Sizing a corset is complicated. For the best fit, you need to consider a combination of corset size, corset style, your squishiness and natural body shape.
At Orchard Corset, we have options to help you find a great corset fit:
Use our corset calculator. Provide your measurements and get an instant corset recommendation. Our calculator works great for most, but not all body types.
Contact our real, live sizing experts for the best recommendation. Reach us through chat or by filling the form below, and we'll respond as soon as possible. During business hours, we're instant! Outside business hours, we'll reply within a day.
It's always a good idea to get a second opinion, so we recommend trying both options to be extra sure!
Option 1: Use our Corset Sizing Calculator
Get a personalized size and corset style recommendation based on your measurements. Before you start:
- Grab a tape measure (or use a ruler app with string, ribbon or a shoelace in a pinch)
- Wear a comfy, supportive bra (if applicable)
- Don't measure over clothing, and ideally do this in front of a mirror
We'll take you through with step-by-step video instructions. Navigate the Corset Calculator using the blue arrows!
Please note: At this time our calculator hasn’t learned enough to recommend overbusts. Follow through these steps to take your measurements and open a ticket with our team. Or, talk with them now through live chat.
Option 2: Contact us for a customized recommendation
Two steps to get a recommendation from a real, live sizing expert.
Step #1: Take Your Measurements
Corset Sizing Guidelines
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. Use our corset calculator for a more precise estimate.
As a general rule, 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? Err 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 aggressive you can be with your silhouette level. Are you firm or squishy? (video)
- Interested in an overbust? Please include your bra size when talking with our sizing team so they can best assist you.
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.
Should I use a corset sizing chart?
Many corset sizing charts only consider waist size, or maybe a couple of additional measurements. Corsets have a rigid structure and different corsets have very different shapes, so sizing charts will often not guarantee you a good fit.
Always make sure to look at size plus the corset style/shape that you plan to get, in addition to other factors like squishiness, torso length and your corseting experience.
Our corset calculator and our sizing experts take all these factors into account when giving you a recommendation.