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Corset Sizing for Fuller Figures-Updated!

Corset Sizing Revisited

What our plus size ladies need to know!

blue_satin_411_underbust_steal_boned_corset__66184.1361228043.1280.1280Hello OC Blog Readers! We have wonderful customers in all shapes and sizes here at Orchard Corset. Most of my blogs are based on personal experiences-which is great but all of our lovely BBW’s need insights that I just can’t offer. We have a local customer, Stephanie, with a little more fluff than me who was willing to do the leg work (or should I say “lace” work) for this blog. So now I offer you the skinny on corset sizing for plus sized ladies!

Let’s begin with Stephanie’s start: Height 5’6″ with average to shorter torso, Waist 46.5″, Upper Hip 51″, Underbust 43.5″. (Need help with measurements? Check out our plus-size measuring video) So we can see that Stephanie carries most of her weight in her abdomen, but she does have some hip curve. It’s important to note here we used tell our customers to measure the smallest part of their waist, but when you carry your weight in your tummy that doesn’t work! Your natural waist is where you bend naturally-usually an inch or so above your belly button.  If she just took these measurements and went to our Silhouette chart, she might think she has to go with a Level 1 corset. But as I have endeavored to explain in our sizing blogs-when you have the goods to work with, the corset shapes you! Stephanie went from no waistline to great curve with just the snap of a front steel busk!

We began with a CS-426, 1920’s black and white with pinstripes. I started with a size 40 and could tell as soon as we had the front busk clasped that it was too big-despite the 5.5 inches we went down from her natural waist.  So then I grabbed the 38. We were able to lace that easily, and I decided to have her begin there and break it in. I wanted to know how long it would take before she was fully laced and needed to move down to a 36 (I was sure I could start her in a 36…but saving that for the 411). It was just a matter of days before she had that totally closed and needed the 36!

Stephanie-Corset-Front-croppedNow we move over the CS-411 in gun metal gray. I started her in the 38 and it laced up easily and I was curious to see how far we could get a 36. As I began to lace her in the 36, it was obvious that this would work. We were careful not to over-tighten and I had it closed so that the modestly panel almost completely covered her shirt, just a small gap at the top. After her first hour I tightened another half inch and then her blouse was covered by the modesty panel. I sent her on her way with strict corset seasoning directions for a week.

When Stephanie returned to my office a week later, her corset was fitting nicely. She said it was Staphanie-Corset-Back-croppedreally comfortable and easier to move in than her 426 (which I find to be true also). We did both notice that if she was looking to wear this under an outfit, she might experience some back bulge and hip bulge that the 426 generally covers. One more reason to have more than one corset in your arsenal! I was able to lace her to within one inch of fully closing the corset without discomfort to Stephanie. That’s almost a full 10″ reduction! Bottom line is ladies with more get more instant reduction when corseting. This is exaggerated when you don’t have a big spread between your waist and hips as the corset will redistribute that weight and give you an hourglass shape.

As a follow up, we had another friend of OC come in and help us out with this blog. Kim is 5″11″ and her measurements are 39″ underbust, 43″ waist and 55″ upper hip with a DD cup size. We wanted to find an overbust for her wedding dress. The 511 in a size 32 was a great fit (even in the bust), but rode too high in the back for her dress. Kim already has a 426 (in a 34, which she can still wear, but she has lost some weight and I would have placed her in a 32 now). Despite her height, she has a shorter torso and the 426 really comes way almost between her breasts. I suggested the new ivory in the 411. I started with a 34, as Kim has full hips, but realized we could do the 32. It will be perfect under her wedding dress and gives her some great curves!

More good news-we now offer the 426 black satin and the  411 black satin in sizes 42, 44 and 46.

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825 Responses

  1. Sara L.

    Hello! Would you please mind helping me find the right size corset?

    I have an underbust measurement of 39″, a 40″ waist, and a 45.5″ hip. I am 5’10” and have a long torso, and I am between firm and squishy. This will be my first corset and I am unsure where to start with waist training, but your videos are very helpful!

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Melanie

    I’m really wanting to buy my first corset. My measurements are:
    UB 36
    Waist 36
    Crest 40
    My torso is between 7 1/2 to 8 in
    I’m not sure what size I should buy. I’m interested in both over and under bust. Any advice would be appreciated!
    Thank You

    1. Hi Melanie. Based on your measurements I would suggest a size 30 in our CS 305. In an overbust you might be able to do a size 28 in a 530, but I’ll need your cup size to confirm that.

  3. Emily

    Hello Cheri!

    After learning so much about corsets I decided to finally take the plunge and start my journey by purchasing an underbust corset! But before I make my first purchase I wanted to ask your advice. Firstly, I’m absolutely in love with the cs-426 but with my pear shaped measurements I’m not sure if my torso combined with my large hips will give me the length I need to wear it. Would it be a good idea to choose that one? If that one isn’t for me my second option would be the cs-345 which has that similar look to it but with a different cut on the bottom of the corset.

    Underbust: 41
    Torso: 12.5 (when standing)
    Waist: 37
    Hips: 48

    Also what size should I choose if I plan on waist training?

    Thank you for your time,
    Emily

    1. Hi Emily,

      It sounds like you have some nice curves there! I think a 426 might work in a size 30. You actually have a very pronounced underbust that we don’t usually see when sizing fuller figures!

  4. Sara

    Hi, I’m interested in starting waist training but not sure which corset to get.

    My measurements are:
    Underbust- 39
    Waist- 39
    Upper hip- 51
    Torso- 12
    With lots of squish.
    I’d prefer an underbust if possible.

    Thanks.

  5. Sara

    Hi, i’m interested in waist training but i’m not sure which corset to get.

    My measurements are:
    underbust-39′
    waist-39′
    upper hip- 51′
    torso- 12′

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Sara-

      I’d like to verify that the 51″ is your upper hip and not your full hip. Could you please let me know? You might be able to make the 426 work in a size 32, but you will notice that the laces will flair into an “A” (rather than being parallel) as the top will almost close for you, and the bottom of the corset only measures 44″.

      1. Sara

        Hi Cheri,

        Your sizing videos say to measure for the upper hip at the iliac crest. That is where I measured and got 51′ from. I just have a lot of fluff in that area.

        Sorry for the double post. I didn’t see my first comment so I thought it didn’t go through.

  6. Nadine

    Hi there!

    So I need a corset and Im liking the Cs-345. However my measurements are a bit funky since I do not have a flat stomach.

    Underbust: 43
    waist: 45
    hips: 50

    However, right below my waist above my belly button, I am more fuller. I measure that at 52″ and most of my clothes measurements are based on that. What do you recommend I order? I ordered a CS-426 in 40, but because of that area, I could not fit it. Thanks!

    1. Hi Nadine,

      I think the 426 will be a tricky fit as it has a wide underbust. The 345 in a size 38 (36 is you have a long torso as you will have more room to redistribute your tummy weight). The new 411 mesh molds quickly to any body..perhaps that will be a good option (in a 36)

  7. Mel

    Hi there! I’ve been wanting to get a corset for a long time, but I don’t live close enough to really go in and get professionally measured at the shop in NYC. I’ve finally got the funds at this point, so I’d really like to get something in time for Halloween.

    I’m definitely a fluffy, plus size gal and I have a long torso and a very full bust. I’m more of an apple shape and would love to add some more curves to my figure. I was thinking about the 426 in perhaps a 42 but I really don’t know what would be best. I watched the video on measurements and I think these are accurate though I could be wrong. I’d appreciate any help!

    Underbust – 46″
    Waist – 49″
    Upper Hip – 53″
    Torso – 12-13″
    Bra size – 42J (American)

    Thanks so much!

  8. Sara

    Hello! I am interested in buying a new corset but am not sure which one to get. Please help!
    Waist: 46 (I’ve got plenty of fluff in this area)
    UB: 39-40
    Hips: 49.5 (I have the belly flap so hopefully this is correct)
    Torso: 10-11 (I’m 5’1)
    I am interested in underbust corsets only.

    1. Hi Sara,

      It’s a bit tricky to fit a corset when your underbust is several inches smaller than your waist. We can try a size 38 in a 411 and see if we are able to redistribute enough fluff to the top edge of the corset.

  9. Eve

    Hello! I got a 24 inch cs-411 and found that I could close it after only a couple days, and while it fit perfectly in my midsection, it flared out a little right at the top and caused a bit of pudge at the bottom.
    My measurements are 29 under bust, 27 waist, and 35 hips. My torso is 11 inches long sitting (underbust to lap), so the 426 is too long.
    I just ordered a 22 inch 411. Will that one work or should I try to widen the hips on it, or just go with a different style altogether?
    The mesh waspie looks tempting but I’m worried it won’t stand up to the waist training I’d put it through.

  10. Tulani

    Hi! I’m looking at getting the cs345, but I wanted to make sure it was the best idea before ordering.

    ub: 37
    Waist: 38
    Hip: 44
    Torso: 10.5

    It seems like I’m pear-ish, but my bust is very large ( I wear a 38H In bras!) So I look balanced. Plus, I have a puffy stomach. I have a 34″ longline overbust from another company. The bottom can fully close (and feels almost loose) while I am obviously too large for the top. The length is just long enough to be uncomfortable when I sit for long. Definitely looking for an underbust at this point, but I don’t want it to be so short that I’m spilling out on either end. Please help! : )

    1. Tulani

      I should mention that my waist was a 40 when I originally bought the 34. It was fully closing after the second full day of wear

  11. Nallla

    Hi Cheri I am unsure how to do this but I have been in love with corsets for many years I just haven’t had any because I don’t have the extra money to ever get one. This year I have decided is my time, I am interested in waist training as well as using a corset from now on instead of a bra, I am super busty and fluffy and my upper tummy is my most hated body part can you help a short fluffy girl like me as well? My cup size is 40L UB 42″ waist 45″ hips 55″ Torso 12…I am on a tight budget but I am finally getting one if any will work on me :)

    1. Hi Nalla,

      I am not sure if I can make the underubust work with your cup size-I do think a size 36 or 38 corset in the 411 (or 530 for an overbust) will work. Leaning towards the 38 because of hip measurement (is that your full hip or your upper hip) and because of cup size in the overbust.

      1. Nallla

        I believe it is the upper hip, I tried to follow the video you posted as best as I could. I may get professionally measured by my bra shop just to double check for you Miss Cheri…I do so hope that those will work for me and it is okay if an under bust won’t work but I had to try. I hope to order soon, thank you.

    2. Angel

      Hey. I’m Angel and I am currently on a journey to become a healthier and fit me and was thinking about getting a corset to help my natural shape I guess? And for a Halloween costume. Any ways, I found this site and have watched some videos and was really interested in the cs 426 but then I was thinking of getting an overbust one but I have no clue where to start lol.

      I have some fluff everywhere lol. Back, sides and stomach so I was unsure if my measurements are right even after watching the video but here they are. :)

      UB-42 & 1/2 or 43
      W-43 (This was tricky because the fluff got in the way and I didn’t know where to really measure from but it’s either 43 or 45 sorry)
      UH- 48
      T-Without fluff in the way about 12
      With the fluff in the way about 14

      1. Hi Angel,

        I think the 426 will work for you…in a size 36. You may find the bottom closes completely on that style. The 345 might work better in either a 36. Also, I think the cs-530 overbust will work in a size 36.

        1. Angel

          I was just a little worried about fluff hanging out from the bottom and worried about not filling out the top of the over bust (I’m a C cup) thank you for responding!

  12. Danielle

    Hi, my name is Danielle and I’m interested in starting waist training. I’ve bought a few corsets online before but they are always way too short for me. I am 5’9″ with a long torso. What is the best corset for extra long torsos to get the best coverage?

  13. Jade

    Hello my name is Jade! I found orchard corset on the instagram. I have an event coming up in a month and I would like a corset to wear under a cocktail dress. I am very busty and have fluff in my abdominal area. I would prefer something that would have minimal bulge, something with a high back and low in the hip area. My real measurements are as follows:
    UB: 42
    W: 45 1/2
    H: 51
    UB to H: 12
    What would you suggest? Thanks for the help!

    1. Hi Jade,

      Are you looking for a corset or some really strong shapewear? If it is a really fitted dress, I am thinking something like an all-in-one briefer from Vedette or Rago might work best? If not, a corset would certainly do the trick. I think the 201 is easiest to hide…but it does not come up high in the back. A 426 would probably fit (in a size 36).

  14. Lissa

    Hello! I want to start waist training and I heard a lot of good things about your corsets so I was hoping you can help me and I’m in a very tight budget I don’t want to waste anything over 80$ and I’m a very big girl I carry most of my fat on my stomach and I want a corset that can slim my body and I especially don’t want a corset that pinches my back fat up I want it to slim it down and my mearsurements are and I’m 5’5ft
    Underbust: 41″
    waist: 38″
    Hips: 42″
    Underbust to hip: 11″

  15. Monica

    Hello, I want to start waist training and I have worn shapers such as the body magic but I really want to join the OC family. I’m 5’5 & my sizes are
    UB 38
    NW 38
    Hip 46.25
    Torso 14 with fluff standing and lying down flat on my back 15.25 my back measured from my bra line to my hips 8.5
    I like the long line black leather what are your thoughts? I don’t want it to roll either direction but still eliminate back bulge.

      1. Monica

        Thanks so much for your response I will be ordering the 426 but for an everyday where what other corset would you suggest adding to the wardrobe or should I consider a shaper?

  16. jordy

    Hi There!
    I think I’m ready to take the plunge into waist training and I love the stuff you guys post! I too need a hand with style and sizing. My measurements are as follows:
    Torso length – 10.5 in
    Under bust – 38″

    Waist – 42″
    Upper hip – 48″
    I have fluff for days.
    Thanks in advance, you guys kill it in customer service!

  17. Hello, I have never ordered a corset let alone have I worn one before but I am very interested in starting. I am 5’3 and my measurements are,
    UB – 45
    Waist – 48
    Hips – 55
    Torso – 14 1/2

    Orchard Corset is the only website that I have really liked and has had the most information so far. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Elizabeth

  18. Shannon

    I too, would like to start waist training. I’m looking for a corset to sort of smooth everything out and give me a waist, finally! I’ve lost about 50 pounds and am ready to start showing it off.
    I am pretty straight waisted, carrying most of my weight in my middle. I also have a fair amount of back fat, and no butt. My other challenge is my belly flap. Can you recommend a corset that can minimize the dreaded overflow of back fat?

