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Sizing Information

Most of our items are made to measure, which means we will collect specific measurements from you and your item will be custom made to your size. Our custom made corsets have exceptional fit and therefore require a lot of measurements. After you place your order for a corset, submit your measurements here to input them into our system. We can’t begin your order without these!

Taking Your Measurements

This page will guide you through taking your measurements. In order to ensure your item is a perfect fit, you’ll need to take these measurements as carefully and accurately as possible. Please note the following guidelines when taking your measurements:

  • Double and triple check your measurements before sending them! We are not responsible for items that do not fit because of incorrectly taken measurements. We want your item to fit perfectly just as much as you do, so please, triple check!

  • Use the buddy system! If possible, have a friend help you with taking your measurements. Your results will be more accurate this way.

  • Take your measurements loosely. If you tighten the measuring tape too much when taking your measurements, your corset may be too tight. Remember — it’s a corset! The corset will by default be smaller than your measurements. The measuring tape should not be pulled tight at all when taking measurements. If you’re not sure — take a deep breath, and when you exhale, where the tape falls when you relax naturally is the measurement you should give.

  • What to wear? Be sure to wear an unpadded bra when taking your measurements, as this will hold your bust in the correct place and ensure a perfect fit. In general, you should take your measurements against your skin or very thin clothing, as any additional bulk will add to your measurements and make them incorrect.

  • Don’t stress! Taking your measurements can seem daunting, but don’t overthink it! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out via email or chat, and we can help! And get excited — you’re one step closer to your custom made corset!

Sounds good? Let's get started.

Follow the instructions for each section below and write down your measurement. Then use the form at the bottom of this page to submit.
corset bust and waist measurement instructions

Find your bust and your waist

Your bust is the fullest area of your chest when wearing an unpadded bra, at the level of your nipples.

Your natural waist is the place where your body creases when you bend from side to side, typically slightly above your belly button. Bend from side to side and find the place where your body creases between your rib cage and your hip bone — that’s your waist!

Using a ribbon, rope, string, or piece of elastic, tie one strand around your bust, and another around your natural waist, as shown in the photo to the left. Be sure that each ribbon is parallel to the floor all the way around your body, not drooping or uneven in any places, and perfectly straight all the way around your body.

bust measurement instructions
corset bust measurement instructions
Bust: Measure all the way around your body at bust level where you have tied the ribbon. Double check that your measuring tape is parallel to the floor all the way around your body.

Measurement on model: 35″
underbust corset measurements
Underbust: Your underbust is the area directly under your bust, typically where your bra band sits. Double check that your measuring tape is parallel to the floor all the way around your body.

Measurement on model: 28 3/4″
natural waist measurement for corsets
natural waist corset measurements
Natural Waist: Measure all the way around your body at your natural waist level, where you have tied the ribbon around your waist. Double check that your measuring tape is parallel to the floor all the way around your body.

Measurement on model: 27 1/2″
hip measurements sizing for corsets
high hip measurements sizing corsets
High Hip: To find your high hip, measure down 4″ from your natural waist and mark this location. This is your high hip level. Measure all the way around your body at this point. Double check that your measuring tape is parallel to the floor all the way around your body.

Measurement on model: 32″
underbust to natural waist corset measurements
Underbust to Natural Waist: Measure from the position you took your underbust measurement, directly under your bust (where your bra band usually sits), and measure down to your natural waist. ​

Measurement on model: 2 1/2″
apex to natural waist along breast measurements
Apex to Natural Waist Along Breast: Start from your nipple and measure down to your natural waist. When taking this measurement, the measuring tape should be pressed along the curve of your breast. Be sure you are taking this measurement from the same points you previously measured your bust and natural waist! ​

Measurement on model: 6″
apex to natural waist at side sizing measurements

Apex to Natural Waist at Side: Starting from the level you took your bust measurement from, measure straight down against your body to your natural waist. Be sure you are taking this measurement from the same points you previously measured your bust and natural waist!
DO NOT MEASURE FROM YOUR ARMPIT. This measurement should be less than or equal to the measurement you got for your apex to waist along breast.

Measurement on model: 5 1/4″

*This measurement is often done incorrectly. Average measurements for this should be between 5″-7 1/2″. If your measurement is less than or greater than this, it means you have a short or long torso. If you think that’s not true, recheck the position of your waist elastic/ribbon and check this measurement again.

Submit Your Measurements

IMPORTANT! Please make sure to use the same name and email address used at checkout. This will ensure that we are able to find your measurements in our system.

Disclaimer About Custom Fit Items

We have years of experience in custom fitting and altering garments to fit people’s unique body types. We have developed a certain set of rules for creating perfectly fitting corsets, and in most cases, our buyers are extremely impressed with how well their corsets fit. We use more points-of-measure than other retailers and we believe this is what makes our fit so exceptional. That being said, there are certain limitations to how precise of a fit we can get without doing an in-person fitting. Please keep this in mind when placing your order.

Please note that custom fit items may have subtle variations in waistline and neckline shapes, as each pattern is crafted uniquely to fit the given measurements. We always do our best to keep custom fit items as close to the original design as possible, but some angles and curves may change in order to create a more perfectly fitting garment for your body.

Processing Time

All made-to-order items are subject to our standard processing time of 6-8 weeks. You can decrease your processing time by selecting a Priority Processing Upgrade from the drop-down menu. Please note that the processing time does not include shipping time. For example, an item purchased today with a 4 week processing time will be shipped 4 weeks from today.

Standard size corsets/stays are considered made-to-order unless otherwise noted. For custom fit items, this processing time begins from the time you submit your measurements. Failure to submit your measurements in a timely manner could result in your order being delayed.