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Sexy waist cincher corsets

Updated on November 26, 2012

Look Sexy, Reduce your Waistline, Smooth your Curves, and Shape your Figure with waist cinchers and underbust corsets


A waist cincher, a waspie, a waist nipper or waist shaper is between a corset and a belt worn around the waist to make the wearer's waist look smaller, creating the illusion of a small waist.  Depending on the material used, the model and the person wearing a waspie, a woman can have her waist measurements reduced several centimetres (2 to 4 inches) in only a few seconds. 

A waist cincher can be used as slimming underwear or on top of dresses and blouses to corset a dress and create an instant hourglass figure.  They achieve this by reducing your waistline and accentuating your bust, cinching you in at the waist and shifting any surplus fat around your middle upwards. 

What Katie Did Morticia Claret Raw Silk Underbust Corset

Long line underbust corset which really cinches that waist due to goring at the hip. The shaped, lower hipline really flatters. Measures 13.25" length along front busk
Long line underbust corset which really cinches that waist due to goring at the hip. The shaped, lower hipline really flatters. Measures 13.25" length along front busk

A waist cincher to instantly reduce your waistline

Traditionally, a good waist cincher is boned and back-laced to maintain an hourglass shape. Most waist cinchers cover the waist and a few inches above and below, but there is a great variety of waist nippers. A waist cincher can be as small as a thick belt or as big as a full underbust corset. The one thing in common is that a well made waist cincher will reduce the waistline, smoothing a woman’s curves, enhancing a full feminine bust and a small waist.

Why wear a waist cincher?

If you are new to corsets, waist cinchers and underbust corsets are the easiest ones to get you started as they cover the least amount of the body but offer a firm hold.

Waist cinchers are very versatile as the smallest ones can pass for belts that you can wear to accessorize many outfits.

Classic Waist Cinchers from Vollers

designed to give you the hourglass waist. Shown in cerise chinese silk, this
designed to give you the hourglass waist. Shown in cerise chinese silk, this
Vollers Ivory Satin Waspie
Vollers Ivory Satin Waspie

A Waist Cincher or an Under-bust corset?

A classic waist cincher is shorter than an underbust corset and offers less tummy and hip control. However, being cut above the hip it allows hips to spread out freely creating a dramatic shape.

An Under bust corset is longer than a waist cincher therefore offering more tummy control but leaving your bust free.



Buying a waist cincher or an underbust corset.

A well made corset is always pricey as it requires good quality materials and complex construction.

When buying any corset it is important to consider why do you want it. Do you want your corset just for bedroom play? Do you want to wear it once for a special party? Do you want to wear a corset/waist cincher to help cinch in your waist to make it look smaller or help you fit a smaller dress size? Do you want to wear it regularly to help with weight control? Do you want to wear a corset to improve your posture?

If you are wearing your underbust corset only for fun you can buy it inexpensively. For fun use you can choose light weight materials (usually inexpensive) with limited hold for body shaping. Fun underbust corsets and waist cinchers are designed for decoration, to entice and tease your partner.

If you are going to wear your underbust corset on a regular basis it is important that you wear a good and comfortable fit. For regular use you will need strong materials to help with body shaping. If you require firm shape-wear to help reduce your waist measurements you will need a strong corset to resist pressure and restraint effectively your waist without losing its shape or ripping apart. For regular use you really need a steel boned corset and non-stretchy fabric.


Most corsets feature a busk fastening at the front and lacing at the back to tighten or loose the firmness of the corset.


A good corset waist cincher is made from a flexible material (like cloth or leather) stiffened with boning inserted into channels in the cloth or leather.


Beware that a good quality corset waist cincher MUST be steel boned if you want proper support. Plastic boning tends to break and lose its shape being good only for “bedroom” use.


Authentic Full Steel Boned Underbust Waist Cincher Shaper Corset

The corset had been designed in Europe by Playgirl London and crafted by a skilled corsetiere. It features a steel busk front and has 10 steel bones in total (4 flat steel and 6 spiral steel).
The corset had been designed in Europe by Playgirl London and crafted by a skilled corsetiere. It features a steel busk front and has 10 steel bones in total (4 flat steel and 6 spiral steel). | Source

Authentic steel Boned waist cincher

Warning: Only an authentic steel boned waist cincher can instantly create an hourglass figure like the one featured on the picture on the right. This is a genuine steel boned corset and this can be verified by putting a magnet over the bones, to prove it is steel boned. This particular waist cincher has a steel busk front with 10 steel bones in total: 4 flat steel and 6 spiral steel.

