Waist Training: Yes or No?

By Elena Cattalani

Kim Kardashian posted yet another selfie on August 21st yet this time wearing a waist trainer in a photo she captioned #hourglass #waisttraining #nophotoshopnecessary.

Kim’s sister Khloe had posted a similar picture on Instagram earlier this summer covertly sporting a waist trainer under her shirt and jeans. Perhaps Kim Kardashian is taking advice from her older sister on how to slim down.

Earlier this month, Kim K took her frustrations to social media platform Twitter where she ranted about not being able to loose the last bit of her baby weight. “Off to an intense workout. Can’t seem to shake this last 15-20 lbs of baby weight. No more excuses. My baby is 1 years old! UGH,” she wrote.

Kim Kardashian waist
Kim Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian waist
Khloe Kardashian

Her tiny waist and infamous backside have no doubt played a role in this superstar’s success but is this taking thing a bit too far?

Women have been altering their bodies for centuries to conform to the image that is most widely accepted. Throughout history, women have gone to extremes in the name of fashion and social acceptance, compromising their comfort and health in order to achieve the most desirable figure of the times.

Tight-lacing or waist training is meant to do just that, train your waist to appear 2 to 4 inches smaller. Controversy surrounding this trend has left people wondering whether the benefits truly do outweigh the risks. If the process of waist training is done too quickly, the risks include lack of circulation, movement of internal organs, difficulty breathing and even breaking ribs.

Would you go to these measures to shrink your waist?
Let us know in the comments below!
Elena Cattalani

Elena Cattalani is a Toronto based fashion writer focusing on fashion forecasting and general industry commentary. Having lived in so many cities and travelled around the globe, her well-rounded commentary provides readers with a thrilling ride into the future of fashion.

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