Celebrities are known to be trend-setters, but one of the more annoying - and potentially dangerous - trends they've been pushing in recent years is wearing a waist "trainer."
We put "trainer" in quotes because it's a total misnomer. Absolutely no training is taking place by wearing these corsets. Those who wear them are just temporarily cinching their midsections into a slimmer shape with a constrictive, way-too-tight garment.
But while your waist might appear smaller while wearing the trainer, it provides no lasting results. Your feet won't shrink if you wear tight shoes, and your belly fat ain't melting away by rocking one of these things, either.
In fact, doctors have warned against the dangers of wearing corsets, explaining that it can impair your breathing and crush your ribs, lungs and internal organs.
Nevertheless, companies are paying celebs top dollar to post an Instagram photo wearing one of these death belts in hopes that fans will follow suit and purchase one for themselves.
Sadly, some stars will do anything for a buck.
This is no shock. Kim may have been one of the first to shill for these products on Instagram. Sadly, she wasn't the last.
Blac Chyna advertises a LOT of products on Instagram, including "vaginal detox pearls." Those don't work, and neither does this waist trainer.
Kim Zolciak & daughter Brielle
Ugh. This Real Housewife of Atlanta star actually wrote "family that #waisttrains together stays together" when posting this mother-daughter corset photo with her daughter Brielle.
Well, of course. Kylie does everything her big sis Kim does, so why wouldn't she waist train on Insta and get paid for it?
When the Teen Mom OG star isn't picking fights with celebrities for attention, she gets paid by promoting products on Instagram. Not a surprise that she jumped on the waist trainer bandwagon, too.
Jessica Alba hasn't promoted waist trainers on Instagram, but she admits to wearing a double corset "day and night" for three months after giving birth. “Imagine taking a big breath and never fully exhaling,” she said on how it felt to wear. “That’s basically the feeling the person has for hours.” Sounds lovely as a panic attack.
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