The corset has been used for centuries as an undergarment. The historic practice of accentuating the feminine waist has made a comeback- this time as outerwear. Similar to the corsets appearing on runways this season, this corset is meant to be worn much like a belt, over a tailored stretch shirt or a skimpy tank top. Not only does it define the waist, it gently flattens the tummy, providing the flat abs one may not have the time or discipline to acquire at the gym. This corset is crocheted over boning by using a mix of standard and Tunisian crochet techniques. The rows of Tunisian Crochet serve to provide firm structure, while the rows of standard crochet not only provide textural counterpoint, but provide openness and ventilation to the design as well.