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Selecting the Perfect Corset: Sizing and Style Tips, Part 1

Corset Shopping Guide for the Novice Corset Buyer

Nearly everyday we get questions from new customers looking to buy their first authentic steel boned corset from Orchard Corset. What size do I need? Which corset should I buy if I have a short waist? a long waist? small hips? large hips? large breasts?…and the list goes on and on. Here are some tips compiled from our knowledgeable staff and customer feedback we receive.

How to Measure:

waist crop

Waist Measurement

underbust crop

Underbust Measurement

When you wrap the tape measure around you, pull it taught but not tight. Make sure not leave any slack in the tape, but don’t create a crease or indent by pulling it too tightly. You will need your natural waist (often the smallest part of your waist-check out this video), hips, underbust and fullest part of your bust (for overbust corsets) in inches. We will discuss corset length in part 2.

upper-hip crop

Upper Hip Measurement

When I measured myself, the smallest part of my waist was about 27″, my underbust just shy of 30″ (37″ at the fullest part) and my upper hip was about 36″. The fullest part of my hip measures about 40″, but your corset will not come down that far. I chose a size 22 in a CS-426, but would need a size 24 in an overbust corset. It’s important to note that the longline corsets (426 and 511) have very full hip “pockets”. If you have plenty of “fluff” to redistribute, then you will be able fit these corsets.

Silhouette Level:

Orchard Corset has developed and exclusive system for determining the “curviness” factor of a corset. This is determined by taking your waist -hip and waist-underbust ratios to determine how curvy you are to help you choose a corset that will fit properly. It’s possible to create more curves than you have by moving up a silhouette level, but new corset wearers should take the time and select a corset that isn’t too far from your natural shape. The leaner you are-the more you will need to select a corset that has your shape. If you are blessed with some extra fluff, then the corset will redistribute to fill out the corset, in essence shaping you to the corset. As you can see from to the right, Danielle doesn’t quite have enough hip to wear the 426. The bottom can close completely, but not the rest of the corset. Check out our Silhouette Level Guide to see where you fit. Remember, this is not an exact science-just a guideline.

Silhouette Level
Bust-Waist Ratio
Hip-Waist Ratio
Level 1 Moderate
4-5 in. (UB) 5-6 in. (OB)
6-7 inches
Level 2 Enhanced
5-6 in. (UB) 7-8 in (OB)
7-9 inches
Level 3 Extreme
6+ in (UB) 8+ in (OB)
10+ inches

How to Determine the Right Size:

As a rule of thumb, we have our customers order 4-6 inches below their natural waist size. So if you have a 29″ waist, you would order a size 24 corset. However. there are other factors to consider. If you aren’t looking to really cinch up your waist, but perhaps are more interested in back support, fashion, or a costumed event, then we recommend only 3-4 inches. That would mean that same 29″ waist would order a size 26. Brand new corset wearers should error on the side of too big and work your way into a smaller corset. Another important factor is the “squish” factor. Lean muscle is not going to have as much give as soft tissue. So if you have 28″ waist that is packed with muscle and very little soft tissue, you will find cinching down to a 22″ or 24″ corset very challenging and very uncomfortable. Whereas someone with a 34″ waist with ample soft tissue will be able to cinch down into a 28′ or even a 22′ corset, depending on their level of experience. Individuals with longer torsos will also find it easier to lace down-more area to spread the excess “fluff”. If you are tall and have lots of extra fluff, you may find 8-10 inches is not too extreme a reduction. Check out part 2 of this blog for more information on corset length and overbust/underbust comparison.

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985 Responses

  1. Cathrine

    Hi.
    This is my first time buying a corset and I would like to start waist training. I am not sure which corset I should start with. I want it to be long enough to cover my hips so it doesn’t squeeze them out in the bottom.

    Could you help?

    Waist -33
    Upper hip – 40
    Hip – 42
    Under bust – 36
    Torso – 11 (9 when sitting, as showed on product video)

  2. Brittany

    Hi, I’m looking for my first corset and I’m not sure what to get. I’d like something that I could wear under my clothes without it being overly noticeable. I’d also probably only be wearing it 4 or 5 days a week as I do not want to wear it to my job as a waitress.

    Under Bust: 29
    Waist: 27 1/2
    Upper Waist: 34 1/2

    1. Hi Brittany-

      I’d suggest a size 22 in a 201 or 411 mesh. The corset that would be best for your measurements would be a size 305 in a 22, but we don’t have it in mesh, however I know plenty of people that wear it under their clothes.

  3. Jennifer

    Hello cheri!

    Was hoping you could help me choose the best orchard corset for me.

    Measurements are:

    Bust: 33.5″
    Underbust: 29″
    Waist: 25″
    Upper Hip: 33.7″
    Height: 5′ 2″

    Thank you so much!

  4. Liesl

    Hello Cheri

    I’m interested in purchasing the Waspie Corset in Mesh (CS-201), and the CS-411 Corset.
    I was wondering if you could help me out with the sizing. Also, if the CS-426 is suitable (I’m 90% sure my torso is long enough).

    My measurements are:

    Bust: 35″
    Underbust: 28″
    Waist: 27″
    Upper-hip: 34″

    I’m 5’7″

    I have a natural curve, the extra inches is fat stored on my lower belly, not having an impact on the curve of my waist. I’m all squish.

    Kind regards,

    Liesl

    1. Hi Liesl,

      The 201 in a size 22, and same with the 411 (you will find it closes pretty quick at the bottom-the 305 will be a better natural fit for you). The 426 will have too large a hip spring for you..but the 345 in a 22 will work.

  5. Tasha

    Hi, I posted a couple of weeks ago and you replied but I didn’t see it and now my reply hasn’t been seen :) I’ll just repost:

    I’m very interested in purchasing an underbust corset. I admit that I’m also a little overwhelmed with the measurements and trying to determine which one would be good for me.

    My measurements are:

    Underbust: 39″
    Waist: 36″
    Hips: 48″

    Thanks a bunch!

    And yes, that’s upper hip measurement.

  6. Julie

    Hi! I love the look of the longer corset but I am short (5’0)
    Waist-31″
    Under bust 29″
    Upper hip 34″
    Looking to cinch to 26″ that I can wear under clothing
    What style/size should I be shopping for?
    Thanks :)

    1. I think the new CS-411 in mesh (great for under clothing) in a size 26. The 305 in a size 26 will actually be a better-but is not available in mesh. The 201 could also work. If your torso is under 8″ long..you will need the 301.

      1. Thanks Cheri, I got the CS-411 in a 26 but it is too large and I am going to exchange it for a smaller one. You said that if my torso is under 8″ I should go with the 301…my torso is actually right at about 8″ would the 301 or the 201 be best?

  7. Barbara

    Thanks again for your help, Cheri! Oh, one more question – I’m wondering if there are any pros/cons with the contoured top edge of the CS 345…basically the “pointed” part between the bust. Does that style tend to push up the bust? Can it be uncomfortable between there? Does that type of corset top work better for fuller or smaller busts, or is there really no difference from a straight top? I just could not find any info shedding any light on this ! :)

  8. Renee

    Hey! This is going to be my first corset ;-; I have no clue what size to get or anything.
    Help?

    UB: 30″

    Waist: 30″

    Full Hip: 35″

    Torso: 10″

    Height: 5’4-5’5

    I wasn’t entirely sure where to measure for the Upper Hip length, but I measured like, the middle of my hip for the Full Hip measurement so I hope that is good enough.

  9. megan

    Hello. Looking into getting a corset for waist training but can’t decide on the style. Torn between 411 and 426 not sure which would be better for me. I have a long torso and I am 5 foot 4 inches and pretty muscular but with a little extra belly and hip after having a baby.
    Underbust: 33 inches
    Waist: 31 inches
    Upper hips: 37 inches

    Thanks!

  10. Barbara

    Hi again, Cheri –
    My daughter (she is in college) is also interested in a corset and just sent me her measurements as well. Which corset would you suggest for her?

    bust:36
    Underbust: 30 1/2
    W: 29
    UH: 35
    LH: 40

    She has an average length torso (9″?) and is about 5’5.
    She is plushy!

    Thanks again!

      1. Barbara

        Thanks! Oh, she is wondering if there are any pros/cons with the contoured top edge of the CS 345…basically the “point” between the bust. Does that tend to push up the bust? Is it uncomfortable between there? Does that type of corset top work better for large or small busts, or is there really no difference from a straight top?
        Sorry for all the questions, but we just could not find any info on this! :)

  11. Barbara

    Hi Cheri –
    You gave me some insight about a corset about a week ago, but I had another question before I order.
    I am definitely considering the mesh 201…and maybe the 345,,,BUT…Would the pinstripe CS-411 be “too ambitious” for me to try for my first corset?

    To restate, I have the following measurements:
    bust: 33
    UB:30
    W:28 1/2
    UH: 35
    LH: 38
    My torso is on the short side of average ;-)
    I am firm around the upper torso, but do have some plush in my lower abdomen!
    Thanks for your info!!

    1. Hi Barbara,

      It won’t be so much as too ambitious, but you may find the bottom closes up all the way (as I do not think you will want to drop below a size 24)-but the fit at the waist and underbust will be great. The pinstripe (and all brocades) is a stiffer fabric and takes a bit more to break in. IF you want this more to show off curves and wear as a statement over clothing, it should be fine. If you are wanting for a more rigorous waist training regiment-the 305, 345 or 201 will be better fit

  12. Milly

    Hi i was interested in buying the 411 but I don’t know if this the best choice for me. When you say fluff I don’t know if that’s love handles and yummy. I measured

    Underbust = 35.5
    Waist = 36
    Upper hips = 42
    I am 5’5.

    I do have a love handles and slight tummy. It’s mostly love handles.

    Thank you!

  13. Amber Ashlyn

    I have read through alllll of your blogs about sizing and I just don’t know what style to order. I’m looking to waist train with an underbust corset but I don’t know if I have enough “fluff” for the CS-426. Help!
    B: 38
    W: 30
    H:38

    I would assume that id order a size 23-24? I like the idea of the longline much better but as I said, I’m not sure if I’ll fill it out. Thank you for any help you can provide!

    1. Hi Amber,

      I would think a size 24-but what we really need is your underbust and your upper hip for an accurate sizing. The 411 will be a good fit for you. You will need the length for the 426 and if the 38″ is your full hip and not your upper hip..it may be a little big at the hip for you.

  14. Missy

    Hey there! I’m looking to begin waist training, but am unsure of the correct style for me. My measurements are:

    Underbust: 35
    Waist: 31
    Upper Hip: 39

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

  15. Stefanie

    Hi. I’m looking for recommendations for a white overbust corset to wear under my wedding dress next spring. I like the look of the 511, but I’m not sure if the 530 would be better for my body shape/size. I have plenty of squish, but I don’t want it all spilling out at the bust/waist areas.

    Bust- 44
    Underbust- 37
    Smallest Part of Waist- 37
    Natural Waist-38
    Upper Hip- 44
    Hip- 44
    Torso- 9

    Thanks!
    Stefanie

  16. Jessica

    Here are all my measurements,a bunch of extra info, and questions I have. I have a fairly good idea of what I want I just need some clarification Sorry it’s so long!

    – bust 40
    – underbust 35
    – waist 33
    – upper hips 42-43
    – 46 full hip
    – Height 5’10 – with long torso
    – 12 inch torso
    (if I’m measuring correctly – under center of breast to lap… and when I sit 12 inches is resting lightly on my thighs)

    – have some fluff all over but I carry the cast majority of my fluff in my hips and lower belly. It’s very swishy compressible flesh that I plan on losing

    – I think I have a pear or maybe even a hour class shape. When I look at my body straight on from my armpits to my waist is a straight line … then I gain curve in the hips, lower belly, and butt. But it’s all soft highly compressible flesh. I lose more than an inch on each side by pressing my hands into my hips. I think it’s more love handles than actual hips.

    However I should mention I’m hoping to use corset waist training as part of my plan to lose weight and be healthier with proper portion control, healthier eating habits, light workouts ect). I plan to be losing weight while wearing this corset … I don’t know of that impacts the corset size I should chose?

    – I want something long enough that I can hide my lower belly while I’m in the process of losing it… but comfortable enough for everyday waist training wear.

    – I really love cut and shape of the cs426 and the cs345

    – could you tell me the advantages and disadvantages of each of these styles. I’m having a hard time choosing between them.

    – I’m thinking a size 26 in black cotton for one/both of these styles might work?

    1. You are spot on with sizing, Jessica! I think the 426 will fit better with your natural curve. Women either love or hate this corset-it will take some getting used to :). You may want a backup more comfortable to wear corset as an alternative (or to begin with). The mesh 201 is super comfy. I think the 345 will also work for you and provides a bit more freedom of movement as it cuts up higher around the hip.

  17. Rose Whalen

    Hi :)
    I am buying a corset for the first time and would like some help. Here are my measurements
    Bust: 51
    UB:41
    Waist 44
    Hips 50

    I am looking for both an overbust and an underbust corset. My torso length is about 10 inches mid boob to hip.

  18. Tasha

    I’m very interested in purchasing an underbust corset. I admit that I’m also a little overwhelmed with the measurements and trying to determine which one would be good for me.

    My measurements are:

    Underbust: 39″
    Waist: 36″
    Hips: 48″

    Thanks a bunch!

  19. Barbara B

    Hi Cheri, I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with information at this point in my search for my first corset! I am so tired of not having a tapered waist – I can hardly wait to start waist training!
    I am 5’7, 125 lbs…UB = 30; waist = 28 1/2; UH = 35. I have an average length torso (but I do like to wear my pants low, so I hope nothing “hangs out” the bottom of my corset! :).
    What style and size corset should I order?

    Thanks so much for your expertise!!!

    (I will also be sending measurements for my college-age daughter soon – she has much more natural curviness than I do!)

  20. Summer

    Hi, I needed help choosing a corset size! I’ve used waist cinchers off and on for a year now but this will be my first corset :) I’m looking for an underbust corset :)
    Height- 5’5″
    Underbust- 34″
    Waist- 32″
    Hip- 40″

    Torso- 12″

  21. Selina

    Hello im looking to purchase my first corset my measurements are
    Bust 40
    Under bust 38

    Waist 34
    Hips 43

    Would like to go down to a size 22 eventually.

    My name is selina

    1. Hi Selina,

      Welcome! I think a size 28 in the 411 or 426 (if you have the torso length). You have a very pronounced ribcage (based on your underbust measurement) that will take some time to train down.

  22. Hi Cheri! I am excited to begin this new waist training journey, but I am so confused. I want to wear under my clothing. how long should I wear each day, and is there a limit? Here are my measurements:
    Height 5’10”
    Weight 150
    OverBust 34
    UnderBust 31
    Waist 29
    Hips 36
    underbust to hip length 11 1/2

    Thank you for the advice

    1. Hi Malikah,

      I suggest a size 24 in the 305 or 345 (of course the 201 is awesome-but I would size down to a 22 in that style). You will need to season which ever corset you get (you will get instructions, and we have a corset 101 video and blog series). Once it is seasoned you can wear as many hours as you.like!

