help you to heal faster by keeping your incision guarded against harmful bacteria that can cause infections. The 2-in-1 layer of a waist training shaper plus a belt is ideal for getting rid of or controlling your lower belly pooch, without exerting any physical effort.
Lastly, this postpartum trainer is available in sizes ranging from Small to 3XL and is only sold in the colors black and beige.
Available in both long and short torso options, the ShaperX waist trainer is a great option for everyone who wants to get rid of their lower belly pooch and muffin top, with or without maintaining an active lifestyle. It is made with a high-quality and durable latex material, as well as firm spiral steel boning that holds everything in place.
It is great for those who are sitting in the office all day, as it helps you to maintain your posture, and it is just as great for those who want to wear it to the gym or on a run, as it also provides them with the necessary support that the body needs. This versatile waist trainer is ideal for postpartum mothers, daily life and those who are on their fitness journey as well.
Sold in sizes XS to 3XL, this waist trainer is a great option for beginners who want to target that lower belly pooch. It is only sold in the color black.
This waist trainer is highly rated as one of the best options for beginners because it slowly and gradually introduces them to training with a high compression trainer that is made with softer, more flexible materials. The Loday waist trainer is formulated with 90% polyester and 10% spandex and is available in sizes ranging from XS to 4XL.
This lower belly fat burner is double-layered and has 4 high-quality spiral steel bones in place to help correct your posture while remaining flexible. Its long torso design makes it ideal for targeting the lower belly, and for concealing loose or excess skin when worn under all your clothes.
Featuring a sleek cami design with an open bust so you can wear your bra with it, this waist trainer is a great tool for beginners. It is available in the colors black and beige and is great for everyday wear.
Next on our list is this top-rated waist trainer by the Yianna brand. This long torso trainer is ideal for targeting the lower belly pooch and has 9 spiral steel bones around the perimeter of the trainer to maintain posture, provide added support and control lower belly fat.
It is suitable for everyday wear, with a design that supports fat-burning, absorbs excess sweat and gives you a more polished appearance from the first time you put it on. This trainer is a great option for busy moms who are always on the go, or for those who have an active lifestyle where they move multiple times throughout the day.
It is available in black and beige, and in the range of sizes XS to 6XL.
Last on our list is this high-quality waist training wrap by Wonder Beauty. It is formulated with 35% natural latex and 65% polyester for a comfortable, one-size-fits-all solution to all your lower belly fat needs. This waist trainer is significantly different to most other waist trainers on the market, in both design, composition and sizing.
It features a wrap that is made with 6 pieces of segmented velcro, which allows you to easily adjust the tightness to a comfortable level. It is great for almost all lifestyles and will target your lower belly while flattening your abdomen, supporting your lower back and improving your posture.
This multifunctional waist training wrap is a great way to accelerate fat-burning, by allowing you to seat up to three times more when doing exercise. It is sold in black and brown and is praised for comfortably being able to fit waist sizes between 23 inches and 47 inches.
Summary: And the best waist trainer for lower belly pooch is…
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After carefully reviewing the top 10 best waist trainers on the market including amazon, we have made our pick for the best, that is suitable for beginners and advanced waist training alike. We have narrowed down these picks based on the most diverse waist trainers especially as it pertains to sizing, torso length, material and durability and lifestyle (whether active or sedentary).
After considering all these essential factors, the only waist trainer that stood up to the test was the Luxx Curves Perfect Curves, waist trainer. This waist trainer is available in a variety of torso lengths, making it ideal for targeting your lower belly pooch. As we discussed above, it is also made with great materials and comes in a diverse size range.
The Perfect Curves Trainer is perfect for beginners, as it provides high compression that is not too constricting, and there have been hundreds of reviews that point to its effectiveness in getting rid of lower belly fat.
Starting a waist training journey does not have to be a daunting process, especially when you have the right tools and information to guarantee your success. We hope today’s article has helped you to understand the benefits of waist training and its effectiveness in getting rid of lower belly fat.