Waist-Cincher (lingerie)

Aubade Tattoo Waistcincher

cinch·​er | \ ˈsin-chər  \
plural cinchers

Definition of cincher

: a tight woman’s undergarment that is worn to shape and compress the waist // a waist cincher

The hand-span waists so beloved by Dior 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 differed from the Victorian corset of decades past primarily in its length, usually only 6 to 7 inches. Fashion magazines of the time stressed that it was “super-light weight” and contained “feather boning”. Such garments were worn tightly cinched at the waist, usually over a girdle. The combination was described by Anne Fogarty, an American dress designer who popularized the “New Look” in the US: “To maintain your figure at its flattering best, depend on foundation garments to control and distribute; a cinch or tight belt to restrain.”

Aubade Tattoo Waistcincher 2

Aubade Waist-Cincher in Fleur de Tattoo