Corset Q & A Series

Corset Q & A Episode 10: How should I measure my torso length?

In our Corset Q & A series we’ll be giving you quick answers to some of the most common questions we get regarding steel boned corsets, waist training and corseting here at Orchard Corset.

A very common question in our customer service department concerns measuring torso length. Torso length typically isn’t a concern for someone ordering a 411 or a 305 (but it can be!), however if you are consider our longline corset, the 426, then you definitely need to make sure you’ve got enough torso length or the steel bones of the corset will be digging into your upper thighs every time you sit down!

As Cheri mentions in the video, your overall height isn’t the determining factor for torso length. Some very short people can have a long torso and some very tall people can have a short torso (I have a 5’8″ friend that can’t even wear our 411 because her torso is so short!).  For an accurate measurement, start under one of your breasts and measure down to where your leg bends when you lift it. Also be sure to do the sit test and for the 411 make sure that you have at least 11″ from the center of your breast to the top of you leg when sitting if you are considering the 426.

For a more detailed explanation, please check out our longer blog on the subject!



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