I had to wear a little waspie
(waist cincher or belt), which made my posture great, so I felt like a lady.
Eyelet detail waspie
, [euro]19, bra [euro]24, brief [euro]16
Emma said: "If you look back, it's the corsetry that usually dictates the shape of a garment - whether it's a corset or a 50s corselette, a waspie
or a Wonderbra.
It's a proper crime serial and a lot happens over five episodes." Out of her 1950s uniform with its 'waspie
' waist and pointed 'bullet bust' Jennie may look very different, but she insists that 2013 isn't so different from Gina's day.
"Gina's uniform has been tailored for her figure to make it a bit more flattering, and she's wearing period underwear - a 'waspie
' basque to get a cinched in waist and a pointed bra to get what's known as a 'bullet bust'."
This Magicwear Secret Slimming Waspie
by Marks and Spencer slims and draws in the waist whilst flattening the stomach to help create the classic 1950s silhouette.
Navy Rose of Persia balcony bra, pounds 50, waspie
pounds 65, lace shorts, pounds 35, Biba at House of Fraser www.hof.co.uk, 020 7003 4000 * TIP: Navy now rivals black as a classic Corset, from pounds 55.99, Victoria Whiteland, www.vwhiteland.com, 08444 177 193 * TIP: A specialist gift for the woman who loves to pull in her waist.
Bodices produce smoothing lines and the waist-cinching waspie
create hourglass silhouettes.
Red polka dot dress, (top) pounds 69; petticoat, pounds 45; Opalite necklace (part of a set), pounds 25; satin orchid fascinator, pounds 30; bag, pounds 65; waspie
belt, pounds 4; bracelet, pounds 15.
With this in mind take note of the subtle change occurring in fashion's current emphasis.The rise in popularity of the art of burlesque alongside icon Dita Von Teese has brought into focus a retro silhouette; the pinched-in waspie
waist with the inevitable suspenders and stockings say far more yet reveal less than the usual (and obvious) cleavage.
The modern version of the waspish waspie
is an elegant, clinging and fizzy piece of finery that'll knock the fellas dead!
nge bra rt and is r with shion ms Kelly Brook Model Kelly Brook, 33, is famed for her fabulous hourglass Magicwear Secret Slimming Waspie
by Mk, figure.