Waist Gang Society, the Kardashians’ favorite waist training company, has reportedly reached an agreement to dismiss the $5 million class action lawsuit brought against them by a customer who alleged that their product failed to produce results as advertised.
Take a closer look. She’s the one in the semi-Georgian getup.
This week’s Botched season finale features a patient named Penny who loves to wear corsets. “It might shift your floating ribs a little bit. It’ll move your organs,” she says. But that’s, like, nothing major.
Waist trainers, the modern day equivalent to the girdle, and before that, the corset, appear to be more of the next step in oppressive women’s wear than an liberating development. But as a new piece at The Fader outlines, they’re empowering if only because of the success of the women who are selling them.
For all we associate them with improbable sex tips, stupidly expensive beauty product recommendations and copious Photoshop, it's taken quite some time for the ladymag to evolve into its current incarnation. For comparison, let's consider this Ladies Home Journal from July 1895.
"A series of magnets scientifically arranged form minute batteries, recharging the blood with magnetism, without which life cannot exist, furnishing a wonderful remedy for Nervousness, General Debility, Indigestion, Rheumatism and Paralysis, the effect being exhilarating to the Wearer." [Vintage_Ads]