Corsets and waist cinchers have
become very popular with all age groups in
recent years. More formal dresses and
attire have always needed shapewear to achieve
the desired silhouettes, but with trendy body
conscious styles in vogue many women are
opting to wear body shapers with more casual
looks. Women in more formal office
environments may find some career looks
also work best with more structured
Some corsets are pretty enough to be worn alone
or under an open jacket for evening looks.
Meanwhile, bridal corsets are often both
beautiful lace and satin, in addition to
providing practical function under wedding
Some corsetry is also regularly worn by
sub-style groups to create a vintage look for
Renaissance Fairs, Steampunk fashion, and retro
Pin-Up girl styles.
Meanwhile some vintage inspired dress
silhouettes often need the added
A variety of styles are available
and not all achieve the same results.
Waist cinchers and body briefers focus on the
mid-section. Shorts and pant liners smooth
the thigh area and sometimes double as an extra
layer preventing "chub rub" in warmer weather.
Corsets will often boost the bust-line in
addition to smoothing the tummy area. Some
hosiery also has built in power fabrics that
smooth body lines.