Waist Training Before & After Examples

Updated on Sept. 29, 2017

When done properly waist training is a safe, effective way to shape your waist and accentuate an hourglass figure. See below our collection of images and stories from women of all shapes and sizes who are training their waists with corsets. To learn more about waist training, see our Waist Training 101 page.


Lindsey B.

Before - 29" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS 411

After - 18" Waist

Waist Training for: 3 years

Lyndsey says: I corset all day, everyday. I just don't wear it while sleeping.
I have a bad back and very bad posture. I use to throw my back out all the time but in the three years I've been corseting I haven't had any issues! Best advice I can give is keep at it, and don't rush! It took me three years to get where I am now. And I did it slowly and consistently.


Marisa G.

Before - 29" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS 426 short

After - 26" Waist

Waist Training for: 4 months

Marisa says: I've worn corsets for a couple years, but I didn't get serious about waist training till about 4 months ago. I wear my corset for 8-16 hours a day. Plus sleeping in one 4 nights a week. My ultimate goal is a 23 inch waist.


DeVonda W.

Before - 36" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: stealthing

After - 34" Waist

Waist Training for: 5 months

DeVonda says: I wear it throughout the day when I'm at work, so about 40 hours a week. I tighten it whenever I am able to snap it with out sucking in, so approximately every other week.


Savannah J.

Before - 32" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS-426 (mesh)

After - 28" Waist

Waist Training for: 3 years (with breaks)

Savannah says: I'd say I do 5 days a week and anywhere from 3-8 hours. Take it slow and use waist training to inspire you. The corset can be a little piece of self love and fun femininity you can lace into everyday. You're beautiful without/before, during with and without the corset and after you hit you goals. 


Jessica A.

Before - 24.5" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS-426

After - 23.5" Waist

Waist Training for: 3.5 months

Jessica says: I started off only training 4 hours a day for the first month. For the past couple months I've also been sleeping in my corset. It took about two months before I could really see some changes in my body.


Dawn C.

Before - 40" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: stealthing

After - 37" Waist

Waist Training for: 1 year

Dawn says: My first "real" corset was the CS- 201. I bought it during the Black Friday sale. I use it for primarily cosplaying, and occasionally, severe bloating. I am mostly a stealth wearer. I wear 4 days per week for at least 8 hours. Start slow, don't expect over-night results, and never exceed your own personal comfort level. Slow and steady wins the race.

Eryn S.

Before - 35" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: stealthing

After - 31" Waist

Waist Training for: 1 year

Eryn says: Learning how to bend over has probably been the hardest part of waist training. After about a month of wearing the corset 9+ hours a day I started to see a change in my shape. After 6 months I noticed a decrease in my belly fat and an increase in my hourglass shape out of the corset. At 12 months I have a nicely pronounced hourglass waist out of the corset. Learning to not over eat while wearing the corset was a big change for me as well. My meals changed to several smalls meals throughout the day. I have lost 15 lbs and I'm happier than ever.


Bree B.

Before - 30" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS 426

After - 30" Waist

Waist Training for: 6 months

Bree says: I'm not a die-hard waist trainer, but working a computer job it's helped me keep a correct posture during the days. I've actually put on 15 pounds since I started and am lacing tighter than I could before I began, and have maintained the same measurements that I had before I started. I'm fairly well hooked! (From the images you can see how drastic curves can become after you start getting squishy.)


Blair C.

Before - 29" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS 426

After - 21" Waist

Waist Training for: 2 years

Blair says: I've lost about 8" uncorseted and have used 3 different size corsets. I am now in an 18" corset! I love wearing corsets and seeing my waist shrink, it really works!


Briana S.

Before - 28" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS 345 /w snaps

After - 21" Waist

Waist Training for: 8 months

Briana says: When I first got my corset I could barely tighten up the strings. It is a size 18 corset. After a few weeks I was able to tighten it more and more little by little. I had weighed about 160 pounds. Now I am between 145 and 150 pounds. I am now almost able to close my corset, but not quite. I will get there soon though and I can't wait. My corset gives me confidence, self esteem, and encourages me to eat better and exercise! Love it!


