A new fad in weight loss and dieting has hit Hollywood; a waist trainer, corsets, stays, bodice whatever you want to call it, has celebrities walking around with an enviable waist. Boasting supporters like singer Beyonce, reality TV queens the Kardashian sisters, and actresses like Jessica Alba, the corset craze is re-inventing itself. So, What is a waist trainer exactly? According to whatawaist.com, the website where the likes of Kim Kardashian, Black Chyna, Amber Rose and a number of other celebrities look to when they purchase this product; a waist trainer is gradual process of waist reduction using a corset. “Wearing a waist cinching corset, exercising and eating a healthy diet can radically reduce your waist size; instantly giving you a beautiful sexy silhouette while permanently getting rid of unwanted inches around your waist.” No wonder so many women flock to this Victorian inspired clothing item. However, not everyone will agree with using waist cinchers. There have been a great number of naysayers against the popular device, mostly doctors. Health.com posted an article that demonstrated the good, the bad and the ugly about the shape wear phenomenon. Examples like, heartburn, constant discomfort, back acne and the potential for your stomach to get pushed up past your diaphragm causing reflux are just some of the problems one could face. The idea of beauty and perfection will no doubt trump the possible health risks of a device that is promising a smaller waist. With celebrity endorsements like Brooke Burke, sales for waist trainers are sure to go up.
10 Jessica Alba
Actress Jessica Alba used waist trainers in 2008 and again in 2011, after the birth of both her children. Alba told Net-A-Porter’s digital magazine The Edit, that she doubled up on corsets to get back into shape. “After the birth, I wore a double corset for three months. It was sweaty but worth it.” Alba went on to explain that she wore both corsets day and night for three long months. She has always kept a figure that any girl would be proud to say they are jealous of; the waist trainer looks like it only enhances her natural shape. "Your muscles are completely stretched; it gets the muscle memory going quicker. It's just to get your body back, because everything is everywhere!”
9 Brooke Burke
Actress Brooke Burke is 43 years-old and has 4 children, but you would never be able to tell considering how in shape she is. Burke does not only wear a waist trainer though, she is also a spokesperson for a waist trainer manufacturer called Baboosh Body. She even made a promotional video for one of their “exercise only” waist trainers that you can see on their website. In fact, Burke is co-creator of the brand and had done several interviews promoting waist training including an interview with People magazine where she recommends her "waist trimmer" to new moms looking to get back into shape.
8 Christina Milian
Actress, singer and now reality TV star Christina Milian has jumped on the waist trainer bandwagon. Although it is not her main source for keeping in shape, Christina definitely credits it to keeping everything sucked in. She already has a tiny waist but does not seem to discriminate against a smaller one. Constantly posting pictures on Twitter and Instagram of a hot pink and black waist trainer, she is not afraid to show off what she will do to keep her great shape. Now we can wait and see if her sisters and her mom will join her in race to that hour glass figure.
7 Jenni “JWoww” Farley
After having a baby girl in July of 2014, Jennifer “JWoww” Farley confessed that she was not having the easiest time snapping back to her super fit pre-pregnancy body. She turned to a waist trainer for a little help and like every other celebrity on social media, she showed it off. JWoww took to her blog to express her excitement. “After having my baby I started waist training to get my Pre Baby Body Back”. JWoww went on to gush about how much she is loving her waist trainer and even threw a little product plug in. “'I'm loving the results so far. I got mine from @girlycurves”.
6 Khloe Kardashian
5 Amber Rose
Just like Khloe Kardashian, Amber Rose also lives by the benefits of waist trainers, and from the look of her body, she may have been using it for years. Rose has taken to Instagram to post pictures of her tiny waist. In December she posted a picture with a caption that read; “Thanksgiving is over its time to get back poppin in my waist shaper by @premadonna87 #WaistGang,”. Amber’s hourglass figure has been a desire of women since she popped up on the scene as rapper Kanye West’s girlfriend in 2008. She may not be everyone’s favorite celebrity, but chances are her body is selling a lot of waist trainers.
4 Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
After having her second child, Jersey Shore alum Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi needed a “little help” losing some baby weight. She decided to try out a waist trainer and has not looked back since. Snooki was so impressed she Tweeted about it. "Every MOM needs a little extra help sometimes. Thanks @1800Cinchers for helping me out. www.1800cinchers.com #1800cinchers,”. Along with that Tweet was a picture of a clinched waist Polizzi showing off her pink and black trainer. Snooki even got her best friend and cast mate to reap the benefits of a waist trainer after having her own baby. After going on a health kick, Snooki was very skinny so it makes complete sense that she is excited to get back to that weight.
3 Kim Zolciak
Real housewife Kim Zolciak is really serious about keeping her body in shape; she boasts about great help from companies like 310 Nutrition and a steady workout plan. However, more recently Kim has been turning to working out with a waist trainer to help break that sweat, she recently posted a picture on Instagram of a very clinched waist. “Soooo you guys finally talked me into trying a waist trainer! I can't believe how tiny it makes my waist I'm obsessed with@nowaistclique waist trainer and it doesn't show through my clothes!”. Kim has 6 kids and you would never be able to tell, waist trainers are starting to look pretty appealing.
2 Blac Chyna
Blac Chyna has an upgraded version of an hourglass figure; everything on her pops out, literally. So it comes as no surprise that she maintains that figure with a waist trainer. Using all platforms of social media to express her love for waist trainers, Chyna made a 12 second vine that emphasized her tiny waist in a corset during a walk on the beach. She has also posted several photos on her Instagram and Twitter accounts showing off her figure. “Raining out but I'm about to do a quick workout ☺️ While waist training with my baby girl waist shaper from @premadonna87! #blacchyna”.
1 Kim Kardashian
There is no doubt that Kim Kardashian has one of the most sought after bodies in Hollywood; even with all the shade thrown her way, she sets body trends that many women mimic. Kim lives by the waist trainer; her Twitter photos show off her cinched waist with colorful trainers ranging from black to violet. The caption consisted of a bunch of hashtags; “#hourglass #waisttraining #nophotoshopnecessary #whatawaist.com @premadonna87”. However, the photo needs no clarification, Kim has already lost a significant amount of weight and believes the trainer is helping her to melt off those last few pounds of baby weight. Kim is so impressed she regularly Tweets her adoration, "I'm really obsessed with waist training! Thank you @premadonna87 for my new waist shapers! #whatsawaist".