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Corsets are sold in Waist sizes, in 2 inch increments from 18 inches - 40 inches depending on the style. Larger plus sizes are available from styles beginning with product code "VO". Authentic Corsets are designed to be ordered 4 inches under your natural waist measurement if your natural waist size is under 34".  For example, if the measurement around the narrowest part of your relaxed waist is 30", you would typically order your corset in size 26". If one trains down to the point that the corset no longer fits snug, a new corset should be ordered with a reduction of 2 inches from the current laced waist. 


For those customers with waists of 34 inches or more, it is recommended to order 6 inches under the natural waist measurement. Therefore, a plus size women who has a natural relaxed waist size of 40 inches would typically need a corset in size 34". If a plus size corset wearer trains down to the point that the corset no longer fits snug, a new corset should be ordered with a reduction of 4 inches from the current laced waist. 


It is most helpful to provide us with your bust, waist, and hip measurements here.
This will ensure that you are getting a properly sized corset and will prevent the expense and inconvenience of a return-exchange in the future. Please submit your additional measurements in inches or centimeters. This is especially important if your bust, waist, and hips are not in proportion to one another, or if you need
assistance with affirming that you are ordering the correct size.  

To take your measurements in inches or centimeters, measure around the fullest part of your bust, the narrowest part of your waist (high waist directly under your rib cage) and around the top of your hip bones. You may also provide your under the bust measurement and your bra cup size. Make sure not to pull the measuring tape too tightly, and always measure 2 or 3 times for accuracy.

 1)  the fullest part of your bust (not bra size)
 2)  bra cup size
 3)  underbust measurement (not bra size)
 4)  the narrowest part of your waist ("high waist" at bottom of rib cage) 
 5)  around the top of your hip bones
 6)  around lower full hip (for longer style corsets only)

Corset Sizing, corset measurements


A made-to-measure corset is custom made to the wearer's sizing specifications, and is necessary when the wearer's measurements do not accommodate the "standard sized" corset. Made-to-measure corsets are available in styles that begin with product codes "T" and "VO", and warrant a 25% custom fee. Upon receipt of your order, we will notify you if "made-to-measure" is necessary and will only proceed with your approval.

f your measurements require a "made-to-measure" corset, or you determine that you would like a corset custom made to your sizing, fabric, and style specifications, you are welcome to contact us for a quote prior to ordering.

:  Custom orders (whether standard sized or made-to-measure) require full payment up front. Exchanges and store credits cannot be issued on merchandise that has been made to customer specifications. Additionally, we cannot be held responsible for inaccurate measurements submitted by the customer. Therefore, please measure carefully. Corset styles beginning with "A", "P" or "V" are considered custom styles even in standard sizes.



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