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Waist Trainers: Kandi Burruss, Tiny Harris, and More Try the Controversial Trend (PHOTOS)

If you’ve started to notice that some of your favorite stars’ waistlines are shrinking by the minute, you’re not going crazy. There’s a new trend on the Hollywood block, and it’s a controversial one: waist trainers. Khloe Kardashian showed off her corset-like piece recently, but it’s been particularly prominent among the Atlanta crowd. So what’s the deal with this bizarre contraption?

To be fair, this is nothing new — though it’s appearing in a different name. Corsets have been around since the 1800s, using first whale bone and later steel to trim inches off women’s waists after continuous wear. It may look a little different now, but the waist trainer is pretty much the same exact thing by limiting food intake (it constricts the internal organs), and shaping the waist during exercise.

If that all sounds a little dangerous, it kind of is. Doctors have warned against relying on the corset for shrinking your waist, as it can infringe on your breathing and overall health. Yikes! In other words, opt for Spanx, ladies.

But that hasn’t stopped Kandi Burruss and others from trying the waist trainer out. Click through the gallery to see some of your fav stars sporting the trend!

What do you think of this trend? Tell us in the comments below.

Source: Ebony