Waist Cincher Glamour L3018

1950s Waist Cincher

A Waist Cincher is a vital component for fans of vintage and 1950s inspired fashion. A waist cincher would have been worn under clothing to accentuate your waist and looks spectacular when worn under a full skirted, tightly belted, skirt or dress.

Just like all of our shapewear, our vintage waist cincher incorporates spiral steel boning but unlike the rest, this uses a heavier weight of boning. This stronger boning ensures no rolling and allows the cincher to stay in place, even in the absence of suspender straps! The cincher has a hook and eye fastening at the front, making it easy for you to put it on.

If you're a fan of 1950s fashion, this little waist cincher will become an indispensable addition to your lingerie arsenal.

Our Glamour Vintage Waist Cincher focuses on your waist which means that your waist measurement is very important. Please check out our sizing page if you are unfamiliar with our lingerie and shapewear. When you measure your waist be sure to measure tightly as the garment will be worn tightly.

The cinching at the waist is provided by an extra layer of powermesh just at waist level, plus an internal elastic waist tape for extra cinch.

At 11 inches (28cm) long this waist cincher is designed to meet the back of your bra strap for a smooth line.

Most of the garment is made from corsetry powermesh which comprises 88% polyamide and 12% spandex. The satin tummy panel is 100% polyester, whilst the sheer panels are 100% nylon. It’s made ethically in our main lingerie factory in India.

Choose your colour Black
Choose your size UK 8 / US 4

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Fitting Room: Shapewear

Size Chart

The measurements below are to be taken as a rough guide as, with the exception of corsets our lingerie stretches and while our clothing is none stretch there is ease built in for a comfortable fit (see Stretch and Ease below). If you are familiar with other reproduction clothing brands you should be the same size in our clothing ranges.

Dress Size Bust Waist Hip

Size UK 8 / US 4

Bust 31"/79cm

Waist 23"/59cm

Hips 33"/84cm

Size UK 10 / US 6

Bust 33"/84cm

Waist 25"/64cm

Hips 35"/89cm

Size UK 12 / US 8

Bust 35"/89cm

Waist 27"/69cm

Hips 37"/94cm

Size UK 14 / US 10

Bust 37"/94cm

Waist 29"/74cm

Hips 39"/99cm

Size UK 16 / US 12

Bust 39"/99cm

Waist 31"/79cm

Hips 41"/104cm

Size UK 18 / US 14

Bust 41"/104cm

Waist 33"/84cm

Hips 43"/109cm

Size UK 20 / US 16

Bust 43"/109cm

Waist 35"/89cm
Hips 45"/114cm

Size UK 22 / US 18

Bust 45"/114cm

Waist 37"/94cm

Hips 47"/119cm

Size UK 24 / US 20

Bust 47"/119cm

Waist 39"/99cm

Hips 49"/124cm

Size UK 26 . US 22

Bust 49"/124cm

Waist 41"/104cm

Hips 51"/129cm

Stretch and Ease

Most of our lingerie is made from stretch fabrics so the measurements here are a rough guideline. Our garments will fit a couple of inches either side of the measurements below, especially with larger sizes which do have a lot more stretch.

The measurements for our sizing are for the size they are designed to fit, not the actual garment measurments as ease and negative ease is built into the garments to ensure you can breath!

If you are used to wearing other reproduction vintage brands then our sizing should be inline with them. If you normally wear high street brands you might need to go up one size in our shapewear items which are designed to be worn very tightly.

Waist Cincher & Waspie Sizing

Designed to comfortably cinch your waist. Ensure that the reinforced shaping bands sit on the narrowest point of your waist for maximum sculpting.

Always choose the size closest to your waist measurement. It is possible to go down a size in our waist cinchers and waspies especially if you're used to wearing vintage style shapewear.

Waist Cinchers are great under full skirted 1950s style dresses with nipped in waists.

Corselette & Merry Widow Sizing


Our Corselette and Merry Widows are sized by bra size, but as they shape your whole torso you need to take your dress size into account too.

Band size 32 = dress size UK 10, US 6, 34 = dress size UK 12, US 8, 36 = dress size US 14, US 10 and 38 = US dress size 16, UK 12(of course, these are What Katie Did dress sizes which might be different to what you're used to, see our size chart for the measurements of our dress sizes)

If you wear, for example, a 32D bra but are a dress size UK 14, US 10 you will need to adjust your Corselette/Merry Widow size so it fits correctly on the body by selecting a 36B (if you go up a band size you need to go down a cup size).

Girdle Sizing

You need to take in to account both your waist and hip measurements when selecting a girdle. If you are wearing a girdle that finishes on your waist then it's best to choose the size closest to your waist measurement to avoid a muffin top. If you do have a large waist in comparision to your hips it might be better to go for a longline underbust girdle which will give you a smooth line from underbust to derriere.

Our underbust girdles contain spiral steel boning to ensure they don't roll down.

Girdles are designed to flatten your tummy and smooth your hips and derriere. Always step into your girdle. Ideal under tight fitting pencil skirts.

Customer Reviews

Based on 31 reviews
Glamour Waist Cincher

I haven’t worn it yet but I already have quite a collection of your Maitresse/Glamour lingerie and shapewear and this is my latest addition. All the excellent quality and customer service that I have come to expect from WKD. Love it


I absolutely love these they not only look beautiful but are comfortable to wear, I sized down as recommended in some reviews and they fit perfectly and are far superior to other Shapewear I own, I will definitely be buying from here again *****