    My measurements are..
    UB: 41
    W: 42
    HIP: 43
    TORSO: 12

    Thanks so much!

  19. Kaytmarie

    Hi, I’m very interested in waist training but I’m definitely working with a budget. I’ve worn corsets that i have made for myself for renaissance festival and everything, and I’ve noticed that my waist compresses quite easily and it is perfectly comfortable to wear an extremely curvy corset. I would love to buy a corset that is professionally made, by they are so expensive and I’m concerned that my squishiness will make the corset become too large too soon. I would rather not have to buy a new one in a month.
    Do you have any suggestions for which one might work for me? I carry most of my weight in my lower stomach.
    My sizes are:
    Ub: 47″
    W: 44.5″
    Uhip:57″
    And 12 inches from underbust to hip
    I’m 5’9 and yes, I’m bigger… Does this mean I’m too big to wear a standard corset? I don’t see too many women who have measurements like my own…:/

    1. Hi Kaytmarie,

      Not a problem at OC! I suggest a size 36 in the 426. My biggest concern is your ample hip spring may be too much even for the 426, making the 38 a better fit. We will have a level 4 we hope before the end of the year.

  20. Jenna

    Hi, I’m interested in waist training but I have an issue with sizing and corset lengths. The front of my torso is much longer than the back. My lower back curves outward and most corsets I’ve tried bunch up in that area and the front doesn’t fit snugly because of it. It’s hard to describe but if you can picture it the point where my back starts to curve (some insist this is where my butt begins) is at the same level as my belly button. If I get a corset that is short enough for my back its not long enough in the front. Longer corsets don’t seem to fit well in either the front or back. Is there any hope? Here are my measurements.
    Underbust 40″
    Waist 37″
    Hip 47″
    Torso (Underbust to hip) 12″
    Torso (back) 8″
    Height 5’6
    Pear shaped

  21. Evita

    Hi! What size you would advice for me for waist training? My underbust measures 30in, waist- 31 1/2 in, upper hip- 35 1/2 in. I am 5.6 ft tall, and I would consider myself to have an avarage torso.

  22. Liz

    Hi,

    I’m 5’6″, bust 52″, waist 51″, hips 62″. I like to dress in Victorian replica clothing (1898, specifically) so I have a preference for overbust corsets (also, anything underbust tends to dig in and be extremely uncomfortable). It looks like the CS-511 is the only option for me, but does it have enough boning to hold up to my weight? And what size would I be looking at? I’ve corseted before, tight lacing, but it’s been a few years so I worry that whatever size I get will end up being too big after a few days. Any advice or suggestions?

    1. Hi Liz,

      You have the dimensions for the 511 (or the new 530 that will be up on the site next week). The fit will be tricky as those corsets run just up to a size 40, which will work for a 48-50″ inch waist. They are plenty sturdy with plenty of steel boning.

  23. Cortney6983

    Hello! Could you help me with which corset would fit me I am a big girl mostly belly area
    Waist – 55
    Under bust – 48
    Upper hip – 60 (this was a tough measurement to get because my belly hangs down)
    Torso length – 13

    I also have a bit of back fat

    1. Hi Cortney,

      I would love to put you in a 426…but I think it will be too big in the underbust. I think a size 46 in the 411 or 345 should work. My concern is that it may too big at the underbust also as your underbust measurements is several inches smaller than your waist.

      1. Cortney6983

        I will re measure to see if I got it right, I’ll let you know if I have any changes in measurement ! Is here anything you can suggest? As I said I carry a lot of weight in my tummy

          1. Cortney6983

            No difference =/ If you had to best guess what would you say? I’ll more than likely make the plunge and get it

  24. Brandi

    Hi cheri!!! im 5’3 i carry all my weight in my torso from what i read when i did my waist i got a 47 so should i go down to a 40?

  25. Marla

    I ordered the Underbust corset c301 for waist corset training. Size 30. My measurements are under breast 38
    Upper hip 41/40
    I am 5 foot 1
    Will this corset size be too small. I hope not I don’t want to send it back to exchange buy if it will be too small then exchange it.
    Thanks for the advice in advance

  26. Lori

    I am very interested in getting a corset/attempting waist training as i am plus sized and I have no waist haha. I am very apple shaped though I have a relatively small bust. Most of my weight is in my belly and back and I have relatively slim lower body and arms. The problem is I have virtually no waist, hips, or butt.

    I like the 426 but I have no idea if that would work given my shape. I’m mostly looking for something I could wear everyday, nothing fancy. I live in nyc, would it be best just to visit the shop to be measured and fitted? I have some health issues that make it inconvenient to leave home at times so it would be easiest to buy online.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    Under bust: 49″
    Natural waistline: 47″
    Upper hip: no clue- 53″? my belly sort if hangs over this area. I ended up measuring over the belly. I watched the how to video but where I bend when I sit would be under my belly if that makes any sense.
    Torso:13″ this seems off to me. I didn’t count the protruding part of my belly. I pulled the tape away and had to estimate a bit.

    Height: 5’8″

  27. Syn

    Hi 411 waist 37 torso 10in hips 42 looking to buy asap I was eyeing the CS-301 I want to start tightlacing so I want it to be permanent!!

    1. Hi Syn,

      So your waist is 37″? what is your underbust? You can probably wear the 411 or the 301 in a size 30..but will need your underbust and to verify that the 42″ is your upper hip (not your full hip).

  28. Sandy

    Hello, I am interested in purchasing a under bust corset for waist training. Please help me choose the right one. I carry most of my weight in stomach and love handles. My measurements are:
    under bust 44
    natural waistline 46
    upper hip 46
    full hip 49
    torso measures almost 10
    height 5’9

      1. Sandy

        Hello, Cheri, thank you for your help. would satin, cotton, or leather be best for wearing under clothes every day?

        Thanks,
        Sandy

  29. Hi Cheri,

    I’m really interested in waist training. I’ve researched it for a few months and was finally led to this website as being the most reputable(budget friendly) company to begin my journey. Most of my life I have always been considered to have an appealing hourglass figure. I’ve been dieting and doing ok but noticed my hourglass is not as defined as it was when I was younger even with loss of inches around my waist. I’m hoping you can suggest the best corset for me to begin my journey! My measurements are:

    Underbust: 38in
    Waist: 40in
    Upper Hip: 431/2-44 in
    Torso: 11 1/2-12inches

      1. So sorry to keep following up but I just watched the video on measuring the torso correctly and mine is actually 11in…so my correct meaurements are:

        Underbust: 38in
        Waist: 39in
        Torso: 11 in
        hip:43 1/2- 44in

      1. Thanks so much Cheri! I really appreciate your taking the time to help us all out. I think I’ll go with the 411 or 345 to get started, kind of worried about my torso being long enough for the 426.

        I’m so excited! Thanks again! :)

  30. Abigail Lee

    Hello Cheri! My recent work in belly dance has inspired me to seek out ways to get a more serious hour glass shape so as to make a more impressive look for dancing… My underbust measurement is 41″ (I am a wide C-cup, rounder on the bottom), my natural waist is 39″, my hip measurement is 46.25″, and my underbust-hip measurement is between 10″ and 11″. I am looking at an underbust waist training corset with a longest front measurement of 14″ (the point”, and a measurement of 10″ as the underbust-hip measurement. Would this style of corset be suitable for my shape? And what size would you recommend I start with (note I do not want to get a corset that only takes me two weeks to go through, and then have to spend another $60-$80 on the next size).
    Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Abigail,

      I think maybe the 345 will be what is best for you (the 426 will be too long from the underbust -hip distance) in a size 30 or 32 depending on how soft vs firm you are.

      1. Abigail Lee

        Cheri,
        Thank you for your quick response! I am wanting a firm fit, no squishiness wanted here haha! Looking at the CS-345, I’m a bit worried about where the sides of the corset will sit on me, specifically if this style of corset will create any unseemly hip bulge…

      2. Abigail Lee

        Cheri,
        Thank you for your quick response and advice! I am definitely seeking a firm fit. Looking at the CS-345, I am a bit concerned with where the sides will land on me, specifically whether or not this style of corset will cause any unseemly hip bulges…

      3. I’m not sure I’ posting in the right place but thanks for the tip about belly dancing. I have actually done some of that, but never felt like I was very good at it. Should probably start back though.

  31. melissa daniels

    Hello. I have a 44 inch under bust, a 40 inch waist, and 52 inch upper hip. I measure 12 inches from under the middle of my breast to my upper hip. What is a good size for me?

    1. Hi Melissa,

      I think a size 32 in the cs-426! You have lots of natural curve on your own…so I don’t you will want to size down any further. You may even be more comfortable in a size 34.

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      It would help to have your underbust and upper hip measurement as well. Many of our corset run to a size 46 (which can take about a 58″ waist). Do you have a longer a or more average torso length?

  32. Hello I would love to know what exact corset to receive My Love Handles are 53inchs, My Waist it 45inchs, and under my bust is a 44inchs. I also measured my torso length from underneath my bust to the bottom of my stomach and it is 14inchs. Which corset should that will actually fit me specifically??? I really want one. Btw I’m 5’9 ft.

  33. Jeanne McMichael

    Please help me choose the correct size cs-426 corset. I am interested in waist training. I am 6′ tall my under bust is 47″ waist is 48.5″ hips are 53″ torso length 13″
    Thank you for assisting me with this matter.

    1. Hi Jeannie,

      I think the 426 should work in a size 38 or 40 depending on how soft vs firm you are. The 38 will fit better at the top and bottom edge of the corset. You don’t quite have enough curve to wear and lace parallel…so season carefully!

  34. Bronwyn

    Hello! I’m looking to start waist training. I own two corsets from another brand, one long line underbust and one overbust. I am trying to decide whether or not to get the 411 or the 345 (even though my heart was set on the 426, I have a feeling my torso is too short). My measurements are:

    Underbust: 42″
    Waist: 40″
    Hips: 47″
    Torso standing: 13″
    Torso sitting: 11″

    I was leaning toward the 345 for the extra hip and back coverage but I’m wondering if I should try the shorter one, too. Would I get a 32 no matter what style?

    Thank you so much!
    Bronwyn

  35. Vanessa

    Hi I needed help with finding the right corset! I would like an under bust corset. My measurements are..
    Under bust: 47
    Waist:46
    Upper hip:57
    Thank you!

  36. Katie

    Hi, I’m trying to figure out which corset would fit my body shape. I’m 4’11” with 47″ bust, 40″ under bust, 44″ waist, 49″ hips, and torso (sitting, under bust to lap) is about 8.5″. Definitely looking for an under bust corset, preferably something in cotton. Thanks!

  37. I received my size 46 CS 426 cotton corset yesterday and I love it. Unfortunately after wearing it for about an hour, I was able to easily lace the top completely closed (I was about 4 inches short of closing it at the bottom, natural waist is 54). Everything filled out nicely so I feel good about CS426 being the right style for me. I just think I need a smaller size. Would you suggest that I go down to a 44 or a 42?

  38. CMitch

    Hello, I’m definitely a plus size girl in need of a corset. Here are measurements, please help me out….
    Underbust 45″
    Waist 51″
    Upper hip 58″
    Torso length 12-13″
    I’m in dire need of this because my weight is all in my back and stomach which makes it hard to find tops or dresses when your wide but small in bra cup size. Thanks for your help!

    1. Hi CMitch,
      I would love to put you in a cs-426, but not sure I can make that work at the underbust for you. There is a good chance you could wear that in a size 42 and redistribute enough weight to fill out the top end of the corset-but no guarantee that will work. The new cs-345 could also be an option, in a size 42 or 44.

  39. Elvia

    Hello,
    I’m Elvia, I need help with the waist training measures.
    My measurements are
    Underbust:30
    Waist:32 1/2
    Hips:33
    Underbust front:9 1/2

  40. Ana

    Hi my name is Ana I want to start tight lacing to eventually achieve a 30 inch waist, I would like the 426. My measurements are:
    Underbust: 44 in
    Waist: 40in
    Upper Hip: 45.5 in
    Torso: 14 in
    Sitting down hip to underbust: 10 in

      1. Ana

        I don’t think the 345 is a high enough curve for me; plus I have a larger rear and my actual hips measure 50inches so I think I’ll be okay.
        Thanks for the size, I wasn’t sure if I should go with a 30 or 32 :)

  41. Linda

    I need help! Need a long line corset for a wedding dress. After 14 pregnancies, I definitely carry most weight in abdomen. Measurements are 38…….47………52

    1. Hi Linda,

      Wow! Ambitious you are! So you have the length for the cs-426? I am worried that will be too big in the underbust as that is 9″ smaller on you than your waist. You might make the cs-345 work…but even that will be tricky at the top edge. You could try that in a 38 and hope you are able to redistribute enough weight to the top edge of the corset to fill it out. Another possibility is the CS-511 overbust in a size 38 or 40 (if you have a full bust)

  42. Hanne

    Hi! I’ve been thinking for a while about owning an underbust corset for helping with my bad posture and doing waist-training, but I’m not sure what size or style I should get for that. I’ve taken my measurements, they are as follows: Underbust: 36″, waist; 36″ (but can be squished several inches), hip 43″ (5 inches below waist) and torso, measured from under my breast to where my lap starts: 10″
    Thank you so much if you can be bothered to answer this :)

      1. Hanne

        Thanks for your reply! I ended up going with the 411 in a size 30. It only arrived today due to being held up in customs, but I’m not sure if it may be a bit too small? To get it open enough to be able to close the busk I had to untighten the laces completely and I’m wondering if this is normal. I haven’t tightened so much since you’re supposed to season it and it’s quite tight on it’s own, but it’s not an uncomfortable squeeze. I can easily fit my fist inside it at waist level. It’s mostly the gap in the back that’s got me a bit worried as it’s really big. I measured it at 7,5″ (that’s the gap between the opening and the modesty panel) around waist level. it’s nowhere near being able to close. Should I maybe send it back and exchange it for a larger size? Or do you think it will work out once it’s been seasoned? I do love the squeezy feeling and wouldn’t mind sizing up so I’d rather be comfortable and squeezed than doing strickt waist training tbh.

