Corset & Waist Trainer Sizing

Step #1: Take Your Measurements

Underbust

Tip: Measure right at your bra line. Make sure you measure parallel to the ground.

Natural Waist

Tip: Measure where you bend side to side. Usually about 1" above your belly button.

Upper Hip

Tip: Measure at or just below your hip bone. Just above where you bend when you sit.

Torso Length

Tip: Sit in a chair, place the measuring tape centered under your breast and extend the tape to the top of your thigh. Be sure to sit straight. (video).

 

Step #2: Determine Your Size & Style

A general corset sizing guideline is as follows: If your natural waist (where you bend side to side) is under 38” select a corset 4-7 inches smaller than your natural waist. If your natural waist is over 38” select a corset 7-10 inches smaller than your natural waist.

As a rule of thumb, we have our customers order 4-7 inches below their natural waist size. So if you have a 29″ waist, you would order a size 24 corset.

Other Factors to Consider

  • Wearing a corset for fashion or back support? We recommend only 3-5 inches smaller than your natural waist. 
  • New to corseting? Error on the side of too big and work your way into a smaller corset.
  • Torso length: If you are tall and have lots of extra "fluff," you may find 8-10 inches is not too extreme a reduction because you have more area to spread your soft tissue. 
  • Your "squish" factor: Lean muscle is not going to have as much give as soft tissue. The more "give" you have in your waist, the more aggresive you can be with your silhouette level. Are you firm or squishy? (video)

Corset Styles

Corsets come in a variety of different sizes and levels of "curve" to fit a variety of body types and styles. These articles will give you an overview of the types of corsets available, and which might fit your body and personal style the best.

 

Step #3: Get a Personalized Recommendation

Fill out the form below, and we'll send you a personalized recommendation on the best corset size and style(s) for your body type and planned use.

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