Ladies wore tightly laced corsets to give them the narrow waists which were thought to be attractive.
Myres shows that the costume consists of three parts - the loin-cloth itself, a white wrapper or kilt worn over it, and a knotted girdle which secured the whole and perhaps played its part in producing and maintaining the wasp waists characteristic of the Aegean race.
Daytime clothes often consist of t-shirts and small pants with elastic waists.
Modern skis are shapely, with small waists and wider tips and tails.
Expect to find one-shoulder looks that enthrall and ruched-in waists that serve to enhance the female form.