        1. Hi Hanne,
          It is normal to have to open the laces all the way..however in a size 30 you should be able to get the modesty panel about to the other side without any extreme cinching. A 32 might be better.

          1. Hanne

            I measured the corset flat across on a table while laced to hit the modesty panel and I’m pretty sure I’m gonna have to send it back. top: 16.5 waist: 14.5 bottom: 18.5…all 2X for the full measurement but most def too small! I think I’ve overestimated my squish-factor as well. Since it has to travel a long way and I need to pay for customs again when I get the new one I’d get it right this time. Do you think a 32 will be enough or should I opt for a 34 instead? or is that gonna be too big again? Sorry about all the questions, finding the right size is harder than I thought.

  43. Becca B

    Hi could you help me figure my size and best style for my body?
    I’m 5’6
    (I think I measured correctly)
    38
    36
    46
    Also I carry a lot of weight in my lower belly, will corset training help that “pooch” at all? Thanks :)

    1. Hi Becca,

      I think a shaping garment will be better for that lower pooch (depending on how low it is) Corsets are really designed to train the waist (and provide great back and posture support). I would like to know if the 46″ is your full hip or your upper hip (upper his is what I need…and underbust as opposed to full bust-but the 38″ seems about right). You will probably need a size 30 in the 345 or even the 426 if you have the length.

  44. Anna

    Hi, I would like to start waist training and I need to know which one of your corsets would suit me best. I am 5″3 and my measurements are as follows:
    Under bust: 40
    Wait: 38
    Upper hip:44

    Looking forward you your response and thanks for your help! :)

  45. Jade

    Hi I was wondering what corset would work best for me? I’m around 5’9 and have a 36″ underbust, a 34″ waist, a40″ upper hip, a 42″ lower hip and a 17″ torso from just above my busy to my lower hip, I also wear a C cup

    1. Hi Jade,

      I think a size 28 in the 426 (or even a 26 if you are more soft than firm) will work for you. The 411 or 301 if you are looking for a shorter corset will work as well.

  46. AnnMarie

    Hello, I’m Currently dieting and exercising I’m 5’1″ my under bust 35″, waist 38″, and upper hip is 41″ Torso is 11″ and Cup size DDD. I wanted to know which corset will be recommended for me? And most of the day I’m standing up during beauty schools and work.

  47. Tiffany

    Hello I would like to know what size would be recommended my bust is 51 waist 56 and hips 57 and torso 14 and im 6’1

    1. Hi Tiffany,

      Is the 51″ your underbust? If those measurements are your underbust, waist and upper hip than a size 44 or 46 in the 426. I am leaning towards the 44 as you have a very long torso which makes it easier to size down further.

  48. Denise Moore

    Hi my name Denise, I want to start waist training. Im 5″6. My ub 33 1/2.. waist 35. N upper his 40.. my torso is 20 inches

  49. Nicky williams

    Hi Cheri Looking to buy a Corset and wanting to know whats best for me. Have been reading the blogs and watching videos all weekend. Very helpful.

    Height 5’8

    waist 41″

    Upper hip 48″

    Outer hip 51″

    under bust 39″

    I would like an underbust corset please.

    Thanks so much

  50. Tonya

    Hi, I need help on ordering. I am 67 inches tall, under bust 37 1/2, natural waist 40 and top of hip 431/2. I carry my weight evenly but is Squishy in my tummy area.

  51. Natty

    Hi Cheri! So I recently purchased a corset, you recommended a size 32 cs 411 for me from the measurements which were, height 5.6″, UB 36″, W 39 1/2″, UH 42 1/2″, torso 11, however I purchased a size 28 cs 411instead because i planned on working out so i knew i would lose weight, the size 28 fits but there’s a lot of room to the top and also the bottom to the front all the time, I was just wondering if you would be able to tell me why I’m getting that problem.

  52. Hello Cheri! Please help me know what to order. I am recovering from surgery from 2 lost pregnancies and previously had a c-section, so have that lower belly droop :( I also have slight scoliosis so pain in my back and slightly uneven hips that I go to physical therapy for. I am supposed to wear a hip support belt but do not like the extreme muffin top it gives me. I have a slightly long torso and would like a corset to help with my lower stomach and hip area and for weight loss and back support too.
    I am starting to work out and plan on dropping weight and inches soon. My current measurements are:
    Underbust: 41-42″ (Triple DDD cup size)
    Waist: 40-41″
    Upper Hip: 52-53″
    Full Hip: 55-56″
    I would prefer an under bust corset.
    I had to use a metal Home Depot measuring tape- it was difficult to bend it around my curves lol.. but hopefully you can recommend what I should order. Thank you so much!

    1. Well let’s hope those measurements are pretty accurate :) I think you will have the length for the 426-which I would recommend in a size 34 (with your fuller hip I am afraid to size down any further than that.

    2. Tonya

      I need help ordering. I am 67 inches tall
      Under Bust 37 1/2
      Natural waist 40
      Upper Hip 43 1/2
      I carry my weight evenly but extremely squishy in my tummy

  53. Shahad Tom Lucas

    Hello I’m from UAE , Dubai / and my wist is 34″ inch plus I’m in a wight lose I want Steel-Boned Longline Underbust Corset in Cotton (CS-426 should I take a size 24″ ? I have a fully hip but as I said am on a wight lose plz help thanksss

  54. Ainie

    Hi …
    I would like to buy CS 426, please advise, my waist is 33, and I’m Asian.

    Do you send to singapore ?

    Thank you!!

      1. Liz

        Hi Cheri,

        I’m seriously interested in waist training. I have such difficult time finding tops to lay properly over my fluffiness. I carry all my weight around my abdominal area (kinda like an upside down red apple) I would really like to have a waist.
        I’m 5′ 6 1/2 and believe to have a long torso. Please help.

        My measurements:
        Under bust: 46
        Waist: 48 hard to find my natural bend so much fluff :(
        Upper hip: 57
        Weight: 268

        Thanks so much.

        1. Hi Liz,

          Let’s see if we can help! I think you can wear a 426…but you might have almost too much hip! My best educated guess will be a size 40. I think any smaller and the corset will be too small at the hip. I worry the top edge may not be tight enough..but if are able to redistribute some tummy weight to the top of the corset then I think it will work.

  55. April

    Hi, I am interested in ordering a long line corset.I was thinking the 426 not sure which fabric though. However, like everyone else I would like to get your opinion on which size I should get.

    Underbust: 41in
    Natural Waist: 39in
    Upper Hip: 47in
    Height: 5’9
    Weight: 230

    I am currently working out and eating right to lose weight. Should I wait to purchase one after I hit my goal weight or will it work for my benefit to start now? I am looking to purchase to train my waist for a more hourglass shape.

    Thank you in advance for your time

    1. Hi April,

      I think if you are dropping weight you could easily wear that in a size 30 right now. Just season your corset carefully. Many women find they have better portion control while corseted :)

      1. April

        Awesome thank you for your help! I have one more question I had a c-section with my twins and every since them my back gets sore after standing for long periods, will this help or make it worse?
        Thanks in advance :-)

        1. Most people rave about the back relief benefits from corseting. You may experience initial muscle soreness as you are engaging posture muscles that don’t get used that often when you first begin to corset.

      2. April

        Hi Cheri! First off, I love my corset! I will be leaving a review today. I had a quick question about the vedette 100/150 I would like to order one but not sure on the size because a lot of reviews said they had to send it back for a smaller size. My waist is now 38in and my hips are 45 1/2in under bust is 40in should I opt out for the xl or l in your opinion? I’m still on my journey for weightloss and I want something that will at least last for a couple months lol Thanks for your help again your awesome!

        1. Hi April,

          Awesome…make sure and send us a link! If you are loosing and are pretty squishy I think you will be OK with the large. It will be a challenge to get on the first couple of times-but it will give you a longer wear life :)

  56. nique

    I want to purchase a corset for waist training but I need help on what to pick… over or under? I’m 5’2 my measurements are 50 42 51… any suggestions please help

  57. Lisa

    I received my 426 in size 36. It appears to fit as I can get it down with a 2-3 inch gap in modesty panel. I have been wearing between 2-3 hours thus far trying to season the corset. There is a gap at the underbust and upper hip areas. I have back fat pushing up making me look like a line backer and my lower belly is pushing down even more below the corset. What am I doing wrong?

    1. Hi Lisa,

      Do you have an exceptionally long torso? The 426 usually doesn’t have back bulge or any bulge issues. It doesn’t sound like you are doing anything wrong, but you are welcome to send me some pics at info@orchardcorset.com attn: Cheri and I will take a look and see if I can offer some suggestions.

  58. Amber Reynolds

    Hi, I really nervous about buying a corset online without trying it on, so I’m hoping for some help

    My underbust is 43, waist 44, hip 52

    I’m 5’3 by the way,

    thanks

  59. Lisa

    Hi I am interested in starting waist training. I was looking at the CS-426. I am
    Tall 5’4″
    UB 41″
    Waist 45″
    UH 52″
    Torso 13″
    I was thinking 36 but not sure.
    Lisa

    1. Hi Lisa,

      I am thinking that should work for you. It might not be as tight at the top edge-but hopefully the corset will redistribute some tummy weight up into that part of the corset to fill it out.

  60. M. Martinez

    hi I still need help even after all your informative information on blogs. lol
    Bust 43 1/2
    Under 37
    Waist 39
    Hip 43
    I don’t know if I did it right central bust 14 1/2

    I am 5’2 180 and it is seriously all belly and thighs. After my second child I just have this pudge & kangaroo pocket, I do have wide hips. I had them at my thinnest and now at my thickest. I am not sure if I want a under or over. I’m afraid i wll bulge out the corset however. I know your busy but any recommendation will be greatly appreciated.. Thank you

    1. Hi “M”,

      So it sounds like you have the length for the 426. You will need to size down to a 30 in that corset and it will still close up more at the top and bottom edge giving you a ( ) shape lacing in the back. Just be diligent about your seasoning process. You could also go with the 411 and wear a shaping brief underneath your corset to help with kangaroo pocket.

  61. Shaquana

    Hi, I’m looking to get an underbust corset, but I’m not quite sure what size to get.

    My measurements:
    Underbust: 35.5
    Waist: 37.5
    Hip: 46.5
    Torso 11.5-12

    Thank you

    1. Hi Shaquana,

      I think a size 30 in the 411 will work. If you are looking for the 426…you will need to be squishy enough to size down to a 28 (which is a pretty good drop) or it will be too big at the top edge. You will likely have some “A” shape to your laces with either style.

      1. Shaquana

        Is there another style of corset that I could purchase without the possibility of having the A shape? Thank you so much food your help.

        1. Not likely without custom as your underbust is smaller than your waist and you have a wider upper hip. Once you train your waist down smaller than your underbust…you will see a more aligned fit.

  62. Brianna Jamison

    Yes, top to bottom, it was closed. My question is this: in the size 46 of the CS-426, the underbust is about 53″ closed. How big is the underbust in a 44 or a 42? What about the upper hip measurements in those sizes? And besides it being a big reduction (because apparently my body can handle it comfortably), are there any other reasons why it would NOT be a good idea? Like would it be damaging to the corset itself?

  63. Alli

    Reading thru all this was very informative. I’d love to order one but trying to do my best to get it right the first time. My UB is 41.5, my waist is 45 and the top of my hips are 54 inches. From the base of my breast to my thigh is 13 inches. What should I get? im thinking a cs-426 but what size? Im quite squishy in the middle :)

    1. Hi Alli,

      Welcome! You will need to size down to a 34 to make the 426 work for you. Even then it will likely close at the top and not at the bottom as your upper hip measurement is quite a bit larger than your waist.

  64. Raquel

    Hi I am thinking of beginning waist training and have no idea what size or style corset to begin with and also want something that I can use when working out. I heard about Orchard Corset from a Youtuber and came across this blog. I am 6’0″, my underbust is 48″, my waist is 50.5″ and my hips are 60. Any recommendations?

  65. Zeigha Snow

    Hello (: I’d like to know which sizing option would be best for me, I’m 5’7 and my measurements are UB: 35 W: 34 UH: 39

  66. Mary

    I’am looking for a waist trainer/ aggressive vest and I’am also looking for a workout corset. Now do I need both or just one and do you happen to have instructions on how to wear them. “NEWBIE” I will be under going surgery for weight loss and breast reduction and I want to have my corset to start my journey as I lose I am previously at 292 lbs. Should I wait or does it matter.

    I have a:
    BUST 53 1/2
    UNDER BUST 46
    WAIST 50 1/2
    UPPER HIPS 50 1/2
    HIPS 52 1/2

  67. I brought the 426 in a size 46 its to big in the sides and it flares out on the bottom. I’m 5’6 my measurements are 44.5 underbust 53 inch waist hip 43inch but hard to measure what size and corset do you recommend

    1. Hi Leshawn,

      With your hip smaller than your waist, the 426 will definitely not work for you. I am not sure outside the CS-301 I can fit you in a corset as they are all much wider at the top and bottom than they are at the waist. In any corset you will need to size down at least to a 42

  68. Selehia

    Hello goodnight I’m looking for a corset, that would work for me. I’m 5 5 1/2″ underbust 44″ waist 46″ and upper hip 55″ my torso is 11″ what is your recommendation?

      1. Alishia

        Hi I’m 5’11 with a 46′ waist. I’m looking for something I can waist train while wearing it as a undergarment during the day

  69. Natty

    Hey! I’m 5 6″, ub- 36″, w-39 1/2″, uh-42 1/2″ torso-11″ would I be able to use the 426 and what size would you recommend?

  70. inga

    Hi there.

    I am a 5 8″ 38 under bust. 37 waist. An 42 hips. I ordered the 426 but it was returned due to me making a mistake with the zip code.
    I am wonder what would you recommend for me. I have large arms And trying to avoid the football player look as well as the back bulge.
    I not soft not hard. Long torso

    Any help would ….I would really be greatful
    inga

  71. Morgan

    Hi, I’m looking to get an underbust corset, preferably the 426 (my torso is definitely long enough), but I’m not quite sure what size to get, or if it will work okay with my shape.

