Step #2: Determine Your Size & Style
As a general guideline, if your natural waist (where you bend side to side) is:
under 38” select a corset 4-7 inches smaller than your natural waist.
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)
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.