Celebrity fixation on slimmer waists and voluptuous hourglass figures, have inadvertently influenced all of us. Yes – our obsession with the likes of the Kardashian clan – if we were to name some of today’s modern icons – and even in much earlier times, celebrities and iconic figures like Betty Brosmer and Nerina Orton, the much-admired and loved 50’s pin up girls, were always admired for their ethereal body figures.
As we delve deeper into this age-old obsession with waist trainer for women, we need to know what exactly waist training is. If we look at it from a traditional perspective, it literally refers to steel boned corsets which bring out the typical exaggerated hourglass shape we yearn to have! The circumference of your waist can be manipulated through the use of these corsets. By clenching them tightly around your upper torso, a corset can contract a woman’s lungs and even adjust a few of her internal organs to drastically reduce her natural measurements. Since this look is transitory, repeated corseting is required to maintain this beautiful, heavenly appearance!
In more recent times, some celebrities have religiously started a fashion roar – trying to lace up to slim down! Celebrities have redefined the idea of waist training with a new addition to body enhancement: latex waist cinchers. If you are an avid Instagram follower of Nicole ‘snooky’ Polizzi, Kim Kardashian, Amber Rose and Jessica Alba, you would see their obsession with waist training during workouts. These cinchers have become a constant staple in the lives of the rich and famous, where they are now beginning to sport it more frequently (and for longer hours), as opposed to traditional corsets.
The million-dollar question remains: which one is better – corset or cincher? A corset, as mentioned before, is made of steel that has a grizzly-bear-hug-like feel around your waist – jokes aside! Many celebrities in the past have revealed that wearing a corset is not everyone’s cup of tea. Therefore, modern innovations have now given a new name and shape to it and it is called “cinchers” The latter is made out of mesh and is 100% breathable; it can be used throughout the day easily under your attire, definitely making you stand out of the crowd!
Today, when we hear women discussing “Waist taming”, they are most likely referring to it as their daily workout regime. Gym enthusiasts have added this as part of their fitness routine, as it is believed to make women more comfortable in their skin, help them shed those extra layers of that dreaded fat around their waist and to reduce the appearance of embarrassing love-handles!
Recently, Lily James – the female antagonist in “Cinderella” came under severe speculation regarding her unreal waistline, bearing accusations of using the help of photo shopping tools. However, it was later revealed that she donned a corset which gave the illusion of this perfect waist.
Our beauty ‘ideals’, very much remain the same – that is – flatter stomachs and a well-rounded derriere, albeit with a few changes in the materials used in making of these enhancers– from steel boned ones to using breathable mesh ones, but the idea is still very much ripe among women of all age demographics.