I am SO happy with this purchase. This corset is the real steel deal. And at the right price for sure. It is comfortable and beautiful. I would love a collection of these one day. I usually wear it under my clothing for waist-training. Yes it can push down on your pants or whatever but that's most underbust corsets like this. Just remember to take it slow if you're new to corsets. A couple hours a day and work up a couple more. I think most people with problems are just rushing it and tightening too much too fast.