Waist size is typically determined by measuring snugly at the narrowest point between your rib cage and the hipbone.
We recommend that you measure your waist 2-3 times for accuracy.
All corsets are sized by the waist in 2" increments.
Corsets should ideally be ordered 2-6" below your natural waist size.
The larger you are the greater the waist reduction possible:
If your natural waist size is less then 26" a 2" reduction is recommended for the comfort of first time corset wearers.
If your natural waist size is 26" plus then a 4-6" reduction is possible.
If your natural waist size is 34" plus then 6" reduction is possible.
If you are unsure then a good rule of thumb is to order your corset 4" smaller then your natural waist size. The chart below may be helpful in calculating a good corset size.
When choosing your corsets please be aware of your height. All of our product details will state if the designs are suited to ladies of a taller or shorter persuasion.
Our corsets will emphasize your feminine curves.
All of our corsets are authentic steel boned corsets.
Corset Busk Hardware
Flat Steel Bones
Spiral Steel Bones
Using a combination of solid steel bones at the front and back for strength and spiral steel bones throughout for the necessary flexibility to provide the most comfort, support and the desired waist reduction for that elegant hourglass silhouette.
High street bustiers or basques are imitation/fashion corsets made with plastic boning that bend and distort every time you sit. These plastic bones are fragile and can break, they often dig into your ribs and do not offer the same potential for waist reduction or indeed the support of an authentic corset.
A well fitting corset should feel like a comforting embrace.
We have done our best to keep our prices below the RRP in order to help those on a tighter budget have access to the glamour all ladies deserve without giving up on luxury by settling for these cheap imitations.
When you receive your corset you should find it laced and ready to go. In order to fit your corset you should follow these simple instructions:
It is advisable to make sure you are wearing the underwear you wish before you start with your corset. It may be difficult to put on stockings for instance once you are fully laced into your corset.
When you are ready for your corset begin by opening it out. Spread the laces wide enough that you can comfortably wrap the corset around your waist and close without difficulty.
Once you have opened your corset wide enough to wrap around your waist you may begin fastening your corset. Start at the top and work your way down to the bottom. You should have no difficulty fastening your corset if it is loose enough and it should hold in place well enough if you have not loosened it too much.
Now that your corset is fastened around your waist it is a good idea to make sure you have positioned it correctly. You want the front busk nice and straight down the centre as it will be difficult to rearrange once you have laced it tight.
As you will have noticed your corset laces are bidirectional. This means that the top of your corset can be tightened independently from the bottom giving the ability for all ladies of any shape to gain the waist reduction and support they desire.
Take hold of the laces positioned at the middle of your waist; you want to pull the right lace with your right hand and the left lace with, you guessed it your left hand. Pull the laces nice and tight.
Assuming all has gone well you may pull the laces in further without any difficulty and go straight to the bow tying stage when you have reached a comfortably snug fit.
If however you find you have got some laces slack at the top and or bottom, laces you are unable to tighten by simply pulling further at the centre, you may wish to ease them along with your fingers. It may be useful to use a mirror to help you see what your are doing but is not essential.
Begin by grasping the top cross overs, these are the ones on the outside of the corset. There is no need to touch those on the underside, closest to your skin. Pull each top cross over in turn from the top down to the middle and from the bottom up to the middle. Do this until you have removed any slack you may have encountered.
You can then return to pulling the laces at the middle until you have tightened your corset to where you feel comfortably supported.
Tie your corset laces at the centre in a bow never a knot. It is advisable to make it a double bow by tying a second bow after the first securing your corset laces firmly in place, but still enabling you to remove your corset easily when needed.
Do not over tighten your corset on the first wear, you need to give your body and the corset time to adjust. You will find that with each wear you can tighten your corset more and more as the corset moulds to your body shape.
You should never let anyone else wear your corset, we are all unique in our own ways and for your corset to fit you as it should; only you must wear it. You will find that the waist reduction and shaping abilities of your corset are improved after it has moulded to your shape.
If you require a corset for a special event then it is advisable to order it with time to spare, so that you may wear it before hand in order to allow the moulding to take place. That way when your special occasion arrives your corset is ready to perform for you at its best.
If necessary dry clean only, preferably by hand (if the service is available).
Never wash your corset yourself. While stains can be spot cleaned, immersion in water can lead to rusting of the metal components within.
After each wearing air your corset (by hanging it over the back of a chair for example). Using a lightly damp cloth clean the lining. Keeping your corset smelling fresh will reduce the need for dry cleaning.
Never let anyone else wear your corset. Your corset moulds to your shape. Allowing anyone else to wear it will cause undue stress to the steel bones and effect your corsets performance.
Do not attempt to remove the corset without loosening the laces, this may cause the fastening hardware to bend.
Follow these simple guidelines, treat your corset with respect and it will last a very long time!
Waist training, also known as tight lacing, is the gradual process of waist reduction using a specially designed steel boned corset.
Waist training can reduce your waistline, flatten your tummy, improve your posture and aid in weight loss.
Wearing a tight lacing corset, eating a healthy balanced diet and exercise can radically reduce the waistline in both men and women if desired. This process needs to be done slowly to achieve realistic and safe results.
Tight lacing as a means of waist reduction and re-shaping is a 'labour of love', a practise requiring discipline, as without commitment all efforts will fail.
Your body needs time to become accustomed to the constriction of tight lacing and your corset needs time to become accustomed to your body shape.
Men will need a more gradual routine then women as their bodies are less adaptable. Women undergo similar changes during pregnancy and as such their bodies more readily adapt to organ displacement and constriction.
It is important for everyone that you go slowly, if you try to lace too tight too soon you will find your experience an uncomfortable one.
We advise novices of tight lacing to begin with an underbust waist training/tight lacing corset as these are less cumbersome and will allow your body greater comfort during its transformation.
You should begin with a corset 4-5" smaller than you natural waist size.
As your new corset must be allowed time to mould to your body shape, for the first few weeks you should not over tighten your corset. You should tighten your corset until you have a snug and comfortable fit.
You will find as your corset moulds to your body shape you will be able to gradually tighten your corset a little more while retaining its comfort.
This process takes time and should not be rushed as you will either hurt yourself or damage your corset.
Once your corset is worn in you will be able to tighten your corset a little more with each wear, you should never tighten your corset more then your comfort level will allow.
Depending on your desired amount of waist reduction and re-shaping you may need to move down to a smaller corset size once your current corset is able to be worn comfortably fully closed.
This may take months, time varies depending on the individuals body and dedication to their regime.
Everything should be done gradually and in moderation. To begin try to wear your corset for 3-6 hours a day where possible. Gradually increasing the length of time as you feel comfortable.
We do not advise sleeping in your corset, however this is practiced by some experienced tight lacers that wear there corsets upto 23 hours a day only removing their garment to bathe.
Once you have reached your desired goal you will need to wear your corset on occasion to maintain your new body shape. The frequency of which this is required will vary depending on the individual. You can measure your waistline to monitor for any signs of reversion and act accordingly.