A term referring to a markedly narrowed waist subjected to the rigours of a corset
A wasp contour was a hallmark of beauty in the late 19th and early 20th centuries when ‘normal’ corseted waists ranged from 23 to 20 inches. Cathie Jung, nutter extraordinaire, is the current record holder with world’s slimmest waist at 15 inches in circumference.
Medical problems linked to extreme corsetting Fractured and deformed ribs, respiratory complaints, crowding of heart and lungs in the chest, weak abdominal muscles, deformed and displaced colon, internal and reproductive organs including the uterus, the last of which increases the risk of miscarriage and maternal death.
Management For extreme corsetting unrelated to a fashion imperative, brain transplant.