* 1950s style waspie designed to add definition to your waist comfortably for a retro hourglass look
* Satin tummy panel with powermesh sides and back
* Elastic waist tape to aid cinching
* Hook and eye fastening on side, spiral steel boning
* No suspenders, no loops to attach suspenders
* Made from satin 100% polyester, powermesh 88% polyamide 12% spandex
Cinch your waist for a retro hourglass look with our Glamour Nouveau Waspie. This little cincher is inspired by the waspies worn under Christian Dior's New Look gowns to create a cinched in waist.
Powermesh waspies and waist cinchers will not give the dramatic curves of a non stretch steel boned corset as they do contain stretch fabrics. However our cinchers and waspies should give a noticeable reduction to the waist.
The look you achieve will depend on your body composition. Model Frenchie L'Amour delightfully describes herself as a 'squishy squirrel'. She doesn't have a lot of muscle on her mid section which allows her to get a great result with this little waspie. If you do have a lot of muscle around your torso then you won't get such a dramatic result as muscle doesn't squish into shape. When it comes to cinchers, waspies and corsets 'squishy squirrels' definitely have the advantage!
What Katie Did uses boutique brand sizing. Order according to your natural waist, sizing down if between.
Dress Size EU 36 - 23"/58cm waist, 33"/85cm hip
Dress Size EU 38 - 25"/62.5cm waist, 35"/87.5cm hip
Dress Size EU 40 - 27"/67.5cm waist, 37"/92.5cm hip
Dress Size EU 42 - 29"/72.5cm waist, 39"/97.5cm hip
Dress Size EU 44 - 31"/77.5cm waist, 41"/102.5cm hip
Dress Size EU 46 - 33"/84cm waist, 43"/107.5cm hip
So, having bought a Bullet Bra Harlow Curve I was tempted to try this waspie. I didn't realise there was a help on sizing (there is) so I ordered a size which when it arrived was obviously too small. I used the online Chat Now function, where a very kind customer service person put me at ease and suggested just one size up after reading the measurements I quoted.
Again superfast delivery and the new waspie was perfect. I wore it immediately under a posh dress for a whole day and it was an enormous confidence booster. I rediscovered my waist - hello old friend - and my abdomen and tummy were looking like I had worked on toning them (if only!).
I shall be buying another, and another bra, but the combination of the two made me feel quite fabulous! Great underwear secret and huge confidence booster. Thank you
Cookie, 24 Jul 2017
Extremely comfortable to wear and creates a fantastic hourglass shape under clothes! Definitely recommend to those who want a retro shape!
missvicky121, 24 Jun 2017
I absolutely LOVE my waspies !!! I have two, and I use them all the time. Fit like a glove, comfortable to wear all day/night and makes me fell like a queen !!
Miss Hastrup, 21 Jun 2017
This little waist cincher packs a punch! I love it. I have a 25 inch waist so I puchased the size 4 and it brings me down to a 23" waist. It's very comfortable because it's stretchy, so sitting, bending, general everyday movement is pretty easy. I will say that if you have any back "bulges" then try the longline cone bra with it and it will give you a smooth look. Overall I highly recommend!!! :) Thanks WKD! xoxo
MissMegan, 27 Apr 2017
Bought as a birthday treat. I love the way it gives me the classic 50s shape. Worn with 50's tea dress / circle skirt or teamed with the Harlow Girdlette under a pencil skirt gives a lovely nipped waist but no tummy bulges.
Emmie, 30 Mar 2017
ABSOLUTELY ADORE!! Perfect piece for everyday wear. It is super comfortable, just firm and gives a fabulous shape. Brought my waist down over an inch! Really convenient under all types of clothing, not bulky in any way. Need to buy it in both colours I think! Would definitely recommend for those starting to wear clinchers or waspies XD XD
tesmorgan7, 15 Mar 2017
Absolutely love this. Pulls my waist in and makes a huge impact! #CURVESFORDAYZ!
The bonus is it's really comfy, I barely notice it's there!
Joysie, 05 Mar 2017
super flattering and comfortable ^_^ I am now using it as a postpartum girdle because the ones I was finding were so boring, and it works perfectly! got my original waist size and loving it more each day ^_~
A2n.lab, 20 Dec 2016
Really nips your waist in and not uncomfortable to wear. I may have to get a second one in a different colour!
Sam, 23 Nov 2016
I LOVE this waspie! I have a 27inch (ish) waist, and bought the US size 6 - it's surprisingly comfortable, and gives me a nice bit of extra shaping help. I can now comfortably wear a couple of my skirts that were just on the 'too small' side, so this was a great investment. It looks and feels sexy when worn with my bullet bra and garter / stockings!
MNBlue, 10 Sep 2016
Great effect! I was really surprised that this little thing can make such a difference! I have worn it quite a few times now (even to work because it supports my back!) and especially with my Pinup Couture/Glamour Bunny Capris. I love the feel of this garment <3
jimsbabe, 11 Aug 2016
The waspie is wonderful!!! I've just received it, and this is my first order at What Katie Did; no doubt there'll be many more to come!! I was hesitant to buy it, but believe me, once tou put it on the effect is stunning!!! I ordered one size down for maximum shaping effect (my waist measures 25 inches so I chose size 8, listed as 23 inches). It is true that I'll probably won't wear it on its own but with a girdle, because as I've sized down it sits a bit funny on my hips, but my figure looks truly amazing on it! Give the waspie a try and you won't regret it!
Marina, 29 Jul 2016
So this exceeded my expectations. Im a 29" waist so i bought a 29" waspie. I know you're meant to down size but i didn't want this to make my waist smaller, i just wanted to define it. And it did JUST that. It has taken the strain off my cigarette pants and its SUPER comfy even after the large meal i just ate. Room to breathe and sit. I will be buying more from this company
Miss VZ, 23 Jun 2016
I was dubious about the waspie, and bought it only because of a specific recommendation from Katie's team ... and boy, am I glad I did! It's the perfect busy-day alternative to a corset. It's super comfortable, and because you're aware of it, it helps the posture. I find I have to tweak it a couple times a day, as it can shift a little from sitting to standing, etc. Very happy - thanks!
Falabella, 28 May 2016
Bought this in peach as an alternative to a corset..... It's a dream to wear. If you need something less restrictive but that still packs a punch this is the beauty for you. Smooth and sexy, wonderful quality.... Worth every penny. Will be buying in black as soon as it's available.
Princess Softy, 21 Apr 2016
Bought this in peach to wear under my wedding dress and it gave me a smooth shape and wasn't too uncomfortable. Would definitely recommend!
VintageEm, 04 Apr 2016
Had to do a second review as I am so happy with this item, wore my 50s frock at weekend and it does work so well underneath, i used to be reluctant to try a clincher as I thought it was 'cheating' if you know what I mean but am so glad I've bought this, good investment!
Sus653492495, 30 Mar 2016
Wore today under a full skirt, works wonders, my waist band on the skirt was too big when wearing the clincher so had to wear a waspie belt!
Sus653492495, 26 Mar 2016
Pleased with my clincher, comfy, tried it on with a full skirt and a dress and it works well.
Sus653492495, 24 Mar 2016
If you liked the old Glamour Waspie you'll love this.
It doesn't ride up and sits much better over your tummy. If you're between sizes then definitely size down. Well worth the money and very comfortable. I wear my waspie every day and am so pleased WKD have revamped this item.
LEBudd , 05 Mar 2016
Beautiful and comfortable. Fits exactly to waist measurements described and looks lovely under dresses! I have worn at night time too.
AmyChandler, 03 Mar 2016
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