With all those numbers and measures, it can be challenging to find the right size corset or a flattering style for your body type. It can be a bit intimidating, but it is vital to finding a corset you can be comfortable and confident in!
The first thing you should know is that you should never guess when it comes to your corset size! Corsets are made to fit your body like a glove so guessing isn’t going to be enough. Get out the measuring tape and write down your numbers.
The next thing you should know is that if you are a bit between sizes, you need to lean towards your largest measurement. It is much easier to cinch in more on the waist area than it is to create more space for your chest.
Tips For Area Measurements
Bust – You should measure around the fullest part of your bust for the correct size. However, if you have a larger bust, you need to make sure to size for your bust size over any other dimension in order to prevent any ‘fall out’ if you are planning to purchase an overbust corset such as our Ainsley Gothic Corset.
Waist – In order to get the correct measurements, you need to measure your natural resting waist which should fall between your ribs and hip bones. An authentic corset will typically be able to reduce your waist line by 3 to 5 inches while a fashion corset should not be used for waist reduction.
Hips – Find your hip bones and measure along that line around your body. This needs to be the total circumference of the fullest area of your hips.
Length – This measurement is much more important for those who are tall with a long torso to ensure the corset will be long enough. To measure the front length, measure from between the middle of the bust to the bottom of the corset. The measurement of the back length will need to be measured from where the corset will begin to where it is supposed to end.
Finding the perfect corset for your unique body type can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Thanks to our Measure To Made service, you can have a corset customized to your body type instead of having to search and search in the hope of finding your perfect match. With an account, you can even save your measurements for future use to avoid having re-measure with every purchase. So get yourself measured today and enjoy one of our perfect fit corsets delivered straight to your doorstep!