    My measurements:
    Underbust: 41
    Waist: 41
    Upper Hip: 52

    Thank you :)

  72. Tiffany Villanueva

    Hiya I need help getting measurements :) underbust 39, waist 36, and hips 48 I got the wrong size before so I just sent back my corset but I need the new size please. Thank you

  73. Heidi

    Hi! I have a size 30 cs 305 in cotton…I have now had this corset for 3 weeks and can close it up all the way. I am 35.5″ underbust, 34″ waist, 39″ upper hip and approx 159lbs. I really like the 305 but it is very gappy up top.(I can put my hand in it). It fits well in the waist and hips. I was wanting to know if I should go down to a 26″ in the 305 or try a 411? Thanks so much!

  74. Linda Isabelle

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU! :) I had trouble figuring out what size I should order and I got all the help I needed thanks to your lovely people at customer service. I just ordered my first corset and I’m excited to start waist training :) Thank you for being so helpful!

  75. shay

    Hi. I plan on ordering the cs 426 butI have a pretty large “pooch”, my lower stomach area measures about 7 inches larger than my waist. Should I still go with the measurement based on my waist or should I add some inches to accomodate the pooch?

        1. So perhaps add a little to your waist and your upper hip. If you are able to maneuver your pooch up into the waist of your corset than it will be more relevant to your waist measurement than your upper hip.

  76. Darcy

    Hello,
    I am a very plus size woman and I was hoping someone could help me with size and suggested style or if you even have a product that might work for me. :) I’m interested in a steel corset if possible and would prefer an oberbust.

    My measurements are:
    Bust: 56
    Underbust: 49-50
    Waist: 56
    Upper Hips: 60
    Hips: 59

    Height: 5’3

    I would really LOVE any advice and suggestions you have and help in finding something that might work for my body! It’s difficult to find well made products that actually fit and work for a really full figured body. I have enjoyed reading posts here and can tell that your customer service is far superior and considerate than other companies I’ve looked at.

    I look forward to hearing from you!

    Have a wonderful day!!!

    1. Hi Darcy!

      Our overbust corset is a longline (and it looks like you might have a shorter torso). I think the CS-411 in a size 46 might work for you. It’s tricky when the underbust measurement is several inches smaller than the waist measurement. I would size you down to 44 to fit the underbust better, but think that might be too small at the waist and hip.

      1. Darcy

        Thanks Cheri!

        I will look at that. It’s an underbust correct?
        Are there no overbust corsets that might work?

        I am pretty squishy in the mid section & upper hip area. I don’t know if that makes a difference.

        Thanks again!

  77. SanJuana

    Hi I’m trying to lose the last 20 lbs of pregnancy weight & would like a smaller waist. I don’t know what type of corset to buy.

    I’m 5’2″, Weigh 160, Bust = 38, under bust = 34, waist = 38, hips = 44, waist to hip is about 7 inches. Thank you..

      1. SanJuana

        Hi Cheri,

        I looked at the CS-301 & it looked somewhat thin for. I have trouble with my lower mid-section as it is extra squishy compared to the rest of my body. I just wanted to make sure that this one will help me reduce in size being that it doesn’t look as long as the others. & how long does it usually take? Thank you.

      2. SanJuana

        Hi Cheri,

        So I just watched your video & it turns out I did the measuring wrong. Thank you for having that up it really helped. I would have ordered the wrong corset.

        Under bust is still 34, waist is 32, Upper hip is 40 & under bust to hip is 11. Will you help me again please? Sorry about the confusion hehe.

  78. susan

    need help finding a fashion corset and waist corset. I am very plus size and having being having issues as to what size I should get

    bust 55.5 inches
    under bust 53
    waist 52
    hips 71
    waist to hip about 9 inches
    I am 5′ 10″

    hopefully can help

    1. Hi Susan,

      The only fashion corsets we have are the 709 and 799’s (and they are almost gone). Those are sized just by your brand band…so if you wear a 42C…you would order a 42. As for our steel boned corsets-I would like to verify if the the 71″ is your full hip or your upper hip? I need the upper hip measurement.

        1. OK Susan,

          That is a pretty ample hip spring. I am not sure the 411 will work for you-you may need the 301 (which is short enough to miss most of your hip). I think a size 44 or 46 depending on how much “squish factor” you have.

  79. misheka

    Hello. I’m definitely anxious to purchase a corset and definitely nervous about which size to pick.
    My measurement are:
    Underbust; 35
    Waist; 34
    Hip; 45
    I’m 5″1 and my fluffiness on my sides are what I’m concerned about. Please help.

  80. Jhub

    Hi, I am interested Ina 426. I’ve watched all your vids & measured myself…lol
    I am 43under bust, waist is a little tricky…not sure where it’s located, lol…but I measured 41 above the belly button & 43under the belly button. 44 on the smallest part of the hip. Torso measured as you stated on video & 11 inches is enough room for me to sit comfortably. What’s your recommendation? Thanks in advance.

  81. Candice Metzger

    Hai! i had someone help me yesterday about the corset i should purchase but i wanted to check again before making mistakes. I Was told to get a size 26 (Cs-411) but i was thinking of getting the long lined one too because my under-bust is 12”. I have a lot of squish around my torso but im scared of getting a corset too tight on my hips cause my hips are sensitive XD.

    My UNDER-BUST measurement is :34”
    WAIST:28-33” (because of squish but basically 33”).
    LOWER HIP:37-40 (basically 40)
    …and my actual bust is 40”(squishy)

    i really want an over bust but i need to start out with underbust :) is 26” corset the right size for both ‘under-bust’ AND over bust? may i get the Steel-Boned Longline Underbust Corset in Satin (CS-426) as Well as the CS-411? :D thank you. sorry for bothering you all so much! <3

    1. Hi Candice,

      I think the 426 will be too hippy for you. It has quite an exaggerated hip spring, and even sizing down to a 26 will still be 38″ at the bottom edge. I would recommend a size 26 I think based on your squishiness comment :)

  82. Brianna Jamison

    Hi, I’m interested in buying the CS-426 (I am definitely long enough for it) and I just wanted to make sure that I will be ordering the right size.,
    Underbust: 47″
    Waist 55″
    Upper hip 58″

    1. Hi Brianna,

      I am not sure I can size you down far enough for the 426 not to be too big at the underbust. Your waist and hip put you in a size 46, but in the 46 the top edge will measure about 53 inches. I am not sure the corset will redistribute enough tummy weight up to fill out the corset.

        1. Yes, when it’s closed entirely. The 426 has curve to the top and bottom of the corset. You may have to start with the mini CS-301 as it won’t be impacted by your smaller underbust because the corset is so short.

          1. Brianna Jamison

            The thing is, I have a long torso, and I feel like I need a long corset to give better support and shape. Also, I have a “pouch”, as I’ve seen it referred to in the comments, that starts above my upper hip. And I would definitely need the corset to help keep it contained, so to speak. I don’t think the mini CS-301 would work that well for me… do you have any other suggestions? I figure that if the 426 is the only corset around 11 inches, I may have to just try it because my torso is so long. >_<

          2. Brianna,

            You can try it. You will need to be able to size down to at least a 44 (which is a really big reduction) in order to even have a shot at working for your under bust. All you are out is the cost to ship it back :)

          3. Brianna Jamison

            Hi there, I’m back! I ordered the 46, and you were entirely right about the underbust being too big. I am shipping it back tomorrow, and I am wondering what size I should try for… The 46 was able to close entirely, all the way down, and it was snug, but I could easily tighten another 4-6″. What do you recommend? Do you think that by sizing down 2-3 sizes, it will still accommodate my upper hip? There is definitely fluff to work with there. And how large are the underbust measurements, 2-3 sizes down? There was a LOT of room in the underbust area in the 46.

          4. yes…did you get the 426? I don’t think dropping below a 44 would be a good idea..but that in a 411 should work. Of course the mini 301 will work in the 46.

      1. Brianna Jamison

        Ok, why would sizing down past a 44 be a bad idea, when the 46 was entirely closed without being the slightest bit uncomfortable?

        1. You have a 55″ waist and that is just a pretty big reduction. You were able to close your waist as well? Perhaps you have the necessary length and squish factor to size down further than most’

          1. Brianna Jamison

            Yes, top to bottom, it was closed. My question is this: in the size 46 of the CS-426, the underbust is about 53″ closed. How big is the underbust in a 44 or a 42? What about the upper hip measurements in those sizes? And besides it being a big reduction (because apparently my body can handle it comfortably), are there any other reasons why it would NOT be a good idea? Like would it be damaging to the corset itself?

  83. Pam

    Hi Cheri,
    I think I may have bought the wrong size.. to small….I watched your Video about the 3 corsets. ! to small, 1 to big and 1 just right. well mine looks like your to small with the gap just about to the side of my back…… I have a size 30 in the cs 305. my measurements are
    ub37: w 37 1/2 to 38: uh 41…. very little squish as I used to be a gym rat (oh well). So do I need a bigger size a 32 or 34 ? I really like the help it gives my back and any help I can give my waist is always a plus…. so what are your thoughts if you can help Please…. and your thoughts on which fabric is the best for every day if you don’t mind…

    Thank you for you time
    Pam

    1. Pam Gotthart

      Hi Cheri, It looks like u replied but I sure didn’t get it. Do u need me to resend anything? or should I just go up 1 size?
      thanks
      Pam

      1. I did, and asked if you knew you on chat you had spoke with (as this is an excellent opportunity for to improve our sizing expertise of our team members). With your measurements and on the firm side, I think a size 32 in the 305 would have been ideal. (The 411 perhaps a 30). But a 426 would not work at all.

  84. Pam

    Hi Cheri, I think I answered u when u were talking to some one else. Then my original post disappeared. oh well here is my question.: I have a cs 305 that I just recieved 3 days ago in a size 30. I got my size by reading the sizing posts, but thought maybe I should double check just to be sure. I talked to one of the girls in the online chat, gave her my measurements: UB, 37, W, 37 1/2 to 38, uh 41. I was told I had to get either the 411, 426 or the new one, in a size 30. that with my measurements I could not wear the 305. I am not very curvy, have never been, not even when I was in the military and after my kids were older and became a gym rat. So I am asking you did I buy the right size and can I wear the 305? I also don’t want to get anyone in trouble for just doing there job. I am disabled and cant work and believe me when I say I would give my eye teeth to be able to go back to work. so I am hoping that what I was told was just a mistake. But I am hoping I have the correct size. So any help u can give me will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you so much
    Pam Gotthart

    1. Hi Pam,

      I would definitely have steered you into the 305 and possibly the 411. I think the 426 has more of a hip than you have. Do you remember who on chat you spoke with as this is a great learning opportunity.

      1. Pam

        Cheri, I spoke to Skylar. thank u for your help. I do like the 305 think the 411 has more curve than I have ever had. Plus this one helps my back so much. So again Thank u so much. I got rather confused and at my age that isn’t a pretty site.
        thanks again
        Pam

  85. Seana Lee

    I am a “new” corset wearer wanting to slim down & need advice. I want to waist train, improve posture, & support a large bust without shoulder pain. My waist is 38″, Underbust is 37″, bust is 47″ (bra size 38DD/36DDD). I live in Florida, so leather won’t work well for me.

  86. Susan

    Hi. Can you please help me finds a size. I’m 5’5″ and weigh 254. I’m long waisted and shaped like a true apple with all my weight taking up in my waist. My measurements are…
    Under bust. 45
    Waist. 50
    Upper hip. 53.
    I do have a pouch.
    Thanks.

  87. LaSonya

    Hello,

    I am new to waist training and have no ideal on sizing. This is the first website I’ve visited that talked about torso playing a factor in the size you should purchase. I am
    62 inches
    175 pounds
    381/2 high hip
    36 waist
    35 underbust
    101/2 underbust to high hip
    fluffy fluffy fluffy
    I don’t want my muffin top playing peekaboo

    Please Help.

    1. Hi LaSonya,

      I am not sure you have the length or the curve for the 426 (you would need to size down to a 26 and still the bottom edge might be too big), so I recommend a 411 in a size 28 (given that you are fluffy, fluffy, fluffy :)

      1. myboo06

        I have really big hips. Oh how I wish I could upload a photo. I really want to get a proper fit. Internet shopping is so stressful with new purchases

          1. Pam Gotthart

            Hi Cheri, my measurements are Ub 37, W 37 1/2 to 38, Uh is 41. Don’t have a photo to send sorry. thanks for all your help

      2. Pamela Gotthart

        Hi Cheri,
        I hope u don’t mind but I need your expert help. I read the blog and found some ones measurements that are exactly as mine are. so I went with your guidelines to her. I bought a cs305 in a size 30. my measurements are : ub 37, w 38, uh 41. I believe your comments were something like either the 411 or the 305 in a size 30 depending on how much squish you have. I used to be a gym rat before I got hurt and cannot drive any longer so I don’t have much squish so I picked up the 305. plus I have never been very curvey not even in the military, and u work out every day. But I decided to check so I asked the girls in the online chat and they are insisting that I must have the 411 or the 426 in a size 30. I don’t mind. I would send this one back but I have 2 dogs and a cat so getting the hair off it isn’t possible even after only 2 days plus the fact that I only make $450 a month on disability so buying another on any time soon isn’t going to be easy. So please if I got the wrong size and wrong corset tell me and I will do what I can to get a new one. But is there any way I can make the 305 work? So far I thought it was working pretty good. I have only had it on 3 times but even that is looking good to me. So any thoughts…….Please thank you for all your help
        Pam Gotthart

  88. Torianne

    Hello I am a plus woman and I’m looking to buy my first corset for training. I wanna take it slow and not send my body into shock lol. Was wondering what corset would be best for me.

    Under bust: 42 in

    Natural waist: 48 1/2 in

    Upper hips: 53 in

    P.S. I am squishy and most of my weight is in my mid-section. Thank you for any advice/help you can give.

  89. chizee

    Hello, I sent an email with my measurements, and I’m still yet to get a reply. I would love your help on sizing for my very first ever corset.

    Underbust: 31
    Waist: 28
    Upper hip 35

    I am 5’9 in height, and I was wondering which would be better on me, CS 426 or CS411?

