This entry is a summary of the review video “Corset Review: Leatherotics Itty Bitty “Waspie” 1827″ which you can watch on YouTube here:
|Fit, length||Front is about 7″ long. Very short along the side, will not squish your hips. Modern slim silhouette, not a “wasp-waist” shape. Rather small around the lower ribcage. Good for short-waisted corseters, however not recommended for anyone with a lower belly pooch.|
|Material||Two layers; heavy outer satin (easily wipes clean) and inner twill. No rippling, no stretching.|
|Construction||Faux flat-felled seams (topstitching) between panels, internal boning channels made of twill.|
|Binding||Satin bias binding in black; machine stitched on both inside and outside.|
|Waist tape||A 1″ wide waist tape (ribbon) visible on lining side, stitched down at boning channels.|
|Modesty panel||Attached flexible back lacing protector about 6″ wide, also front placket behind busk.|
|Busk||3 pins, Heavy busk (1″ wide on each side), about 6 inches long.|
|Boning||12 bones not including busk: 8 1/4″ wide spiral steel, 4 flats along the back.|
|Grommets||12 grommets total, size #0 two-part grommets with small flange; no wear/fraying/pulling out of grommets.|
|Laces||Nylon braided black shoelace-style laces; some spring to them but no breaking/ripping.|
|Price||$70.50 USD when not on sale.|
This is indeed a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe as you can wear it over clothing as a fashionable wide belt, or under clothing as a foundation piece. However, be aware that this cincher has a “modern slim” silhouette, which means there’s not a lot of curve inward at the waist, so it won’t cinch in the waist dramatically.
Due to the shortness of this corset I wouldn’t recommend this for anyone who has lower-pooch issues.