Best Waist Trainers – Top Picks and Reviews 2016!

If you are looking for the perfect hourglass waist, then What Katie Did Morticia Waist Training Steel Boned Underbust Corset, is the best steel bonded waist trainer (corset) you can buy.

But if you are just getting into waist training, and looking for something which is affordable and efficient then Squeem “Perfect Waist” Firm Compression Waist Trainer, will be your best bet.

Many celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose give waist trainers a lot of credit for their perfect body structure. After Kim’s tweet about waist trainers, manufacturers have flooded the market with them.


This makes it difficult for women to choose a trainer that will give them best results. Mostly latex waist trainers are recommended for beginners, but if you want best results, then steel bonded corsets are recommended.

We have sorted the best trainers in different categories so that you can buy the one that suits you best.

Best Premium Waist Trainer for the perfect Hour Glass Body

What Katie Did Morticia Waist Training Steel Boned Underbust CorsetEver dreamt of a perfect hourglass body that makes you an eye candy in your group, then this corset with 18 bones can help you shed as high 5 inches from your waistline.

Best Waist Trainer for All Day Wear

Squeem “Perfect Waist” Firm Compression Waist Trainer – This takes care of comfort and style, to deliver an elegant all-day trainer for beginners. A true bang for your buck, this will be the perfect start for your waist training journey.

Best Waist Trainers for Workout and Weight Loss

Ann Chery Women’s Faja Deportiva Waist Cincher – If you are workout a lot and need a waist trainer that will keep you comfortable during those intese workouts, then this is the perfect option for you. It’s inner cotton layer gives an irritation-free wear, and the latex gives powerful clinching effect.

Best Waist Training Corsets for Plug Size Women

Rago Women’s Plus-Size Waist Trainer – Worried if it would be the “right-size”. This Plus-size waist trainer from Rago is designed specially for the body type of plus size women.

The Winners : Best Waist Trainers 2016

#1 Recommendation  : What Katie Did Morticia Waist Training Steel Boned Underbust Corset

Style – 5/5
Fabric – 5/5
Fit – 4.5/5
Overall – 4.8/5

Modeled around Morticia Addams, What Katie Did, brings a premium waist corset that uses 18 steel bones that help to attain that desired hour glass body.

How does Fabric Feel?

The outside is made from a stunning Satin fabric, that comes with a smooth finish and the corset is not visible when you wear it under dresses.

The inside made of cotton can irritate for few days, but once you get used to, it works like a charm. This corset is made entirely by hand, and the attention to detail is at the display with zero loose seams. 

Does it offer good a fit?

If the difference between your waist and your hips is greater than 10 inches, then this will fit like a glove. To determine your perfect size just deduct 4-5 inches from your usual fit.

Anyway, What Katie Did, uses its trademark goring technique in this corset, that gives you the flexibility to tighten the waist as much as you like, without causing any discomfort.

This is where this corset steals the show, as it gives the best ‘exercise’ to your waist without causing any harm. You can wear it for 8-10 hours a day and after the initial break-in period, you won’t feel any added pressure.

The 18 steel flat and spiral bones can easily help your trim down your waist by 4 inches, but some women have also hit the magical 6-7 inches’ reduction in their waist sizes.

However, it’s not perfect….Heres’ why.

At a price of $275 it is one of the most expensive waist corsets today and the market for such corsets are limited to select women who want nothing but best for their body and are ready to spend a little to get those alluring curves that everyone dreams of.

Secondly, it is restrictive to women with slightly vintage curves, and for best results you need to have a significant difference between waist and hip. If this isn’t the case, then this is probably not for you, and you can go for Ann Chery Women’s Faja Deportiva Waist Cincher.

Overall, this corset ranks high in style and can make a significant difference to your waist.

Squeem “Perfect Waist” Firm Compression Waist Trainer

Style – 4.5/5
Fabric – 4.5/5
Fit – 5/5
Overall – 4.6/5

An all-day trainer, we like to call it as the “Busy Girl” waist trainer. Regarding fit, you can’t match the expertise of Squeem Waist Trainers, and the “Perfect Waist” is the companies best bet at it. Here is more about this waist trainer.

How does Fabric Feel?

It comes in 2 neutral colors, beige and black, and with a rubber exterior this trainer, it isn’t visible under dresses. It relies on the triple cotton lining on the inside to give you an irritation-free experience. These three layers also aid the breathability of the trainer, and this is particularly helpful when you wear it more than 5 hours.