    1. Hi Chizee,

      We had some issues with our email ticketing system where somehow many customers did not receive replies that were sent…so sorry about that but it is supposed to be fixed now. With your measurements I suggest a size 22 (unless you are a very firm 28-than a 24) in the 411. Your hip spring will not be enough to fill out the 426 even in the size 22.

      1. chizee

        Hello Cheri,

        I did the test using the measuring tape to find out if 426 would be good, and it worked out fine. Although I don’t really have that much belly fat, I have had corsets in the past the stop just below my navel, and all the fat goes right below it. I just want to make sure I get the right corset for my waist training journey. And when you say a firm 28? I am actually between 27 and 28, so am I better off with a 22 then?

  90. I have been looking into buying a new corset or two and yall have plenty to admire!! As it has been many pounds and years since I last purchased one, I was thinking perhaps a little expert advise was in order. At this time, I am not planning any serious waist training as I am losing weight (albeit VERY slowly apprx 5-8lbs per month). I am more looking at posture assistance, redistribution support and slimming, trimming my silhouette. Some shapewear is also in my near future! :)

    I am a very VERY squishy 5’9″ with belly pouch and gain and lose weight evenly. My current measurements are:

    Bust: Full B-C cup 52.5″
    UnderBust: 49.5″
    Nat Waist: 45″
    High Hip (@ navel): 53.25″
    Low Hip (@ buttocks): 54″

    UnderBust-Navel: 11.25″
    UnderArm-Low Hip: 14.25″

    I was looking more at underbust corsets and was leaning towards the steel boned 426’s but am concerned about making an improper size choice that would result in back fat muffin topping and belly bulge. Help please!!!

    1. Hi Michelle,

      With those measurements you shouldn’t have any trouble with the 426. It sounds like you have the length and you certainly have the curves! I think a size 36 will work well for you in that style :) The 426 comes up very high in the back and the vast majority of wearers do not experience any back fat.

  91. Ashley

    Hi, so I’m trying to find the right size for an underbust corset
    I’m 5’6″ but I’ve noticed that with other corsets I’ve ordered, they don’t go down nearly far enough and I end up with this awful muffin top look. I was planning to go with a size 40 but from reading some of the responses and results of other ladies, I’m not so sure.
    My measurements are:
    Underbust: 47/48
    Waist: 44
    High hip: 56

  92. Sandy

    Hey Cheri
    (this is a repost – you asked me to go to a link& msg you but my computer is fighting me!)

    I am so very excited to find this site AND blog! I am ready to order but would love your experienced advice.

    48 Under bust
    50 Bust
    60 Hip
    64 1/2 (what I call the butt area)

    I am 5 10.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
    Sandy

    ***to clarify 50 bust and 48 waist

  93. Envie

    HELP!! I am a full figured woman with no shape! I am interested in waist training and a beautiful hourglass shape (at the very least!) This will be my first official corset. My measurements are 46 waist, 50 upper hip, 45 under bust, and 49 bust. At least I think that’s right lol. What would you recommend?

  94. Coco

    Hello, I am 5’9, and I would like to start waist training, which corset would be the best?
    Underbust Measurement
    43

    Waist Measurement
    44

    Upper Hip Measurement
    45

  95. larson.alicia.m@gmail.com

    Hello there! I’m looking to order my first corset from you!
    My underbust is 41, natural & slimmest part of my waist is 40 & my upper hip is 52, lower hip 52.5. I’m very fluffy in my midsection. I’m looking to order the CS-426, I measured 11 inches from inbetween my breasts & it hits right under my belly button.
    What size do you think I should start in? Also do you believe the 426 would be okay?

  96. shai

    Hi Cheri,

    I have been admiring corsets for a while and I would like to buy one for waist training. My measurements are

    under bust 36 inches
    waist is 38.5 inches
    upper hip is 40.5 inches

    my torso length (measured on the side from my under bust to my upper hip) is 10.5 inches.

    I like the brocade 411 under bust torso. Which size do you think is best for me?

    Thank you!

  97. Sara

    I would love your help on sizing for my very first corset.
    Underbust 40
    Was 44
    Upper hip 51

    I thing I have a average torso, and most of my weight is in my hip with a pouch. Can you suggest what would work best. Oh I am about 5″3 and would like to start waist training.

    Thanks

  98. Moni

    Hey Cheri,

    Hope all is well:)
    Like many others I need help as well. I’m interested in an underbust corset. My measurements are :
    UB: 42 1/2
    W: 46 1/2
    H: 49
    My height is 5ft 7inches.

  99. katrena

    Please help !!! 40.5 (underbust),45.5 (waist), 50 hips,and 5’5 !!! I’m fluffy with a hanging pouch,trying to look at least a little “snatched” after 3 babies !!! I need size suggestions !!!!!!!!

    1. Hi Katrena,

      The pouch can be tricky and sometimes a strong shaping brief works better (and sometimes it works to wear under a corset). As for sizing, I recommend a 34 in the 426 if you have the length for it.

  100. Samantha

    Hello :) I’m interested in waist training. Which corset would be best and what size? I’m 5″3
    Waist is 44, Underbust is 43 and hip is 56. Thank you!

  101. Tasha

    Hello, help I am totally clueless! I have admired your corsets for a while and am ready to purchase…but I need help figuring the perfect fit for me please. I have fluff in all the wrong places. What style would you think would work for my measurements:
    Under bust: 39″
    Natural waist: 39″
    Hip: 51″

    I measured from my under bust to the hip area and it is about 13 inches.

  102. Nessa

    Ello I have worn corsets in the past but they have all been very uncomfortable because of my body shape…
    5’6
    Underbust: 42
    Waist: 46
    Upper hip: 56
    Lower hip/buttish region: 63
    Short to medium torso length

    im about ready to give up cuz my body has such strange proportions…

    1. Hi Nessa,

      With those measurements I think a size 38 in the new cs-301 will work for you. It is very short and your fuller hip and smaller underbust should not interfere with your fit.

  103. Jaclynn

    Hi Cheri,
    I need a little help here. I want to start waist training and this is my first time buying a corset. I am kind of nervous about sizing and want to pick the right size and type for my body as well as not wanting to have to deal with sending it back to exchange sizes. Could you help with some suggestions on style and size of corset?

    I am 5’1″ and have a shorter torso. My measurements are as follows:
    Underbust: 42
    Waist: 46
    Upper Hips: 52

    Thanks a bunch!!
    Jackie

  104. Tasha

    Ok first time corseting so I need help. I have
    38.5 under bust
    45 in waist and
    54.5 upper hip.

    My torso is short. Which would be the best to try?

    1. Tasha

      I think the 426 would work since most of my weight is the love handles and stomach. I’d like to cover that. Also maybe in a size 30 or 32 based on what I read.

      1. Tasha

        Ok thanks I’ll try that. I was worried about my stomach hanging out the bottom that’s why I thought about the longer one.

        1. Hi EC,

          With those measurements I think a size 38 or 40 (depending on how squishy vs firm you are) in just about any style except the CS-305. Just make sure if you are looking at the 426 that you have the length for that corset.

      2. Tasha

        So I got the 301 and I don’t think it comes up high enough. The back rolls are pretty much on top of the corset. Are there other options that would come up higher?

        1. Hi Ni,

          I have looked back through several pages of comments and cannot find yours…so I am not sure! Sorry :(. If you could refresh my memory or copy and paste what I told you…

  105. Soulsystr

    Hi!

    I would love to get your advice on sizing for my very first corset. My goal is to begin waist training and I have been looking at the CS 426. I have a pretty long torso and am every bit of 5’10”.

    Here are my measurements:

    Under bust – 38
    Waist – 42
    Upper hip – 50
    Lower hip – 54

    Thanks for your help!

    1. Hi Soulsystr,

      I think the 426 will work for you. You will need to size down to a 32 in order for the top edge (underbust) not to be too big…so hopefully you are a bit squishy.

  106. Sandy

    I am so very excited to find this site AND blog! I am ready to order but would love your experienced advice.

    48 Under bust
    50 Bust
    60 Hip
    64 1/2 (what I call the butt area)

    I am 5 10.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
    Sandy

  107. Rosalind

    I recently got a CS-426 size 34 my measurements are 43 bust 44 waist 53 hips. I really do love it, but unfortunately I can only stand up and I can barely sit without my girls being way way up there lol. Which is okay I should have measured my torso to be sure it would fit length wise. I do want to purchase another one what do you recommend 411? I will be waist training in the CS-426 until I get it closed to 34 inch. My goal is to reach 30. I do want to be able to sit down. Right now I feel I can only wear my CS-456 at home so getting one I can wear out and about and be able to sit would be awesome. Thank you. :)

  108. desi

    What size corset would work for me both under and over bust I’m 5’5 long torso
    40 under bust
    50 waist
    56 hips
    and
    51 bust

    1. Hi Desi,

      I am not sure if you have the length for the 426 (which is also required for our overbust 511), but if so than a size 40 in the 426 and the 511…it would also help to know your cup size for the overbust.

  109. Coffee

    Hello!!! I’m a bit confused, can you please help me? :) here are my measurements:

    Waist 47
    Underbust 37
    Hip 45

    Thanks in advance!!! :)

  110. Neesh

    Hello!

    I am excited to begin my corset waist training journey! I’m having trouble figuring out what will be the best size for my body type. My goal is to get a 24in waist. I am 5’3 and plus size, however, my lower body holds the majority of my weight. Here are my measurements:

    Under bust- 34in
    Waist- 35in
    Upper Hips- 48in
    Full Hips- 54in
    Torso- 13in

    Looking forward to hearing back from you, thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Neesh,

      If you are interested in the longline 426, then a size 28 should work for you. I do worry it might be roomy in the underbust and not roomy enough in the hip. If you are alright with the wasp waist mini corset CS-301, that might be an easier fit (still in the 28)-

  111. Dawn

    I was wondering if you think one of the under bust corsets will work for me?
    Under bust: 43 inches
    Waist: 48 inches
    Upper hip: 60 inches

    Thanks for your time.

    1. Hi Dawn,

      Well, we could try! I actually think the new CS-301 might work as it is very short and your smaller underbust and wider hip should not have too much of an impact on the fit. I think a size 40 will work.

  112. Tanisha

    Hi! I’m a plus size woman that is looking to wear the corset all day while I work out and work. I wear a plus size pants 26, 48DDD Bra, and a 3x shirt. Will a corset work for me? If so what Size?

    1. Hi Tanisha,

      Corset sizing is different than other garments. I will need your measurements to size you in a corset (underbust, waist and upper hip). Also, steel boned corset are meant to work out in as the steel boning could be damaged..and so could you!

  113. Tye

    It seemed to me that the CS-426 in a size 30 would be a great fit for me, but now I’m not so sure.
    Any help?

    My measurements are:
    Underbust = 34
    Torso = 13.5
    Waist = 35
    Upper hips = 39
    Full hips = 44

    1. Hi Tye,

      In order to wear the 426 (which has quite a hip spring…12″ more than at the waist of the corset) you would need to be able to size down to a 26-which sounds a bit extreme for your waist. You have the length for the 426-but not the curve just yet. The 411 will work better, in a size 28 or 30 depending on how soft vs firm you are.

  114. Courtney

    Hello this is my first corset and I’m interested in waist cinching but I’m not sure of what size to order and I’m hoping you can help. My measurement are

    Upper hip- 43
    Under bust- 39
    Waist-36
    Torso- 13

    1. Hi Courtney,

      I would recommend a size 30 for you in the CS-411. If you want the longline 426, I think it will work, but you may need to size down to a 28 in order for it to not be too big in the hip. That will only work if you are a pretty squishy 36″.

  115. tiffany

    Hi
    This is my first corset and I’m interested in waist training but I need your opinion on the size. I am very hippie and my love handles are fairly large lol. I’m also squishy. My measurements are as follows:
    Under bust : 38
    Waist: 40
    Hip:55

      1. tiffany

        Its my upper hip, my full hip size is about 56 1/2-57″. I think my torso is long enough for the 426, its about 13 1/2″-14″ if I measured correctly. I wanted the 426 so it could come over my love handles.

  116. Amanda

    Thanks so much, Cheri. You have a great weekend! Its waiting for me when I get home. I’ve wanted to start waist training for quite some time, not sure why I waited so long. Believe I’ll get a 411 too just to have a variety but wanted to wait to see how this one fits first. I really appreciate the great customer care, goes a long way with me.

  117. Amanda

    Hey ladies! My corset should be here tomorrow and I’ll be waiting with bells on for the mailman, so excited! I am a bit nervous though about the size I ordered. I am similar in measurements to Stephanie from the blog but smaller under bust and hips, and about 5 10″. Seeing she went right down to the 36 that’s what I went with. I’m all squishy belly so I’m hoping it works out just right. So what do you think? I’m 41.5 U.B. 46 Waist and about 48 in the hip. Should the 426 in a 36 be good? Hoping but I know I should’ve definitely asked before ordering, just too anxious! :)

    1. Jackie

      Really wanting to start waist training but so nervous to order online and have to deal with returning it and so on. It seems like I would need a corset every month which I just can’t afford! Maybe you can help me find the best corset, I prefer an under busy but would be open to anything with the measurements of:
      Height 5’4
      Bust:44
      Underbust:41
      Torso length from underbust:11
      Midsection(above my belly button):37.5
      Lowerish midsection, below belly button:43.5
      Hips:45

      HELP!!!

      1. Hi Jackie,

        I think a size 30 in the CS-411 will work well for you! It takes time to size down…it doesn’t happen overnight. If you are losing weight also, you will find you will size down more quickly.

  118. Cindy Williams

    Interested in an underbust corset. My measurements are bust: 52, underbust: 43, waist 44, and hip: 53. I, also, carry most of my weight on my lower abdomen.

    If you could please help.me choose a size.

    Thanks!

  119. Tiffany

    Hi, very interested in getting a corset to start waist training but can’t figure out which size to get. Lower bust 36, waist 34 and hips 42

  120. Leah

    Hello, I would really like to order one of your corsets, but am unsure which style would be best for me. I would prefer an under bust, and my measurements are 49.5″ bust, 42″ under-bust, 48″ waist, and 48.5″ full hip. I also carry most of my weight in my middle, and I believe I have an average torso length. This will be my first corset, but I would like to waist train ans stealth wear. Thank you!

