okay, call me a dope if y'all want to but what is the 3-4" smaller waist thing fascination with corsets anyhow? For starters you'd have to have custom made clothing or specifically altered ready to wear garments to wear over them. Plus a gal would look extremely odd with such an exaggerated figure like that walking around town in her regular every day life... Other than at a Victorian Ball or costumed theme event, when would you wear these things. If saving it for the bedroom, um.. at some point you'd end up taking the thing off and all (in its real size) would be revealed anyway. If there is some secret stripper fantasy thing about it all, sorry I just don't go there and neither does my husband or our teenage son and daughter.