shapewear corsets vs. fashion corsets for waist slimming

by monica

The main difference between shapewear and fashion corsets is function and a functional core. A shapewear corset is designed to compress your entire core and to smooth out muffin top, back rolls, and/or reduce your waist several inches. These garments do this at the expense of core function.

What this means is that the shapewear corset holds everything in tight so it does the work of the transversus abdominis (corset muscles) for you. So when a person says they feel their back is supported that means the corset is stabilizing the spine and back vs. the transversus abdominis stabilizing the spine.

This can be beneficial when you are seriously injured or are healing from any type of post pregnancy abdominal issue or any type of abdominal surgery. It can also help boost confidence when worn for short periods of time when you are not exercising for example for a special party or event. As your core gets stronger and leaner from corset exercises you will find that you rely on shapewear less and less because your internal corset is doing the work of "sucking you in" as women like to say.

For women who are not injured and have poor posture, weak deep abdominals (also known as TVA or corset muscles) that result in poochy abs, muffin top, and all those other issues wearing a shapewear corset actually makes all those problems worst. In these cases what the core needs 100% of the time is internal support otherwise the entire core gets weaker and the abs stick out or hang out more over time. Wearing an exercise belt or shapewear corset during exercise or most of the time disengages your core muscles and makes it even harder to shrink your waist and lose your gut.

A sexy fashion corset on the other hand provides zero support. It is strictly for looks but can help improve posture when you wear it since it's stiff and makes you aware of keeping your shoulders back and spine in natural alignment.

In burlesque dance the traditional burlesque look is the reason that fashion corsets are worn as the costume and also why they are removed half way through a performance. The point is to hide then reveal the amazing female figure.

A shapewear corset on the other hand is usually worn hidden under regular clothes for several hours a day to fake a better figure. Be sure to keep this in mind when choosing what type of corset to wear. Can you guess what type of corsets I recently got for new burlesque dance fitness videos I'm filming. One is pictured above and one is similar to another pic above.

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Dec 09, 2013
fashion corset for burlesque dance
by: monica

Here is a quick preview of a new burlesque dance video I'm working on. As you can see the vinyl corset I'm wearing is laced on both sides and provides zero compression which means I can burlesque dance comfortably.

I got two fashion corset from Yandy on black Friday and cyber Monday sales. The black one is satin and is even more flexible than this one.

Dec 28, 2014
by: Gabrielle W.

I overheard a girl at a Halloween party (she was wearing one of those cheap costume corsets) talk about how she loves it, and doesn't understand why women stopped wearing them.

Though I've never worn a shape wear corset, I think I'd love them. I'm blessed to have an hourglass shape, but it'd be nice to have a little support.

Dec 28, 2014
Corset guess
by: Cherie Varrin

a sexy fashion corset

Dec 30, 2014
by: MARY


Dec 30, 2014
Very helpful
by: _themostdop

I never knew this

Jan 01, 2015
Thank you
by: Mary V

Thanks for the chance to win this item! I have liked your FB page, followed on IG and youtube

Jan 01, 2015
I could use the shapewear
by: Anonymous

I would love the wear a fashion corset, but may be too self conscious! I like wearing shapewear though when I'm wearing body hugging clothing.

Jan 02, 2015
by: kim

These corsets are beautiful. What a wonderful giveaway!

Jan 02, 2015
Shapewear Corset
by: Angela P.

I wish I knew about these right after I had my kids. I think they are great and even find them sexy.

Jan 02, 2015
Shapewear Corset
by: Angela P.

I made a comment earlier but I don't see it. I'm not sure what happened to it.

Jan 03, 2015
hourglass angel giveaway winner!
by: monica

Thank you so much to Hourglass Angel for offering this giveaway and thanks so much to everybody who entered the giveaway.

The winner is Cherie Varrin. Please submit your contact info here on this blog post. I won't publish your contact details but will contact you via email with the gift card code to use at checkout when you shop at Hourglass Angel.

If you don't contact me within 10 days I will choose another winner.

Sep 18, 2015
by: Anonymous

I appreciate that this house doesn't look like all the others. And is owned by someone who doesn't necessarily write a blog. While the other features on this website are lovely, I was beginning to think that The Everygirl only features one type of girl (must be a blogger or designer of some type, even though this inspiring woman is a fashion designer) with one type of home.unisex shirt design

Mar 04, 2018
Waist Cincher
by: Sinthiya

I think those 2 products haven't any different. This is very similar. I love to lead a healthy and fashionable life. In this situation, I start to use shapewear corset and I think this is a very helpful product for me and also some women who have some different type of a problem under their dresses to solve all the body problem.

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