Waist Trainers vs Shapewear - Which One is Right for Me?

By Diana Sanchez, Staff Writer

If you’ve been looking at Lifestyle Curves’ quality collection of waist trainers you might be wondering if a waist trainer or a body shaper is right for you. 

What’s the difference anyway?

The Difference Between Waist Trainers and Shapewear

The major difference between waist trainers and shapewear is the different types of results they provide. Body shapers will give you temporary results, while waist trainers can actually help change your body shape permanently

Both are great options! You just need to know the benefits each one will provide for you before making a decision.


A body shaper will provide instantly slimming results and smoother curves. You can slip it on for really any occasion: work, dates, or night outs. Shapewear will certainly boost your confidence and help you feel more comfortable in your clothing by discreetly covering up any problem areas you are feeling self-conscious about. 

There are several different types of shapewear, as well, designed to target different areas of your body depending on where you would like to slim down. There is shapewear available for your tummy, thighs, butt, and even backfat. 

If you are looking for a temporary fix for your silhouette, then shapewear is a great option for you! However, if you would like something a little more permanent, you should consider....

Waist Trainers

A waist trainer is a high compression garment intended to help shape your body for long term results. Because of its high compression, waist trainers can actually help you lose weight (by helping you eat less) so that your thinner profile doesn’t disappear when you take your waist trainer off. 

A waist trainer is a simple addition you can make to your daily life that will transform your eating habits, your posture, and your confidence. In fact, many women who have waist trained have applauded the motivation they found after beginning waist training. A waist trainer can help boost women’s self-confidence as well as make parts of the weight loss process, like dieting, much easier to stick to. 

Keep in mind that waist training is not an overnight process. If you want permanent results, you will need to invest your time in waist training. You will have to wear your waist trainer on a daily basis for at least 8 hours for as long as you need to, to meet your goals. 


If you are looking for a temporary solution, shapewear is a wonderful option for you. Keep in mind that you may have to purchase several different pieces of shapewear over time, and that can become a bit expensive. 

If you would like to permanently change the shape of your body, and lose weight, waist training is the best way to do that. A waist trainer can help you change your daily habits and can help you make healthier choices. While you would need a few waist trainers to rotate throughout the week, once you have achieved your body goals, you could move away from waist training - if you wanted to. 

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