      1. Hi Cheri! I just ordered a 22 inch in the 201 style! The deciding factor was the mesh. Oh how I love to have breathable materials. I will take more of your advice and watch the videos you have recommended. Thanks for all of your help!

  23. Judy

    Hello, I am a novice buyer. I am looking at the 201. My measurements are UB 34 waist is 36, UH 42. Torso 9 1/2. What do you suggest in style and size. Thank you for your help.

  24. Lizzi Jacobson

    Hey ladies,
    I just wanted a second opinion. I want to start waist training and after reading the previous comments, the CS-305 sounds like what I’m after.
    My measurements are:
    Under bust: “31
    Waist: “30
    Upper hip: “36
    I’d appreciate any help and advice.
    Thanks heaps,
    Lizzi :):)

      1. Lizzi

        Eep! Thank you Cheri! I’m taking your advice and ordering a 305 now!

        One more question, when waist training is it best to use one corset only or can I get it in 2 colours?

        Thanks again xx

        1. Lizzi

          Ahhhhhh what i want is sold out! Now I must wait.

          What is your opinion on the Vedette Latex Waist Cincher? Are they worth using too?

          (Sorry so many questions)

        2. If you plan to waist train for many hours and every day…I suggest more than one-then you can allow one to air out between wearings (we have a blog on corset care and storage as well) :)

  25. Sandra Farias

    I’ am currently using a size 24 on the cs426 almost closing completely. My waist is currently 28 inches I am 5’7 and weigh 140 pounds. I’ am wondering what size I should get next? I am considering a 20″ cs411?

  26. Help in suggesting a corset both under and overbust.

    Height 5’3
    Waist 34.5
    Under bust 36.5
    Hips 41.5
    Bust 50.5

    More on squishy side and when you say torso less then 8 inches Below that is measuring from where to where exactly.

    Thank you

  27. Jamie

    Hi Cheri!

    I wanted to start waist training and was wondering if you could recommend a corset to start off with based on my sizes:

    Underbust – 32
    Smallest part of waist – 30
    Upper hip – 34

    If it helps, I’m very short, barely 5’1″, I have a lot of natural curve already and I’ve always been more on the “squishy” side. I was looking into maybe a 411 or 305, and thinking either size 26 or 24. Your input would be appreciated :)

  28. K

    This is my first corset,and I’m excited to start waist training, since I don’t have much shape. I am b-45, UB-35, waist 37, UH 39.5, H-40. I have an average-length torso, I think. Can I really get an hour-glass shape?

  29. Allison

    Hi There. My name is Allison. I’m looking to buy my first corset for waist training. My measurements seem odd to me, but I’ve checked them several times and I’m pretty sure they’re correct. I’m 31 inches for both my underbust and my waist, and 35 inches at the hips. I do have a bit of squish in my stomach, but I have very little curve to my sides. I’m looking for an underbust corset to start with. Do you have any idea what may work for me?

  30. Steven

    My wife has always wanted a nice corset, but she is very insecure about her size. I would like to surprise her with one, so I did manage to get her measurements. They are Underbust-42″, waist-48″, hips-53″, torso length- 9-10″. She is 4′ 11″ tall, so I am not sure what would (if any), work for her. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. She has had her eye on the underbust style, but is open to either.

    1. Hi Steven,

      What a great husband! I suggest a size 40 in the 305 or the 411. My only concern is her smaller underbust-the size 40 should redistribute some tummy weight to fill out the upper part of the corset. If you you think her torso is really short, than the cs-301 would be better.

      1. steven

        Thank you so much! I just ordered her the cs411 in the satin gunmetal grey. Size 40. I hope she loves it as much as I’ll love seeing her in it. Thanks again!

  31. domini1989

    Hello,

    I am interested more in the girdle to slim down the pesky love handles and the lower belly ‘puff’ I have… I was looking at the Rago 6107….My widest hip size is 47 inches….Would that mean I go with the Size 46? Help!

  32. Hi! I got an overbust corset in size 28 cause I thought if I wore 28 in underbust I could wear it in an overbust. Obviously it doesn’t close. So I was wondering if I bought longer laces for it, would that be ok so that I can fit into it? How many yards is a size 28 overbust corset? So I know how many yards of new laces I need to buy. Thanks you in advance!

  33. I’m 5’11, 260, my bust is 48, under bust is 44, waist is 44 and hips are 52! First time trying out a corset and I was pointed here. Can anyone tell me what I should get? I’m very excited :)

      1. Noelle

        Hi Cheri,

        I am first timer and clueless as to the proper corset for my measurements.

        Under bust: 33.5′
        Bust: 40′
        Waist: 30.5′
        Upper hip: 38′
        Hips (widest part): 39′
        Torso: 11′

        Thank you for your help!

        Noelle

  34. Alycia

    Hello, I am looking to start waist training and am interested in purchasing my first corset. I am 5’4″ and 130 lbs. My bust at its fullest is 36.5″, under bust is 33″, waist is 28.5″ and my hips are just over of 36″. My torso from under breast to hip is around 11″, which corset would you suggest as my first?
    Thank you,
    Alycia

  35. Beth

    Hi my name is Beth :) I would really love to buy my first waist training corset.
    I hope I’ve measured myself correctly..

    Full bust – 41
    Upper bust – 35
    Waist – 34
    Upper hips – 42
    Widest hips – 43

    Please could you help me work out which corset would be best for me? Thank you!

  36. Jhana

    Hello I’m looking to buy a corset that will look great under tight dresses my UB is 33 my waist is also 33 and the largest part of my torso, (belly)is 37

    1. Hi Jhana,

      The 201 mesh is the easiest to hide as it is less bulky than our other corsets (you may want to swap out and buy satin laces as well). A size 26 or 28 (depending on how soft vs firm you are) in that style. In the 305 (another option) I would stick with a size 28.

  37. Paloma

    Hello I really want to start waist training , but I have a saggy lower stomach due to pregnancy and weight loss , it’s like a curtain of fat that I can’t get rid of !! Lol. My question is will a corset make it puff out more ?

    1. Hi Paloma,

      Depending on your shape (torso length) and the fit of the corset, some women are able to pull that pesky curtain up into their corset. Others need to wear a shaping garment underneath their corset (check the Rago 6107 as example).

  38. Susana Rojas

    The lowest part (my waist) is 25

    The medium part (where my belly is) is 41

    and the underbust is 35.5

    What size should I get??

  39. Carolyn

    Hello!
    Trying to figure out which corset to get to start waist training. I’m 5’9 160, slimmer hips UB-32 WAIST-29 UH-36. Also I’m at the end of a weight loss journey, 15 lbs left to go, with only a little plushness left in my belly. Any recommendations would be welcome! Thank you!

    1. Hi Carolyn,

      I think a size 24 in the 345, 201 and probably the 411 (although that style will work better once you size down to a 22 as it will cinch up all the way at the bottom edge).

  40. jessica

    Hi I want to purchase a corset but I have no idea which one would work for me, I’m a plus size girl and need some help, I was wonder if something like the 426 would help.
    My under bust is 45
    Waist is 44
    Upper hip is 52
    I’m 5’10
    My lower stomach is flabby and I also have a wide back, I want to start waist training but I have no idea which corset to use.

    Please help!!!

  41. carmen

    Hello my name is Carmen
    Under bust 32
    Waist 31
    Hips 35.5
    I am kids short I’m want a corset that is an underbust something similar to cs305 or if you have any recommendations on size and style

  42. Ashley

    Hi! I’m very new to this and not sure if im doing the measurements right-

    My bust is 37
    Under bust is 32
    Waist- 32
    Hips -37

    I want to shape my body with a cotton corset. What would you recumbend and with what sizes? Help!

    Ashley

  43. Laura Espinoza

    Hello. My name is Laura. I’am also interestes in getting a corset, but I’m not sure what size to get. My Under Breast is a 38″, waist is a 37″, and my upper hip is a 44″. I have a wide back and torso of 19″. Please help.

  44. Lynn

    Hello I’m looking to get started in waist training so I really want to buy my first corset as perfect as posisble, but I’m a little bit confused with my silhouette level (and I feel a little stupid for it haha) my full bust is 40″ (UB 34), my waist is 32 1/2, my widest part of the hip is 44 and my upper hip 40… so if I take into account my “full” sizes I am like level 3 it seems but if I take into acount my upper hip and underbust sizes I seems to have a too small bust-waist ratio… so yeah help please! I’m quite lost here…

  45. Chas

    Hi! My under bust measurement is 30 inches (full bust is 36 inches), my waist is 26 inches, and my full hip is 39 inches…
    I was looking at the CS-411 under bust corset. Would that work??

    1. Chas

      Oops Cheri!! I just watched one of your YouTube videos and it reminded me about measuring my upper hip!
      If I measured right, I’m 34 inches.

    2. Hi Chas,

      With the corrected 34″ upper hip…I think a size 22 should work well for you. The 305 would be a better fit…you will find the bottom closes up completely in the 411 for you. If you are really squishy (which is unlikely with a 26″ waist) and have a longer torso, you may be able to size down to a 20.

      1. Chas

        Thank you so much for replying!! I’m 5’9″ if it makes a difference…
        Also (for my mom), what would you recommend for 32 UB 30 W 37 UH??? She’s 5’5″

        1. Chas

          I’m so sorry for just blowing you up with questions, but I just looked at the 305 and noticed it doesn’t have the double boning like I wanted :( maybe I’m overlooking?

          1. You might try the 411 and downsize. The 305 does not have the double boning, however it does have an additional panel on each side (so the boning is closer together than in the 411). You have a small hip spring, and the 305 has a smaller hip spring than the 411.

  46. Sage

    Hi, Cheri!

    I am looking to buy my first corset for waist training. My torso has a fair amount of muscle but my tummy and hips have some fluff.
    My measurements are as follows:
    Underbust: 28 1/2 in
    Waist: 28 in
    Upper hips: 32 in
    I am aiming to create a smaller waist, of course. I’d really appreciate your opinion on which corset to purchase. Thank you!

    1. Sage

      Also, I am fairly petit (5’4). My torso is average length. I have my eyes on the 411. Do you this k that would be a good corset for me?

    1. Hi Shiri,

      Is the 35″ your full bust or your underbust? I think either way the hip spring will be too big in the 426 and you will be better of in the 345 (if you want that look) or the 411-either in a size 26.

  47. Crystal

    Hi Cheri,

    I just did my measures and im

    33 UB
    35 UW
    40 UH (45 at the widest part of my hips)
    11 1/2 Breast to hip standing in length
    Im 5 ‘6
    175 lbs. I am extremely serious in waist training and ready to take my time and do it correctly. Can you suggest a corset for me. Thank you!

  48. Lynn

    Hi Cheri,
    I am interested in waist training…what recommendations would you make? My measurements are as follows (full figured):
    Under Bust: 44 (42 D Bra Size)
    Natural Waist: 43
    Upper Hip: 47.5
    Hip: 49
    Please let me know if there is anything else you need from me.
    ThankYou,
    Lynn

  49. Jan

    Im really loving my black leather CS-426 Size 30 and am considering trying an overbust CS-511, im just worried cause I have a big chest…

    My measurements: 38DDD, 38 natural waist, 47 UH.

    If I go for the overbust, what size will best fit me?

  50. Kris

    Hi need assistance in determining a size.

    Bust 36
    My under bust is a 30.5
    Waist 28
    Upper hip 35
    Lower hip 42
    Torso 21

    I am 5’2

    I am trying waist train which will be best corset and size for me.

    I was looking between 345 and 305. Not sure what would be best with my short torso and to pull the lower tummy in. Thanks for your help.

    1. Kris

      Hi sorry I forgot add

      The neck to the illiac crest is 21
      Arm pit to illiac crest is 13.5

      Thanks for your recommendation on style and size.

  51. Sydney

    hi, my name is Sydney and I’m looking to get a new corset!
    I currently own a CS-426 underbust and I love it! Your corsets are beautiful and I cant wait to own another. I just need a little help, I would like to purchase an overbust this time, but I’m not sure if it’s right for me.
    My measurements are…

    29” waist
    31” under bust
    36” hip
    36” bust

    If the overbust isn’t right, what would you recommend? I cant wait to hear back from you! Thank you (:

    1. Hi Sydney,

      The 511 is just an overbust version of the 426-so if that corset fits you, so should the 511. In your size you will want a full B to a small D cup in order for the corset to fit properly. We also have a new cs-530 overbust that is here and should be on the site sometime tomorrow.

  52. Jan

    Received my black leather CS-426 earlier this week and I LOVE IT! I’m soo happy I took the advise to get the size 30! I’m only one week into seasoning my new corset and it’s already the most comfortable and well-fitting corset I own! I’m definately going to be recommending Orchard Corset to my firends and I’m definitely going to be ordering from Orchard Corset again!

  53. Caz

    Oh gosh some one help lol I’m new to this and I don’t want to guess wrong!

    Under bust: 39
    Waist :40
    Hip:45
    Torso 14

    Haha I’m quite squishy too – if that makes sense?

    What size would I be??

  54. amanda

    hi! I am also new to waist training and I just measured I am not sure if I measures correctly but I came out with

    33 under bust
    32 waist
    37 upper waist

    what size corset would I be.

    I am also not sure if I measured my under bust right does it have anything to do with bra size? I am a 36 around in bras but measured 33inches could that be correct
    thanks!!

    1. Hi Amanda,

      Yes, and you probably should be wearing a different bra size (34 and a cup higher than you are wearing now). As for corsets- I recommend a size 26 in most any style (not the 426) if you do not have an overly short torso.

      1. amanda mateiko

        ok thank u for the advice! my bras seem to fit ok I think I wear the 36 on the tightest I could prob wear 34 on the loosest. but as for the corset my torso is about 11″ so the 411 I think is best. do you agree?! thanks so much

        1. janet

          you are definitely wearing the wrong size bra. you’re supposed to buy the bra whose bands fits the tightest without being uncomfortable on the BIGGEST setting – generally rounded up to the nearest even number from whatever your rib cage measurement. then measure your full bust at the biggest point. every inch is a cup size. so if your rib cage is 33 and your bust is 37, that gives you a bra size of 34C. make sense? you use the biggest setting when you buy a bra because as time goes on the fabric relaxes and will become looser – so you tighten it by going to the next set of loops. hope this helps :)

  55. dejai

    Hi, I’m not sure which one would be right for me, I weigh about 240 and I’m 5″4 my measurements are under breast 35, waist 40, hip 57 and torso 10″ I would wear it everyday, also I’m going through menopause so I do a lot of sweating which would be better cotton or leather and what size would you recommend….. Thanks

    1. Hi Dejai,

      Cotton for sure!-The new mesh even better ( I can relate to “sweating”). Is the 57″ your full hip or you upper hip? A 17″ spread between your waist and your upper hip may be too much for any of our current corsets. The 201 should sit well above your hip, and if that is the case that will be your best bet…in a size 32. It will be difficult to get a really accurate fit, as your underbust is several inches smaller than your waist and it would appear your upper hip is considerably larger than your waist.

  56. Jessica R.

    Hello!! I’m new to waist training and need help finding my corset size!! I’m 5’0-5’1 and about 103-105 lbs. These are my measurements:
    Waist: 25.5-26 in
    Underbust: 27-27.5 in
    Upper hips: 31 in
    I also measured my torso (from top of neck to iliac crest) and got 16 in. I really want to reduce my waist size and maybe, if possible, increase my hip size since they’re a bit narrow! Thank you soon much!!

