How To Wear a Waist Trainer Under Clothes

 by Dr. Steve Hruby, D.C.

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If you are just starting to wear a waist trainer, you may be baffled on how to put it on without anyone knowing. You probably don’t want to strut around with your midsection popping out of your favorite sleek outfit.

Here are some tips on how to wear a waist trainer under clothes that will keep you confident on the inside, and definitely looking good on the outside.

Choose the Right Waist Trainer

There are tons of top rated waist trainers, but which one should you buy? Here are some considerations you might want to make as you select the right waist trainer to suit your needs:

#1 – Size of Waist Trainer

You should have a measuring tape in hand so that you can get an accurate measurement for your waist size. This will make it easier for you to find out what size is suitable for your body type and also avoid any hassle in making item exchange requests in case it does not fit you properly.

The first thing you’ll want to do is measure your waist. You’ll want to measure at a point that’s as high as possible on your torso—that means just below your rib cage and above your belly button. You should also use a soft tape measure, not one with metal or plastic parts that could poke you or cause discomfort.

If you don’t have a soft tape measure handy, you can estimate where this measurement would fall by placing two fingers on top of each other around where you think your waist would be if there were no clothes on. That way, when you get home and get out all of your clothes, you can try on different pieces until they fit around that same spot.

#2 – Body Type

Although most waist trainers come in different sizes, it is advisable to get one that suits your body type. You can choose between a waist trainer that comes in size small, medium and large. The size depends on the measurements of your waistline.

For example, if you have a small waistline, then you should go for a size small or medium depending on how tight you want your waist to be. If you have a large waistline, then go for a size large or extra-large depending on how tight you want it to be.

#3 – Fabric or Material

Waist trainers come in a variety of materials such as latex, cotton and neoprene. Each material has its own pros and cons so it’s important to know what type of material will work best for you.


Neoprene is a synthetic rubber that can be molded into different shapes. It is waterproof, durable and does not stretch out over time like other materials do. This makes it great for people who want something that will last for years without breaking down or tearing away from their body shape over time, like latex would.

woman wearing a neoprene waist trainer

However, neoprene isn’t breathable, so it can get hot while wearing it throughout summer months if temperatures get too high outside during warm seasons when temperatures rise into triple digits Fahrenheit daily without much humidity at all.


Latex is another popular choice among women who want something more affordable than neoprene. These designs are typically made from latex rubber, which is flexible and lightweight. They can be worn under clothing without worrying about them being obvious or uncomfortable.

Cotton Waist Trainers

These designs are typically made from cotton fabric that has been stiffened so it holds its shape while still being flexible enough to move with your body. They’re also easy to wash and dry quickly if they get dirty or sweaty.

#4 – Color

There are different waist trainer colors available for you to choose from. These should match with your clothes and skin color, so that it will not be visible when worn under your clothes. Choose a color that is similar to your skin tone,  so that it will not be noticeable at all.

Choosing a solid color will also make it easier for you to match it with almost anything in your closet while an opaque one may give off different vibes depending on what you choose, for example, dark colors tend to be more sexy while lighter ones are more playful.

However, if you prefer not to wear something so bold, then choose a neutral color or one with a slight pattern that will not show through your clothing.

How To Put On a Waist Trainer

There are different ways on how you put on a waist trainer, depending on what type of waist trainer you have.

With a regular waist trainer, you will want to put it on under your clothes, so that no one can tell that you are wearing it. To do this, first put on an undershirt or tank top and then pull up your pants.

Next, place the waist trainer underneath the undershirt/tank top and over your pants. Then, zip up your pants and button them up. You should be able to use the laces to tighten or loosen the waist trainer as needed.

If you have a cincher-style waist trainer, then it will likely come with instructions for putting it on under clothes. If not, then follow these steps:

  • Put on an undershirt/tank top and then pull up your pants.
  • Place the cincher over your shirt/pants (like a normal corset)
  • Zip up your pants and button them up

Here is another video that you can also follow on how to wear a waist trainer correctly.

5 Tips to Wear A Waist Trainer Under Clothes

You’ve already learned how to wear your waist trainer under clothes, but here are some additional tips on how you can properly wear a waist trainer under clothes.

