From Our Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I Long Enough for the CS-426?
Hello OC Blog Readers! This must be one of our top 3 questions asked of our sizing experts at Orchard Corset. It’s not as simple as knowing your height, as very tall people can have very short torsos, and vice-verse. Our own Skylar is only 5’1″, but can wear a 426 (but prefers the 411). I have a very good friend who is 5’9″ and can barely wear the 411 she has such a short waist.
In this video, I show a simple test you can do at home to help determine if the 426 will work for you. Simply drop a tape measure from right under the center of your breast and see where that hits you at the 11″ mark. This is wear the corset will land on your body. Now try sitting down and imagine having a rigid steel boned corset resting there. As long as the corset doesn’t ride down below where your thighs, you should be alright.
Many women find that they like to have both corsets in their collection and use them for different purposes. The 411 allows most people a little more freedom of movement, so they choose to wear to work, do chores, etc. The 426 is longer with an exaggerated hip curve that provides a striking hourglass, so it gets worn either when just hanging around the house or to really make a statement at an event. We have a blog that compares the 411 and the 426 and one that details the dimensions of the CS-426.
UPDATE: If you just don’t have the torso length for the CS-426, be sure to have a look at the CS-426 Short!