  57. Sydney

    Hi, my name is Sydney and I have…

    29 waist
    31 under bust
    36 hip
    36 bust

    I was wondering if an overbust corset would work for me, I already have a c-426 which works great! Can’t wait to hear back from you.

  58. Mandy

    Hello. This is my first time buying a corset and I would like to start waist training. I am not sure which corset I should start with but I would really like your help. Thank you!

    Measurements:

    Underbust- 34″
    Waist- 29″
    Hip- 38″

  59. workout4life

    Hi there! I wanted to know if I purchased the correct corset. I ordered the 411 in a size 20. Here are my measurements:

    Bra size 32DDD
    Under bust 29
    Waist 25
    Upper hip 35
    Lower hip 37.5

    I workout often so I don’t have much squish ability except for the dreaded love handles.

    Thanks

      1. workout4life

        Thanks for the quick response Cheri! I actually ordered my corset on the 23rd and I have been charged. Yet, I haven’t received a shipping confirmation. Nor have I received a reply to 2 emails sent out to the company. Can you please help me with my order? Thanks so much!

        1. workout4life

          Hi Cheri! I got my corset yesterday (Fedex tracked its delivery to an apartment complex down the street.) The 411 is perfect. It is so comfortable. I can’t wait until the seasoning process is over. Thanks for your help!

  60. Giada Bigot

    Hello there, lovely people! I already bought a corset from you time ago, and I was totally happy with it! I bought a CS-411 size 28, but now I’ve lost a lot of weight and it doesn’t fit me anymore! I’d love to buy the CS-201, it looks so nice! Could you help me with the sizing? My measurements are now:
    UB- 30,7 inches
    Waist- 28 inches
    UH- 35 inches

    Thank you a lot already and I hope to purchase my new corset soon, I miss wearing it very much!

  61. Cee

    Hi there,

    I’m really interested in waist training and would like max results. Can you please help me find the right corset?

    I’m 5″
    25′ waist
    32′ chest
    35′ hips

    I don’t have a measuring tape at the moment and couldn’t find underbust etc.

  62. Ria

    Excellent blog and site. I’ve been eyeballing the CS-411 for a while and intend to purchase it so I can break it in before I head back to school and sit with it all day :)
    But I have questions on if it’s the right fit. Can I please have some help? I don’t want to return it if it doesn’t fit, and I’m so eager to start corset training.

    I’m 5′ 1″. A bit short!
    under bust: 28″
    waist : 25.5/26″
    waist stretch factor: 24-22.5″
    upper hip 34″

    The CS-411 is supposed to be for smaller torsos, but 10 inches would mean my breasts have to be pushed up just a little bit. Is this what good posture will be like? Haha. My measuring tape shows that the corset would fit standing up very well but I’m concerned how it will be when I’m sitting. My torso is 13″ from my hip bone to my arm pit, so the 8″ sides would work. The 10″ front would directly be on the center of my bra clasp to the middle of my pelvis unless I let the corset push my breasts up a whole lot. I don’t know. I’m not used to good posture, so this could just be me analyzing how bad of a posture I have. Do you think this corset would be good for someone of my height?

    As for the size. I do want to go to 20″, so I’m looking at the 20″ inch corsets. Is this a good idea? I keep on seeing sites saying to choose 4 inches below, or 6 or 5. But choosing the 20″ corset for me would be choosing 5-6 inches. I think choosing a 22″ corset when I can go to 22.5″ with a skin pinch might not be worth it. Is the 6 inch difference too much for my first corset?

    I’m guessing the CS-301 would be safer for the torso length, but I don’t see it as a proper waist training corset. It seems to sit lower on the ribs and I’m trying to move my very large floating ribs in. (And I’d prefer the CS-411 in white).

    I’m sorry for the long comment! I just want to double check!!

    1. HI Leilah,

      If this is your first time corseting I would recommend a size 20 for you. I think you will find the 426 to be a little roomy at your hip in that size. You also need to have a torso length of at least 10.5 ” to wear the 426. Check out the 345-it should work in a size 20.

  63. Sydney

    Hi, my name is Sydney and I have…

    29 waist
    31 under bust
    36 hip
    36 bust

    I was wondering if an overbust corset would work for me, I already have a c-426 which works great! Can’t wait to hear back from you.

  64. Jan

    Hello. I re-measured after hearing that a size 30 in the style 426 may work for me… I curently wear a size 34 long line from another company and going down to a 30 sounds too good to be true, so I re-measured my curvy self… UB 37, natural waist 40, UH 47…

    I’m soo in-love with the black leather 426 level 3 silhouette but i am torn between a size 32 and a size 30… on one hand if I get the 32, it may not be tight enough UB, but fit nicely in the hip and waist…. but then I could get the 30 and it may bee too tight in the hip, making for A shaped lacing in back…

    Please help?

  65. Staci

    Hello! I’m interested in starting waist training, but need help with figuring out which corset is right for me! I’m interested in an Underbust corset that will fit my shorter torso and be able to distribute everything evenly. I’ve got plenty of squish, a pooch, and prominent love handles which I’m hoping to tone down.
    My measurements:

    Underbust: 31″
    Waist: 30″
    Upper hip: 36″
    Lower hip: 35 1/2″
    Torso length: 9/10″

    Thank you!

      1. Staci

        Would the 345 work as well? It’s more of the shape I was looking for. The 305 is lovely as well, I’m just curious as to if I should stay away from the 345 or if it would work.

  66. Azeezaj

    hello.. i was wondering what type and size of corset to get. my measurements are under bust(29) waist( 27/26and a half) and upper hip(35)

  67. shana

    Hey Cheri,
    This is Shana again. The 9″ I refer to is the length of my underbust to top hip. I had a baby 13 months ago and have lost all the weight (gained 19 pounds) except a small pooch in the belly area. I feel like my ribcage is preventing me from.being able to close the corset. Please advise. I sent my original comment at 8:05 last night.

  68. shana

    Hello Cheri, I received my 411 corset in a size 24 on 7/6 and began seasoning it by wearing it 2-3 hours per day snug but not too tight. I find that even as of today, I cannot cinch it all the way closed. The modesty panel tends to bunch and is bulky. Along the bottom of my corset, I can close it and the modesty panel goes across. The corset does not close near the top and it appears I have 2 more inches before I could cinch it closed. My measurements are as follows: 34 underbust, 31 waist, & 36 upper hip, 40 full hip, with 9″. Please advise if I am lacing properly or whether I should exchange for a larger size. I would like to send you a picture of me in it. Please advise where they can send t he picture.

    1. Hi Shana,

      When you say it cannot close…do you mean completely or just to get the modesty panel to reach the other side? You should not be able to close a new corset (or it is too big). It does sound like you have a pronounced rib cage..but not a small enough hip spring to warrant wearing the corset upside-which would help. You could opt for a shorter corset (cs-301).

      1. shana

        The modesty panel does not reach the other side except nest the bottom. I am not able to close the I panel all the way.

          1. shana

            Well I think it is too late to return as my corset is not in “New” condition. However, the modesty is now able to reach the other side except for at the very top right below the bust line. I plan to keep wearing it and hopefully train down further until the panel does reach the other side from top to bottom.

  69. Hi, I am a novice and a first time buyer, isn’t sure what size is right for me. I have gained weight after dropping 5 dress sizes and is working on getting back into shape for my health reasons. I have been working out daily but the belly area is very hard to lose.

    Here’s my size,
    Height: 5’4
    Bra: 36C
    Upper bust: 38
    Waist: 37
    Upper hip: 42
    Full hip: 47

    Please help me which one is best? I wanted my waist smaller back.

    1. Hi Theresa,

      I think a 411 in a size 30..but it would help to have your underbust measurement (not just your bra band size..but what you actually measure at the underbust)

  70. Athena

    Hi! I’ve been interested in corsets for a while now but I’m not sure what size to get or if my torso is long enough for the CS-426? My sizes are: Under Bust: 43 Waist: 44 1/2 Upper Hip: 48 and my torso length is 11..Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

  71. Ashlee

    I’ve purchases the 426 steel boned corset in 24 I am able to fully close it comfortably. Looking to buy the 301 but I’m wondering if I need to order the 22 or 20″. Help please!!

  72. Sif

    Greetings! I am looking forward to buying either the CS-411 or CS-426. I wished to see which I should buy and whether the the 28 or 30 inch corset. I’m relatively squishy, I have a bit of a pooch and a set of love handles that I’m worried about being prominent if the corset is not long enough. Here are my details:

    Height: 5’9″
    Weight: 170lb
    Bra: 34E (UK)
    Full Bust: 41″
    Under Bust: 34″
    Waist: ~34/35″
    High Hip: ~42″
    Low Hip: ~41″
    Torso length: ~10/11″

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Sif,

      You are right at the point of being long enough for the 426 (but no guarantees :)) and it should work for you in a size 26. If you opt for the 411, I think a 28 would be a better fit.

  73. My measurements are:
    underbust 39
    waist 43
    upper hips 53
    torso 11

    I spend a lot of time sitting at work, so I’m afraid the 426 might be uncomfortable, although I do have the hip spring for it. Also – seems I read that if your underbust is smaller than your waist the 426 won’t work? I have a lower belly pooch, so I would like to have something to cover that up. Or should I pull it up inside my corset? What do you suggest?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Roannemarie,

      If you can pull up inside your corset..I would suggest that. And yes, the underbust measurement of the 426 is 7 inches bigger than the waist. The 411 or the 345 would be an option-either in a size 36 (and you will have to redistribute weight to the top end of the corset for those to work and not be too big at the top edge)

      1. I’m leaning toward the 411 because it’s shorter and I think it will be more comfortable at work. Do you think it is long enough so that I can tuck my lower belly pooch up inside it? I hate to think of it hanging out below, and if it did, would tightening the corset make it stick out even more?

        Thanks so much for your help!

          1. The lowest part of my belly is about 7 inches below my natural waist. Thanks for answering these weird questions!! LOL I can’t help but wonder what people at work thought when I went into the bathroom with my ruler. :o)

  74. Courtney Frusher

    Hey guys! I’m 5’4″ and I’m looking for a overbust corset, my overbust is 38″, my waist is also 38″ and the biggest point of my hip is a 40″. My torso from my underbust to the top of my hip is 8″. I’m really looking to suck in my gut and hip area to eliminate that mom gut! What size do you think is best?

  75. Kim

    Hi Cheri, I’m interested in purchasing a 411 but wanted to know what size to order… Here are my measurements:
    Underbust-29
    Waist-26
    Hips-34

    I have a size 22 corset and have fully laced it and am ready to go down a size but was wondering if I could skip to size 18? Please let me know what you think, thanks!

  76. Keisha R

    Hi, I’m excited to start waist training. I’ve never had a corset before and I’m interested in the long line corsets because I have the kangaroo pouch after giving birth. My under bust measures 40 .. My natural waist 38 ..my upper hips 49…and my torso 11. I have a lot if fluff.!!

  77. Avi

    Hi, I’m rather petite but interested in corsets. I’ve never worn one before – every time I’ve looked at corsets for sale in person I’ve never been about to find any small enough to actually cinch my waist to a noticeable degree. My natural waist is around 21/22″, under bust 26″, over bust is 30″, and I don’t know my upper hip measurement but at the fullest part my hips are 31″. What size/type corset would you recommend?

    1. Hi Avi,

      We do size down to a 16…which should be enough of a reduction. The 301 will probably work best as you have a high ratio between your underbust and waist. The 411 could also…perhaps will fit better upside in that one depending on your upper hip.

      1. Avi

        Thanks! I just did my measurements again and my waist is 21″ and my upper hip is 28″.

        I read that the smaller you are starting out, the harder it is to get smaller – would actually lacing down to 16″ be very difficult?

        1. Hi Avi,

          It takes more time and diligence..but I fear with only a 21″ waist the a size 18 may not give you any compression at all. Even in the 16 your modesty panel would reach the other side with no compression.

  78. Kathleen

    Hello I am interested in ordering a corset but I am petite and rather small I am 4’11 and my waist is 24inches. My fear is buying a corset and it being either too long or too short how can I be sure the corset will match the length of my torso?

  79. Isabel

    Hi! I’m looking to buy my first corset, and I need help deciding which I should get and in what size.

    I’m 5’3″ and about 108 lbs. My bust is about 32 inches, underbust 26 inches, waist 24-25″, hips 34 inches

    Thanks!

  80. Jessica H.

    I’m looking to find the perfect fit.
    I’m 5’7″
    Under bust 45 (bust 53/54)
    Waist 42
    Upper hip and lower hip 50
    Torso (under bust to upper hip) 13

    I’m looking between the 426 and 345.
    I’ve got a good amount of fluff so I’m thinking of ordering close to 10 in off the waist. What do you recommend?

    1. Hi Jessica,

      I think a size 34 would work well for you in the 426. You have ample curve in either direction so I am not sure you will want to size down any further than that.

      1. Jessica H.

        Thank you for your help :) I’m super excited to order from you guys. I’ve looked around and you guys are the best <3

  81. Hello Cheri,

    I am interested in a long-line corset; however, I am not sure on which corset and size to go with.

    I am 5’10”, 155 lbs., and my torso is long enough to wear up to a 12″ length.
    Waist: 30″
    Hips: 35″
    Bust: 34″

    I have a fairly large rib cage and hips, but hardly any waist definition. I do have a bit of fluff in my mid section to work with though! ;) :P

    Thank you, and I appreciate the help!

  82. Hi Orchard Corsets! I’m very excited to get started with my waist training. I want to order the cs426. I’m 5’5″ and my natural waist is 33 inches. I’ve had 2 c sections and its that bottom belly, the “mother’s apron” I’m trying to get covered which is why I’m going for the longer torso. My top hip, if I’m measuring correctly is about 45 inches. Although, I’m proportionate, I carry belly “fluff”, and some love handles and back rolls. Which gets covered up with my bra and girdles when need be. I’m torn between ordering a 26 and 28. What do you recommend? I don’t quite meet the measurements for your plus size blog. But by no means am I skinny. I’m a size 12/14 and have natural curves and hourglass shape. Just want my hourglass shape to have a flatter tummy and smaller waist! Please help! Thank you :)

  83. Beth F.

    Hi!! Can you tell me what I should order? I am 36 Waist/ 34 UB/ 41 Hips. A friend of mine has the 411 and recommends it highly so that is what I am looking into. I plan on wearing this while working.., I sit at a desk all day.

    Thanks!!

  84. Daisy

    Hi Cheri,
    I need your advise please.
    Measurements are ub 38, w 36, is 46. I am extremely squishy and curvy. I have a very long torso. Before I had children my w was about 27. I want to start waist training. I was thinking the cs-426, what do you recommend?

    I also, I am loosing weight. Would you recommend that I lose the weight before I start corset training or should I start now?

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Daisy

    1. Hi Daisy,

      There is no reason you cannot start waist training now…but depending on how fast you lose weight you may find yourself sizing down sooner than some. I think with that in mind a 426 in a size 28 will be good fit for you.

