Cinchers, or waist cinchers, are abbreviated corsets with the same stylish lace-up backs or fronts to help narrow the waist specifically. Waist cinchers do not have the cups and bust of the traditional corset and appear much like a wide, lacing belt. The waist cinchers usually have boning to help shape and define the waist while holding your figure in an elegant hourglass. The waist cincher can be worn with coordinating lingerie items as a romantic addition to a lingerie set or it can be worn over a sheer shirt or billowing blouse.