Velda Lauder Red Silk Underbust Corsets

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A chic underbust corset from Velda Lauder. The classic silk black corset has been designed with intricate eyelash lace appliqud on, framing the front opening all the way around the corset. This Black Silk corset from Velda Lauder is steel bonded withA fabulous underbust corset from Velda Lauder with a longer line giving a great silhouette and support around the hips. The classic silk red corset has been designed with intricate eyelash lace appliqud on, framing the front opening. A fun and flirty underbust corset from Velda Lauder with a longer line giving a great silhouette and support around the hips. The cute strawberry pink silk corset has been designed with intricate red eyelash lace appliqud on, framing the front openin
A chic underbust corset from Velda Lauder. The classic silk black corset has been designed with intricate eyelash lace appliqud on, framing the front opening all the way around the corset. This Black Silk corset from Velda Lauder is steel bonded with
A chic underbust corset from Velda Lauder. The classic silk black corset has been designed with intricate eyelash lace appliqud on, framing the front opening all the way around the corset. This Black Silk corset from Velda Lauder is steel bonded with
A fabulous underbust corset from Velda Lauder with a longer line giving a great silhouette and support around the hips. The classic silk red corset has been designed with intricate eyelash lace appliqud on, framing the front opening.
A fabulous underbust corset from Velda Lauder with a longer line giving a great silhouette and support around the hips. The classic silk red corset has been designed with intricate eyelash lace appliqud on, framing the front opening.
A fun and flirty underbust corset from Velda Lauder with a longer line giving a great silhouette and support around the hips. The cute strawberry pink silk corset has been designed with intricate red eyelash lace appliqud on, framing the front openin
A fun and flirty underbust corset from Velda Lauder with a longer line giving a great silhouette and support around the hips. The cute strawberry pink silk corset has been designed with intricate red eyelash lace appliqud on, framing the front openin

How to wear an Under Bust corset and waist cincher


Corsets and waist cinchers need to be broken in over time.  To “break in” your corset wear it first for short periods of time and tie it progressively tighter.  Do not attempt to lace it very tight and wear it for a long time the first day, you will be uncomfortable.  Instead, do it progressively. 

A waist cincher, under-bust corset and full corset are only comfortable if they fit properly.  Once you have done the laces at the back correctly you will feel well held and comfortable. 

Underbust Corset and Waspie worn as an outer garment over a shirt or dress

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Vollers Black with Silver Stars Waspie. Glimmer and glisten with the stars in this figure-hugging underbust corset. This gorgeous black underbust corset has a front length of 10" and a back length of 11".Velda Lauder Ivory Silk Embroidered Underbust CorsetThis Vollers Waspie  style is based on a Victorian hunting belt and is often worn as an outer garment over a shirt, and is one of our most popular styles, in a distinctive petersham ribbon.Velda Lauder Pinstripe Underbust CorsetVelda Lauder Khaki Underbust Corset This bold corset is made using drilled cotton and features a red trim. Photography by Row Howe.Velda Lauder Dusky Pink Glitter and Lace Underbust Corset. Stunning underbust corset which features a front panel of dusky pink glitter and side panels with black lace overlayed.
Vollers Black with Silver Stars Waspie. Glimmer and glisten with the stars in this figure-hugging underbust corset. This gorgeous black underbust corset has a front length of 10" and a back length of 11".
Vollers Black with Silver Stars Waspie. Glimmer and glisten with the stars in this figure-hugging underbust corset. This gorgeous black underbust corset has a front length of 10" and a back length of 11".
Velda Lauder Ivory Silk Embroidered Underbust Corset
Velda Lauder Ivory Silk Embroidered Underbust Corset
This Vollers Waspie  style is based on a Victorian hunting belt and is often worn as an outer garment over a shirt, and is one of our most popular styles, in a distinctive petersham ribbon.
This Vollers Waspie style is based on a Victorian hunting belt and is often worn as an outer garment over a shirt, and is one of our most popular styles, in a distinctive petersham ribbon.
Velda Lauder Pinstripe Underbust Corset
Velda Lauder Pinstripe Underbust Corset
Velda Lauder Khaki Underbust Corset This bold corset is made using drilled cotton and features a red trim. Photography by Row Howe.
Velda Lauder Khaki Underbust Corset This bold corset is made using drilled cotton and features a red trim. Photography by Row Howe.
Velda Lauder Dusky Pink Glitter and Lace Underbust Corset. Stunning underbust corset which features a front panel of dusky pink glitter and side panels with black lace overlayed.
Velda Lauder Dusky Pink Glitter and Lace Underbust Corset. Stunning underbust corset which features a front panel of dusky pink glitter and side panels with black lace overlayed.