  85. ALEXANDRA TARSIA

    I am a size 38 bust 36 waist and a 39 hips. I want to be back to my old small self!!!! i don’t have enough money to keep buying sizes over an over so if i buy a smaller size that is fine right? I need a size that is going to get me to a 22 thats my goal. so if a buy a 26 waist that should be good right? i also have a small waist in height so i think i need a regular size not extra long. I want it to start under my boobs and get rid of my baby bump. i didn’t have a baby but i can’t get rid of this nonsense. help meeeee lol

    1. Hi Alexandria,

      Actually no, you cannot size down into a corset that doesn’t fit as it won’t fit (like trying to by jeans 3 sizes smaller because that is the size you want to be in). You will like find the corset is very uncomfortable and also damage the corset. You might be able to size down to a 28 if you are soft enough in the 411 or maybe the 345 (depending on length-need at least 9″ in the torso).

  86. Case

    Hi,

    I’d like to know which corset would be best for me. Ready to buy ASAP. I’m on the squishy side.

    Height: 5’10
    Underbust: 32″
    Waist: 33″
    Upper Hip: 39″
    Full Hip: 44″
    Torso: 10.5″

    Thanks in advance!

  87. Kelli

    Hi, my waist was a 34 so I ordered a 30. I was able to close it completely with ease. It’s been a couple weeks and now my waist is a 32, lots of soft tissue. What size do you recommend I order now? My previous order was a CS 426. I would like something shorter this time…also interested in the mesh corset. Thank you.

    1. Hi Kelli,

      The 411 is shorter than the 426 and might be a more comfortable option for you. With a 32″ waist, I would recommend that in a size 26 (depending on your underbust and upper hip measurements)

  88. Kori

    I just purchased the cs-426 online in a size 24 and I’m nervous that it may not be the right choice for me. My under bust is 34″. Waist 30″. Upper hip 37″.

    1. Hi Kori,

      It should fit well most everywhere, but I fear the bottom edge will be too big for you. The 345 might work better, although your pronounced rib cage would do well in the 426!

  89. shantel

    Hey I am looking for a corset to wear everyday to make my waist smaller for an up coming fitness competition. I have no idea which one is the best for this my trainer says under bust steal boned? can you help me pick the right one?

  90. Ebony

    Hello I am interested in purchasing a corset. I am a novice and I wanted to know would the CS426 be a match for me.

    Underbust: 40
    Waist: 42
    Upper Hip: 44
    Torso: 14 (i measured from the middle of my breast just below my upper hip) hopefully thats accurate

    Would you recommend the CS426 for me just starting out. I have back rolls and lots of fluff.

    Thank you!!

    Ebony

    1. Hi Ebony,

      If you think you are squishy enough to size down to a size 32, than a 426 will probably work for you. You will find you get a bit of a () shape in your laces as the top and bottom will close more readily for you. A better fit would be the cs-345 in a size 34.

  91. Claudia

    I am interested in doing waist training but I am not sure which corset. I do not want an over bust corset. I have a soft midsection, short torso and broad shoulders. I love the way the 426 looks but I don’t think I can sit down with it. These are my measurements:
    Under bust – 35
    Waist – 31
    Upper hip – 39
    Torso sitting (UB to top of lap) – 9
    I’m 5′ 2″, 143lbs and 36DD
    Would be much appreciated any suggestions, thanks.

    1. Hi Claudia,

      You are probably right about the 426-but now we have the 345 which should work for you. I suggest a size 24 or 26. Sometimes ladies with shorter torsos cannot size down as far as there is no place to move around inside. The 301 would be a good fit as well.

  92. Denisa D

    Hi Cheri,

    I have been reading quite a bit about sizing on your site for a corset but am not sure which would work best for me. I’m most attracted to the CS-345 partly due to the shape (the elongated V at the bottom which hides the ever-growing belly and the point at the top which accentuates the bust). I am 5 feet 8 inches tall with quite a bit of fluff as my weight has sky-rocketed the past year (health issues and lack of activity – not ones that could pose a problem for wearing a corset). I’ve started exercising for a while but need the extra push in order to get better results. As wearing a corset implies eating more often in smaller portions and a better posture I thought that would work best for me at this time.

    My measurements are:

    Underbust: ~36 in.
    Waist: ~36 in.
    Hips: ~42 in.
    The length of my torso is ~11 in.

    Could you please let me know if the CS-345 is OK and in what size I should order to get the best fit? Thank you very much in advance!

  93. Pls i am lost which corset to go for. I would prefer an under bust corset. However my Silhouette Level is a little off .. I kinda fit in both moderate and Enhance

    For example

    Waist: 28
    Under bust : 29
    Bust : 34
    Upper Hip: 36
    Lower hips : 39
    Shoulder : 39
    Torso Length from under bust to upper hip: 8.7

    So my waist to underbust ratio i have no idea which level i am

    But the waist to upper hips is enhance level

    Help pls

    1. Hi Tolulope,

      I think a size 24 (as it seems you don’t have much room in your torso) in the 301. The 345 might work for you-but it could be on the long side. If you are a really soft 28″-then the 301 might also work in a size 22.

  94. Amara Oguhebe

    Im so excited for this journey. I severely want a small waist. I am exerciipsing but i want something extra to whip my tummy and this annoying muffin top into shape. With correct diet and exercise i believe i should be able to cinch my waist to a natural size of 26 without the corset. (im currently a 30). What corset should i pick?
    Underbust: 34
    waist:30
    Hips:34
    So you see by my measurements…. I have no hips. But i do have a butt (which is kind of weird)
    I love my butt, but what is a but without an appearance of hips. The corset that I am looking at is the Steel Boned Underbust Corset (CS-411) Pinstripe. I want that one in a 24 because that is the desired shape i want for my body. Since my body has no hips I figured I would cinch my waist real small. However, Im not really sure wish size. What size would help me get at 4 inches smaller in a course of 1 year or so???? This is with diet and exercise. Please reply. I need all the feedback I can get.

    1. Amara Oguhebe

      And please tell me what would be a good corset to start with if the one i chose is not right. Please reply

    2. Hi Amara,

      A size 24 is a good choice, however I fear the 411 will be too big in the hip. You may find it works for you if you wear it upside down as you have a pronounced rib cage. The CS-345 in a 24 may be a better fit.

    3. Amara Oguhebe

      Thanks for the feedback but the reason i wanted the 411 was so the extra fat that is cinched from my waist could like sort of cinch its way down to my hip area. I dont know if that makes any sense. Because i was thinking of tightening the upper top to the waist a little more than the bottom half so that extra fat could sort of mold itself on my hips. Please reply. Im so lost now

      1. It does, but you don’t have that much fluff to move down at just a 30″ waist-and the 411 is only 10″ long so it will not come down over your hips. Once you train your waist smaller and you have more natural curve on your own you will be able to move into a curvier corset.

  95. Laquize

    Hello! I am interested in doing waist training. These are my measurements
    Underbust-38
    Waist-41
    Upperhip-44
    I was wondering which would suit me best. And of course my size. Thank you so much for your help!

  96. Jackie

    Hello, I just received my cs-345 today, I was so excited, I’m a little concerned, when I put it on I have some over flow at the bottom(tummy) & sorry on sides. Do you think it’s to short for me?
    Thank you

    Underbust – 38″
    Waist – 40″
    Hip – 46″
    Side – 11″
    Middle measuring down – 12″
    Sitting – 10

    1. Hi Jackie,

      A corset can really be too short for you, as they are only intended to cinch the waist (they can certainly be too long). It is not unusual to expect some overflow as you are redistributing weight. You could try not cinching the top and bottom so much and focus on the waist.

  97. Elizabeth

    Hi!
    I feel utterly clueless going into this and would rather have some guidance on which corset I should start waist training with.

    I’m 5’4.
    150ish pounds.

    Waist: 31″
    Upper: 32″
    Upper Hip: 38″
    Torso Length from under bust to upper hip: 9″

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      Is the 32″ your underbust? If so, then I would suggest a size 26 in the 305 or a 24/26 (depending on how firm vs soft you are) in the 345 or 301.

  98. Kiyah

    Hello!
    I am interested in waist training, back support and help with posture. I’m an inverted triangle with short waist. My measurements are

    Under bust 35 (42 bust)
    Waist 33
    Upper and lower hip 40
    Torso 9
    Weight 190
    Height 5’9

    I was thinking of starting with the 301 in a 28. I’m also curious about overbust corsets. I know my body is not typical and I would need a custom one, but is the overbust corset beneficial for minimizing? I mean can I train my breasts? Lol, that sounds like a silly question but I just thought I’d ask. Thank you for your response.

    1. Hi Kiyah,

      The 301 will work, but I think so will the 345 in a size 28 (as you have a short waist…so I think a 26 will be too small). An overbust corset will help with back and neck pain by taking the weight of your breasts of your shoulders, but will not minimize your breasts. Corsets often create a push up effect actually. If you have one custom made I imagine you could design one that has a minimizing effect while the corset is on.

  99. Jackie

    Hi Cheri,

    I’m interested in waist training but I don’t know which corset would work best with my measurements.

    I’m 5’4″ 160lbs, slight muscular, curvy
    Bust: 39
    Underbust: 31
    Waist: 29
    Hips: 43

    Thanks!

  100. Sophia

    Hi. I tried A long line under bust corset and it fit well in the bust and waist…but my hips are too narrow and the hip area of the corset stuck out a few inches in each side. I looked like a bell. Are you planning on offering longlined underbust corsets designed for narrow hips?

    My measurements:
    Bust 34
    Waist 28
    Hips 30

    Thanks! Sophia

    1. Yes! We are pretty close to perfecting that prototype! I will post a blog as soon as it is available (it will be the CS-530) so keep checking (or subscribe) for news!

  101. Melinda Lundqvist

    Hi, I was wondering which size I should choose if I were to buy one. I have almost the same measurements as Kirsty in the previous comment, except that my waist is around 36-37″ instead. I’m 161cm tall (5.3 feet). I’m interested in the new 345 that you mentioned in Kirsty’s comment. What size should I choose if I wanted that one. Figuring if I should buy one later this year.

    Thank u! :)

    1. Melinda Lundqvist

      Oh, and it’s not for costumes or anything. I want it to really slim me down so I get my wanted figure. I’ve heard that one should take a size smaller than usual then. That’s true or..?

    2. Hi Melinda, I don’t see see Kirsty in the last couple of pages of comments (I get comments from all the blogs in one list…) so not sure what her other measurements are. I would guess a 30 or 32 depending on your upper hip and underbust measurements.

      1. Melinda Lundqvist

        Okay, well here’s my measurements:
        Underbust 36″
        Waist 36-37″
        Upper hips 40.5″
        Do u think the CS-345 would fit or should I choose one with a long line like the CS-426? If so, would the size differ if I choose the other?

        Thanks :)

          1. Melinda Lundqvist

            Hi again! I’ve worn my corset (size 30) for 2-3 weeks and now I can close it entirely without even feeling that it’s tight at all. My waist was 36-37″ then. But now when I take the corset off, I have around 33-34″. What size should I take this time? Since I can close my corset, size 30, entirely. Should I just take a size 28, or should I skip that and go to size 26 instead? I think I’ve lost this much in my waist because of the corset, healthy meals and many walks.

          2. Melinda Lundqvist

            My new measurements are:
            Underbust: 33.5″
            Waist: 33-34″
            Upper hips: 40.5″

            My hips stayed the same since I have wide hipbones, But my waist shrinked and so did my underbust as well. But I’m pretty sure my underbust won’t shrink more than 1 inch at most. I have a large ribcage as well. I guess my genes gave me curves, and that is what I want to show off. :) So which size do you think I should choose now? A 28 or 26? Last time I bought a CS-411 size 30.

          3. Melinda

            Hi once again!
            Now I can also close my 28″ corset ( CS-411 ). Should I go straight for the 26″ one now? It’s impressive how wearing the corsets can change ones body. Even if I now take the corset off and do not wear it for 1 or 2 days, I still keep the same figure as I have directly after I have taken it off. Nothing starts go back to how it usd to be. Everything is in place. :D

          4. Awesome Melinda!

            You can get a 26 and start the seasoning process..but keep wearing your 28 for longer periods of time until your 26 is fully broken in. You can still use your 28 as long as it feels compressed. Maybe over thicker winter clothing as well :)

  102. Kirsty

    Hi I’d like to buy one of your corsets but I’m not sure on the size my measurements are:
    Bust – 40″
    underbust – 36″
    waist – 39″
    upper hips – 41″
    hips – 41″
    Everything is very close I know
    I’m completely new to wearing corsets it’s more for costume than for anything else which I assume would make a difference but I still want a well fitting one. I have a short torso and full breasts it’s not that I have a broad back or shoulders.

    Thank you. =)

    1. Hi Kirsty,

      I think the 305 in a size 32 (I think a 34 will be too big at the underbust), or the new 345 (as long as you have 9 inches from under your breast to your lap/hip bone) in a size 32 as well. If you have a really short torso…the 301 will be perfect.

  103. Tegan

    Hello , I would love to shrink my waist but not sure what size to get,

    underbust: 32
    waist:27
    upperhip:35
    im about 165 cm tall

    Thank you :)

  104. Oh yea..One more thing. Id like cotton fabric. Im assuming the corset can be worn at night as well. Im concerned about possible allergies to the material the corset is made from. Thanks so much

  105. New to waist traning. I have that God forsaken pooch. I can see my abs trying their best to come through. Former BBW (256 down to 179). I want to cinch my waist. But not too sure how small. I dont really have hips. Minimal back fat and as I mentioned a little pooch. Underbust 33 Waist 32.5 Over hip 38. I dont have all the curves I use to and am looking to get back more of a coca cola shape instead of the soda can I currently have. I watched your videos for the measurement fitting of the CS-345 (13in from nipple to hip) And the intro of the CS-301 Waspie. I love them BOTH. Do u offer BOGO? Or something similar? Im in the Army and in uniform for 9-12 hours daily. Can the corset be worn right against my skin? Or do I need to invest in Tank Tops? Im stationed in S. Korea how long does it take to ship? Id like to get it here by Friday, Saturday the latest. Email rn.joseph12@gmail.com please help. Thanks

    1. Hi Nicole,

      Welcome to OC! I am not sure on shipping to S. Korea (my daughter is headed over there as a foreign exchange student in a couple of months). If you have an APO you will still receive free shipping. I think a size 24 will work well for you in both styles (and both are available in cotton). I always recommend wearing a fitted camisole or tank top underneath simply because you cannot wash your corset (spot clean and dry clean only). We do not have a BOGO as we run a very lean operation in order to keep our prices low (and offer free shipping in the US). Many people do sleep in their corsets…just be sure your corset is fully seasoned first. I do not think you can have a corset in S. Korea even with Express Mail.

  106. Annie

    Like everyone here, i would like sizing and style suggestions for my first corset. I would like this for waist shaping and routine use. I would prefer an overbust with a plunging centerline (sweetheart style?)

    My sizes are:
    Bust: 40.5″
    Under bust: 33″
    Waist: 33″
    Upper hip: 40.5″

    Thank you very much!

