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Measuring Guide

Sizing Information - Getting the correct fitting corset

When ordering a corset be aware that corsets are designed to give a waist reduction of 2-4 inches, and work hard to do so. To find out your corset size, measure your natural waist size and deduct 3 or 4 inches from this number to get your corset size, depending on whether the measurement is an even number or not. For example, if your natural waist measurement is 30 inch, then you should select a 26 inch corset, or if your natural waist measurement is 27 inches then you should select a 24 inch corset. It is a good idea to measure yourself at the hips, waist and bustline to give you an idea of what your shape is. Not all corsets fit everybody. Another handy measurement is your underarm to your hips. This will tell you what length of corset you would be comfortable with.

When ordering a corset, it is very important to choose the correct size for your requirements and reduction needed. If you don't know where to begin or would rather leave it to us, then we will gladly advise you which size to opt for, which takes away any element of guesswork.
Give us your real, uncorsetted measurements, in inches or centimetres - not the ones you'd like to have when wearing a corset!

Measuring yourself for a corset

To get accurate measurements, measure around the fullest part of your bust / chest, then the narrowest part of your waist and then the fullest part of your hips. You may also give your bra cup size. Although not requested in our options an underbust measurement can also be very helpful. If requested, we will then choose the right size for you, usually one which, if laced fully closed, will reduce your waist by about 4 inches/10 cm.
You don't have to lace that tightly at first, but you should be able to lace up your corset so that it fits snugly all over and pulls in your waist.

Corset measuring diagram

Or choose your own corset size.

However, our simple guide should help you choose the correct size.

Corset SizeBustUnderbustNatural WaistHipboneFull Hips

When choosing a corset size, it is important to measure your natural waist measurement first. To find your natural size, you need to wrap a tape measure around the narrowest part of your waist, which for most women is an inch or so above the belly button. If you do not have a tape measure you can get one here. Tape Measure. Take this measurement in inches. It is important to measure your waist whilst relaxed to give the most accurate sizing, which will ensure your corset fits well. As a general rule, a first time wearer should choose a corset that is 2-4 inches smaller than their natural waist measurement. Choose a 2 inch reduction if you are very muscular or only want a small reduction and gentle shaping, with the back of the corset fully closed. Opt for a four inch reduction if you want serious hourglass curves, or have a natural waist measurement of 32 inch or above, as the waist will naturally be able to compress more. A more experienced wearer should choose a 4 inch waist reduction or more. So for example, a wearer with a natural waist of 31 inches should opt for a 28 inch corset to give the best fit and shaping.

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