2015-3-20 10:22


Cinderella's wardrobe may be brimming with ornate glass slippers but it's her classic hour-glass figure women are lusting after.

The new Disney film, starring British actress Lily James in the title role, has helped spur on a revival of the shape-shifting garment according to The Sunday Times.

The new trailer for the rags-to-riches fairy tale sees 25-year-old Lily flaunt an enviably tiny waist thanks to the help of an icy-blue corset dress complete with floor-skimming puffball skirt.

One leading retailer of the traditional, steel-boned women's corsets, What Katie Did, has seen sales of the garment grow by 50 per cent in the past three months.

While online auction website eBay has reported sales of the more modern corset rise by 54 per cent since December.

Esher-born Lily, who is dating former Doctor Who star Matt Smith, 32, recently hit back at claims that movie makers had digitally altered her figure.

She says her minuscule waist is achieved by wearing an ultra-constricting corset and by consuming a liquid diet.

Lily told E! News: 'When [the corset] was on we would be on continuous days, so we wouldn't stop for lunch or a lovely tea —you'd be sort of eating on the move.
莉莉告诉记者:“一穿上束身衣,就要连续穿好几天,所以不会停下来吃午餐或者喝个美美的下午茶——我们只能一边走动一边进食。 '

In that case, I couldn't untie the corset. So if you ate food it didn't really digest properly and I'd be burping all afternoon in and it was just really sort of unpleasant.

'I'd have soup so that I could still eat but it wouldn't get stuck.'

But it's not just on the big screen where corsets are making a comeback.

The restricting bodice, which helps boost breasts, banish muffin top and slim the tum, has featured on the catwalks of Stella McCartney and Alexander Wang this season.

Meanwhile, Madonna turned heads in a risque custom-made Givenchy corset at The Grammy Awards last month.

Fellow singer Kylie Minogue has been stunning onstage in a scarlet bodice during her current Kiss Me Once tour, which touched down inPerth,Australialast night.

Founder of What Katie Did, Katie Thomas, told The Sunday Times that the corset revival is all about female empowerment.

'It's more about being confident, powerful and being in control while looking good as well,' she said.

However, health experts have warned of the dangers.

Mary Jane Minkin, clinical professor of ob-gyn at Yale School of Medicine, told Women's Health:

'Medically, it doesn’t make sense that cinching your waist tightly will make it permanently smaller.

'Once you take the garment off, your body will return to its usual shape.

'It’s also uncomfortable, restricts your movements, and if you wear it really tight, it can even make it difficult to breathe and theoretically could cause rib damage.'