  107. Lauren

    I would love to buy one of your corsets, but I am insure as which to get..
    My underbust is 40
    Waist is 37
    Hips 47
    And torso is 13
    Any suggestions would help!

    1. Hi Lauren,

      Sounds like you have lots of natural curve! A size 32 in the 426 should work for you. If you are very squishy (and the 47 is closer to your full hip than your upper hip) than you might even want to size down to a 30.

  108. Anon

    Hi,

    I was hoping you would help me with sizing as this would be the first corset I have ever bought. I am trying to use it for waist training. My current measurements are:

    UB: 27.5
    W : 25.5
    UH: 34

    My torso length is ~ 11 in and I am quite ‘squishy’. I am unsure what size/style to get. I like the 426 style, but worry about the length. Would the 411 or 345 be better? And what size?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Anon,

      I think a size 20 in the new CS-345 (which should be here in black today or tomorrow but you can sign up for stock notification alerts now). You should have the length for the 426 with your 11″ however.

  109. Heidi

    I’m new looking to train my waist but also wear. My measurements are:
    38″ under bust
    37″ waist
    44″ hip.
    Not sure how to measure torso.
    Thank u!

  110. Jennifer

    I’d like to start waist training so I can develop more of an hourglass shape. These are my measurements:

    Under Bust: 35
    Waist: 34
    Upper Hips: 39
    Torso: 10

    Thank you for your help!

    1. Hi Victoria,

      Well you seem to still have an hourglass shape :). If you have the length, the 426 in a size 30 should work for. The 411 will be great also (and the new 345 when it is available)

  111. Kiondra

    Hello,
    I plan on purchasing a corset but i am lost as to what size/style to get. I was hoping you could help. My measuresments are
    Underbust:36
    waist: 42
    underhip: 46
    I am quite short in my torso and i would perfer an underbust style corset. Please help!
    kiondra

  112. ef

    P.s. I would also like to know which silhouette level to choose as the indications are not clear… does hip-waist ratio refer to my upper hip (where the regular length corset hits) or my full hips… same thing with the bust-hip ratio (is it full bust or under bust measurements)… knowing I would pick a under bust style.

    thanks a ton!
    Ef

  113. ef

    Hi,

    Planning on ordering my 1st under-bust corset in order to waist train. I’m 5″5, 138 pounds and looking for something that can be subtly worn under clothes.Can you also recommend the best type of fabric, knowing it will be worn daily and with nothing underneath? Here are my measurements”

    Bust (fullest part)= 35″ (C cup)
    Underbust= 30″
    Waist= 28.5″
    Upper Hip= 35.5″
    Full Hip= 38.5″

    My torso is not extremely long, from the middle of my breast down it’s barely 11″ and from the front-middle down it’s barely 12″ when seated and sitting straight.

    Thank you in advance & have a great day!

    Ef

    1. Hi Ef,

      I recommend a size 22 in the 411 or a size 24 in the 305 (cotton). We don’t generally recommend you wear directly against your skin as you cannot wash the corset in the traditional sense. We will have mesh corsets out in another month or so (just the waspie to begin with). The 301 might be easier to hide under clothes.

  114. I am interested in starting waist training but don’t know which corset to get. I am 5’4. My under bust is 45′, waist is 52′ and my hips are 54′. Could you please guide me in which style corset and the size?

    Thank you

  115. beautiful_me

    I have been doing research and I am interested in the waist training. I noticed that you carry bigger inches in the corsets now. My measurements are: Busts 51 in. Waist 52 in and hips 54′.
    Which corset would you recommend?

  116. S.S

    Unsure where to begin as I’ looking to purchase my first corset. I wanted more focus on bringing in my waist so i was considering the 301.
    My measurements:
    underbust 27″
    waist 26″
    upperhip 31″
    hips 38.5″

  117. Courtney

    Hi my measurements are
    38 waist
    37 bust
    41 upper hips

    I was wondering if you could help me choose the right corset. I’m not sure which one to get. Thank you so much.

  118. Mary Smith

    Hi, I’m interested in purchasing my first corset but I’m unsure about which one to get. I am 5″ even and 150 lbs my sizes are under bust: 34 waist: 35 and upper hip: 38. Thanks in advance for the help.

  119. Amanda Stachowicz

    I’m interested in purchasing… But need some help with sizing… Measurements: UB 38 W 36 UH 43… I’m 5’6″ and about 200 lbs…I have a fairly long torso and lots of “squish” lol… I’ve tried other corsets- but they seemed too short and I felt like I was squishing out of the bottom- I’d like to avoid that, lol

  120. christa

    Hi, my name is Christa and i have been interested in beginning waist training and after researching it for awhile im convinced! I was hoping you’d help me, i want to make sure that i pick the right one to start with for my body type.

    Waist: 33in
    Upper hips: 36in
    Lower hips: 39in
    Under bust: 33in
    Weight:145 lbs
    Height: 5’1

    1. Hi Christa,

      I think a size 28 in the CS-305, unless you are really squishy (more than firm) then a size 26 might work for you. If you have really short torso the CS-301 in a size 26.

  121. Bri Law

    I’m interested in purchasing my first corset. I’ve been looking at both the 411 and 426, but I can’t decide. I am 5’8, about 150 lbs and my measurements are UB 32, waist 28.5, Upper hip at 35. Measuring from right below my breast to the top of my thigh (while sitting) I get 10″.

    I’m leaning towards a 426 in 20″, as I have a tiny bit of fluff around the upper hip area.

    1. Hi Bri,

      With those measurements you will find the 411 in a size 22 will be a much better fit for you. A 20 will be too small in any style (the 22 will just work unless you are very soft). But you don’t have the hip spring to support the 426 at this time.

    2. Gena Lewis

      Hi Cheri!

      My measurements are:

      Height: 5’3
      Weight: 128
      Full Bust: 36 D
      Under Bust: 29
      Waist: 28
      Upper Hip: 35
      Full Hip: 38 1/2
      Torso length: 10

      1. Hi Gena,

        I think a size 22 in the 301 or 411 should work for you. The 305 in either a 22 or a 24 depending on how firm vs squishy you are would be a great fit as well.

  122. Chanda

    Hello.
    I just recently purchased the 411 in a 24. I’m not sure if I purchased the right size…there seems to be extra pooching on both sides at the ribs, meaning it’s not flush against my body. I don’t want to continue pulling for reasons including discomfort and its not broken in. My underbust is 33″, waist 29″, & upper hip 33″. I’m a firm athletic build standing a 5′ 5″. I want to purchase another to switch out on occasion so ANY help would be appreciated. Thanks

    1. Hi Chanda,

      You sound like a solid 24. If anything I would think the top edge was a little small. Have you checked to make sure it isn’t upside down? Pins on the left and loops on your right for the front busk is right side up.

  123. I need help I’m super obsessed with how beautiful the cs 426 !!!! Do you think I’ll be okay with that specific corset my measurements are

    Under bust 32
    Waist 27
    Upper hip 37
    Weight 137
    5’2
    Torso length 10
    I would love to order tomorrow plz help !!!!

      1. I don’t personally find it uncomfortable being a little extra tight after birth my mother practically forced me to wear some sort of a girdle I couldn’t even breath at first but eventually got used to it !!!!! Know I’m looking to change my silhouette , my question is do you think I might be able to wear a 20 would it fit or should I just stick to a 22 ??

  124. MJ

    Hello-
    So glad you provide this real response reply for beginners!!! My measurements are underbust: 31 waist: 32 upper hip: 39 and I have a pretty good “squish” factor lol. I’m 5’6 162 lbs and I’m trying to find a good fitting corset hopefully w/ the least amount of boob push-up.

    Thx MJ

      1. Mwanamke Jordan

        this is MJ again, you suggested the 411 so that’s a “no” to the 305? I thought it was shorter.

        1. The 301 is shorter. Unfortunately there are so many questions here that when responses come back days later I have a hard time locating them..so my original response is pages back and I am not seeing it.

          1. Mwanamke Jordan

            this is MJ 1 last question b4 I order. You suggested the 411 my measurements are underbust: 31 waist: 32 hip: 40 weight: 162 height: 5’6. I was asking if the 301 would help eliminate my breasts being pushed up. Thx so much!

          2. ahhh..it would indeed. But if your torso length is long enough, the 411 won’t push them up either. It has only a mild contour unlike the 426.

  125. Jennifer

    Hello! I’ve been swaying back and forth between 426 and the 411. Mainly because I do have a really long torso. My measurements are underbust 28, waist 24, upper hips 30, and torso measures from center of sternum to where my legs bend when I sit is between 13-14″. Thank you for your help!

      1. Jennifer

        Thank you! Will the modesty panel be long enough on the 18 to cover the back when I first start to lace? And also is there a huge difference in the hip allowance between the 18 & 20 426 corset?

  126. Roxine

    Hello it would be my first time trying the corset. My underbust is 34in, waist is 33in, and my hip is 38 in..I was thinking of the cs-426 but not sure what size to get..I want a flat tummy and small waist..I want to order today..looking forward to hearing from you. .

    1. Hi Roxine,

      In order to wear the 426 you will need a longer torso and be squishy enough to size down to a 24 in order for the hips to work for you. That is a pretty sizeable reduction to begin with. I recommend the 411 in a size 26 (or 28 if you are a firm 33″)

  127. ose

    Hello, am interested in getting a corset and it’s my first time. I want an underbust corset, my measurements are; underbust 31, waist 30, hips 33. I hope to achieve a very small waist. Thankyou.

    1. Hi Ose,

      I think a size 24 in just about anything except the 426. If you are interested in the 305…you may want to size up to a 26 if your are more firm than soft.

  128. Mwanamke Jordan

    Hello!! I have a steel boned corset from another company but have been wanting an orchard corset. I had been wearing my corset for 7-10 hrs a day but hated how my breasts sat up so high in all of my clothes. I really like the 305 because it looks like there’d be less push-up. I’m 5’6, 160 lbs, waist 29-30 (started @ 31), hips 40 inches. Do you think this is the best option and what size? ☺️

    1. Hi Mwanamke,

      I need your underbust and upper hip measurement as well (not your full hip) to determine if the 411 or the 305 will be best for you. A size 24 is likely what you will need.

  129. miumiu0

    Hiya

    I bought a 22″ corset, my measurements are waist: 26″, bust 36″ & hips 35″, really want a smaller waist to emphasise my bust and hips (which aren’t as big as I desire for a proper hourglass figure)

    anyway after my third day of the corset training, the laces in the upper area can be pretty much fully closed and the middle (waist area) are about 1.5 inches from closing fully (when I wear it very tight, but comfortably).

    I love the waist it gives me when I have the corset on, but is that the exact waist I’ll eventually be getting or will I naturally add a few more inches when the corset is removed?

    Do I need to purchase a 20″?

    Thank you :)

    1. Hi :)

      You will be fine in the 22 until you have it fully closed. At that time if you wish to go smaller you can start in a size 20. Most find you will need to do some maintenance corseting to keep your corset size.

  130. metzy

    Hi.. im interested in purchasing my first corset but not sure what size or corset to get. Im 5,2″ and my underbreast is 35 waist is 34 and hips 38.. please let me know your suggestions? Thanks

    1. Hi Metzy,

      I think a size 38 in the cs-305 or if you are interested in the 411 and are more squishy than firm, a size 36 in that style. The 301 is perfect if you have a shorter torso (36 or 38 depending on firm vs soft)

  131. chelsea

    Hello,
    I am interested in purchasing a underbust corset. My measurements are
    full bust 40
    under bust 36
    waist 33
    hips 39
    I am 5’5 and my waist is pretty short.. Please let me know your suggestions:)
    Thanks

  132. I’d like to give wearing a corset a try; not sure what size I should get. Underbust 39.5; waist 40.5; and upper hips 53. My torso length is 12.5″ What do you suggest? Thanks!!

  133. hello my name is savannah .
    I am ordering my first prom dress online .
    and the top part of it is a corset. The dress is 230$ ! they only have very small sizes like 2 going up to a 12 I believe. The site told me to measure myself so I did. my bust size is a 36 at full and a 34 for under breast. my waist is a 29 at smallest. And my hips are a 36 I think. So could you please tell me what size I would need in the dress I’m getting. I want to look my best for prom ! and I don’t want to spend almost 300 dollars for nothing ! please and thank you :)

    1. Hi Savannah,

      I am not sure what size you would need in the dress..I can only tell in a corset you would want a size 24 (my guess would be a size 6…but really just a guess as all clothing manufacturers size differently).

      1. okay thank you ! I understand if you don’t know for sure . it’s from a fancy disginer so I think that’s why the sizing might be so small . maybe if I go to a dress store or something maybe they can help. but thank you anyways :)

  134. Kathy

    Hi,

    I am looking at picking up my first corset and I am uncertain which size or style might work best. my measurements are with all my fluff:
    under bust 38″
    waist 39″
    hips 44″

    I was thinking of the a 305 or 411. I am not sure if the 411 might be to curvy for me or not. I was thinking that a 34 would be my size but again I’m not sure.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Lori,

      I think probably the 411 in a size 26 or possibly a 24 if the room to redistribute some tummy room up or down in your corset. If you have the length for the 426, you will need to size down to a 24 to wear that corset.

  135. I ordered the 411 and then a couple days later I also decided to order the 301 – now that I’ve gotten both delivered…:P…the 411 does for me what the 426 does for someone with a longer torso, while the 301 is definitely easier to spend more time wearing because it allows for a greater range of movements. I think that the 301 will also have a shorter time period required for the seasoning process, and both corsets can be easily cinched solo using the knob on the bathroom door (I live in a loft, so that’s pretty much the only actual door besides the front door and the sliding glass one for the patio), but I may end up sewing an extra few inches of fabric on the side of the modesty panel that isn’t stitched to the corset to make it easier to keep from bunching up – I’m having a heck of a time keeping it from going all wonky and it’s next to impossible to get that thing straight with the laces cinched so that in theory the gap is the back lace guard panel width.

      1. If it weren’t a possibility that I might want to wear a shirt that’s another color besides black, I can see why removing the modesty panel might seem like a good idea. And it may just be me, but the idea of having a rectangle of pink shirt (or whatever color) visible in the back of a black corset doesn’t work for me, visually it disrupts what should be an uninterrupted band of color. :P At least I’m not planning on adding Velcro to hold the panel in place. lol.

  136. Lindy King

    I can see how many requests for help you get so I’ll add mine to this long string. I’m a ballroom and latin dancer and looking for a steel boned corset to help my posture. I tried an overbust one but find it really uncomfortable as it pushes my bust up way too high :)
    I would like to know which model you would think would be suitable to keep my back straight and stop me from “crunching” my sides. Even with the imperfect corset I tried I had a definite improvement in both posture and shape. I don’t particularly want to cinch my waist, it’s well defined anyway but I want to stand up straight.
    I am 5’4″ and have a long torso (many years of battle with one piece swimwear)
    Waist 30 1/2 ”
    Hip 38 1/2 ”
    Under bust 31 1/2 ”
    Length of torso from underbust to hip 11″

    Thanks for your help.

  137. Chloe

    Hi Cheri,

    I want to buy CS-411 satin
    and my measurements-

    Underbust: 27.5
    Waist: 26
    Upper Hip: 30

    Could you recommend my size? :)

  138. Tira

    Hi!

