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Corset Sizing Guide
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As we offer plus size products from many manufacturers
all 
with different size charts.

We have placed size charts for each product on the
appropriate product ordering page. Please review
each product size chart before ordering. 

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Fashion Corsets
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Corset Sizing Tip:
1) Take your waist measurement just above your navel and then subtract 3 to determine your corset size.
2) If your under bust is only 1” more than, or less than, your waist you’ll need to go down an entire size.
3)Example: Waist is 33” (33 – 3 = size 30) If under bust is 34” or less then corset size should be size 28.
Corsets are equal to their size. Meaning, when a size 42 corset is laid out flat it is 42 inches across. The top and bottom vary slightly.

Corset Type Corset Is Designed To… Choose This Style If… Avoid This Style If…
Underbust Corset It will 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. if you are an “apple” or “ruler” shape, with a fairly balanced ribcage 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.  if you 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 Corset 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." 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. 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 Cincher has 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. if your torso is less than 9” in height, and your ribcage and hips are fairly balanced. Those with a longer torso can wear this corset as well, fashioned as a wide belt.  
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 Corset
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.
  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.
Bust
in addition waist size,  your bust 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.
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.

Ready Made - Off The Rack Corset and Your Body Measurements

Your body measurements dictate how the corset will look like on the back side were the laces are.

A) If all of your body measurements are in the 3X size range the back of your new corset should be close to this.

B) If your bust and waist measurements are in the 3X size range and your hips are in the 5X size range the back of your new corset should be close to this

  C) If your bust measurements are in the 5X size range and your waist and hips are in the 3X size range the back of your new corset should be close to this

 D) If your bust and hip measurements are in the 5X size range and  your waist is in the 3X  size range the back of your new corset            should be close to this.


How to take a waist measurement

Loop the tape around the narrowest part of your waist so it's snug fitting, but not pinching any skin. Make sure not to pull the measuring tape tightly – and always measure 2 or 3 times for accuracy.

What does size 3X/4X or 5X/6X mean?

Some corsets are adjustable or elastic enough that they come in combined sizes. For example, an corset size for example might be 3XL/4XL and 5XL/6XL. This means, for example, a size 3XL/4XL will fit if you wear a 3XL or 4XL, as shown on the size chart.


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