Waist training, is it safe………
Once upon a time, girls were satisfied with being a BRICK HOUSE. For those of you who have no idea what that is, a BRICK HOUSE had measurements of 36-24-36 listen to the song by The Commodores, they explain it perfectly. In the days of Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield and Jane Russell, a woman was busty, hippy and her body was silicone free. They wore girdles, long-line bras and corsets to keep it all tight, but there was no plus-sized girl, they were just woman-sized and no one had a problem with it.
Like women before them, some girls still want to keep things tight and the makers of Spanx have never been happier. Not only do women want to keep things tight, they want hourglass figures and so the waist trainer (aka corset) has resurfaced. Today’s waist trainer might be the rage but its use is like those of its ancestors (16th -18th century) and women are once again dangerously vying for a waistline of less than 20 inches. It’s a popular thing for some to adjust the waist to a size below 20 inches for derrieres that might normally require a size 15 slacks to cover the backside.
For those who think waist trainers are a good idea, consider these points before fastening that trainer too tight.
- Changes from compressing the waist may be temporary
- Tightness can result in difficulty in breathing
- Tightness can result in damage to ribs
- Picture this, crushed organs, compressed lungs and fractured ribs
I love corsets, their push up the boobies, accentuate the waistline and define the derriere, but none of this is worth poor health. If you choose to practice this centuries old fashion ritual, be smart about it. What good is a tiny waist if no one gets to see it.