    Measurements: 33 underbust, 33 waist and 39 hips.

    I was hoping the 301 might fit? Id like something that will give me shape but also is realistic to wear while running after my two toddler boys constantly. I am a little afraid of there being pudge at the bottom after a corset that small is laced- what do you think? I don’t want to make my love handles any worse than they already are :-). Also- I’ve been losing weight fairly quickly (12 pounds in March) and I’m still going strong. But I’m just unhappy with my shape so far. I tried contacting you guys on Friday early afternoon through chat (while the sale was still happening) and I never heard back :-(. I was really hoping to take advantage of that 15% off.

    Thanks for your input!

    1. Hi Tira,

      The 301 fits EVERYONE :) You will want that in a size 26 (as you are losing weight). You might find the 305 pretty comfortable and little bit longer to help with covering love handles :)

  139. Brittney

    Hi Cheri…. I received my CS 411 size 26 in the mail tonight. When I tried it on, I noticed there was a gap on either side of the underbust. I noted it to be upside down, and put it on the right way, but the gaps continued on the underbust. I could not close the corset the whole way (as expected). Is it the wrong size? Would love to hear your thoughts.
    Underbust 32
    Waist 32
    Upper Hip 38
    Thanks.

  140. Melanie

    Hi Cheri, my measurements are

    Underbust: 36″
    Waist: 36″
    Upper hip: 41″

    I am 5’7″. I weigh 190, but people tend to guess my weight in the 150-160 range because I have more muscle. I want to have a 22-24″ waist eventually.

  141. Not sure if my last comment went through, but I’m trying to decide between the 426 and the 411 along with what size to get:
    Height 5’1″
    Full Bust – 38
    Under Bust (bra band) – 34
    Waist 29 (fluctuates between 29 and 28″)
    Upper hip – 34
    Lower hip 38
    Distance from under breast mid-point to seated hip/leg 9″

    I plan to use the corset for waist training as well as wear it to events. I bought the 511 previously for a photo shoot and found it to be rather long so I needed assistance to get my shoes on and so forth once I was in it. There was a small gap at the lower edge but that may or may not be due to the fact that it wasn’t fully seasoned. I expect to be lacing whichever style I get this time on my own for the most part, if that affects the selection at all.

  142. Sydney

    Hi My name is Sydney,

    Waist: 31
    Hip: 38
    Underbust: 33
    Over bust: 37

    I am 5’1 and have an 12″ torso length. I weigh 150 pounds. I would like an underbust corset and I was wondering how a c-426 would fit me. I have watched all the videos and 11” in length I believe would suit me. I have a wide hip with fluff. I am a first time buyer, so I’m not completely sure what would be best for me! Thank you(:

  143. Brittney

    Underbust 32
    Waist 32
    Upper Hip 38

    I need sizing help for a steel boned corset.
    I am 5’11” and 182 lbs. Torso length is 13″. I would like an underbust corset to start waist training at a beginners level. My goal is to have a 24″ waist. If someone could please recommend the style I should go with for me being so tall, and having a long torso.
    Thank you.

      1. Brittney

        Hi Cheri…. I received my CS 411 size 26 in the mail tonight. When I tried it on, I noticed there was a gap on either side of the underbust. I noted it to be upside down, and put it on the right way, but the gaps continued on the underbust. I could not close the corset the whole way (as expected). Is it the wrong size? Would love to hear your thoughts.
        Underbust 32
        Waist 32
        Upper Hip 38
        Thanks.

  144. Claudia

    Hi Cheri! It’s Claudia… again lol

    My measurements are as follows:

    Waist – 35″
    Under Bust – 34″
    Upper Hip – 40″
    Fullest Hip – 45″
    Fullest Bust – 42″

    I just received my CS-411 with a 30 inch waist and everything fits perfectly (I can actually cinch it closed completely on the first shot lol) but my underbust has a huge gap :(. I called in to see what other options an adviser might be able to provide me and the lady I spoke with suggested that perhaps I try the CS-305 with a 30 inch waist and the underbust gap could be because of the silhouette level. What do you think? I absolutely adore the shape the CS-411 gives me, but the gap just doesn’t look right. She even suggested maybe trying to break it in for a couple of week and see how that works. I’d love to keep the 411 but I’m not sure if the gap will get closer in a couple weeks though. Please help!

    Thanks again,

    Claudia

    1. Hi Claudia,

      Actually the underbust of the 411 and the 305 is about the same curve at the top edge (the 411 is much curvier at the bottom edge). I would have you make sure it isn’t upside down…and I think you could size down to a 28.

  145. Joanna

    Hi there! I’d like to start waist training and was wondering what will best suit me.
    I’m 5’4, about 116 and my:
    Underbust 30
    Waist 29
    Hips 33

      1. Joanna

        Thank you! I would like to purchase another one later in the future and was wondering if a 411 would be good to choose as well or stick with 305?

  146. Mamba626

    I would love some sizing help. I’m interested in waist training, and am fairly squishy. I’ve had 2 children so my lower hips are where I am most fluffy and I’m an H cup, so my body proportions are super hard to fit…
    Underbust: 40
    Overbust: 48.5
    Waist: 43
    Hips:59

      1. Mamba626

        Sorry, that’s my full hip! My upper hip is 50″. Because of the “pooch” issue I’ve got going on (thank you childbirth) I can squish a lot there, though.

  147. Shannon Mahan

    Hi there! I’m doing as much digging as I can to find the correct size for me but I am still afraid of purchasing the wrong one! I am hoping to achieve as much of an hourglass figure as I can. I’ve always had a smaller booty and hip area and want to accentuate my hips as much as possible, and cinching my waist in to help that. I would prefer an underbust corset rather than an overbust. My measurements are:

    Overbust: 35″
    Underbust: 31″
    Waist: 28″
    Hips: 35″
    Torso length:11″

    I am about 5’6″ and around 135lbs. Thank you so much in advance! I’m very excited to get started :)

  148. Brenda

    I am interested in starting serious waist training i used to have a very small waist but i had my 3rd child about a year ago and all that changed so i am pretty soft
    underbust 36
    waist 34
    upper hip 40
    torso length 9.5
    Thanks for your time
    Brenda

  149. Amelia

    Hi! I’m looking to buy my first corset but I’m not sure what to get. I’m 5’1 and about 104lbs. My measurements were 29″ under bust, 28″ Waist, and 32″ upper hip. I’ve also heard that corsets can help with diastasis reci (abdominal muscle separation). Is there any truth to this? My dr wasn’t sure.

  150. Hi,

    I am new to waist training, and I am looking for a corset that would fit me.
    I was hoping to reduce my waist to about 24″/25″ and I am not so “squishy” as I workout regularly, which corset would fit me better?

    My measurements:

    Bust : 31″
    Waist : 28″
    Upper Hip :33″
    Torso Length : 10″

      1. Simone

        Hello!

        I am a beginner at this, but am really excited to get started with my collection of Corsets! I have always thought they were just beautiful and elegant, but recently discovered they have other positive attributes as well. Initially my interest was for fashion, but since this new found information I am also interested in the option of some modification. I would like to start my collection with the purchase of 3 of your Corsets (overbust, underbust and longline), however I have No idea where to begin and what sizes would be the best for me Your help with this would be much appreciated as I am really ready and anxious to order! :-)

        My measurements are:

        Overbust: 39.5″
        Underbust: 33″
        Waist: 31″
        Upper Hip: 42″
        Torso Length: 10″

        Thanks in advance! :-)

        1. Hi Simone,

          Welcome to OC! I would love to put you in the CS-426-but I don’t think you have the length for it. The CS-411 in a size 24 and 301 in the same size. At this time, our only overbust is also a longline.

  151. I am very curious about waist training and the CS-426. I believe I have the length for it (I’ve watched the video and measured myself), but I have atrocious posture. Does waist training help correct posture?

    I’m not sure where I fit on the squishy/firm debacle – I’m overweight, but I can feel muscles if I do crunches or tighten my abdominal muscles. There is also only about a 2-3″ gap from where my ribs end and (wayyy in the chub) my hip bone begins, so I’m technically short-waisted, I guess?

    What would you recommend for me?
    Bust 42.5″
    Underbust 35″
    Waist 34″
    Upper Hip/Right above panty line 46″
    Full Hip 49-50″
    Underbust to Upper Hip measures about 11″
    Height 5’9.5″
    Weight 220lbs

    Thank you!

  152. Annie

    Hello,

    I just received my CS-301 in a 28, my waist is a 34, today is day one of seasoning and I have a big gap at the top near my bust. I want to sinch the top so bad to close the gap but I know I’m not suppose to make it any more than snug, is this normal? Also with wearing slightly snug I only have about 2 1/2″ max before it’s completely closed, should I have order a smaller size?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Annie,

      You can pull snug…just not really cinched. This should be a really easy corset to season as the boning is so much shorter. If you are a soft 34″ (and not super curvy), then I can see how a 26 might work better for you.

      1. Annie

        Yeah I think I’m a soft 34, I just had a baby 5 months ago and it’s seams as though the back will shut completely very soon. Darn =\ how do I exchange hun? Thanks so much, I’m was so excited how fast it got here and now I’m super bummed I have to wait to get another one :(

        1. Hi Annie,

          There is an exchange form on the back of your invoice. You could order the right size now and return the wrong size for a refund as opposed to an exchange (just indicate that on the form)

  153. Hi. I’m 5’9″ and I’m looking for an under bust waist training corset. I’m fluffy with a long torso.
    My measurements are: (in inches)
    Waist: 38
    Under bust: 37
    Upper hip: 43
    And under bust to upper hip: 10

    What cost would be right for a beginner like me?

        1. I don’t know how that will work on you specifically. Most people don’t experience a bulge at the hip. I am not sure you have the length or the natural curve (yet) to make the longline 426 work.

  154. Icis

    I have a 25in waist … But considering my height and weight it’s a normal waist size for 5ft 108lbs … I would still like to cinch my waist…. Do you carry any products for someone my size?

    1. Hi Icis,

      We do! In fact we have a brand new style that will be perfect for you-the CS-301 wasp waist mini-corset. With your waist you will want that in a size 20, which unfortunately wont be here until Monday. If you think you are soft enough, you could try sizing down to the 18.

  155. Claudia

    Hi Cheri,

    I just wanted to get some insight on a corset that might work best for me. I had purchased the CS-426 @ 30 inches and received it a couple days ago. And as ecstatic as I was to break it in, it simply didn’t work the way I thought it would because I was thinking that it would fit my frame, but boy was I ever wrong! I tried to put it on for the first time yesterday. My measurements are as follows:

    Waist – 35″
    Under Bust – 34″
    Upper Hip – 40″
    Fullest Hip – 45″
    Fullest Bust – 42″

    I’m 5’8″ tall and I’m pretty rectangular in shape, but my bum sticks out alot lol. I want to start corset/waist training and I definitely want to exchange my corset for something that might fit my body frame much better and I’m hoping you can help. The one I purchased was way too big as far as the hips are concerned, but around the under bust and my natural waist it fit perfectly. I guess my hips aren’t as big as they need to be to fill up the bottom portion of the corset. At first maybe I thought it was brand new and needed to be seasoned, but the space underneath (around the hips) is way too big!

    Please help me figure out what you think my work best for me! I have a pretty long torso and sitting with the CS-426 was fine, it was merely the hip part of the corset that just looked off. I also don’t have a lot of squishyness so I know it’ll be harder for me to cinch down as easily as some other women. However, I do have a bulge (lower abdomen) that I’m trying desperately to get rid of with more exercise and diet and hopefully with corset/waist training!

    Thanks Cheri :)

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    1. Hi Claudia,

      Yes, I definitely think that the 426 is probably too hippy for you! Even if you sized down to a 28. I think you will find the CS-411 much more to your body type (not as long as you might like it…but it will align better). If you are more soft than firm, than I suggest that in a size 28..if more firm than stick with the 30 :)

  156. Laura S

    I’m looking to buy my first true corset and after much online searching, the quality and quantity of information available on this site makes it a winner. My preference is toward an overbust, but after poking about, I’m unsure if my bust can be accommodated. Measurements as follows:
    Height 5′ 5.5″
    Weight; 130-135
    Top of hip 34″
    Waist: 27″
    Underbust: 28.5″
    Fullest part of bust: 35.5″

    I’m naturally curvy, but work out regularly so I don’t have much fluff- except in my bra. Most brands I run about a 32DD. I’m looking primarily for an alternative means of support for the girls and my back but also for something that will give me the option of a little waist training. The information on the site alone has been insightful and I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Laura,

      I do not think our 511 will work for, I am afraid the cup will be too small and the hip of the corset too large! The CS-411 or the 305 will actually be the best fit on you..in a size 22.

  157. gabrielle.donley@gmail.com

    I’m seriously thinking about waist training using one of your corsets. Here are my measurements:
    Height:5’3″
    Weight:162
    Underbust:33 inches
    Waist: 33 inches
    Upper Hip:29 inches
    Full Hip: 42 inches

  158. Rachel

    HI :D

    I’m interested in waist training. I heard great reviews about this site. So, I’ve chosen you guys to be my first :)

    height : 5’1″
    weight : 97lbs
    under bust : 25
    waist: 26
    upper hip : 27
    torso : 9

    what would you suggest?

    1. Hi Rachel,

      Welcome! I think a size 20 in our CS-305 will work for you. We also have a brand new mini corset that should be available later today (CS-301) that is only 8 inches long!

  159. Hi Cheri,

    I want to buy my first corset but im having trouble picking the right one for me.

    Height 4″7
    Weights 138pounds
    under bust 31inch
    waist 31 inch
    Upper hips 39 inch
    torso 14.5 inch

    I’m a thicker lady with curves to.
    I was going to pick out size 26 but not sure if its the
    right size.

    Thanks lisa

    1. Hi Lisa,

      I think a size 24 will work for you actually. With your height, you should be able to handle the 426. The 411 will fit easily in a size 24 (unless you are a very firm 31″ waist)

  160. An Nguyen

    Hi I was wondering which size and corset model would be best for my size?
    Weight: 105lb
    Height: 5’4
    Under bust: 25.5
    Waist: 24
    Upper hip: 29.5

      1. An Nguyen

        Thanks for the quick reply! What is the difference between CS-305 and CS-411? I will be placing an order later on today :-)

  161. I’ve just learned about your shop and corsets from an online friend, and I’m thinking of ordering one because the first/only corset I have doesn’t feel like it has quite enough curve. I’m quite pear-shaped, and have a minor ribcage deformity (my sternum pushes out slightly instead of in) that makes me look exceptionally flat-chested.

