- 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.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly.
You are the butterfly.
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen SS2011, "Butterfly Dress"
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
Good Girl – House of Herrera
Well behaved girls rarely make history…
Black/white… good girl/bad girl. Good Girl is a sensual, evocative fragrance born of the beautiful contradictions and the ever-present duality of modern women – and modern life. Both freshly light and moodily dark, this innovative fragrance captures a woman’s wondrous complexity with surprising and exceptional ingredients.
The sweet, alluring qualities of jasmine give Good Girl its brightness and femininity. The darker side of Good Girl is created with richly fragrant cocoa and intoxicating tonka. Almond and coffee bring Good Girl its immediate vibrancy. Tuberose, extracted in a new way that creates a rich delicacy is the fragrance’s wild card, bringing fluidity and femininity. Good Girl exemplifies the effortless elegance and wit of the House of Herrera.
- Top – Sambac jasmine, tuberose crystal
- Heart – Velvet almond
- Base – Tonka bean, cocoa, coffee
~Something to investigate, dievca favors the bottle~
Fred Kyrel – Fashion Shibari
For those Sirs and Madams with patience.