"See the wasp waist, the ballooning hips, the swelling bosom?"

The features Chris is describing are the result of a corset worn by the lady. This garment was primarily worn in the 18th century. Its shape forces the waist to be excessively cinched, thus accentuating the female's hips and bosom. The waist-cinching trend came under much controversy in the 19th century due to the health risks it caused for women and its mere purpose of seeking adulation from men.