// Work Your Way to an Hourglass Figure—No Corset Required

There is much debate surrounding the waist trainer in the age of the hourglass figure. Some, like Kim and Khloé Kardashian, regularly champion its body-shaping abilities on social media—even going so far as to wear one to the gym. Jessica Alba donned a double corset “day and night” for three months post-baby, characterizing her experience as “brutal” in an interview with Porter. Whether or not you see it as a viable solution to the flatter stomach, there is one thing we can all agree on: There’s no way that this modern torture device is comfortable. “Waist trainers are made of latex to increase sweating, and cinched tight to discourage overconsumption,” explained L.A.-based fitness and lifestyle expert Christine Bullock


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