Corselet

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A basque type of corselet with shoulder straps and suspenders.
Japanese model Minako Komukai in a bustier and panties.

A corselet, or corselette, is a type of foundation garment or lingerie, sharing certain elements of corsets, bras, girdles, camisoles and bodysuits. In the U.S.A., the generic term for a corselet bra is merry widow or merrywidow. A corselet has less compression of the ribs than a corset.

When it is spelled corselette, it often refers to garments that also enclose the crotch, like a bodysuit but with a built-in bra.

Variants and related[edit]

A bustier is like a corselet without garters or shoulder straps.

A bodice, historically, is an article of clothing for women, covering the body from the neck to the waist. In modern usage it typically refers to a specific type of upper garment common in Europe during the 16th to the 18th century, or to the upper portion of a modern dress to distinguish it from the skirt and sleeves. Bodices survive into modern times in the traditional or revived folk dress of many European countries (for example the Austrian dirndl).

A corsage is either a synonym for the bodice of a dress, or refers to a less-tight variant of a corset, such as a bridal corset.

A basque is a type of bodice characterized by a close, contoured fit and extending past the waistline over the hips.

A torsolette is is a lingerie corselet, typically featuring decorative front or back lace-up detail.

Corselets and spanking[edit]

Corselets are often found in BDSM, worn both by female tops and bottoms, and also by crossdressing and sissy males. As a corselet covers the torso and waist but not the buttocks, the same as a corset does, it equally emphasizes the nudity of a bare bottom, but it is not as tight to wear. A highly erotic garment, it is also often worn as fetish clothing.

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