Your waist trainer questions, answered.

Wondering what is a waist trainer or what do waist trainers do? Consider this your Waist Trainer 101. We took the most common waist trainer questions and rounded up some answers! 

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What is a waist trainer?

A waist trainer is a compressive garment with boning, worn under your clothes and around your midsection. It cinches your waist, smoothes your middle, and supports you with velcro or hooks to keep it in place.

A SKIMS Model lays on her side wearing the Sculpting Waist Trainer in Clay

 

 

How do waist trainers work?

Waist trainers work with just the right amount of compression and support to cinch in your waist and help you improve your posture.

A SKIMS Model poses looking to the side wearing the Sculpting Waist Trainer in Onyx

 

 

What are the benefits of waist trainers?

Over time, waist training can help you improve your posture and it can also have a sculpting effect on your waist that enhances your curves. It can even be a great option for more postpartum support. Curious about waist trainer benefits? Try one! Just make sure to choose the style and color that fits best with your needs.

A model leans over with hands on her hips wearing her waist trainer.

 

Can waist trainers sculpt your waist?

Waist trainers can smooth, compress, and support your core. They pair great with supportive bras for a complete look that cinches in your waist for an hourglass look.

Can waist trainers improve your posture?

When a waist trainer tightens around your waist, it provides pressure on your center and can lengthen and straighten your spine for improved posture. Over time, this can help your body become more upright and balanced.

 

Are waist trainers safe?

Waist trainers are safest, and most beneficial, when they’re worn the correct way and for the right amount of time. We recommend consulting your doctor with any questions. Remember: never cinch a waist trainer too tight (ouch!), wear it for extended periods, or wear it while you’re sleeping. Feeling uncomfortable? Remove the waist trainer asap.

A SKIMS Model poses with her hands on her hips wearing the SKIMS Sculpting Waist Trainer in Onyx

 

Can you sleep in a waist trainer?

We don’t recommend wearing your waist trainer to bed. Instead, swap it for some cozy pajamas.

How long do waist trainers take to work?

It varies from person to person. In general, it might take a few months to get comfortable wearing a waist trainer regularly.

 

What’s the best waist trainer for me?

Looking for a safe and effective waist trainer, designed for every body? SKIMS has you covered with a perfect fit. Our waist trainers and shapewear come in a range of support levels, styles, sizes, and colors. Try our signature Sculpt Waist Trainer and incorporate it into your routine.