Corset Sizing Guide

In order for corsets to cinch in your waist your corset size will be smaller than your natural waist measurement. The number of your corset size indicates the number of inches the corset measures at its smallest point, the waist line.
Because corset sizing is so different from the way most modern clothes are sized, you’ll need to take some measurements to determine which size will fit you the best. Ready to get sized? Grab a measuring tape and play the video below!
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.

Corset Lacing

There are several different ways to lace your corset. Take a look here for a quick overview.

Show Me Lacing

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? Error 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 aggresive you can be with your silhouette level.