For centuries, women strived to achieve and maintain a thin waist look. Even today, some women use a waist-training corset in order to achieve an hourglass shape to their body, particularly in the months after childbirth. Ladies wear these corsets under their clothes to elevate the bosom, chinch in the waist, and shape up the hips. They feature strong quality fabric, such as satin, a comfortable internal lining, and some kind of boning as reinforcement, such as semi-flexible steel rods. They come with hook-and-eye enclosure in the front and lacing in the back, allowing the wearer to adjust the tightness in one area or throughout the whole garment for comfort. Many fit right under the breasts, while others include cups for a more controlled, full-figured look. Although many women wear corsets as undergarments, others incorporate these garments into burlesque, gothic, sexy, or steampunk costuming. Whether you want one for a costume or to create that hourglass silhouette, a corset helps give you a curved look with one garment.