  121. Lori Woods

    I’m interested in corset training and would like to know how often do you have to move down a size? I was just wondering how often you have to get a new corset?

        1. Lori Woods

          Tyvm Cheri for your reply but I made a mistake on my measurements, they go as follows:

          B: 44.5
          UB: 40
          Waist: 39
          UH: 48
          LH: 50
          I measured my torso from under my right breast to my hip and it came out to 11.5 inches.

          So which would be the best corset for me the cs426 or cs411 & at what size still 34?

          Tysm doll!!

    1. Hi Lori,

      Once you can completely close your corset and wear it comfortably for extended periods of time, then it is time to size down. Depending on what size you are in…generally we recommend only dropping one size at a time, but if you are also losing weight and have a bit more fluff, sometimes you can drop 2 sizes.

  122. Krystal Wiita-Krech

    Hi Cheri!

    Help!

    I am wanting to add weight training into my daily regime. My underbust is 39, waist 48.5 and hip 54. (I carry most of my weight in my lower belly [apron belly]). What size would be best to start? Thanks!

    1. Hi Krystal,

      I think a size 38 will work for you. I am a little worried it might be a little big at the underbust, but afraid to size you down too much further as it will too small than everywhere else.

    1. Hi Desiree,

      I think a size 32 or 34 in the 305 or the 411. If the 50″ is your full hip, I am guessing your upper hip is smaller. You don’t have much length to work with, so that is why it might be necessary to size up to the 34.

  123. JessieJ

    Hi my underbust is 40 waist 39 and upper hip is 45. I am solid not much flab or squish. I want to extreme waist train. Should I do a 32 or 30 in the cs 411. Or which do u recommend.

    1. Hi Jessie,

      32 in the 411…as you have a pretty ample hip. If you have the torso you could try the 426 in a 32 as well. Once you are able to fully close the 32, then you will be ready to size down to the 30.

  124. Lakeisha Taylor

    I really need sizing help. My underbust is 43, my waist is 46, and my hips are about 52. I’m also 5’8 tall. Looking at the silhouette chart you have, I would like the level 3 silhouette.

    1. Lakeisha Taylor

      Hi Cheri! Thank you for the sizing help. So I received my corset on Saturday and i’ve been breaking it in, but I can almost lace it all the way closed. Should I have ordered a smaller size instead of the 38? Or am I supposed to be able to lace all the way up?? Its also a little big in the hip area, is that normal? Thanks in advance!

  125. amanda

    Hi Cheri, I am thinking of buying a corset but unsure of the size or kind I’d need. My overbust is 51, underbust is 46, waist is 48, and upper hip is 49. And the length of my torso is about 12″. What would you recommend?

  126. Chanta

    I would love to buy a corset to possible start waist training but i am unsure about which size to purchase.My measurements are:

    under bust: 45

    waist: 45

    Hips: 55

    I have a long torso.

  127. Jai parrotte

    I would love her with selecting and ordering a corset….my very first. I want a lot of reduction and need help with measurements so I could order..I’m fluffy other merchants say I need a 2xl..not sure what that means exactly but I do Don a few 2xl shirts. Please help.

    Jai

      1. Jai parrotte

        I measured 39 underbust, 41 waist, 50 upper hip
        I have a short torso and am 5’4″. I also have that lower pouch post baby dangle droop thing…
        Fluffy in the middle. What would you suggest for me.

          1. Jai parrotte

            Thank you so much, Cheri!!!
            Also based on my measurements what size waist clincher would you recommend to me???
            I admire your knowledge and courteous support.
            Thank you.

          2. Are you looking at a latex cincher? Depending on how much compression you are looking, either the 2xl or 3xl. They run a little small…but we have tried to adjust our sizing recommendations accordingly in the product description.

  128. Heather

    Loving the site and help you give! New and going to purchase corset here. I’m 6’2″, long torso, under bust 48, waist 50, hip 54 w/squishy middle lol What do you recommend?

  129. Erin

    Hi Cheri!

    I am a seven-weeks-postpartum mom with a long torso and a diastasis– which means my waist measurement is larger than normal because of the diastasis “bump.” I have a ton of “squish” that I can push in easily with just my hand. I want a longline because my torso is long and I need to avoid muffin top and back fat– I plan to wear the 426 under clothes as support for my diastasis, and also to train my waist back down.

    My current measurements are 40″UB, 43″ waist (with protruding diastasis), and 44″ hips. I’d rather buy a little small and train down than too big and have the hips not fit. I was actually considering a 32… Is that too big of a jump in my situation?

    -Erin

    1. Hi Erin,

      The 32 is what you need with the 426 in order to not be too big in the hip. I am not sure about the extreme jump..but if you think you are really that squishy then it is worth a try.

  130. cassondra

    Hi, I have the cs411 but I’m having trouble hiding it under my clothes. When I wear jeans you can see a very thick outline of the corset. Could it be that its too long for me? Thanks!

    1. Hi Cassondra,

      The corset does have thickness…so you will need to plan your wardrobe around that (as modern clothing is not well suited to corsets). Once the corset is fully seasoned it will fit more snugly and sit smoother on your body–but will not be invisible under some clothing the way latex and lycra shapewear can be.

  131. Michelle

    Hi Cheri,
    I am new to using a corset and would like to waist train. I am currently a size 38 in my waist and would like to get to a 27. my under bust is 36 and upper hips are 41. Which corset do you recommend? My height is 4″11. Thank you for your help.

  132. Alisa

    Hi my name is Alisa I wanted to order from your site but I wanted to know what size should I order my height is 5’7 with a long torso my under bust is 41 my waist is 40 and my upper hip is 46

    Thanks in advance!!

  133. Michelle

    Hi, I’m interested in a corset for waist training. This is my firs corset and think that the 411 would work for me. My height is 4’11, my underbust is 38, waist is 41 and hip is 42.5, Would the 411 in a size 32 be to small for me?

  134. Tala Cook

    Hi I’m very new to the corset deal and I’m really self conscious about my mid section because it doesn’t go out it hangs down about an inch and it the most embarrassing thing to me and i was wondering if i tried corsets would that re distribute so my stomach slowly comes up or does it just give you an hour glass figure with the stomach still hanging I’m sorry it sounds weird but it the thing that bothers me the most and I’ve tried working out eating right and it still doesn’t go down.Do you think a corset could work for me?

  135. Laureb

    Hi!
    Im think im on track, but wanted to double check my sizing.
    Underbust 41
    Waist 40
    Hips 50

    I have a short torso and only get around 9 inches when sitting, I also move around a lot during the day. Would my waist/hip ratio allow for a 36, or should I start with the 38?

    Thanks!!

  136. Renee

    Hi. I just had my first child in Sept and I would like to lose weight around my abdomen area. But I also have a 13 cm fibroid in my abdomen area as well that causes a bulge. Should I do waist training now or wait until I have surgery to remove the fibroid to receive better results?

      1. Hi Cheri,
        I watched the videos and some youtube testimonials on the cs-426 but not sure if that is the correct corset for me. I am 5’4 ub 35 waist 34.5 and uh is 47.5. When I sit down the 11 inches just barely touches my leg, is that too long? should I try the 411? and what size should I get

        1. I am thinking you will find the 426 too long, except for occasions when you plan to be on your feet most of the time. The 411 will work better, and probably in a 28. You might want to see your hip width about 5″ down from your natural waist, as that is where the 411 should ride. My hope is that it will be a little smaller than the 47.5″ you have listed to avoid too much of an A shape in your laces.

  137. Laurie

    Hi. What would you recommend I looking for an over the bust corset. My measurements are 55 bust 46 waist and 54 hips. My problem is that my cup size is an I and I can’t find something large enough. I’m 5’3 and guess avg torso my natural waist is my belly button.

  138. amanda

    Hi, I was thinking about getting the 426 and wondered what size I would be. My measurements are under bust 40, waist 45, high hip 51.5.

  139. Shanae

    Hi, my: looking to buy the 426 corset
    measurement:
    UB: 40.2
    Waist: 39.5
    Upper thigh: 47

    What size would I need for the CS 426. Thank You

  140. Hello! I’ve been looking up information and looking into all I can before I get a corset (have to wait for payday!) but I wanted to ask a few questions. I am pretty sure I did all my measurements right based off the video I watched and My UB is 49, my waist is 54 and my upper hip is 60. I did measure where the 11 inches for the 426 will fall on me and I have just enough length for it! I am also very squishy since I have lost a little from my sides on my own but I just had no idea what to do about my tummy! I wasn’t very sure though what size would be good for me to look into getting since I am so squishy. If you can help that would be fantastic! Thank you very much!

    1. Hi Marissa,

      Welcome! I think a size 44 will be good start for you. It will likely close at the top edge of the corset…but you will need to work your way down at the waist before sizing down any further than that. If you are also loosing weight, you will find you are able to size down quicker.

      1. Christina

        hi Cheri, I’m not a tiny girl weighing 170, but although I’m thick i still have a kind of hour glass shape, so the smallest part of my waist i think is still my natural waist, it’s where it bends. I measured
        UB:36
        W:37
        UH:42
        I’m also 5’3, do you think the CS411 would be better for me?

  141. Deanna

    Hello, I’ve been reading a lot of the comments, and all the sizing blogs and watching the videos but as this is my first steel boned corset I don’t want to make a mistake with sizing.

    I have a long torso, measuring over 14 1/4 inches.
    Bust: 47
    Under Bust 39-40
    Natural waist is 36 1/2
    Upper Hip is 43

    I believe my Size would be a 32″, but some of the comments have led me to believe i could possibly do a 30″

  142. Rielle

    yes, hello. I’m looking to buy my first corset for waist training and would like to know what size do you think I should buy. please and thank you.

    My measurements are as follows

    height: 5’5″
    UB:43
    waist:48
    fullhip:50

  143. Hi this is my first order.. I’m interested in the 411 waist training corset..I’m so excited I just lost 80lbs and very squishy and fluffy in my mid-section and back area I’m 5ft3 40 inch waist wht size will I need

      1. Hi Cheri, thanks which style training corset do you recommend. I Like the shorter length one but afraid it won’t cover the back fat enough for me so u was now inquiring abt the longline one or tht it won’t cover enough of my pouch..help pls…LOL thanks

  144. Lisa Nicole Saint Cyr

    Thanks for your email. ” I think a size 28 in the CS-305 or the CS-411. If you have the length for the CS-426 and feel you are “squishy” enough to size down to a 26 that might also work. I did a re-measured and came up with the following:

    B = 44
    UB= 40
    W= 36
    H= 41
    would the size of 28 still work for me or should I go a little bit bigger??

    Lisa

  145. Robyn

    Hi, my name is Robyn and I’m interested in ordering, this’ll be my first corset.

    Height: 5’7
    My UB: 50in
    My Waist: 55in
    My Upper Hip: 60in

    I’ve measured to see if I could get a 426, but I’m slightly confused because while I measure 13in standing when I sit I go back to only 9in. I carry my weight in my stomach and hips, obviously so I’m guessing a 411 would be a better choice? What size would you recommend I order? I’m also losing weight, have to throw that variable in too.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

  146. Leona

    Cheri, nevermind… I put it on and I got the panel to reach the other side. When I got it around thanksgiving, it wouldn’t reach. I think I must’ve ate too much during thanksgiving before trying it on when I first got it (lol!). Thank you so much!

  147. Leona

    Question: If your natural waist line is a 34″ then would it be ok to get a 28″ in a corset? Or is that too small for a 34? Because I bought a 28″ in CS-411. And I can fit it but the panel in the back concerns me. When I tried to seasoned my new corset, I noticed that the little rectangle panel that sits parallel under the laces barely covered my back; it looks like it reaches less than half the middle of my back. So I immediately stopped seasoning out of fear that I would ruin the corset. Therefore, I want to know if I should go ahead and exchange it for a 30″? Because I don’t think I will ever get it to closed with that huge gap in the back.

    1. Hi Leona,

      A 28 should work well with a 34″ waist, unless of course you are a firm 34″ waist with only a little squish factor. I would not ever size a 34″ waist into a 30 corset-but everybody has different tolerances. Have you double checked both your waist measurement and that the corset is marked correctly? Each panel at the narrowest point (the waist) should measure 14″ give or take a quarter inch.

      1. Leona

        Well, I wouldn’t say that I’m a firm 34″ but I don’t get a lot of fat around my waist, but I re-measured myself today: My underbust is 35.5, waist is 33.5, and upperhips are a 41.5 (lowerhips are a 43.5). Since my waist has gone down a bit and that you say it should fit fine then I will try it on again today.

        Oh, btw, I also had another concern: after reading some of your posts and the comments on here, I think I may have measured myself incorrectly? Because I actually subtracted my bust which is a 43.5 from my waist and lowerhip measurements which put at a level 3. Did I choose the correct type of corset?

  148. annesha page

    Hello,

    I recently lost 140lbs so I am a bit squishy all over. I am 5’5, my underbust is 37.25 my waist is 40.5 and hips are 47.5. I was thinking about ordering 426 in a 34 is this correct?

    1. Hi Annesha,

      With a waist of 40 I might normally size down to a 32 (especially as your underbust is only 37 and the 34 could gap there). IF that is your full hip as opposed to your upper hip, then a 32 should be OK. But if 47 is your upper hip, then the 32 might be too small at the bottom edge.

      1. Tara Bishop

        Cheri, I just got done watching all your YouTube videos! You explain everything with such good detail. But I am still on the fence as to what size corset I should purchase. I have decided to get a 426. My waist/natural bend is 43″, underbust is 41″, and my upper hip is 53″. I was thinking of purchasing the 36. What would you recommend? Also, I am a novice, but I decided upon the 426 over the 411 because I want the all-around pudge coverage. I measured myself per your video, and I am within the 11″ sitting comfort zone.

          1. Tara Bishop

            Thank you Cheri!! I ordered the 34, as per customer service, before I saw your comment. But I also watched your video about how to tell if your corset fits: “Goldilocks and the 3 corsets”, so I’ll be gentle with it and if it doesn’t fit, I’ll return it for the 36!

  149. Victoria

    Hey I’m really interested in waist training, but I don’t know what size corset to start of with…
    Height – 5’7″
    Waist – 37.5″
    Upper hip – 42″
    Under bust – 37.5″
    Any help would be appreciated!!

