I love corsets and have been wearing them off and on for years now but this is my first ever waist cincher. I love it. Its a royal pain to get it on, even starting high, hooking and pulling it down as you go ( large breasts I'm sure don't help any ) but once its hooked and in place its amazingly comfortable. It has a bit of stretch and doesn't roll ( my biggest concern with a corset of this style ) and I don't have to readjust it all the time. Its also fairly breathable .(.I wouldn't want to wear it in the middle of july on a 100 degree day but on cooler days I don't see it being an issue.) and it smooths out the bit of extra I have packed on the last few years ( Trust me, for me that is a good thing, although I'm now noticing its a bit to much for my liking) and makes my cloths fit a bit better. Love this one so much I plan on ordering another one this week.