How well does it fit?

Squeem dubs that it uses, “Intelligent Fabric” that helps the trainer to mold according to your curves. Although we think Squeem went overboard with the name the trainer manages to provide the ideal support to your midsection. With flexible boning, your posture improves over time. When you start seeing some results, you can adjust the hooks to increase the pressure, and again the flexible bones mold giving you the perfect fit. 

The next thing we liked, is the weight of the trainer, which is spread throughout and this allows you to indulge in your day to day activities, and the trainer doesn’t hinder those at all. 

Overall, if your work requires a lot of movement and you are looking for a trainer that can silently work its magic without causing any discomfort, then the “Perfect Waist” by Squeem, will be our top recommendation.

However, it kept us wanting for more…Heres’ why.

Regarding cinching or waist taming, it slightly lags behind. The pressure on your waist isn’t as much as other trainers in our list, and it is because more attention has been paid to comfort. You begin to see results in 2-3 weeks, but you will need to wear It for months if you don’t want your newly attained curves to snap back.

To sum up, for best results you need to wear it for an extended duration and if comfort is your primary concern, then you can’t go wrong with this.

Best Latex Waist Cincher

Ann Chery Women’s Faja Deportiva Workout Waist Cincher

Style – 4.5/5
Fabric – 4/5
Fit – 4.5/5
Overall – 4.6/5

Kim Kardashian gives a lot of credit to waist trainers for her body, and the Ann Chery Faja is one waist trainer she trusts (link or embed this –

The bestseller on Amazon, the Faja Deportiva works best for your workout needs. Here is more about this.

How does Fabric Feel?

The Ann Chery Faja is the mix of latex and cotton. The interior is fairly comfortable and doesn’t cause any discomfort even when you are working out. The outer latex is meant to enhance your curves. If you plan to buy a trainer that is fairly inconspicuous under your top, then this isn’t for you. But the sporty design makes it ideal for gyms.

How well does it fit?

The Ann Chery Faja Deportiva has a significant break in period, and we recommend you to wear it casually for 1 hour for five days before you start wearing it to the gym.

The impact, however, is straight at the core. The thermal activity is increased, and the boning (apart from correcting the posture) puts added pressure on your waist, especially when you are working out. Increased perspiration helps you to shed those inches.

Finally, you can adjust the pressure from the hook and eye closure, and since it locks in the front, it is convenient to do so.

Drawbacks? Here’s what we didn’t like about it..

This waist trainer runs small. Buy a size or two larger than usual for the ideal fit. Also, the length for sizes below than 32 is quite small, so if you fall into this category bear this in your mind.

Lastly, you can’t wear it for more than 4 hours. It begins to hinder your activities and can cause harm to your ribs. Considering that it gives best results when you wear it while working out or running, we won’t recommend to wear it other times.

Overall, if you still wear it without exercising don’t expect much results. But if you control your diet and indulge in intensive workouts, you can lose 4- 6 inches from your waistline.

Rago Women’s Plus-Size Waist Trainer

Style – 4/5
Fabric – 4/5
Fit – 3.5/5
Overall – 3.9/5

When you are obese, or figure has become a little chunky after pregnancy, then you can’t wear those stylish dresses without having a big bulge. If you want to avoid this then Rago with its Plus Size Trainer, that has waist shaping capabilities, is something that deserves your attention. Its highest size can support 46-inch waist, and this by far the largest size any waist trainer has to offer.

How does Fabric Feel?

This trainer has the softest fabric in our list. The satin panel feels smooth and also breathes well. The outer layer with flat sewn seams hides behind the thinnest of tops.

Right from your first try you notice the difference and the clean finish helps to smoothen your tummy.

How well does it fit?

If you are looking to buy this just to smoothen your waist line when you need to wear dresses for special occasions, then this will prove to be a great buy. With 12 Hook and eye closures, you can adjust the fit, and it smoothens your belly.

Regarding waist cinching, this will be hit or miss. If you double it up with a good diet and rigorous exercise, then it can help you to retain your posture. But on its own don’t expect significant results.

Drawbacks? Here’s what we didn’t like about it..

Apart from the average cinching, this trainer isn’t that durable either. The outer fabric begins to wither out, and the boning gets slightly weak.