  150. Carrie Haviland

    Hello,

    Ub 41
    W 43
    Uh 43

    I’m long enough for the cs426. Looking to finally have a waist. Lol 5’8″ plenty of fluff. What size would you recommended? Thank you.

    1. Hi Carrie,

      Your waist puts you in a size 34, but that might be almost too big at bottom edge as your upper hip measurement is the same. Generally, I would expect the corset to redistribute your weight from your waist to help fill up that hip room. I am afraid sizing down to a 32 would be too much to begin with. You will only know if you try!

  151. E.London

    Hello I have been researching your product literally ALL day but before I order I wanted someone at the company to help me with the size/style garment should order. I am currently in the process of losing weight (clean eating and exercise) and to date my measurements are as follows…

    Height 5″5
    UB 39
    Bust 37
    Upper hips 42

    Thanks for any suggestions

    1. Hi Carla,

      Welcome! I think a size 36 will work great for you, depending on how much cinching you are looking to do in the long haul, and if diet and exercise are also a part of your plan. Check out our blog on the 426 to see if you have the torso length to wear the longline. If the 53 is your full hip and your upper hip is much smaller than that, you might be able to size down to a 34.

  152. Emily

    I am so glad that I found your site! I’ve been looking into tight-lacing for a long time now but I could never find anywhere that would actually sell corsets as opposed to flimsy ‘bedroom wear’- that is, until I found you!

    I’m aiming to lose 8 inches from my waist (and suppress my appetite) and I was wondering if you could tell me whether the 411 would be good for me.

    I have a 40″ underbust, 38″ waist and 45″ hips with a longer torso (most normal shirts hit my belly-button)- would the 411 work for me?

    I really look forward to buying my first corset xD

      1. Emily

        Thanks for replying!

        I agree about the 411 being a bit too short after measuring my torso length. I have decided on a 426 so I hope to purchase asap :)

  153. Annie

    Hi,
    I watched reviews online about your corsets, and I must say I am convinced that it will give me the hour glass shape I desire. the only reason I havent ordered is because I am unsure about what size to order.. .My measurements are as follows

    UB: 47

    Waist: 45

    Hips: 55

    ALSO, I was wondering how fast your shipping is, because I am going to traveling on December 16th..I was just wondering if I will receive the product before then. I live in USA (east coast to be exact).

      1. Annie

        Thanks for the swift reply Cheri! the measurement was upper hip, not full hip. so I think a size 38 it is! hope it fits *fingers crossed* lol

  154. Hello. My name is Michelle. I really want to waist train. But I have some tummy that I’m trying to get rid of. I measured sitting down. 11″. But it hits my thigh. Which is a bummer. Cause I don’t want my tummy to come out of the corset. Please help

    W-39
    UB-38
    B-39
    H-49

    1. Hi Michelle,

      So you are thinking the 426 will be too long? It sounds like you are right on the border for that. Is the 49 your upper hip or full hip? I am thinking a size 30 or 32 depending on that.

  155. Dee Dee

    Hey

    My name is dee dee and im looking to buy ny first corset. Ive always been on the extra fluffy side and im trying to make a drastic change in my size by doing this waist training. I want to know what would be the perfect corset for me

    Height: 5’9
    Bust: 54″
    Waist: 50″
    Hips: 50″

    I was interested in the 426 but im not sure what size to get, and i also did the tape measuring to see where the 426 would end up on my body and the 11″ ended up on my belly button and not my full torso. So would 426 still be right for me? And if so what size should i purchase? Please help! Thank you

      1. Dee Dee

        Thank you and i actuallly did the measurements again from my hips and my upper hips are 55″ but my lower hips are 50″… im not sure which measurement is accurate but i must admit i really don’t have hips im just straight up and down especially for my height…. But if the 55″ is the accurate measurement does the size for the 426 change?

        Thank you so much cheri

  156. Lexi

    Hi!

    I was just wondering what you would recommend. I have the following measurements:

    UB 37
    W 36
    H 50/51!

    I always struggle getting the fit for my hips :/ I’m 5’6 if it’s any help? I’d love a real well fitting corset. :(

    Lexi

  157. Elene

    Hello, I am ready to order my first corset but unsure on the sizing I should order. My underbust is 38 my waist is 41 and my upper hip is 48. I am also a bit fluffy in the midsection. I measured to see if I could wear the 426 and that comes in at 12 inches. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Hi Elene,

      If you are long enough for the CS-426 then I would recommend it as you have a good hip-waist ratio. You are between sizes in that I would say 32 for waist up and 34 for waist down. So depending on how much compression you are looking for and how you plan to wear your corset (over clothing, under clothing…daily or just occasionally)

  158. Lynna Green

    Hi, I’m looking for my first corset. I am fluffy around the belly. My measurements are UB 38″, waist 41.5 and upper hip is 48″. I’m not quite sure if I’m long enough for the 426, my measurement that direction is 12.5″. What size would you suggest for me?

  159. Hannah Jenkins

    I’m a teen in need of help for an underbust! My underbust measures at 37, waist is 37, and top of the hips is 43! I have literally no shape at all, and I’m fluffy. The reason I’m looking at corsets is for a small reduction, just so I can fit clothing better, and actually have a waist! I’m not sure what style/size is for me. I need something discreet(?) since I only want to get down to maybe 30in, and don’t want it interfering with my chest.

  160. Raschel

    I’ve wanted to get into waist training for sometime, but worry without trying on how it will fit. My chest is a 40, waist 42, hips 51. I’m worried about fat bulging out the top or bottom, after all thats not more attractive, but I have also started dieting and working out more. Any suggestions?

  161. Linda

    Hello! Wondering if you would please advise me. I should be long enough for the 426 based on the info I found here on the site. Unsure on size, though. I’m 36″ underbust, 38″ waist and 47″ upperhip. Is my hip to waist ratio ok for the 426, and what size should I go for? In addition, I’m hoping to lose weight soon (corsetting or not)- I saw a mention in another comment of going a size lower than usual in case of weight loss, so long as you’re patient with seasoning. Could I do that?

  162. Kim Cammarota

    Hello! I ordered an Orchard corset years ago but did not purchase for waist training. Since then I have longed to do so. This site has the most information in regards to measuring and finding the perfect corset so I came back. I believe my waist is to short for a 426 (the tape measure hits barely above my thighs) and I work at a desk all day so I’m looking at the 411.

    I’m just under 5’8
    under bust: 42
    waist: 44
    upper hip: 52 (I measure around my hip bone…)

    I’m looking for waist training and am also losing weight.

    I can’t wait to order for my birthday (a few days away)

    Have a great night,
    Kim

    1. Hi Kim,

      Welcome back to Orchard Corset! Normally with that waist I would go with a size 36, but I am worried that will be too snug in the hip for you. The 411 sits a little higher (like closer to your panty line). Can you check and see what your hip measurement is there?

      1. Kim Cammarota

        Hello,
        I know, my bust and waist are usually the same then the hips are 8 inches bigger no matter what size I have been (pre and post babies lol)

        I’ve measured a few times and I’ve gotten 52 and then 53….based on that should I go with a 38?

        Thanks so much!

          1. Kim Cammarota

            Gorgeous corset and arrived quickly. Thank you, I am hooked here for life. Will never go anywhere else. :)

  163. Hello. I have a couple corsets from another vendor, and went by their sizing chart which only went by your waist measurement. One is a 24 steel boned overbust, the other a 12 steel boned underbust, but after a couple hour long sets of breaking in, and then one full day of wear (for a halloween costume) I can already lace the underbust fully closed at the top, and it’s only open an inch or so along the rest, so after reading a lot of the info here, I’m wondering how off on choosing a size I was. Not looking for daily wear or anything, just for occasionally dressing up and feeling fancy going out.

    Natural waist: 36″
    Underbust 37″
    Overbust 44″
    Upper hip 42″

    Also, any suggestions on how to best hide the flubber chub stomach pooch that ends up showing from below the corset hem. Kinda unflattering and negates any sexiness. :P

  164. Jeanine

    So I’m looking to buy my very first corset and was hoping for a little guidance on which style/size I should go for. I’m 5 ft 8 in and my measurements are UB 40, W 38.5, and UH 50. I really like the look of the 426, and my torso is long enough for it; would that be a good option?

  165. I was wondering if you could please help me…I want to order a corset from your site…Ive watched the youtube channel and learned alot, and I know I can wear cs-426 corsets, I just can’t figure out what size to purchase. I want to waist train. I’m used to corsets as I modeled prior to having twins. I don’t mind the break in period or it being slightly uncomfortable and I want to wear from the time I wake up till the time I go to bed. And I plan on utilizing portion control when eating via my corset. Smaller meals more frequently thru-ou the day. My measurements are: Chest: 34F Underbust: 34 mid waist: 34/35 and upper hip is 41. I want an extreme curve and am doing this for a smaller waist, weight lose and back support. I am SO stinkin lost :-( My weight and body image is depressing and I’ve been so focused on caring for my girls, that I have forgotten who I am. I desperately want to find me again, and it’s probably bc this is so emotionally linked for me that I just can’t seem to get it. I’m sure it’s simple, and I truly am sorry to bother you bc I’ve seen the sizing broken down in so many places, but I just can’t get it. Can you please help?

    Thank You,

    ~Z~

    1. It is no bother whatsoever…what I am here for! So you want the CS-426 and for daily wear I recommend the cotton. You will need at least two eventually for that kind of constant wear. Just remember not to wear for many hours in a row until fully seasoned. I think a size 28 would be perfect right now…but a 26 as soon as you loose a few pounds. If you think you are really squishy and will be patient with your new corset you could start with the 26. Get ready to feel sexy! :)

  166. Anna

    Hi ^-^

    Less of a “what should I get” and more of a “did I get the right one” :)

    I’ve been interested in waist training for a long time, and recently decided to get my very first corset (exciting!)

    Anyway
    My measurements are
    Underbust – 41″
    Waist – 36″
    Upper hip – 41″

    And my “underbust to lap” is easily 11″
    Which in the video it said was good for a CS-426

    Which is what I decided to get :)
    I’ve ordered a cotton CS-426 in a size 28, which I thought I could get away with because I have a decent amount of fluffiness around my middle

    Any sort of comments are very much welcomed :)

    1. Hi Anna,

      Welcome to OC! It might work for you. My only concern will actually be your underbust as it is rather pronounced at 41″ The top edge of the size 28 CS-426 will measure about 33″ around….much less than your 41″ underbust which likely does not have much squish. But you will know soon enough! Feel free to follow up on here and let us (and other readers) know.

  167. K

    Hi I wanted to no what size would I be I am 5″3 a 44 DD 2x shirts waist 38 I wear a size 16/17 plus jeans my hips are 40 have a very fluffy stomach I was looking at a c426 to cover the lower stomach and my back far were my bra go will that be to long

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  169. Cathy Barnett

    Hi, I have been researching corsets for a while and I have decided that this is for me. I would like help in ordering the right size, I am 5’5″ ,my under bust is 39, waist 40 and hip 44, I am not sure if I have a short or average torso. I would also like to get a corset that is over bust, I am 44 DDD.

  170. Christie

    Hello!

    I’m currently trying to figure out my sizing. My underbust is 46″, my waist is 43″ and my hips are 56. I’m hoping it will provide some spine support (I’m a g-h cup, so back pain is a pretty regular thing) but I don’t know if that means I should go tighter or looser when it comes to sizing. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    1. Christie

      Oops, I remeasured and my hips at 53 (the other two measurements are right, though!). I realized this morning that I measured with pants on.

  171. I am super excited about your corsets. I have been on the search for soooo long. I love my shapewear, but I find EVERYTHING is not long enough in the torso. So tomorrow morning I will be finding a tape measure and measuring to see how the 11″ falls. Currently though I would like your input to see what size you think would fit best.

    My biggest problem when finding shapewear is that I have a middle roll. So I don’t know how that affects anything. One of my most favorite pieces of shapewear is my Squeem. I have it currently in a 4x. It is almost too small, but not really. The boning they have is not strong enough, so I find sometimes as the day goes on it starts to roll in the back along on of my rolls and then it becomes uncomfortable. The other thing that is uncomfortable is the length, it is too short. I feel like I want to pull it down, and then if I pull it down, I want to pull it back up. Other than that, I LOVE the way it fits. Who knew I had an hourglass figure under the fluff. lol.

    My measurements:
    Underbust: 46
    Waist (belly button area): 53
    Hips: 56

    I usually wear a 46DDD bra. For shirts I find a 24/26 usually fits around, in the shoulders, and in the chest most times. Length is usually always an issue. So then I end up just going for the 4x/26/28. I wear a 26/28 pant. I prefer the 28 pant when I wear shapewear as it readjusts fluff and smooths the rolls.

    Not sure if any of that helps or not, but your help would be appreciated.

  172. Pamela

    I just put on my (CS-411) for my 3rd wearing, been seasoning it slowly and enjoying it a lot as it really is helping my back just supporting it the little bit that it is already. One thing though, I guess it’s just that I am so short in the torso(12.5″?) that it’s wearing a little like a (CS-426) in the way that it sits on my body. Or will it tighten up around the ribs as I continue seasoning it with 2 hour wearing sessions, tightening it a little after the first 30 minutes into that 2 hour session? Also is it about 14 hours I am aiming for before being able to cinch it down tighter? I feel like a princess wearing it though, and am already thinking about my next (CS-411) but thinking I might wait a little while to see if I still need a 38″ in a few months. I’d love a leopard printed (CS-411) is that possibly coming next year or by Christmas?

    1. Hi Pamela,

      Congratulations! Not sure I understand your question…is it too loose around the top? And I would definitely wait to order another until this is fully seasoned and you are sure of the fit and comfort. That should be plenty of time…part of that depends on the fabric and also your natural shape and comfort with the corset.

      1. Pamela

        Yes, it’s odd, it’s like loose on the top, like flaring outward like I’ve seen you and Danielle say was perfectly fine for a seasoning period, but I feel like it’s up high, like a 426 goes like right under my breasts and yet flares out from the sides, I do have room at the bottom as well and made sure my back lacing bones are parallel too. I got cotton, does it season slower then other fabrics?

