My waist instantly got two and a half inches smaller.
Hoss also taught me some very important things about waist cinchers and corsets that I think are worth noting. You should never, ever wear a waist-training piece 24/7. It is not good for your body...or your internal organs. In fact, he didn't even want me wearing his designs for longer than an hour or two because my body was not used to it. There is a safe way to waist-train and that includes starting with a corset or cincher that is just a little tight on your body and wearing it for a couple hours. You then can work your way up to a tighter one and wearing it for longer periods of time. Hoss emphasized that you should be careful and leery of waist-training devices advertised online because they tell you to use them in a way that is not healthy for your body. (For example, never work out in a waist trainer!)
In this corset, I actually lost TWO AND A HALF INCHES in my waist. It felt like a tight pressure around my midsection, but again, nothing that made me hurt in any way. I didn't take any deep breaths or big inhales because I didn't want to crack a rib! You can definitely feel yourself breathe and I understood why the breathing lessons Kim took were so important. Hell, even laughing was kind of scary because your rib cage expands and the corset does not allow for any stretching. I was able to successfully take a drink of water, but I think if I ate, I probably wouldn't be able to take more than a few bites because it was THAT TIGHT!