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How Many Corsets Do I Need?

Can You Ever Have Too MANY Corsets?

NO! But perhaps you have too few…


Hello OC Bog Readers! Another question from our FAQ customer service file here at Orchard Corset. With so many women wearing corsets for daily waist training-not just occasional wear-I thought it was time to write this quick blog.

Black Cotton CS-411

If you plan to wear your corset every day, then you need to have more than one. The all cotton corsets are now my go-to corset when helping customers looking for a daily wear corset. The cotton is sturdier than satin and more comfortable (for most people) than the brocades or leather (which can be warm). And if you are waist training daily, chances are your corset is under your clothing so you don’t necessarily need a fancy print.

But let’s face it ladies (and gents)-if you are wearing your corset EVERY DAY for 6, 8, 10 or more hours every day your corset needs a break! Corsets cannot be washed (dry cleaned or spot cleaning) so they really need some time to “breath”.  Hang it up every couple of days and let it rest for at least a day and wear your other corset.

Now if you want a little variety, then pick out one of our gorgeous brocade, sumptuous leather or shimmering satin corsets for your second (or third…or fourth). Choose a day or two each week when you want to maybe show your corset off! Also, hold onto to your corsets that have sized down out of. Should you ever decide to try sleeping in your corset, or maybe some other more rigorous activity (like housecleaning), that well worn not-too-tight corset will be perfect.

gold-laces-4-yards-closedIf you only wear your corset occasionally, then one corset at a time should satisfy your needs (but if you’re like me, options are always nice).  And at our prices-just about everybody can have more than one corset! Many of our customers also like to have different corset styles for different uses. Don’t be afraid to branch out and try something new. Check out our weekly corset giveaway every weekend on our Facebook page for a chance to pick up another corset.

I have been with Orchard Corset since June of 2012 and what a journey it has been! I've gone from complete newbie to Marketing Director to Chief Operations Officer and I've learned more about corsets, corseting, shapewear, social media and myself than I would have ever thought possible. I have really enjoyed the journey and we at Orchard Corset are dedicated to providing a wealth of information for new and seasoned corseters alike.


  • Jessa

    Hi Cheri. First off, thank you so much for your responses and the great videos on Youtube! I ordered a CS-426 (satin) 28″ a couple of months ago for waist training and am about 1″ from closing. I’m looking into getting 2 more corsets so when I close the 28, I can have them seasoned and ready to go. I am a big fan of the 426 since it is a longline and I have a lower belly pouch, and squish. I planned on getting the CS-426 with hip ties, and the mesh CS-426. I wanted to know if I should stick to the same corset style, and if there’s any other styles you would recommend. Also would I be able to waist train as effectively with the mesh as the satin? Thank you again.

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi Jessa,

      Congratulations! You will not get the same feel from any other corset as the 426 is unique in it’s length and curve. You could get great waist training results out of any of the styles that work with your measurements-but aside from the CS-511 (which is the overbust version of the 426)-none of the others will come down over your “pooch” :). I recommend the hip ties in a size 26 and probably the same for the mesh (although it is a little more forgiving). And yes…you can definitely waist train in the mesh! It is a favorite here for that!

  • zee

    just wanting to know what size to order. This will be my first corset and based on the size guide and my measurements i would need to order a size 36….(45”waist). My only concern is that i will go down in size rather quickly… and will need a new corset in a couple week of ordering. What would be your recommendation?

  • adriana

    Hi I was wandering what the best corset would be for me I am wanting to start waist training

    Measurements : ub- 36″ waist- 39″

  • Mary

    Hi Cheri!

    I grabbed a CS-201 (YAY MESH!) in a size 30 during your special a few weeks back and I love it!
    I followed the advice of the description and went 1 size down from what I would have gotten. and iit is very nice and gives room for me to pull in more at the ribs.

    I am looking at a second corset(CS-411 maybe?)- a Cotton one and I was hoping you could point me in the right direction.

    Measurements UB-38″ Waist-39″ rather squishy with a considerable “Mothers Apron” (I am 44 and have 6 kids) UH-46″ remember the “Mothers Apron”

    The 201 could be a bit longer in the front above the waist tape as I have about an inch between it and the bottom of my bra strap, I know this is common for a “waspie” and it is comfortable. The length below the waist tape is very comfy.

