Is the new trend "waist training" a dangerous idea?
Wearing a girdle to cinch your waist to a smaller measurement over a period of time is the newest fashion trend. Is this a safe fashion statement or is it a dangerous health concern?
I'm not sure if it's really a "new trend" but rather a returning trend.
Girdles were considered essential garments by many women from about 1920 to the late 1960s. They were also crucial to the couturier Christian Dior's 1947 New Look, which featured a voluminous skirt and a narrow, nipped-in waistline, also known as a wasp waist.
The corset another trimming product first became popular in sixteenth-century Europe reaching the zenith of its popularity in the Victorian era. The earliest image of a possible corset was made ca. 2000 BC. The image is of a Cretan woman.
Both products were used to enhanced the hour glass figure so many people admired. "Everything old becomes new again."
I believe "waist training" is a fad that will fade away. For the most part women are likely to attempt this for an upcoming specific event such as a wedding and not as a (lifetime) pursuit.
However like many fads of the past there will be people that go to the extreme and endanger themselves. It won't rival anorexia.
I doubt we'll see millions of women in the ER over this.
Ill be completely honest, it looks kind of nice but I'm a guy. I am also pretty health conscience and I know that doing anything unnatural to your body cannot be healthy in the long run. Maybe they can do it just a little bit. Just look out how it displaces all the organs in the body.
http://mimic-of-modes.blogspot.pt/2014/ … y-and.html
It may or may not be dangerous.
I don't find it to be very "dangerous" but rather kind of dumb.
Maybe its just me but why are we so obsessed with distorting our bodies and making ourselves look different?
If it makes someone happy then that's fine with me and i have no judgment but it is something i will never fully understand.
It does displace your internal organs.. when you have something that tight on your stomach where do you think your insides are supposed to go?
I personally don't find it healthy but that's my opinion.
That's a good point about wanting to distort our bodies. Its a lot like those who need cosmetic surgery to alter their looks?
Very much so. I think we should be happy with what we were born with. Unless it's a case where someone is born with dyformaties such as a cleft lip and they want surgery to fix it. That I completely understand.. but someone who wants fuller lips or a
Well, it probably is not very healthy. However, it is not all that new. Remember the Victorian times? Women wore very similar devices, in fact they were much worse. Some were made of steel and some of bone. Ah, the corset and the torture that it brings.
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