Burlesque queen, fashion favourite, author and former Mrs Marilyn Manson - Dita Von Teese - knows a thing or two about the corset and she's here to tell you The Kardashians don't really know much about waist training. In fact, she goes so far to use the phrase "It's like the blind leading the blind."
Speaking with The Huffington Post Live, Dita said: "I think it’s funny because I’m watching it and it’s like the blind leading the blind. People that actually know a lot about corsetry are not the ones that are publicly speaking about it. And I'm seeing some of these corsets that they’re saying are waist shapers and I'm like, ‘That doesn’t work.’ They’re like stretchy fabric... If you really want to get into it, you should probably look into the real corset makers that have been doing it for decades and decades. There are lots of experts on it, but I don't know that you should be jumping on the bandwagon to sing the praises of corsets."
In other words, you need to make yourselves familiar with actual boning.
Von Teese added: "It seems to be a fast fix, and it is. If you put on a corset and you pull the strings tight, you instantly have this silhouette and it’s great - but it’s not going to modify your body if you’re not engaged in the serious regimen of it."