Kim Kardashian didn't invent the waist trainer, but she definitely brought back the fitness trend from the dead — and that's after little sis Khloe was already seen wearing one!
But now that more celebs are getting on board and following in their footsteps, we have to wonder just how healthy it is to whittle down your waist this way.
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So before you go out to pick one up, we thought we'd EXCLUSIVELY chat with celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Alessi, of the Alessi Institute and Face Forward Foundation to get his medical opinion on the practice plaguing Instagram.
He brings up some really great points!
Oh, how the times have changed!
Back when Snooki launched her very first fragrance in 2011, she was still promoting GTL, partying, and leopard print. And her initial perfume clearly reflected that!
But now that the 26-year-old has two children and is about to tie the knot with her baby daddy Jionni LaValle, she's decided to leave rainbow leopard packaging behind, in favor of something a little more mature…
And VERY similar to The Great Gatsby movie's imagery!
19th century realness!
Snooki and JWoww were spotted filming scenes for their reality show in New York yesterday dressed like fine ladies of the Victorian period.
It was fitting considering they were going to have tea at a Victorian tea house. Although, we doubt there was a requirement to dress the part just to have tea.
Still! If you can find any excuse to dress up in frilly lace and layers upon layers of ruffles, wouldn't you take it?
The girls (and Snook's 7-month-long baby bump) also accessorized with lace gloves and ruffle-trimmed parasols, but they couldn't quite ditch their Louis Vuitton totes.
A hint of modernity shouldn't be held against them. LOLz!
[Image via Splash News.]
Last year, Snooki filed a lawsuit against Excell Brands for selling a knockoff of her eponymous fragrance.
The company used packaging that was similar to Snooki’s, incorporated a Snooki-esque image of a girl on it, then even advertised the scent by calling it “our version of Snooki by Nicole Polizzi”. And yet, they called the Jersey Shore starlet’s lawsuit “baseless”!
Lucky for Miz Polizzi, turns out her suit wasn't so baseless after all!
The judge ruled that Excell Brands is not allowed to use Snookie’s face, likeness, or real name to sell their knockoff, named Snazzy.
Snooki is still trying to sue Excell for $2.4 million, but so far they simply can’t hawk the fragrance any longer.
We’ll see how much money the judge thinks is fair!
These two are just the cutest!
Snooki and Jwoww posed together at the Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars event in NYC on Thursday, where they also affectionately rubbed each other's pregnant bellies!
While Jenni paired dark blue skinnies with an oversized knit top, Nicole picked a simple black dress with lace hem and added a lace duster to complement it.
Clearly, Snooki took the whole dressing-up thing a little more seriously, but Jwoww looked pretty in her casual outfit as well. Plus, her skin was just glowing!
Actually, they both have that gorgeous pregnancy glow! We just know their kids are going to be besties just like their moms!
Check out more pics of the two in the gallery (below)!
P.S. CLICK HERE to see Snooki's wedding dress!
[Image via Derrick Salters/WENN.]