        1. The cotton is stiffer and will take more time than satin or leather to season. I see on your post for the Goldilocks blog that you have a 46″ and ordered the 38 corset…which is right depending on your upper hip and underbust measurement. Stephanie from this blog wears a 36 corset with a 45.5″ waist, but her underbust and upper hip were not much different than her waist.

          1. Pamela

            I kind of figured the cotton might take longer, I am like a 42″ UB and about a 52″ UH.I just went in and looked at the mirror again and I think it will be fine, after I have fully seasoned it and can cinch down some, Thank you for the awesome videos and information. I didn’t undertake beginning corseting lightly, and I went with OC after much thought. So glad I did too!

    2. Hi Cheri, I am looking to getting my first corset (mainly for support, not so much for super shaping). My measurements are a bit odd, i’m 5’6″, fairly short torso, under bust 45, waist 50, upper hip 55. Would you recommend a 411, and what size? Thank you! Your videos are very very helpful!

  173. Precious

    Awww man, I wish i saw this sooner, i just ordered a cs-426 on Nov. 13 in a size 32 and my waist is 39.5 inches. Should i have gone with a 30?

  174. Lizette Reyez

    Hello,
    I’m interested in waist training. I’m 5’7, my waist is 40inch, and hips are 44inch. Can you please help me find the right corset?

  175. Kimi

    I ha bought several waist cincheers,and after a while it begins to dig in my side near my rib cage. What kind of cinches or corset would best suit me

    1. Hi Kimi,

      We differentiate cinchers and corsets here, as we have shapewear manufacturers who offer latex and spandex cinchers. Some corsetiers refer to a cincher as a very short steel boned lacing corset. I am not sure which you had. (we have a blog on cinchers vs corsets). What would be helpful to know is your measurements as we need them…underbust, natural waist and upper hip. Also-do you have a longer or shorter torso length?

  176. jessi

    I am interested in beginning waist training. I am 5′” with an underbust of 38.5″ a waist of 38.5″ and hips measuring 45.5″. I am looking for something that after breaking in, I can wear under daily clothing. Suggestions? Thanks!

    1. Hi Jessi,

      Welcome to OC! I think a size 30 in our CS-411 would work well for you. Is the 45.5″ your full hip or your upper hip? If you are looking for daily wear, I recommend the cotton.

      1. jessi

        The 45.5″ is in fact my upper hip, yes. I measured last night after watching your video for the CS-426, and I think it just might fit. Would you also recommend a 30 in that one as well? Maybe I will just have to order both and see which I like the best. ;) I am very excited to begin! Thanks again for everything, your site, and information is amazing for beginners! Can’t wait to get my first corset from you!

        1. :) IF you plan on daily wear..more than one corset is advisable. You may find you wear the two styles for different occasions-as you will likely find there are things you like about both. I still think a 30 will be a sufficient reduction even with the fuller hip of the 426.

  177. Janelle Forward

    Hi
    I would like to buy shapewear Im a AU size Top14/16 bottom and wear bra size 16C my underbust 34 waist 36 hips 44
    can you please let me know the best corset/shape wear for wearing to work under dresses to control tummy and thighs

    1. Hi Janelle,

      If you are looking for an all-in-one body briefer, Rago and Va Bien have some nice offerings. They are sold by bra size (US bra sizing), I am not sure what a 16C translates to. I can tell you that Rago’s cups run a little big so if you are just a C you might want to size down to a B. If you are very full C you should be alright. Vedette offers all-in-ones as well, but many that are underbust so you can wear your own bra. Each of the products has sizing information in the product description. It’s a little different for each brand. With shapewear you normally order by your waist size (unless it contains a built in bra) and you do not size down from your natural waist like you do with corsets.

  178. Natalie

    Hello,

    I would like to confirm what size corset would best suit me.

    My measurements are

    38″ UB
    36″ Waist
    46″ Hips

    I’m also 5’0 I also have a large backside and fluff in my tummy that I would like to make smaller.

    Thanks.

    1. Hi Natalie,

      At 5’0″ my guess is the CS-426 is out of the question :). I think the CS-411 in a size 30 would be a good place for you to start. If you are looking for daily wear, I recommend the cotton.

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  181. Lea

    Hello,
    I am having difficulty determinining the right size and style.
    I think I prefer an underbust corset, as I think an overbust would not comfortably fit me.
    My measurements: Overbust 50,5″, underbust 39,5″, waist 39″, upperhip 47,5″, full hip 50″.
    I am 5.7″ tall and have a long torso.

      1. Diane

        Hello Cheri,
        finally recieved my corsets and started breaking them in. Because I wasnt sure of style and am based in Nigeria and the shipping time is long i ordered the CS426 and the CS411. Glad i did because the long length is a little uncomfortable under the bust but drops lower over my tummy and the CS411 although more comfortable doesnt cover as well. Over all It was a good purchase and i will be placing orders soon for my friends.
        Regards
        Diane Oputa

        1. That is good to hear, and you will be happy to know that we are looking to add a style that sits high in the back like the 426, but doesn’t have the exaggerated hip spring and extreme contour bust line. We are many months away from that, but on our radar!

  182. Melanie

    Hi , Im A 19 Year Old Mother
    Always Been Overweight For The Most Part
    And iHave Alot Of Health Issues
    iBeen Trying To Lose Weight , I’ve Lost Around 20lbs And Also A Few Inches !
    But iCould Really Use the Help Of A Corset To Train My Waist Because Thats What Is Most Important To Me [A Smaller Waist)
    iWas Hoping You Could Help Me Out With Getting The Right Size ..

    Full Bust = Around 52-53″
    Underbust = Around 45.5″
    Waist = 49-50″
    Upper hip = Around 58″
    My Torso Length Is On The Shorter Side [ Not Sure If iDid It Right Though ]
    When iStand Its Around 17″
    Height = 5’0

    iWant To Get The Steel-Boned Longline Underbust Corset in Satin (CS-426) In Black
    Is That Ok ? And What Size Should iGet??

  183. ShaRonn

    Hello Ladies!!
    I probably should have asked this question before ordering my corset but I just found this questions section after placing the order.

    My under bust is 39″ waist 38″ and upper hips 47″ I’m in the process of losing weight and hoping that waist training will help me achieve the hourglass figure, I desire. I am 5’5 and have a average torso. I ordered the CS-426 in a 30 would this be the one you suggest for me?

      1. ShaRonn

        Thank You! I have one more question. My goal is to achieve a 24-25″ waist with the combination of diet, exercise and waist training. When would you suggest sizing down? Is it best to wait until I can completely close the 30 I ordered or before?

        1. Wait until it is completely closed and then size down. You will want to keep using that as you will then need to season your new corset and will only be able to wear for short periods of time while breaking it in.

          1. ShaRonn

            Hello Cheri,
            I received my corset last week and I am in love!!! I am in the breaking in stage and the only issue i am having is the bottom of the corset bulging, which makes me a little self conscious while out…is this common during this stage? I have a little pudge down there and have been pulling the laces tight to make it less noticeable.

          2. It can be, but if is significant it could be that the corset has too much of a hip spring for you. Is there space still to tighten the corset once it is seasoned?

  184. Mary Tate

    Hello. Excited about starting my waist traing. I already exsercise 3-5 times a week. I am on the nutri-bullet system as well so I eat lots of fresh veggies and fruit! I’m am 6’1 in height. My bra size is 38 h and my waist size is around 36-38 and I have wide hips and a round butt! Given that I am much taller than the average female my torso is longer so I was wondering which one would be good for me. Also I drive buses for a living and I wanted to know if it is safe to drive and workout in? My goal is to reshape while loosing weight!

    1. Hi Mary…and welcome to Orchard Corset.

      I think the CS-426 would be good for you…driving the bus yes..but not for working out. We don’t recommend you work out in steel boned corsets. We have shapewear that you can wear during workouts. depending on your upper hip measurement, I would suggest a size 28. Check out our blog on cinchers vs steel boned corsets for info on working out.

  185. Good Afternoon.

    My measurements are Bust 52″ Under Bust 45″ Waist 50″ Hips 64″. I was going to order the 411 in a size 42. Would that be right for my measurements? I want to wear the corset over clothing.

    Christina

    1. Hi Christina,

      Is that your full hip or upper hip? And do you know if you have the torso length for a 426? (http://orchardcorsetblog.com/2013/10/04/video-blog-can-i-wear-a-cs-426-steel-boned-corset/) If that is your full hip, the 426 will work better as it has a fuller hip spring, but you would need to size down to a 40 or the top edge will be too big for you. If your upper hip is smaller (under 60″) then the 40 should be fine in the 411 or the 426.

  186. Guadalupe Garcia

    Hello, i am looking to purchase my first corset.
    I am interested in getting an under bust style in satin.
    My measurements are as follows.

    height: 5’8 (long torso)
    Bust: 45 1/2
    UnderB: 43
    Waist: 44
    hip: 50 1/2

    can you please advice what size would be a better fit for me?

    Thank you!

  187. Brittany

    Hi! I am looking to purchase my first corset, and very excited about it. My measurements are as follows to the best of my knowledge.Bust: 44.5 Underbust: 41.5 Waist: 43.5 Upper-hip:47 Full-hip: 49. I have an average to above average torso length (gathering from the 11inch test posted in the video). What size should i get being mid-bottom heavier.

  188. Sarah

    Hi ladies :) I’m looking to purchase my first underbust corset with the plans to waist train. My most recent measurements are:

    OB-46
    UB-40
    W- 46
    H (Full)- 54

    I’m 5’2″ so I was thinking the 411 would probably be best in terms of length. I have a desk job so I don’t want things to be too long. I also would want to look into an overbust corset in the future and was wondering what size might be a good fit with a size F cup size.

    Thank you so much for all your help! This site has been the *best* I’ve found online for helping people make the best choice for them!

    Sarah

    1. Hi Sarah,

      If your upper hip measurement falls about 50″, then I would suggest the 411 in a size 36. The 511 in that size range will accommodate your breasts, however it is a longline and that might be an issue depending on your torso length. (we just did a video blog on that for the 426…which sits on the hip the same as our 511 overbust)

      1. Sarah

        I just did a current measurement, as I had a feeling I was bigger than my previous measurements from a few months ago and I was correct. My current measurements are:

        5’2

        OB:46″ (DDD/F)
        UB:42″
        W:48″
        UH:54″
        Torso: 15.5″ sitting 16″ standing

        Would the long line work or would the 411 still be a better bet? And would I be better off in a bigger size or still stick with the 36?

        Thanks so much again,
        Sarah

        1. The longline should be great for you. I think a 38 will be more comfortable as your first corset. Once you have sized down in that completely (and comfortably) then it will be time to move down a size.

  189. Niketa

    This is so great! But, I’ve been reading these and I’m still kind of clueless as to what size I should get for myself. I’m really worried about “girls” I’m a 38GG and my measurements are B: 46.5 W: 38 H: 53. I’m worried about my not being too squished at top. I believe I have an average torso and am looking for something to fit under a dress for Halloween. Also, I’m 5’5…so I’m not sure if I should go with an underbust or an overbust. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

    1. Hi Nikita,

      I think an underbust would be your best bet. Is the 53″ your upper hip or full hip? Also, check out our recent video blog on determining if you are long enough to wear our longline underbust. I would like to put in a 411 (standard length), but if that is your upper hip you may need the hip spring of the 426. My concern (aside from length) of the 426 is the very contoured underbust exaggerating your already ample bosom. You can either answer me here or drop me an email at info@orchardcorset.com (attn: Cheri).

      1. Niketa

        That is my full hip. My upper hip is about 46 inches, I believe. This is for my Halloween costume and then for other fun things later. So, I’m not too worried about exaggerating the bust just don’t want to smoosh it… if that makes sense :) I’m going to be Jessica Rabbit! I shall watch the video about length when I get a moment. Thank you for your reply!

        1. Oh perfect! Then the 411 or the 426 (length permitting). I think a size 30 will (knowing your underbust will help with this) work as this is for fun, there is no need to size down too far. Jessica Rabbit is a great corset costume!

          1. Niketa

            Looks like my underbust is a 38 as well. And, I will try the 411 granted I won’t be sitting much as I think that’s what would pose a problem, with the 426. Thanks for your help! A 30 so small…I’m scared and excited ;)

  190. Olivia

    Hello ladies!
    First I just wanted to thank you for all the great information on this site! Its nice to see a company really care for their customers and teach them proper care and safety of their products!

    I’m extremely excited to start this journey of waist training. A little nervous, but so ready! I am very short and rather curvy. I’m 5’2 with a waist of 38, underbust is 33.5, hips are 42. I measured my torso from my underbust to to top of my hip and that was 14, but I’m rather fluffy in the middle. I also measured my bust, which was 42.5.

    Thank you for your time!

    1. Hi Olivia,

      Thank you for the lovely compliment! I am thinking a size 30 will work for you. The best way to see if the 426 will work for you is to drop a tape measure from right under the center of your breast and see where it hits you at 11″. Now sit down. If you think you will be OK with a rigid steel boned corset at that length, then you are good to go! Otherwise the 411 will work great for you (also in a size 30).

      Cheri

    1. Hi Cassondra,

      I would recommend a size 36 for you. At 5’4″ the 426 might be too long. You need 11″ from right under the center of your bust to the crease where you would sit. Otherwise the 411 will work also.

  191. Lou

    I have a 36″ 426 and it fits beautifully except for my hips. I have small hips. The hips weren’t too big when I bought it, it was just a little loose around them. and I was told it would mould itself better to my body after seasoning the corset (I went to the physical store since I was in ny) but as I seasoned the corset the hips became more of a problem. when I sit down the extra room becomes kinda useful, but when I stand the corset looks really awkward. And I don’t know what to do. I’m afraid of another (shorter) corset being too uncomfortable for me to wear because of it digging into my flesh when I sit, but I’m afraid of this one not working out properly because of my proportions.

  192. jessi

    im 5’6
    my bust 50
    underbust 43
    waist 53
    hips 49
    lol and I have no idea what size to get I know ill want a longer one but beyond that im lost im a newbie to corsets
    im a DDD I dont even know if they make a size for me but ive read good reviews so I thot id try help if you.can

    -jessi