Waspie (lingerie)

Warner’s New Look Waspie .

NOUN 

  • A woman’s corset or belt designed to accentuate a slender waist.
  • A women’s waist cincher or small corset, worn as underwear or over other clothes.
  • A waist cincher is a belt worn around the waist to make the wearer’s waist physically smaller, or to create the illusion of being smaller.

Origin

1950s: diminutive of wasp from wasp waist.

ORCHARD CORSET MESH WASPIE WAIST TRAINER UNDERBUST CORSET STEEL BONED.

Agent Provocateur Mercy Waspie


4 Comments on “Waspie (lingerie)”

  1. Hahahaha — they should call it WISPIE. 😀

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  2. […] were achieved by foundation garments, of which the most popular was the waist cincher. Called the “waspie” or “guepiere”, it became the quintessential undergarment of the “New Look”. Boned and back-laced, it […]

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