- 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.
1950s: diminutive of wasp from wasp waist.
Remember wearing half slips instead of Spanx? In particular, wearing slips in the 1980’s for the midi-skirts? Trying hard to make sure that your slip didn’t peek out. Though a slip peeking is one of the sexiest visions, especially from under a pencil skirt.
A waist slip, sometimes called a “half slip“, is held on to the body around the waist with an elastic waistband. Waist slips come in different lengths; some extend down to the upper thigh, some to just above the knees, or just below the knees, while others go down to just above the ankles. Waist slips that extend down to just above the ankle are often called “formal”, or “maxi” slips. “Mini slips” are yet another size option for waist slips. They were first introduced in the 1960s to wear under a mini skirt.
Half Slips come in a variety of fabrics that allow for “slippage” – silky and slick, the slips are not allowed to catch the fabric of the skirt. 50/50 nylon/polyester, 100% Nylon, 100% Silk, etc,
Slips are often worn to prevent the show through of intimate undergarments.
A slip may also be used to prevent a silhouette of the legs showing through clothing when standing in front of a bright light source.
(dievca ran into this with Ulla Johnson Sweater Dress, presenting for Master)
Other uses for slips are to make a dress or skirt hang properly, the prevention of chafing to the skin, to protect the outer garment from damage due to perspiration, or for warmth, especially if the dress or skirt is lightweight and thin. In very warm and/or humid climates a slip made from 100% cotton may be desired.
And sometimes slips are made to be seen!
We can always leave it with the Freudian Slip:
roll the stockings
adjust the clasps
settle the breasts
sheer delight in primping for the evening
Fred Kyrel – Fashion Shibari
For those Sirs and Madams with patience.
A Playsuit is a scanty Bodysuit.
Something that is not quite right to wear in an Office Setting~
but gorgeous in a private setting for your Sir or Madame.
Do you dare?
dievca tried (above photo), Master wasn’t in to it….
Note: that rompers and teddies are sometimes called playsuits. Something for another post.
Corset, a bodice worn to mold and shape the torso.
This effect is typically achieved through boning, either of bone or steel.
But they still look great. What Women will do for a beautiful line:
They are a thing of beauty, even if they are a challenge to put on:
Corsets are still a favorite of dievca’s Master.
And she loves the look.
But now she understands why she loses her breath in them.
1. a very brief, close-fitting, two-piece bathing suit for women or girls.
2. a very brief, close-fitting pair of bathing trunks for men or boys.
3. Often, bikinis are underwear briefs that are fitted low on the hip or below it.
On Valentine’s Day, Master leaves for and extended trip to Europe and India for work. dievca has to work that day, so she will be wearing something a little sexy, yet comfortable for when she runs uptown to see her Master off. Bikini bottoms are comfortable, flattering and fit her “on the go, yet sexy” need:
And if you are wondering about the reference to “Taco, Burrito…”~ dievca could only find audio of the Saturday Night Live (SNL) skit with Cheri Oteri and Will Ferrell cheering at the Spartan’s swim meet.
So, here’s a taste of some of their other cheers: