Waist cinchers with firm control can do more than just accentuate the waistline. They also slim the midriff, eliminating muffin tops and love handles. Firm control is accomplished with compression, shaper bands, boning, stretch fabric and inner control panels, or a combination of elements. Waist cinchers, or waist nippers as they are sometimes known, can also provide back support and ease lower back pain.
Firm control waist cinching shapewear is offered in lots of styles, including those with hook-and-eye front closure, high waisted styles that are pulled on, even high-back vest style cinchers. There are also corset styles, some with combinations of satin and lace that make them sexy fashion statements on their own.