  • First, make sure that the waist trainer fits comfortably around your body. If it’s too loose, it’s not going to do what it needs to do.
  • Second, check that your midsection isn’t bulging out over the top of the trainer. This can be a sign that your trainer is too small and you need a larger size.
  • Third, if you are wearing a tight-fitting sports bra or crop top with the waist trainer on underneath, make sure that there isn’t any visible bulging around your midsection when viewed from behind.
  • Fourth, don’t forget about comfort. If your waist trainer feels uncomfortable or too restrictive while sitting down or bending over while wearing it underneath clothes, then it’s probably time for a new size or even a different brand altogether (depending on how much time you spend sitting down or bending over at work). I know this sounds like common sense but I promise you’ll be surprised at how many people try this without thinking about how their body might feel after hours of wearing something around their midsection all day long.
  • Don’t forget about hygiene when choosing which types of clothing to wear under your waist trainer. You’ll want something soft against your skin so that chafing won’t occur while wearing it during long periods of time (such as during exercise sessions).

How to Hide A Corset Under A Tight Dress?

If you’re wearing a tight dress and want to wear a corset underneath, there are a few ways to make sure it doesn’t show. If you have time to put on a tight-fitting dress, then try these steps:

woman wearing a corset
  • Put on your corset first and tighten it as much as possible.
  • Slip into your dress, zipping up the back while holding your breath so that it fits snugly around your waist but not too tight around your chest—this will help prevent any gaps between the top of the dress and your corset.
  • Tighten all of the straps on your dress as much as possible without causing discomfort—this will help increase compression around your waist and will make it less likely for anyone else to notice that you’re wearing a corset underneath.

Wearing a corset with a tight dress could mean double the discomfort, but just follow these tips to achieve a more comfortable experience. For reasons of comfort and hygiene, take note of the length of time you wear your corset or trainer, but you can also read this post I wrote on how long should you wear a waist trainer.

How to Wear A Waist Trainer Under the Bodycon Dress?

A bodycon dress is an item in your wardrobe we could easily classify as one of those waist corset outfits. It hugs your body, so if you’re a bit conscious of your figure, you can use your waist trainer or corset to help you feel more confident.

Here are some top tips for wearing an effective waist trainer under your bodycon dress:

  • Choose a form-fitting dress that hugs your curves without being too tight or revealing. You want something that will show off the results of your waist training but won’t let anyone see that you’re wearing one.
  • Wear a shapewear tank top underneath your bodycon dress. This will help ensure that your waist trainer stays in place and doesn’t roll up or ride up throughout the day, which can make it look unnatural and uncomfortable when worn on its own.
  • If you’re wearing anything with sleeves (like a blazer or sweater), make sure they aren’t too tight—you don’t want them pulling at the fabric of your waist trainer

Train the Trainer: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Wear Waist Trainer Under a Dress?

Is there any special way how to wear a waist trainer belt? I would recommend you wear one that is made for that purpose. You can find waist trainers that are specifically designed to be worn under clothing.

I would also recommend wearing your trainer with a pair of spanx or other tight-fitting shapewear on top. This will help keep it in place and also help prevent any chafing or discomfort while wearing your new favorite shape-wear garment.

What Is the Best Way To Wear a Waist Trainer for Results?

if you’re looking to get the most out of your waist trainer, there are a few things you should know:

women on the beach wearing waist trainers
  • Wear your waist trainer for at least an hour each day for optimal results. It’s best to do this in the morning, when you’re getting ready for work or school.
  • Make sure to wear your waist trainer with a tight-fitting bra underneath it so that it doesn’t move around and cause strain on your shoulders or back.
  • Don’t wear your waist trainer while doing heavy lifting. This can cause serious damage to your spine and can even lead to paralysis if you’re not careful—so don’t risk it. Here are some waist training workouts that are safe, and that you can easily follow.

How Should You Wear a Waist Trainer?

Putting a waist trainer is easier than you think! Here are four simple guidelines:

  • Make sure your waist trainer is the right size. If it’s too tight, you’ll feel uncomfortable, and if it’s too loose, it won’t really do much for you.
  • Try to wear your waist trainer for about 3 hours per day at first. You can increase this time as your body adjusts to the pressure of the trainer over time.
  • Don’t wear your waist trainer when you’re exercising or sleeping—these activities can cause extreme discomfort or injury if done while having a waist trainer on.
  • Check with your doctor before starting any new health regimen involving compression garments like waist trainers—especially if you have any existing health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes (or if there is any chance that you might develop one in the future).

What Should You Not Do While Wearing a Waist Trainer?

Avoid doing the following things:

  • Carrying heavy objects
  • Wearing extremely tight clothes
  • Eating too much
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Bending over


There are a variety of ways having a waist trainer under your clothes, and all of them will have some impact on your body. There are pros and cons to each of these approaches, but there’s not one single best way to go about it. Simply use what you like the most, but do give it some serious thought before making any final decisions.

Keep following this page for more ideas on health, fitness, and overall wellness. With small but positive changes that you make every day, you can live your best life starting today!

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