Review: Rago Pink & Black Waist Cincher Style #721
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Above is the Rago Pink and Black Waist Cincher #721, black satin body with pink flat sewn seams, black and pink lace front, 13 front hook-and-eye closures, 4 satin, adjustable garters with pink decorative bows at the top and metal clasps, and flexible spiral boning, available in sizes S-6X, $36-40.00 or £27.95 per each.
Despite my stockings addiction, I'm not super femme. I don't like a lot of lace, pastels, pink, frills, ruffles, or any o fthat kind of frou-frou. Therefore, I was surprised when I got this item in the mail and immediately fell in love with it. It may not even read as all that "girly" to many of you, but it's definitely a step away from the usual for me. And trust me when I say it looks even better than the photo. The lace front, for example, is beautiful. Rago has a reputation for well-crafted, retro undergarments utilizing vintage patterns and this certainly does not disappoint. Upon closer inspection, it seems to be extremely well-constructed.
However, I have one significant complaint. Whether it's minor or major depends on what you wear your waist cinchers for. My primary issue is that this cincher doesn't cinch at all. I bought a size medium, which is what I usually wear, and there's at least an inch of extra material on the sides. I don't feel pulled in, smoothed, or shaped at all when I'm wearing this; I only feel like I'm wearing a pretty piece of lingerie. If you want this cincher to actually cinch, it might be good to buy one size down from your usual size, but if you just want something nice to hold up your stockings, then go ahead and choose your regular size.
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