by Lawrenceia Osei
This season, the idea of waist training has become increasingly popular amongst the female community in an effort to create the ideal body.
The use of corsets began in the 16th century, where women would use it as a fashion accessory to wear with dresses. Years later in the Victorian era, women wore tight fitted corsets regularly in order to change the structure of their waist.
The idea of waist training is to have an ultimately thin waste, which allows the hip and the bust area to appear bigger; creating the illusion of an hour-glass figure.
This new fad, has been promoted by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Blac Chyna. both celebs are known for their curvaceous bodies, particularly their slim waistlines which emphasises the size of their bums. Kim and Chyna have taken several selfies with their corsets to show their fans how they have achieved their tiny waist.
The corset works by slowly moving the rib cage closer together, which then restructures the other organs in the body.
Waist training experts ‘Orchard Corsets’ are the number one online retailer to find corsets which provide optimum waist training. The website advises waist trainers to wear the corsets for a long period of time in order to achieve the best results, however do not expect to look like Blac Chyna anytime soon, as it can take anywhere from six months to a year to achieve any results.
Ann Grogan, a corset maker in San Francisco created a guide for corset users stating that “when wearing a corset the fastest was to achieve a slim waist is to wear the corset whilst eating”
This trick helps you to eat less portions. So ladies if you are struggling to get that perfect hourglass shape you know what to do !