The waist is the part of the abdomen between the rib cage and hips. On proportionate people, the waist is the narrowest part of the torso.

The waistline refers to the horizontal line where the waist is narrowest, or to the general appearance of the waist. People who diet are often said to be trying to "improve" their waistline.

Women tend to have narrower waists than men.

Read more about Waist:  Fashion, Waist-hip Ratio, Waist Measurement, Waist Reduction and Training

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Cincher - The "New Look"
... Dior's "New Look" brought the waist cincher to popularity around 1947 ... full feminine busts, and hand-span waists above enormous spreading skirts" ... The hand-span waists so beloved by Dior were achieved by foundations garments, of which the most popular was the waist cincher ...
Body Shape - Terminologies
... of female body sizes are mainly based on the circumference of the bust-waist-hip (BWH), as in 36-24-36 (inches) respectively ... In this case, the waist-hip ratio is 24/36 = 0.67 ... Hourglass shape The female body is significantly narrower in the waist both in front view and profile view ...
... A waist cincher (sometimes referred to as a Waspie) is a belt worn around the waist to make the wearer's waist physically smaller, or to create the illusion of being smaller ...
Waist Reduction and Training
... Waist reduction or waist training refers to the act of wearing a corset or other constricting garment to reduce or alter the waistlinefu ... may also be used to alter the appearance of the waist ... Waist reduction may be used simply to reduce the width of the waist ...
Cow And Chicken - Humor
... is that the children's parents, who are called Mom and Dad by everyone, exist only from the waist down, and can be seen to stop at the waist (whenever their shadows appear, they are cut ... A picture even exists on the wall of the parents from the waist down ... of the idea of partially unseen characters and cartoons in which adults are seen only from the waist down (e.g ...

Famous quotes containing the word waist:

    She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder, so much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)

    ... women can never do efficient and general service in hospitals until their dress is prescribed by laws inexorable as those of the Medes and Persians. Then, that dress should be entirely destitute of steel, starch, whale-bone, flounces, and ornaments of all descriptions; should rest on the shoulders, have a skirt from the waist to the ankle, and a waist which leaves room for breathing.
    Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    Down from the waist they are centaurs,
    Though women all above;
    But to the girdle do the gods inherit,
    Beneath is all the fiends’: there’s hell, there’s darkness,
    There is the sulphurous pit, burning, scalding,
    Stench, consumption.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)