Corsets And Your Body Shape
Underbust Corsets - Is designed to cinch in your waist and deliver an extra lift to your breasts. It’s designed to sit right at the hipbone (iliac crest) on most wearers, and has a contoured underbust line to accentuate and lift the bust area. The center front is a maximum of 12”, and from underbust to lap you should measure at least 9.5” to be able to sit comfortably. It has a hourglass or “modern slim” silhouette.
Choose This Style If…you are an “apple” or “ruler” shape, with a fairly balanced rib cage and hip. Men can wear this style as well, sometimes upside-down if it’s more comfortable. People with average-to-longer torso lengths should fit this cut.
Avoid This Style If…iyou have a torso shorter than 9” in height. If you desire a dramatic “pear” shape and your high hip (iliac) is 8-10 inches (or more) larger than your natural waist, consider our long cut.
Longer Underbust Corsets - is designed to flatter those with longer torsos and / or those who are pear-shaped, as this style has adjustable side hip ties. While this corset will cinch in your waist it will also deliver an extra lift to the breasts. The center front is around 13” long, and you should measure at least 11” from underbust to lap in order to sit in this corset comfortably. This style is also the most flattering for full-figured wearers and those who have a pooch or "mother's apron."
Choose This Style If…you are plus-sized, especially with an underbust measurement smaller than your waist. Those with a long torso will find this the most flattering as it will cover all of your tummy. Those who have prominent hips (your iliac crest measures 8-10” more than your waist) will also find the expandable hip ties more comfortable.
Avoid This Style If…you have a torso 10” or less in height, unless you don’t plan to sit down for long periods in this corset.
Waist Cinchers - is designed to have a mild, slim silhouette and is more for tummy flattening than extreme training. This corset is 8” long in the center front, which is 3-4 inches shorter than the standard length underbust, so the top line generally comes up to the lower ribs, and cuts slightly above the iliac crest. On someone with a short torso, it may reach up to the underbust line. Those who have a torso length of 6.5” or longer will be able to sit comfortably in this corset.
Choose This Style If…your torso is less than 9” in height, and your rib cage and hips are fairly balanced. Those with a longer torso can wear this corset as well, fashioned as a wide belt.
Avoid This Style If…you have a prominent lower tummy pooch (aka “mother’s apron”), as this corset is very short and will not fully cover the lower abdomen.
Overbust Corsets - Overbust corset tops have a 3-point fitting system - so even though our corsets are still standard sized, you will be able to control the fit. With more choices, you have a higher chance of having a more flattering and comfortable fit.
1) Waist - Each corset comes in a standard closed waist measurements. Overbusts are offered in waist sizes, from 20” - 50”, in 2-inch increments. So you start by choosing the waist size that’s appropriate for you; many people are comfortable starting with a size 3-4 inches smaller than their natural waist measurement. For example, if your waist is naturally 42”, then perhaps choose a size 38” corset.
2) Bust - in addition waist size, your underbust or bra band size is the next measurement to consider. If your under bust is only 1” more than, or less than, your waist you’ll need to go down an entire size. Example: Waist is 42” (42 – 4 = size 38) If under bust is 43” or less then corset size should be size 36.
3) Hips - which you can expand or contract to fit your hips. This means that whether you have slim hips or prominent hips, you can adjust the corset to fit you. Even if you have
uneven/asymmetric hips, you will be able to adjust the back laces for individual comfort.
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