All this waist training palaver is nothing new!
Back in the 1880s and later, women were given dire warnings about the dangers of tight corsets!
Magazines printed diagrams of how internal organs were squashed out of place by continuous tight lacing. Wasp waists may have been the style, but getting one could be torture! The dangers to reproductive health were also emphasised - in a very round about way, of course.
However, fashion was everything - just like today!