“When you put on the corset, you realize, yes, you can breathe normally.It’s more of a mental thing.” The waist trainer from Hourglass Angel arrives in a narrow white box that reads “Where great women begin.” Because obviously, to be a great woman you need to compress your colon and bowels.And with highly influential people like the Kardashians touting their benefits, plenty of young women might think they’re a good option for getting a slim waist. Gina Sam, Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital, “Corsets cause compression of your organs, including the stomach, small bowel, colon and lungs.” Picture a tube of toothpaste squeezed in the middle: When you cinch in your waist, your upper organs move upwards and lower organs shift downwards, says certified dietitian-nutritionist Gina Keatley. With prolonged waist trainer wear, Kylie could develop permanent disorders like heartburn, acid reflux and eventually gastroesophageal reflux disease.
I hooked the top, then the bottom, and worked my way toward the midsection, where a puffy white bagel of belly flesh squeezed through the gap. Even more miraculously, I felt a little squished, but fine. Nobody at work commented on my newly curvy figure, but that’s probably because they are nice people and not sexual harassers. Probably also yes, even though doing so “promotes an unrealistic view of the body,” Keatley says.
With the development of elastic textiles, corsets eventually became more yielding.