    My measurements are:
    Underbust: 30.5″
    Waist: 25″
    Upper hips: 38″

    and I’m 145lbs and 5′ 6″.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

  162. Julie Wooding

    Hi Cheri,
    Im looking for my first corset with the intention of using it for fashion and also thinking of waist training. I used to have a really wonderful waist, sadly the sands of the hourglass have slipped somewhat. I really love the look of corsets but I have quite chunky thighs and wonder if being cinched in at the waist is only going to make my thighs look chunkier. However I see some pics of your more luscious sized ladies pulling the corset off with flair. I also want to commend you on your clips which are so informative – esp liked how comfortable you are with measuring yourself in public! I think you have a gorgeous figure yet when I measured myself mine are nearly the same as yours and I think I look huge! Go figure! I think this corset journey is a very healthy look into appreciating my curves. So after measuring 3 times (mostly because I didnt believe they were so close to yours yet you look stunning) my numbers are:

    Underbust 30
    Waist 29 (used to be oh so much smaller)
    Upper Hip 37

    I have a long torso and often waists in dresses are too high for me so figure I can wear the 426. I live in New Zealand so want to make sure I get the right style and size, Im thinking a black leather one in the 426 and a fabric one in the 411? Also you showed in a clip a lovely very dark maroon corset and also a red and gold one but dont see these options anywhere. Do fabrics change from time to time?

    kindest regards

    Julie
    sooo excited to begin my corset collection!

    1. Hi Julie,

      Thank you for your kind words! First to sizing…in the black leather 426 I recommend sizing down to a 22. In the 411 you will probably want to order a size 24. We have the maroon in a satin 426, but the red/gold brocade has been discontinued, but we have some other lovely brocades. If you feel your 29″ is pretty squishy, then the 411 will probably be OK in a size 22 (for waist training…for fashion I would stick with the 24).

  163. Erica Y

    Hi, so I’m having trouble figuring out how small I should go for waist cinching. This will be my first corset.
    UB – 36.5″
    Waist – 38″
    UH – 43″
    I’m chubby so I have plenty of “fluff”, but I’m not sure if I should go down as far as a 30″ corset? (I’ll be getting a CS-411 by the way, since I have a short torso)

  164. tiffany

    Hi I am wanting to buy a corset but am unsure of the size I should get, some feedback would be greatly appreciated
    ub33 w32.5 uh36 torso 13

    1. Hi Tiffany,

      I suggest a size 24 or 26 depending on how squishy you think you are. You have the length for the 426, but not the hips to fill that out, so you will want to stick with the 411 or the 305.

  165. Vanessa

    Hi I’d like to purchase a corset but am having trouble deciding which will best suite me. I’m currently exercising to gain mass on my hips/ass and would like to shrink my waist drastically to achieve a hourglass figure. I really like the cotton CS-426 best but am unsure if it will work with my current figure UB27″-W25″-UH32″ (height 5’6″). Advice please! I can’t wait to start waist training! :) thanks!

  166. Kenya

    I am looking to purchase one of these and I’m was wondering if you could help with size
    Height:5’8
    weight 165
    underbust:35.5
    upper hip :40.5
    waist :38
    I am buying this for weight loss and waist training. Thanks in advance for your help

  167. Estrella

    Was wondering if the steel boned underbust corset in leather cs 411 b good for me if not you can help me by suggesting me one with size.

    Under bust 26
    Waist 23
    Hips 26
    Torso 11

  168. Kezia

    Hi i want to purchase a corset, but i have no idea of what style and size will be perfect for me. i’m an international buyer and i want to get it right the first time to avoid exchanging the product. plz help.
    under-bust= 33
    waist= 37
    hip= 39

    1. Hi Kezia,

      Welcome! I think you will want the CS-305 as you have small hips. I would suggest a size 32 based on your waist and hip, but concerned it will be too big at the top edge as your underbust measurement is quite small. Can you double check those measurements to be sure they are accurate?

  169. latisha taylor

    Hello me and my friend would like to waist train and need help selecting a corset….

    Latisha (me):
    Underbust- 46 1/4
    Hips- 55 1/2
    Waist- 52 1/4

    Latoya:
    Underbust- 27 1/2
    Hips- 37
    Waist- 27 1/2

    Thank you

  170. Destinee

    Hi you doing? Im New To waist training Corset and would love to purchase one.

    My Measurement s are
    Waist :35
    Underbust:36
    UpperHip:40
    Torso:12

    Im a Thicker Woman, can you help me figure out my size. Thank you

  171. kadyia

    my torso is 11 in long my hips are 47 my waist is 40 i have a 6 month old baby and i want to work out and train my waist which corset do u recommend and what material

  172. Dee Dee

    I would Like to order the 426, I do have the length for it-11 in torso. My measurements are
    waist-39
    underbust-30
    upper hip 41

    Thank you Dee

  173. Jasmine

    Hi cheri,

    I am interested in purchasing a corset. Although, I am a bit confused on which one to purchase. If you could help me, I would appreciate it. Thank you!

    Waist: 32″
    Underbust: 32″
    Upper hip: 38″
    Height: 5’1

    1. Hi Jasmine,

      I think a size 26 in the CS-411 will work well for you. If you prefer something more moderate..then the CS-305 in either a 28 or 26, depending on how squishy you think you are.

  174. Shawna Mott

    Hi Cheri i want to know what size would work for me i want an over bust and an under bust corset but this is my first time buying one…

    my measurements are
    40 waist
    41 underbust
    42.5 bust 48.6 upper hip `2 inches torso lenth… please help ! thanks !!!

    1. Hi Shawna,

      I think there is a typo for the torso length. With the other information I think a size 32 will work in the underbust (same for the overbust-but I will need a cup size to help determine if the 511 will work for you)

          1. Shawna Mott

            thanks. i probably have to send mine back…. before i found this blog i just followed my bust size because that is what i thought it was….. opps….. lol :)

          2. Shawna Mott

            ok so i received my corsets todaythey are both a size to big as in im able to lase it up almost all the way but they are super comfortable when i wore them what do i do??????

          3. If you are able to lace up nearly closed without really cinching…then they are too big and you can exchange.If you plan to try sleeping in your corset, then you might want to keep one for that as you are not able to cinch as tight when you are sleeping.

  175. Shy

    Hi my name is Shy ji just measured my torso (under right breast frm the mid down to hips) is 13inches. So will cs-426 suits me best or 411?? cox i just delivered my baby via c-sect and i have an extra skin hanging below my belly. My height is 5.3feet.

    underbust 34.2inc
    waist-38.9inc
    hips46.06inch

    1. Hi Shy..

      I answered this on the other blog too..but good info for others so here it is again: If you can sit comfortably with where the tape measure lands at 10.5 inches..then the 426 will be fine. I recommend a size 30.

  176. sunita

    Hi i want to clinch my waist to a 22. But I have a short torso..currently my body is at:
    under bust: 30
    Waist: 27
    Upper hips:32
    Lower hips: 34.
    Thanks!

  177. Harmony

    I order a corset from you guys but it was far too big. I was able to close it completely with space left all around. My measurements are
    Waist: 33.5
    Bust: 42
    Hip: 47
    Upper hip: 46
    What size corset would you suggest I exchange my 28 411 for?

      1. Harmony

        Thank you for your quick response. I have a 10″ torso, so I don’t know if the 426 would fit me length wise. I used a different measuring tape Than what a typically use to measure my waist, and unfortunately it was completely off. My waist is actually 27″, hips remain 47, bust remains 42 and upperhip remains 45″. Would the 411 not have enough curve for my measurements. I’m shipping my corset back today and need to make sure I exchange it for one that fits me well. Thank you for your time.

        1. I do..where are you taking your upper hip measurement? You had your waist listed at 33.5″ before…so it is 27″? A 27″ waist would put in a 22 corset. The 411 will hit about 5″ below the waist so if you can measure that and hope it is closer to 40″, then you should be OK.

  178. ashley c.

    hello I just ordered a CS-305 size 24. I am a novice and would like to start waist training but I think I may have ordered a size too big. my measurements are:
    under bust 29
    waist 27
    upper hip 33
    hip 36

  179. Nece

    Hi! I’ve been stalking this site for a few months and I’m finally ready to buy. I’m thinking I need the CS 305 in 26. Also, I was concerned about chaffing. For the most part, I plan to wear it over a shirt. But when I do wear it next to my skin, would satin be more comfortable than cotton?Please help! :-) Here are my measurements:

    Underbust: 33″
    Waist: 33″
    Upper hip: 36″
    Hips: 40″
    Underbust to hips: 10″
    Height: 5’2″

    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Nece

      Looks like you have sized yourself perfectly! All of our corsets are cotton lined, so the inside will be the same for either fabric. It’s important to remember you can’t wash your corset…which is why we recommend a light layer between you and your corset.

  180. Hi,

    I have purchased an OTR corset from another seller and now I’ve found this company. A problem I’m having is in the hip area. I want to give an OTR another try (they are just so beautiful!!!) So I was wondering if I can get any help. I am tall, and plenty squishy and my measurements are currently at:
    Height: 5’10”
    Bust: 51″
    U.Bust: 42″
    Waist: 41.5″ (I usually round up to 42 at that point for most comfort)
    Hips: 49.5 (I usually round to 50)

    Thanks a lot!

  181. Lakin Vetrova

    Ok I have never ordered a corset, but am very interested in Waist training. Ideally I’d like this corset to “hide” easily under my clothes. My measurements:
    Bust – 37
    Underbust – 35
    Waist – 31
    Upper Hip – 34
    Underbust to hip – 11
    What would you suggest? Sorry, I don’t know what I’m doing.

    1. Hi Lakin,

      Welcome! I think a size 26 in the CS-305 would work well for you. You might also make a CS-411 work if you size down to a 24. I think either corset will fit you better worn upside down as your ribcage is more pronounced than your upper hip.

  182. Ciara Stegall

    Hi, I’m hoping I can get some help with sizing…I used to have more of an hourglass figure, but after having a baby, my mid section is quite squishy. I would like to start waist training, my measurements are as follows (some are between inches, so I’ll just put down the actual measurement):
    Height:5’3
    Waist: 33 3/4 in.
    Underbust: 33 1/2 in.
    Upper Hips: 41 1/2 in.

    I’m not sure whether the 411 or 426 would be better, from the underbust to where my legs fold to sit, it measures around 11-12 inches. Hope you can help!

  183. Trust

    I am wanting to order a over bust corset for Valentine’sDay.
    My bust is 34″, waist 28″ and hips 34, underbust 27″ and length from under breast to hip as shown in video is 11″
    What do you recommend?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Trust,

      That sounds like a size 22. My only concern will be that the hips might be a little too big..but if you are planning to use this as boudoir attire (as opposed to waist training)…that is less important :)

  184. Kate

    Hi!

    I’m about 5’2″

    W – 25
    UH – 30
    H – 35

    What size would you recommend for me? I have measured my torso as demonstrated in one of the videos & would say it’s exactly 11″ from my underbust to where my legs bend when sitting…

    Thank you!!

  185. April T

    Hi, I woul like to know the best corset for me 33 1/2 UB 35 waist 45 upper hip. I would like the 4. I have alot of belly at bottom im very curve. Thanks so much for your help.

  186. beth T.

    Hey I can’t find my last post so I am re posting. I was wanting to by a cs 511 but not sure if it will work for me. I’m sure I’m long enough. I wear a 34″ cs411and a 38 ddd bra so I don’t know if the proportions will be right. Sorry if you had to answer twice, thanks

  187. Hello! I know answering all these is probably annoying, bout I really don’t want to get this wrong. I am looking into buying an under bust corset for waist training. I was thinking the 411 looked good, but want to be sure that what I should go for and what size I would need. I am mainly worried cause I am only 5′ tall and I have really wide hips. I used to be an hourglass (still kinda am) but i have recently put on some weight and want to team waist training with exercise to kick the pouch in front.

    My measurements:
    UB – 31.5
    W – 32
    UH – 39.5

    Thanks in advance!

  188. Julie

    Hello, I would love your recommendation on what size you think would be best for me as a newbie waist trainer. My measurements are 33″under bust, 30.5″ waist, 35.5 hips and I’m 5’5. I do believe my torso is long enough for the 426 and prefer it over the 411 however I’m not sure if I am curvy enough. Thanks!

  189. julia pena

    I ordered the cs-411 in size 28. I was wondering if it was the correct size for me. My measurements are as followed. under bust: 34 in, waist: 32 in, hips: 36 in

  190. beth T.

    Hi, I purchased a cs 411 some months ago. I wanted to say thanks for your help. Now I was wanting to get a 511 but am unsure because I’m pretty big up top and didn’t know if I could wear one. I wear a 34 in the 411 but I use a triple d bra.Any advice would be appreciated

  191. Eureka

    I’m in need of some help, I want to order my first corset to start corset training. I want to wear it for at least 5 hrs a day and sleep in it as well. Here is what I measured and hoping you can assist with some guidance, I’m 5’4 and it’s about 11 inch from my UB to UH.

    UB – 40
    W – 41
    UH- 44
    H – 48

    Thanks!

  192. nancy

    Hi my name isNancy and i want to start training. I wear firm gurdles all the time so I’m used to being squished. I have a little belly bulge from a c-section :'(
    My measurements are
    32Ub
    31 1/2 waist
    37 upper hip
    Im 5.1 in height

  193. Nyssa

    I’m having trouble figuring out what corset I should get
    I’m 5’1 and half

    Over bust-46 1/2 in
    Upper bust-40 1/2 in
    Waistline- 42 1/2 in
    Upper hip-48 in

  194. Ashleigh

    Really looking forward to purchasing one of your corsets to start my waist training journey. I’m just really concerned about the dreaded back fat issue, any way to put my mind at ease?

  195. Gabby

    Hi, I really want to purchase a corset but I’m not quite sure what size would be best for me.

    Upper bust: 31in
    Bust: 32in
    Under bust: 27in
    Waist: 26in
    Upper hip: 29in
    Lower hip: 32in

    Thank you!

  196. karen

    hello my name us karen n I have a one month old baby. I’m looking forward to waist train n my measurements are …
    ub 36
    wl 34
    uph 42

    what would u recommend?

  197. shawny

    Hello,

    I would like to.purchase a corset for waist training but I am not sure of which size would be best to achieve my goals. I am 5’6″ and my measurements are as follows:

    Under bust: 32
    Over bust: 36
    Waist: 32
    Upper hip: 39
    Lower hip: 40

    My torso is 10in. Pleae advise.

    Thank you

  198. Haven

    Hi!
    I am purchasing a corset for my first time waist training, and I’m wondering which size and style would be best for me.

    UB: 32
    WAIST: 31.5
    UH: 37.5

    I’m 5’6″ and my torso is on the longer side. My love handles are pretty squishy but my waist is firm.
    Thanks for your help!

  199. Layla Ann

    Hello,

    I’m interested in purchasing my first corset for waist training. I have worn the body magic and rubber/latex waist cinchers so I’m used to wearing something a bit restrictive. I’d want to eventually sleep in the corset as well. I’m not sure if there is a style best for sleeping in. My measures are as follows:

    Over bust: 40.5
    Under bust: 34
    Waist:29.5
    Upper hip:38
    Lower hip:41

    I’m 5’8 and my torso is long enough for the 426. Not sure if that’s the style I’d need for my measurements. I am squishy under my waist and a bit squishy above. I do have a bit of back fat above my waist so I am a little worried about the possible bulge between where the 411 stops and where my bra would start unless I bought some long lined bras. I would want a shorter corset for days where im moving around a bit more. I don’t think an over bust corset would fit me. I’m a 36DDD-F depending on the style and brand of bra.

