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What's the Difference Between a Basque, a Corset and a Waspie?

What's the Difference Between a Basque, a Corset and a Waspie?

Sexy Belle 09 March 2022


Here at Sexy Belle, we sell many different types of sexy lingerie. It can sometimes be overwhelming when you visit a lingerie site and see many different types and you may find yourself questioning what's what. There's teddys, chemises, babydolls and so on. The thing we're going to be speaking about in this blog is the difference between a Basque, Corset and a Waspie.




First things first, what's a basque? Historically, a basque was used during certain eras in history to enhance and smooth the figure with gentle enhancement and typically gave the breasts a lifted, but somewhat flattened appearance. Basques tend to be stiff and have a 'boned' framing, which you could say would include your posture and keep your back upright and straight! Basques can come with back lace tying or a hook and eye fastening closure, it all depends on what you're looking for. The flexible boning frame gives a flattering fit due to its figure-hugging nature. The fabric and overall construction is designed to hug but is not as restrictive or compressive as a traditional corset. Basques tend to be decorative and are great to wear in the bedroom, some even come with detachable hooks to pair with stockings to spice up the look even more!



A great example of a basque is the Aubade Pour Toujours Basque. First of all, this would be perfect for any bride to be on their wedding day! The wedding season is ahead and this is a white lingerie essential. This basque is designed to hug your curves and flatter your best assets, making you look and feel amazing. The stiff bone framing paired with the underwired cups provides excellent support all day long. Adjustable straps and multiple hooks and eye closure guarantee an individual fit. This stunning basque is crafted with a transparent tulle offering a sexy and alluring look, which is perfect for your wedding day. Delicate embroidery adorns the edging giving this basque a truly gorgeous and luxurious look.



Now let's move on to corsets. Corsets are lingerie undergarments that are designed to reduce the size of your waist, enhancing your curves and hugging your figure, giving you a sexy and alluring look. Corsets are typically used for creating a sexy hourglass figure (or waist train if that's your intention). They are designed to be restrictive in terms of your movement, this does not mean you cannot breathe but it means that your movement may be minorly restricted. Cinching at the waist, corsets are designed to make you look and feel your best with your curves.



The Provocative Corset & Thong Set is a stunning corset set that every girl needs. The luxury retro style makes it a perfect item to add to your stylish lingerie collection. Enhancing your curves and favourite assets has never been easier. This corset will enhance your bust and cinch your waist, making your figure look its very best. The stunning top is decorated with satin ruffle material on the top and bottom with matching satin bows in the centre of the bust and on the sides of the hemline, creating a very feminine and alluring look. This corset has a ribbon tie fastening on the back but also has an alternative option of a side zip fastening, making it so comfortable and easy to wear.




Lastly, we'll talk about waspies. A waspie is a lingerie garment that has corset details BUT it only fastens around the waist. Waspies cinch at your waists like corsets and basques, adding definition and flattering your body making you look and feel amazing. Waspies can be paired with a bra and thong, creating an alluring and sexy lingerie look. Even though they don't cover the full torso, waspies can still have a gorgeous amount of detail (like basques and corsets).


The Playful Promises Annelise Waspie is a great example of a sexy waspie that accentuates your silhouette. With delicate lace embroidery, this stunning waspie will definitely upgrade your lingerie collection. The waspie features four adjustable and removable suspender straps and is fastened with a hook and eye closure to the rear, making it very easy to put on and take off. The great thing about waspies is that they tend to come with detachable suspender straps making it easy for you to slip on some sexy stockings and create the perfect sexy outfit.



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