Corsets & Waist Cinchers

A corset has been a fashion staple for hundreds of years. It is worn to mold the body into an hourglass shape. Corsets typically extend from the breasts to the hips, narrowing at the waist. Similarly, a waist pincher or waist cincher is a large belt worn around the waist to make it appear smaller. Like a corset, it incorporates boning to restrict the body. While corsets are no longer worn for everyday dress, they have made a resurgence in bondage, fetish, goth, and steampunk fashion.

What are Corsets?

A bondage corset restricts the wearer’s movements from their chest to the thighs. Bondage corsets are made to be laced very tightly. They push the breasts upward, making them appear more voluptuous and appealing. During BDSM play, many corsets can be locked so that the wearer cannot remove them without permission. Bondage corsets are commonly made from leather or vinyl and sometimes spandex. In place of laces, bondage corsets may have hook-and-eye or zippered closures, making them easier to slip on and off. Bondage corsets are accessorized with straps or d-rings, making it easy to tie the wearer to themselves, a partner, or a piece of furniture. Corsets may be used during bondage play but may also be worn as a fashion statement.

What are Waist Cinchers?

A bondage waist cincher is similar to a corset in that it restricts the mid-section of the wearer. The waist cincher does not cover the breasts, hips, or thighs, like a corset. Like a corset, it uses boning to shape the waist. Waist cinchers may be decorated with straps or d-rings that permit the Dom to fasten their sub to bondage ropes, restraints, or a leash.

What is the Best Material for a Corset or Waist Cincher?

Part of the appeal of wearing the corset or waist cincher lies in the fabric used to make the garment. Many people have an affinity for latex, leather, or rubber. For the wearer, a lot of the sensual experience is feeling the material against their bodies or the sensation of being “peeled” from the garment. Some materials, such as leather and latex, cause the wearer to sweat profusely, and that extra moisture is a big turn on for many kinksters.

What is Tightlacing?

Corsets and waist pinchers are not just for women. Many men wear corsets or waist pinchers to train the waist or as part of sissification (forced feminization). The male submissive wears the corset or waist pincher and may be told to act in a hyperfeminine way. To tightlace, the corset or cincher is pulled as small as it can safely go. The wearer should not feel nauseous or ill while wearing the corset. The wearer should refrain from eating heavy meals while wearing the corset or pincher. They should avoid any rigorous activities that would cause heavy breathing as corset wearing can restrict the lungs. If wearing the corset for an extended period, they should regularly remove the corset to check for marks or rashes. An undergarment can be worn beneath the corset or cincher to protect the skin.

10 Corset and Waist Pincher Brands / Makers

Bondage ropes can be used in creative and pleasurable ways as long as proper precautions are taken. There are many positions with which to experiment. For some, rope bondage has become a form of art. Brands that make bondage ropes include:

  1. Dolls Kill
  2. Corset Story
  3. Spicy Lingerie
  4. Club Exx
  5. FetasiaLatex
  6. Charmian Renaissance
  7. Dark is Awesome
  8. LeatherRight
  9. Elegang Moments
  10. Hourglass Angel
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