True Corset “Waist Training Long Cincher” Review

This post is a summary of the True Corset “Waist Training Long Corset Cincher” Review video, which you can watch on Youtube if you prefer:

Fit, length Front is about 13 inches long, but on the sides the corset is only 8.5 inches, which I suspect is why this corset was named the “long cincher”. I consider this a modern slim silhouette; the ribcage is about 6″ bigger than the waist, and the hips are also about 6-7″ bigger than the waist. Recommended for average/long waists.
Material Likely 3 main layers: fashion fabric is black taffeta, inside has a “bull-denim” style cotton lining (a bit coarser than twill) and I’m guessing that it has a cotton interlining (the taffeta by itself would normally be too thin to contain the bones on the fashion side, but these ones are holding fast).
Construction Technically 6 panel pattern. Assembled using sandwich method, and double-boned on the seams (this is explained in further detail in the video). Also has 6 garter tabs (3 on each side).
Binding Matching black taffeta bias strips, machine stitched on both sides (the 2nd seam was stitched in the ditch).
Waist tape 1-inch wide black satin ribbon, through all panels of the corset – invisibly secured between the lining and interlining of the corset.
Modesty panel 6 inch wide modesty panel at the back (about 4 inches of useable space), unstiffened, attached to one side, and covered in matching black taffeta. No placket in the front by the busk.
Busk 12 inches long with 5 pins (the lowest two pins are closer together, which is typical). 1/2″ wide on each side.
Boning 24 total bones not including busk. (Double boned on the seams with 1/4″ spiral steel bones, and very stiff 1/4″ wide flat steel bones on either side of the grommets.
Grommets 22 grommets total, size #00 two-part grommets with small flange; set equidistantly. The taffeta seems to be holding up better around the grommets compared to my True Corset finished in brocade.
Laces 1/4″ black flat braided nylon shoe-lace style laces. Virtually unbreakable. Has a bit of spring.
Price At the time that I’m writing, it is £75 in the UK or $120 in the US.

Final Thoughts

I was initially a bit confused by the name, as “long cincher” is a bit of an oxymoron to me. But I presume they mean that it is long on the front and short on the sides – nevertheless, I would say that those with a very short torso should choose a different corset style, as it may be too long in the front for you.

Bernie Dexter models the True Corset taffeta corset


Like I had mentioned in my review for True Corset’s Dragon Brocade cincher, this corset has a very gentle curve which is not designed for a huge amount of reduction. Unless you have quite narrow hips, I would recommend ordering a size up from what you’d usually get from an OTR corset company, because the modern-slim silhouette doesn’t accommodate a huge waist reduction. I initially went with a size 22″ but in retrospect I would have gone with a size 24″ instead, as I like my corsets to be more closed in the back. 

My taffeta underbust seems to be keeping in the grommets much more securely compared to the two brocade corsets I have from True Corset (the dragon underbust and blue overbust). This is surprising, as I’m usually used to taffeta being thinner and brocade being thicker and more hardy in other corset brands. I’m not sure if this case is due to the taffeta having a denser weave, or if it is due to the slightly different construction of their “waist training” style corsets; nevertheless they seem to be holding fast. I am going to continue keeping an eye on these grommets – but if you’re considering a True Corset underbust and you’re indifferent about the fashion fabric, I would recommend the taffeta over the brocade.

Is this a true “waist training” corset? I talk about waist training corsets in this particular video, if you’re interested.

You can find the True Corset cincher on their website and also on Amazon.

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2 comments on “True Corset “Waist Training Long Cincher” Review

  1. Terrible experience with this company and still dealing with them over a month into it.
    I ordered a corset after carefully measuring myself and following their instructions and it was still too large. I initiated a return request and never heard a response. A week later I contacted them again, they said they never received the request for whatever reason. I requested an exchange and because I had just left to go out of town when they finally responded to me I told them I would be fine with making a separate order and returning the original corset once I got home. They agreed to refund me the original order amount including shipping ($39.95 + $6.99 shipping = $46.94) as well as the return shipping costs.
    When I got home I received the second corset and returned the original corset following all of their instructions. As of November 10th I never heard from them and the corset was delivered to the address they provided on the 2nd. They finally e-mailed me back and said it was sent to their old warehouse (which is where they told me to send it). They refunded me a total of $46.94. I then sent them the return shipping receipt which amounted to $9.75. The reason it was $9.75 was because they required me to insure and track the return. Once they received my receipt they then only refunded me an additional $2.76.
    So now, for the past week and a half I have gone back and forth with these sellers and each response from them takes over 24 hours to receive. They first say that they didn’t have to refund me for the original shipping and just refunded me for the return shipping and now they are saying that refunded me for the original shipping plus 2.75 just because.
    As I stand now, they owe me only an additional $7.00. It’s a small amount but since they stated they would refund me for the original shipping cost and the return shipping but now are refusing to do that I am forced to file a complaint with amazon.
    Also, please keep in mind that the reason I would like to be repaid for the original shipping costs is because I placed two orders rather one, which wouldn’t be the case if we did a simple exchange. Now, they are implying that I am lying about when I submitted the original return request and say that’s why they will not refund me the additional $7.00 that they owe.
    I send them e-mail after e-mail asking them to answer one question. “Why will you not honor your agreement to refund my original order amount (including shipping) as well as the return shipping costs?” and they refuse to answer that question, now the only response they seem to come up with is demanding proof of when I made my original return request, which I see as completely irrelevant.

    But, I’m sure this post will be deleted in no time.

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hi VMA, I don’t delete comments unless they’re blatantly abusive. I’m sorry that you’ve had a negative experience and I’m keeping your commentary up for others to reference in the future. Unfortunately I can’t do anything about it because I’m an independent reviewer and not tied to the company. Every company website should have a policies page where they state in detail whether shipping costs are included in refunds or not; from my experience with over 20 different OTR companies, some refund the shipping and some do not (and some charge restocking fees while others don’t too). I would advise going through the Terms and Conditions page for this company into the fine print and see what they say.

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