If women aren’t horribly uncomfortable, they’re not beautiful — that’s the Victorian way.
Most of us are aware of the inhumanity of corsets, that age-old fashion trend designed to shrink women’s waists to Barbie-esque, but these x-ray images depict the negative health effects of the garments designed to mold the torso into a desired shape.
The photos come from Le Corset, circa 1908. Dangerous Minds reports that there is some controversy over whether the images are real or simply normal x-rays with corsets painted on afterward.
View the rest of the photos below and judge for yourself.