There's a reason we left corsets in the 18th century, but thanks to period pieces and the Kardashians, they've made their way back into modern times. The latest to fall victim to these torture devices? Emma Stone.
Stone plays a servant rising through the ranks of Queen Anne's court in her new film "The Favourite." In order to transform into her 18th-century character, she had to wear the outdated garment for months on end and unsurprisingly, it did terrible things to her body.
And she's definitely not exaggerating. According to Dr. Gina Sam, a gastroenterologist and director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Center at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, wearing a waist trainer (basically a modern-day name for a corset) can cause shortness of breath, nausea, fainting, and bruising.
Dakota Fanning had a similar experience recently as well while shooting her limited TV series "The Alienist." She fainted the first time she tried on the corset and eventually her body "completely changed." Yikes.
So to celebrities, filmmakers, and costume designers, let's not relive this time period quite so literally.
BTW, "The Favourite," also starring Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Nicholas Hoult and Joe Alwyn, hits theaters Nov. 23.