Tips to fit into your corset.

The easiest way to get into a corset is with help from someone else to do the back lacing. However, if you are flexible, you can still do it yourself.

  • Undo the front clasps.
  • Loosen the back laces, enough to put it on comfortably.
  • Wrap the corset around your body and do the clasps. At this point your corset should feel loose.
  • Reach behind you and grasp the laces. They should end at the waist. Gently pull them together until it feels right.
  • Tie the corset and tuck in between your body and the corset any excess lace.
  • To take your corset off loosen the laces first before you undo the front clasps.


Taking care of your corset.

Corsets are an investment, if you take proper care of them they will last a very long time in good condition.

  • NEVER wash your corset in a washing machine.
  • NEVER dry your corset in a dryer.
  • After wearing your corset let it air, hang it overnight with the inside exposed to the air.
  • Some manufacturers advise you to clean your corset with a cotton ball soaked in vodka to kill the bacteria that cause bad odours.
  • Before storing your corset make sure it is fully dry. To store it roll it and keep it in your lingerie drawer.
  • ALWAYS follow the manufacturer’s instructions for taking care of your corset.


All the stunning underbust corsets and waist cinchers featured here come from Mio Destino’s Extensive luxury lingerie collection.

Mio Destino offers some of the most exquisite and glamorous lingerie brands from leading European designers. They aim to source fashion products that you won’t find elsewhere, many are exclusive each season, and only available for a limited time. Mio Destino is the perfect designer lingerie destination for all your corsets.

Corset Sizing guide



The purpose of a corset is to draw you in, and for that reason when buying a corset you should order a waist size two to four inches smaller than your normal waistline, according to how dramatic a change you wish.

Corsets and waist cinchers uplift the breasts, nip in the waist and flatten the stomach, as well as improving posture. This creates a fabulous hourglass shape.


Do you wear waist cinchers?

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    • Anath profile imageAUTHOR

      Anath 

      8 years ago

      The waist cincher concept is very old in fashion but the materials used and the ways to wear them are always changing Springboard.

      hello TattoGuy, now that would be a picture to be seen!

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      TattoGuy 

      8 years ago

      Might get one, for weekend use only of course !

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      Springboard 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      After all these years, still something about these things. Interesting hub.

    • Anath profile imageAUTHOR

      Anath 

      8 years ago

      These are very strong 2besure, that is why I like them. They are not "play" cinchers, they are meant to hold you in and modify your figure. You would love them. What else can one want, a sexy look and a strong hold ;-)

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      Pamela Lipscomb 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      These are so sexy. I am afraid I would need industrial strength! LOL

    • Anath profile imageAUTHOR

      Anath 

      8 years ago

      you are welcome worldgrandeur.

      thanks for commenting Wendygrrl.

      Thank you Mr. Muscle, I had a feeling you would appreciate this hub ;-)

      I am always delighted at sharing my passions Cagsil.

      Corsets and waist cinchers can be sooooo sexy WE5, and on top of loving the looks I love the feeling of restriction that you get from a proper corset.

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      WE5 

      8 years ago

      as always, a wonderful read of an even more delightful subject! Also hot!

    • Cagsil profile image

      Cagsil 

      8 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Anath, I'm checking out more of your hubs and found this on FB. You did an excellent job on it and the pictures are awesome. Thank you for sharing. :)

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      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      yow... some of these are super sexy!! Nice work!

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      Wendygrrl 

      8 years ago

      Very interesting... thank you for sharing...

    • worldgrandeur profile image

      worldgrandeur 

      8 years ago from The Moon

      Thanks a lot dear :)

    • Anath profile imageAUTHOR

      Anath 

      8 years ago

      thank you worldgrandeur, I checked your hubs and you have some amazing bodies showing there!

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      worldgrandeur 

      8 years ago from The Moon

      Very yummy....

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