The main reason why your waist trainer folds when you sit is the off sizing. A waist trainer helps to keep your waist in shape to give an attractive look. However, the effectiveness of a waist trainer is based on various factors like correct size, regular use, waist training period, your body type & size and others.
If your waist trainer folds or slides or rolls up/down then it can irritate you instead of shaping your body.
Why Does My Waist Trainer Fold When I Sit?
The main reason for your waist trainer folding when you sit is its wrong size waist trainer. In order to get firm fitting and comfortable use, you must have a right size waist trainer that doesn’t fold even when you sit, move or do physical activities.
Sometimes, you have a right size waist trainer and it fits properly around your waist. So, it stays in place when you are standing, walking, jogging, running and doing activities without sitting down or bending your body.
But your waist trainer folds when you sit, so you wonder “Why is my waist trainer folding when I sit even if I have the right size?” I will answer this question based on my personal experience.
You have bought a right waist trainer size that exactly meets your waistline or closest to it yet it folds when you sit. It happens because you have short torso and you have bought a long torso waist trainer.
So, your waist trainer is in correct size as per your natural waist measurements but the waist trainer is designed for long torso women and you are a short torso woman. You can learn how to measure for a waist trainer with the help of a tape measure and a waist trainer size chart to find the right size waist trainer that does not fold or slide or roll when you sit.
My Waist Trainer Folds When I Sit, What Should I Do?
You should get a right size waist trainer if your current waist trainer folds when you sit. Your waist trainer is supposed to keep with waist, stomach and back in shape with the help of high compression. So, the waist trainer can work properly only when it stays in place without folding, sliding or rolling. In case your waist trainer rolling up when you sit then you should do 2 things that I am going to explain below.
- Find the Right Waist Trainer Size
- Choose a Steel Boned Waist Trainer
#1. Find the Right Waist Trainer Size:
When you purchase a best waist trainer, you must know your right size otherwise it won’t give desired results. The waist trainers are made in various sizes like small, medium, large, extra large, extra small and others. The best waist trainer brands make different waist trainer sizes to cover the waistline (or waist range) of all women from slim to average to plus size women.
You must measure your waist and other body parts to know which waist trainer size is right for you. For that, you can use a tape measure to take accurate measurements of your waist, underbust and hips, out of which your waist measurement is the most important one.
Every waist trainer comes with an official waist trainer size chart that helps you to find the right waist trainer size that meets with your natural waist size.
When you take measurements of your waist, underbust and hips, you should neither consider your cloth sizes nor measure them over the clothes. You need to measure your waist and outline of other body parts with bare skin.
In addition, you need to measure your bust/chest/breasts if you want to but an overbust waist trainer. For that you should measure the fullest part of your bust/chest to know the exact size.
The waist trainers come with different heights to be suitable for women with short torso, balanced/medium torso and long torso. If you wear a right size waist trainer with wrong torso length, it can also fold when you sit or roll up/down when you move.
Therefore you must measure your torso length with a tape measure to find the right size waist trainer with correct torso length. You can learn how to measure your torso length here to get accurate measurements and find a perfect waist trainer for yourself.
In this way, your accurate measurements will help you find the right size waist trainer that will fit perfectly on your body and won’t fold when you sit or do other activities.
#2. Choose a Steel Boned Waist Trainer:
The steel boning inside a waist trainer keeps it in place when you are wearing it. The steel bones are flexible enough to allow your physical movements and firm enough to prevent the waist trainer from folding, sliding and rolling up or down. The boning system also gives relief in back pain and corrects your posture by providing consistent back support.
Some waist trainers come with built-in steel bones, while others come with acrylic bones. Both are good enough to keep it straight and prevent folding/rolling problems. But you should avoid buying a waist trainer without boning as it has high chances of folding and rolling up/down.
Frequently Asked Questions about Waist Trainer Folding or Bending
The size of your waist trainer plays an important role to give effective waist training results. Choosing a right waist trainer size is challenging and confusing for women with not enough knowledge about waist trainers. Here I provide a few important questions about waist trainer folding issue to help you fix it so that you can get desired results from your waist trainer corset/cincher.
Why is my waist trainer scrunching?
Your waist trainer is scrunching because it is bigger than your natural waist size. You should measure your waist, underbust and hips properly and buy a right size waist trainer to avoid scrunching issue later.
Should my waist trainer bend?
No, your waist trainer should not bend as it looks weird and makes you uncomfortable in your waist/stomach area.
How do you keep your waist trainer from bending?
You can keep your waist trainer from bending by wearing the right size waist trainer that matches with your natural waistline and torso length.
Do waist trainers work while sitting down?
Yes, the waist trainers work while sitting down by keeping your waist & stomach in control and providing back support to keep it upright to improve your posture. When you sit in correct posture for regularly, it improves your health.
The most effective way to avoid waist trainer folding or bending problem is to get a waist trainer in correct size. I have explained how you can choose the right size waist trainer with steel boning system to get proper fitting so that it does not fold when you sit or do other activity. In case you still have a query or doubt then ask me in the comment box, I will be happy to answer your queries shortly.