Siddeeqah S.

Before - 48" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS 426

After - 38" Waist

Waist Training for: 1 year

Siddeeqah says: I wore my corset everyday for the first few months. I had to break it in and get it adjusted. I noticed it helps with my posture as I suffer from sciatica. I also noticed I eat less because there's no room for my tummy to expand. It's been a year since I started corset training. I have realized the corsets I have now are slightly too big since I lost inches off my waist. I only wear them every now and then around the house or when I'm going to be somewhere for a long period of time.


Anna E.

Before - 28" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS-411

After - 25" Waist

Waist Training for: 1 year

Anna says: At first, sleeping with the corset on was the easiest. Doing this every other night already made me feel like I achieved a better posture. After a few months wearing the corset every day - even for a few hours - and watching my diet a bit, I started seeing promising results. I quickly closed my corset (size 22)! Now I wear it every now and then for support, while deciding on what corset to get next.


Nancy I.

Before - 30" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS-305

After - 24" Waist

Waist Training for: 1 years

Nancy says: I started almost a year ago. I was at a 30" waist & I had problems with love handles. I then discovered waist training. I wear my corset every day from morning until before I go to bed. Mine is unnoticeable and I love the silhouette it gives me. I was able to run around school and work while wearing it, though it is NOT used while exercising ... you will ruin the corset. The more you wear it the better the results. You have to have patience and dedication. If you want real results they do not happened overnight. I have lost 6 inches. I'm at a 24" waist & I am currently wearing a 20" corset. Hard work pays off.


Emmaleen C.

Before - 31" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS-201

After - 26" Waist

Waist Training for:  daily for 3 years

Emmaleen says: I wear my orchard corset 4/5 days a week, for approx 6-8 hours a day. I would say to stick with an underbust as it allows for freedom for bras/tops. Obviously, diet and exercise play a part in figure, but a well fitting corset you'll actually wear plays a huge roll in success.


Stephanie J.

Before - 31" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS-411

After - 27" Waist

Waist Training for: 2 years

Stephanie says: I wear my corset 4-5 times a week since it gets pretty hot in LA (for about at least 8 hrs). I've seen significant change in my back; I've lost weight and I've had some loose skin in my back area that has smoothed out. My waist also has a more hourglass shape.


Morgan V.

Before - 26" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS-411

After - 24" Waist

Waist Training for: about a month

Morgan says: I wear it at least four times a week for about 3-6 hours a time. I would say to take it slow and wear your corset when you feel it's best because you'll see improvements even without rushing it. 


Jessica A.

Before - 49" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS 426

After - 43" Waist

Waist Training for: 7 months

Jessica says: I typically lace up five days per week, after work. From the time I get home until bed is about 5 hours. 

At first, I was very inconsistent with my waist training. In the last several months, I've made it part of my daily schedule to put my corset on at night after work and train until bed time. Just this consistency has made a huge difference! I am also losing weight through a healthy diet, but the waist training has changed my normally "apple" shape dramatically as I've lost weight! 

My advice would be: be consistent, whatever that looks like in your life, don't give up, and have fun!


Vivianne A.

Before - 31" Waist

Wearing - Corset Style: CS 426

After - 27" Waist

Waist Training for: 2 years

Vivianne says: I have gained about 10 pounds in the last year, but my waist is still smaller and more defined since I started waist training! I used to be much more "column"-shaped, with love handles. 

I wear my corset less in the summer due to intolerance to heat, but even then it is maybe 4 days a week minimum. Usual is 6-7 days a week, and 8 to 16 hours a day depending on the days and activities.

Waist training is addictive! I own so many corsets, a majority of them from OC, and still want/need more! I do it mostly for the relief I get from my social anxiety; my corsets are truly an armor between me and the world, they stabilize me and keep my nervous tummy rumblings under control. But I've always been drawn to the beauty of corseted outfits, and how amazing they look has given me a confidence I never had before. All this started with my first, a simple black cotton CS-201 purchased 2 years ago! :)