5 Women With The Smallest Waists In The World

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Corsets have been a part of the ladies' fashion trends for centuries. Through time, it changed its shapes and designs. The most popularity this article of clothing received was in the sixteenth century in Europe. Initially, women wore it as an undergarment. In time, it became even more fashionable and appeared above the regular dresses.

The main task of a corset is to make the waist of a woman smaller. The strong contrast between a thin waist and the enhanced buttocks of the 18th century was considered beautiful. Tightlacing was meant to create the desirable hour-glass shape.

In addition, visual tricks were used to highlight the size of a waist. Women used huge petticoats, bustles, and jackets with the artificially inflated shoulder to make their waist seem smaller.

Even today, when corsets are not as popular as before, some women strive to get the smallest waist in the world by wearing them.

Do you remember the story of Ethel Granger who extremely changed her body? Here are four other girls with the smallest waists in the world.

Ethel Granger

Ethel Granger is the thinnest woman in the world. To pleasure her husband, the woman began wearing very tight corsets. As a result, in ten years, her waist reduced to 13 inches. Combined with her numerous piercings, Ethel was a really exotic woman of her days. She even appeared on the cover of Vogue.

Cathie Jung

Another lady on the list is Cathie Jung, the real Queen of Hearts. Her corset waist measures only 15 inches. The woman wore corsets for 23 hours a day. The urge was dictated by Cathie's passion for the Victorian fashion. The woman plans to make her waist even smaller in the future by another inch or two. We have to admit, Victorian dresses look great on her.

Michele Koebke

A beautiful young woman Michele Koebke from Germany also knows how to draw attention to herself. Her 16-inch waist is the result of three years of constantly wearing a corset. Such thin waist brought the girl many problems including the inability to eat normally and stand without a supporting corset.

Ioana Spangenberg

Ioana Spangenberg is a Romanian model with a passion for thin waists as well. Her 20-inch waist is natural. As a teen, she enjoyed when her friends could completely embrace her waist with their two hands. Now, Ioana tries to fatten up but to no avail.

Ann Ward

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The contestant of America's Next Top Model, Ann Ward, shocked the viewers with her thin waist. It wasn't revealed whether the girl was naturally thin or wore a corset, but her beautiful shape helped to win the show.

These ladies' reasons for thinning their waists are diverse and their own. However, it has been mentioned many times that extreme thinning can be dangerous for our lives.

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