    1. Hi Layla and welcome!

      A size 24 (probably in the 411 unless you have a long torso, then you should be able to make the 426 work for you). For daily wear (and sleeping) cotton is best. If you plan to waist train daily, you will eventually need more than one corset. Some women like to have different styles and fabrics for different uses.

  200. Dee Schenck

    Hi, I’m really excited to purchase a corset for waist training, but I’m confused on the sizing. Please assist me in finding the correct size. I wanted an under bust corset.

    My measurements are
    33 under bust
    32 waist
    39 hip
    My waist to hip length is 11 inches

  201. Jaylene

    Hello,
    I was hoping for some sizing guidance. I have a shorter torso.

    UB 39
    W 42
    UH 45
    Please let me know you thoughts as I’m looking for waist training. I have excess squish to work with. I also have been losing weight.

    thanks,

  202. Leslie

    Hi there ladies! I’m looking into getting into waist binding and need help in knowing what size I should get.

    I’m 5’1
    32 bust
    28 waist
    34 hips

    Thank you!

  203. neisha

    Hii

    I order an cs411 26 it closes up already. I’m trying to make my waist smaller than what it is. I am a 34 in bust ,wasit an 30″ 42″ in hip I was woundering what size I should get because I am returning it.

    1. With a 30 inch waist I would recommend a size 24. You have a larger hip-is the 42 your full or upper hip? I worry sizing down will make the corset too small at the hip (if that is your upper hip)

  204. Kate

    Hello, and thank you for this blog! I’m very eager to start waist training, having read about it earlier last year. I used to have a great natural hourglass silhouette, but after a year of marriage and working from home, the middle part has filled in a bit!

    The information here is very easy to follow, but I thought I’d get some advice just to be sure. My measurements are currently:

    Height: 5’8″
    Overbust: 36 (34B bra size)
    Underbust: 32
    Waist: 29
    Upper Hip: 38(? not sure I did this one right)
    Lower Hip: 39

    My waist length is pretty average, and I was hoping to get an underbust corset. I was also hoping to get something simple enough that I could wear it underneath a regular cotton shirt and not have it too visible. What would you recommend for me?

    Thank you so much, and keep up the good work!
    – Kate

  205. Carrie

    Hello!
    I don’t think I can wear any of these corsets due to the fact that I’m extremely short waisted :( I used to have a halfway decent curve but three babies later I am MUCH straighter with lots of squish in my belly.

    Height: 5’9″
    Overbust: 44
    Underbust: 33
    Waist: 33
    Upper Hip:40
    Lower Hip: 41
    Torso length: 9

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Carrie,

      Normally I would recommend the CS-305 single boned as it is more forgiving for the very short waisted, but it looks like you have quite a hip-waist ratio and I am not sure it will have enough curve. The 411 is 10″, so worried it might be a tight fit for you short torso. If you would like to try it, then I suggest you get that in a 28.

  206. Katie

    Hello! I ordered the CS 305 black leather in a 26 to start waist training. I have been seasoning it for 2 days and the underbust seems very, very loose. My measurements are : smallest part of my waist 30″, underbust 31″, hip 35.5″(I’m 5’3 and about 140lbs). I’m thinking maybe I should order a smaller size. The corset literally hangs out an inch on each side of my underbust. Do you think I should order a smaller size according to my measurements or should I keep going tighter with the corset?

  207. Sade

    Hi! I would like to know which corset will fit me best. I’m 5’3″ and my measurements are 32 UB, 31 W, and 35.5 UH. I have a pouch from when I had a c-section and my torso is 8in. Please help me

  208. Autumn

    Hello! I purchased a 426 a few months ago in a size 26. Since then, I have lost some weight, and the corset closes completely in the back. Should I get a 24 or 22 for my next one?
    My measurements are:
    UB – 32
    W – 28
    UH- 37
    Thank you!

  209. Hope

    Hi, my name is Hope and I’m so excited to start my waist training. My measurements are UB-34. Waist-33. UH-36 I would love both 511&426 can u tell me what size would be best. Thank you

  210. Sylvia

    Hi I purchased a corset for waist training.
    I’m 5.0ft tall
    UB: 30.5
    WM:30
    UH: 36.5
    I ordered the c-411 in a size 24 but was to small so I exchanged it for the next size up the 26 and was wondering would that be my right size to start my waist training? Or would that be to big for waist training? Plz help :(

  211. Robina

    My measurements are
    ub 31
    W 29 1/2-30
    Uh 31
    Lh 30
    Torso 9 1/2

    I have extra skin and some squish from having kids
    which corset would u recommend?

  212. Kimberly

    Hi! I would like to purchase a waist training corset my measurements are
    WM:26
    UB:29
    UH:33
    What size would you recommend for me.
    -Kim

  213. Kate

    Hi! I purchased my first waist training corset about a month ago and have been wearing it every night from 6-12 hours depending on the day, it is an overbust corset ordered from another company and I am thinking of buying an underbust corset from your lovely shop now :) I want to draw in (gradually) my ribcage, my natural measurements are 27 waist, 29-30 UB and 34-5 hips. My current corset is size 22 and I’ve been able to almost completely close the top half although never the bottom. I’ve found that after wearing my corset for 12+ hours my UB measurements have been 27 inches, do you recommend me custom ordering a size 22 or even 21 waist with a hip of 34 and UB of 26-27?
    Thanks so much!!!

    1. Hi Kate,

      Our corsets have a lot more curve than most. A size 22 in our 426 would actually be too big for your hip (as it almost is for me with a 37″ upper hip). The 411 in the 22 will probably be a good waist training corset for you…cotton size 22.

  214. Nikki

    Hello! I love your helpful blog. I recently ordered the Josephine style from another company in size 22. My measurements are:
    Waist: 26
    UB: 28.5-29
    UH: 32
    LH: 34
    I find that I am able to almost close the top and bottom (about .5 inch open now)… I ordered a leather 411 size 22 from your company yesterday and am wondering if that’s the best size? Would 20 be better?
    Much thanks!

    1. Nikki

      Also, I do have fluff under my waist after having my son, so that is s squish factor (I’d like to get rid of or redistribute). I can take higher compression and plan to sleep in a corset.

      1. Once you have worked your way into sleeping in a corset (follow the seasoning guidelines before over tightening or wearing for long periods of time), you will want to keep a 22 just for that (and probably in cotton).

    2. Hi Nikki,

      Welcome! I think you will do well with the 22. Where the corset might not fit is the bottom edge because you have a small hip. You are better suited for the CS-305, but try the 411 when you get it. If you feel like it is going to close up right away, then exchange for a size 20.

  215. Maggie

    I’m so glad I found your blog. I’ve been looking into purchasing a corset for a while now, but it’s so difficult to find a good, affordable product—not to mention the whole issue of getting something that fits properly. I’m not short (5’7”) and quite fluffy—waist 48”, upper hip 52”, underbust 43 1/2” and torso is 14”. I really like the look of the longline underbust corsets, and it looks like I have the torso length. My only concern is that I do carry extra weight in my lower abdomen, and I wonder if that would affect the fit.
    Also, I’m thinking that once I become accustomed to the corsets I’d like to wear one pretty much every day—for waist training and posture. So I will need two, or more, eventually. I would want a cotton corset, as I don’t care for leather. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

    1. Hi Maggie,

      Welcome! The 426 will be great for you I think. We have had several ladies who carry their weight lower and I think for most the 426 does the trick (check out bigcouz52 youtube channel). You won’t have any problem sizing down to a size 40…possibly even a 38 if you think you have lots of easy to move fluff :). The cotton is perfect for everyday where…but you are correct. If you plan to corset daily you need more than one.

      1. Megan

        Hey,

        Thank you for posting this blog. My waist is 28, two inches below waist is 32 inches, under bust is 30 inches, and upper hip is 34 inches. What size would you recommend? I want to get a 20 inch waist.

  216. may

    Hello,
    I just bought a C-411, but I’m worried that it may not be the correct size.

    My meassurements are :

    underbust 29
    waist 26
    hips 33

    I’m on my second week of seasoning it so I tried to close it a bit more today, it has an 1 inch gap and the underbust part has a lot of space while the hips are a perfect fit.

    My corset is a size 22, do you think seasoning for another week could fix that?

      1. may

        Hello Cheri!,
        Actually the part that’s mostly closed is the underbust, the hips and waist are snug with the 1 inch gap, that’s what I meant by saying it fits on those areas, I have a slight A shape on the back, but the top part still flares a lot.
        I agree with you about the 20″ being too small for my hips and waist, but I don’t feel comfortable using it as it is because it adds bulk on the top.
        What do you suggest?

        By the way, I checked your videos and I’m pretty sure it’s not upside down ;)

        1. Well that is good! The 305 is less stiff and easier to break in…but has less room at the bottom edge. I wish I could guarantee that the top edge would smooth out as the boning adjusts to your shape (that is usually what happens), but I can’t and hate for you to use it and then not be able to return it. I don’t really have any other suggestions aside from breaking in it and hoping it does what is expected or to return it.

          1. may

            Thanks Cheri!

            I’ll try to make up my mind before the return warranty expires, I hope it breaks in and fit me before that :) because I don’t want to exchange it.

            Another question, I read that you’ll be selling the c-411 in tan cotton, do you know when is it going to be available?

            -On a side note, I liked your advice a lot better than the chat’s, they said I should try a size 20 right away.

  217. Kristen

    Hi!

    I’ve been trying to figure out the best size for me since I’m looking to buy my first over bust corset, but I want to make sure that I pick a proper size and you looked as though you were a very helpful person.

    Bust: 34″ (I wear a 34 A)
    Waist: 28″-29″
    Hips: 36″-37″

    I’m wearing this more for look and comfort, as I’ll be walking around an event all day. I noticed in your example that for a 29″ waist I should probably purchase a size 26 if it’s for show, but I’m worried about my breasts being small, that it might not fit me well there. What would you suggest?

    Thanks! :)

    1. Hi Kristen,

      I think you will need to size down to a 24…and even then you might have extra room in the bust area of that corset. Perhaps if you have some inserts (like from a swim suit) to pad the cup? Just a thought :)

  218. DeAnna

    Hi Cheri!

    I’m considering buying my first underbust corset, and I’d to know what you think would be best.

    Measurements:

    Height: 5′ 9″
    Under Bust: 33.5″
    Natural Waist: 32″
    Upper Hip: 39″

    I have a small amount of fluff to fill in spaces if needed.

    Thanks for your help!

        1. DeAnna

          Hi Cheri,

          Thank you for the help, and for the video – I think I should be able to wear the 426, I have about 12″ from my UB to where my hip bends when I sit.

          What would be the benefit of sizing down to a 24 in the 426 rather than a 26? I am new to waist training and do not want to overdue it, and not be able to wear the corset if it’s too small.

          Thanks!

          1. The 426 is a little roomier because of the wide hip pocket, so I worry the bottom edge might be too roomy if you don’t size down. Just take your time seasoning your corset and allow the 4 or 5 inch gap you will likely have in the beginnnig.

      1. DeAnna

        Hi Cheri,

        So I went ahead and ordered a 426 in the size 24, and I just got a gift certificate to OC! I’m considering getting a 411 as well now, but would it be better for me to do a 26 in the 411 rather than a 24?

        Thanks!
        DeAnna

        1. Hi DeAnna,

          Yeah you! That depends, how is the 426 fitting you-how much of a gap do you have? A 32″ waist can go either way depend on how squishy you are and your comfort level with corsets.

    1. Hi Mia,

      I think a size 22 in the CS-411 would work for you. Those are my measurements…but I am 5’4″. The 411 measures about 10″ so just be sure you have the torso length for that.

  219. beth T.

    Hi, I was hoping you could help. I am new to corseting and am using it mainly to help lose some weight and for back support , But I also need something to go under my reenactment clothes. My measurements are
    UB 40 W 43/44 and UH 49. I was thinking I need the 411 because I am a stocker at target.and want to were it for most of the day.
    Another thing I’m worried about is my “squish-ability” factor. Is there a way you can tell what that is. even though my stomach is big Its also pretty firm {I think} :0

  220. Aimee

    Hi,

    I am amazed at the price and quantity of corsets you have to offer. I am interested in buying a corset to help with weight loss and waist reduction.

    These are my measurements:
    Waist: 34.5 inches
    Hip: 41 inches
    Underbust: 34 inches
    Bust: 43.5 inches
    Height: 5’1″

    Any help would be really good :) thank you!
    Aimee

    1. Hi Aimee,

      Is the 41″ you upper hip or full hip? (what I need is the upper hip measurement). I would place you in a size 28 (most likely, depending on the answer to my hip question) in the CS-411.

      1. Aimee

        That measurement was just above my pantie line so I’m not sure what that is haha sorry I couldn’t be more useful I’m really looking forward to purchasing next week and was wondering how long it would take to reach me on standard postage as I live in the UK x

        1. That is your upper hip, so I would stick with the 28. It depends on the shipping method you choose. Each should give you an estimated time. Generally the hold up is at customs–hit or miss it seems.

  221. Melanie

    Would love to get an overbust corset, have done waist training before 10-15 years ago (used to be 18 inches cinched). However, don’t think any will fit me for overbust. Do you ever do customs? Measurements: 32 inches underbust, 26.5 waist, 40 hips… Problem is breastbone to mid hip is only about 11 inches, and I am a natural G cup!!! (Only mention natural due to tissue differences, etc.) I would like my first overbust to not squish me or have me popping outn. Want to enhance my extreme hourglass figure. I have ordered custo from other well known places before when they first started and was not impressed with their durability, have heard good things about OC from people first hand. Thanks!

    1. Hi Melanie,

      We do not do any custom corsets. I am afraid in the corset size you would need (a 22) that the cup of the 511 will not be roomy enough. I am only an F cup and can’t wear it even when I size up to a 24.

  222. Jesse

    Hi, I also need a little help in sizing. .. I am 5’3 tall and weight 170lbs.

    38″ -bust
    35″-under bust
    37.5″-waist
    39″-hips

    I wanna make that challenge of having my waist real small. I want to do the training daily routine. .. Please let me know am very interested…tks

    1. Hi Jesse,

      Unless you have a long torso for your height you will need the CS-411-check here http://orchardcorsetblog.com/2013/10/04/video-blog-can-i-wear-a-cs-426-steel-boned-corset/ . Depending on your level of squish you could either use a 28 or a 30. Also, if you plan to incorporate diet and exercise with your corseting, sizing down to a 28 might be the better choice. Just take the time to season your corset properly. For daily wear, I always recommend cotton.

  223. Brittani

    Hello, I also need a little help here.
    I 4’11 and 3/4 tall, 117lbs
    I have
    37.5-38 bust,
    31underbust
    26 natural waist
    32hips

    I would like to enhance the extreme curve/hourglass figure I seem to be border lining. (Expect for the ass part, I don’t hAve one. Largest part is 34″)

    Any tips? Being shorter is a bit alarming,
    I would also like to contour my ribs a little bit more in if that makes sense.
    Thank you!

    -BrittaniBloodLust

    1. Hi Brittani,

      The CS-305 is probably the best corset for you to begin with in a size 22. You might be able to make the 411 work in that size, but it will likely close up completely on the bottom. With time you will be able to size down to a 20 at which time the 411 will work better for yo