A corset is a form of shapewear that is used to achieve a certain body form. Corsets can be worn for both medical and aesthetic reasons. While this garment is more commonly manufactured for women, men have also been known to wear corsets to achieve the much sought after V-shaped hip. While modern corsets are mainly worn as a fashion statement, this piece of clothing used to be worn to completely alter the silhouette.
Available in various shapes, lengths, and styles, corsets are also used in BDSM play to restrain the partner by tight-lacing. In fact, bondage and discipline corsets are especially conceived for BDSM play and are designed to be laced as tightly as possible.