    I know with my measurements I will likely not be able to find an off the rack corset that will lace with the back panels parallel- My underbust being nearly the same as my waist. I am expecting to have an inverted V when laced in properly.


    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi Mary,

      I think the 411 will work for you if the 201 did..but in a size 32 (the 411 is also now available in mesh). I am not sure you would find the 426 comfortable..and the fit will be tricky (at least until we have the short version available).

  • Lily

    Hi I’m only 5′ tall & have a short torso. I’m looking for a steel-boned under bust corset in a size 20″ to start waist training that won’t hurt my pelvic bone & doesn’t hurt my thighs when I sit down. My measurements from under my bust to my pelvic bone is only 6″ & in the middle (straight down my belly button) is 8″. I previously bought from you guys the (CS-411) steel-boned under bust in satin, size: 24″ & when I sit the bottom of the corset pokes my thighs. I will love to buy several corsets to use through out the week, but can’t find any that will fit my short torso:-(

  • Amani

    Hi. I started out with he the 411 for waist training. I later purchased 2 of the 301′s and 305. I have 2 questions. Are the 301′s suitable for continuing my waist training since they are shorter and is the 305 ok for waist training or will it hinder my current progress since I started with a curvier more supportive corset…I was looking for options so I wont have to wear the one 411 I own all of the time.

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi Amani,

      As long as the corset fits you correctly, it will do the trick. If you have a lot of natural curve, than I imagine the 305 would not fit well and then you may find a lesser benefit to that corset over the 411. Waist training brings in the waist-so even the 301 helps you to maintain your regiment while providing more movement when needed.

  • LaRonda

    I am really enjoying my cs-411 (28) corset. I feel so so sexy when I lace up..that I dont wanna take it off. Ive been training for four weeks now along with exercise anddiet and the first great thing I noticed ..besides a 1 inch loss under bust and a three inch loss at my natural waist is that I was able to sleep on my stomach for the first time since my pregnancy 20 yrs ago. Prior to that id always slept on my tummy, but since giving birth I had to sleep on my side…I usually always wake up with aches and pains b.c. I cannot sleep on my back at all due to breathing constriction. So my next wuestion is…once im fully do I determine my next sixe corset. Presently I am in a size 28 corset

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi LaRonda,

      Wow! Thanks for sharing-that is awesome :). Usually you just drop one size (so for you a 26), unless you are experiencing rapid waist loss from diet and exercise.

  • Carroll

    i have a straight waistline w 32 ” short torso and a not so big tummy as i exercise real hard…can you recommend what size corsett to buy…also do you ship worldwide ?

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi Carroll,

      Yes we do ship worldwide. If you have a REALLY short torso, you will likely need the cs-301. It is helpful to have your underbust and upper hip measurement as well, but with a 32″ waist you will probably need that in a size 26.

  • Amy Tscharner

    I am new to wearing corsets (in fact, I am waiting for the mail to arrive with my first ones!) and I am going to start waist training. I wanted to have two, so I ordered the 411 and the 345 in the same size. How can I season both corsets while I am waist training? Will wearing them every other day work, or should I break in the first one and then the other before I start trying to train with them?

    • Cheri Dudek

      You can season both, Amy. Just give yourself a few hours between when you have one on and then the other. Just only wear each for short periods of time (90-120 minutes to begin with) and not all cinched tight.

  • Charlie

    I measure UB: about 30, W: about 28, UH: about 38. I am 5’4″ with a short torso. I believe my midsection is quite squishy. What corset do you recommend for waist training?

  • Rita

    How long and often do you wear a corset to waist train after seasoning? By the way thank you for your extremely informative website.

    • Cheri Dudek

      As long as you are comfortable (and thank you :). Some folks wear a corset for 23 hours each day and others only 5-6 hours. It totally depends on what works for you and what your goals are.

  • Melissa

    hahah… cotton., I wish i had read this before i bought my first corset today.

    Darnit :/ Gonna have to wait till next paycheck haha…

  • Kim

    I measure UB: 32 1/2″, W: 32″, UH: 38″. I am 5’8″ with a short torso. Also have less squishy in midsection due to tummy tuck in 2012. I did not get hourglass results I was seeking then and it is not here now. What do you recommend for corset?

  • kevin

    is your store in Wenatchee “friendly” to both sexes? I’m in Tacoma and would love to get fitted some day, but I’m wary of letting any of my friends know this side of me

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