Overall if your focus is on finding a plus sized trainer for waist cinching then, you can go for the Squeem “Perfect Waist” which has some plus sizes too.

But for casual wear and moderate waist shaping, this Rago Waist Trainers will give good results.

Camellias 26 Steel Boned Heavy Duty Waist Trainer

Style – 3.5/5
Fabric – 4/5
Fit – 3.5/5
Overall – 3.6/5

If you are looking for a sturdy steel boned corset that isn’t expensive but doesn’t compromise on quality, then this waist trainer from Camellias will work perfectly. It is well constructed, fits well and doesn’t do a bad job at style either. Here is the review.

How does Fabric Feel?

Just like the Squeem “Perfect Waist” it uses three layers for construction. The inner two layers are made of cotton, and the innermost layer is soft and irritation free. The middle layer is further laminated to the top layer to enhance the durability.

It also comes in a range of colors, so you can buy one which suits your style. It hides behind only loose tops, and the length can cause discomfort when you wear it over skinny jeans.

How well does it fit?

The 26 steel bones work their magic by pushing in your waist. Since you are forced to sit straight, your posture is also improved. Tying it up will take a while every time, and it clearly lags behind in providing convince for the user.

Drawbacks? Here’s what we didn’t like about it..

The hooks to lock in your corset are by far the worst thing about this corset. If you don’t tie the corset up with care, there is a high chance that the hooks might break off. This is quite a shame because other than the hooks the entire corset is constructed well.

Other than it, it works well as an affordable steel boned corset and if you observe precaution you can make it last.

Chairman Women’s Latex Waist Cincher

Style – 4/5
Fabric – 3.5/5
Fit – 3/5
Overall – 3.5/5

Want a casual waist cincher that you can also use as a top, then this option from Chairman will be our top recommendation.

With close to 40 different style options, there is one for everyone. The outer layer also looks stylish and is also quite smooth.

The inner fabric isn’t that smooth at first, but once you get used to it, the discomfort decreases.

However, the boning isn’t that efficient. It uses certain spiral bones but they are clearly not of the best quality, and this has a direct impact on the cinching.

Overall, it ranks on style but speaking strictly regarding waist training it is fairly average.

Ultimate Buyer’s Guide to Waist Trainers

Waist Corsets were almost mandatory in the Victorian Era. But since the desired “body standards” changed their popularity dipped a lot. However, in recent times, many celebrities like Kardashian sister and Jessica Alba, give a lot of credit to waist trainers for their perfect body.

But there is a misconception that is being developed waist trainers. No waist trainer can give magical results, and if you want best results, you would have to team up with a good diet and proper exercise. If you don’t do this, waist trainers will still give some results and you might shed few inches, but that would be temporary. After you stop using waist trainers, your body will snap back to its original position within a week or two.

This is because waist trainers essentially are made for ‘waist taming’. Hence, if you are dreaming for that alluring figure, you will need to put some effort sister.

Here is some information about the types of waist trainers: –

  • Steel Boned Corsets – They are the ‘traditional’ waist trainers and for cinching they give better results than their latex counterparts. This is because steel puts more pressure on your waist. On the flipside, because of this they can cause discomfort and few cases extreme pressure can harm or ribs.
  • Latex Trainers – They are slightly more comfortable and also don’t put too much pressure on your waist. They are more ‘casual’ among waist trainers. They are many options available, and you can choose one for a workout or casual wear. We have provided recommendations for each of these categories.

Apart from that, they are some core factors or metrics that you need to consider before buying a corset. They can help you decide how the waist trainers fair in different areas. Here is more about that-

  1. Fabric – The quality of fabric will decide how your skin will react to the-the trainer. Cotton fabric offers an irritation-free wear, but satin combines comfort and quality. Spandex is cheap but can cause discomfort.
  2. Fit – It is essential that the fit of the fabric doesn’t cause any discomfort to the user. It also explains who well the boning action works, which essentially is the core of the trainer. The pressure should be not too extreme as it can cause harm. Most waist trainers come with hook and eye closures, which help you to adjust the pressure or the fit.
  3. Style – Finally style can be considered before buying. Most waist trainers are work under clothes, and clean design will hide nicely beneath your dress. A good finish is crucial.

Overall, you need to decide a waist trainer that works best according to your need and go for it.

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