Finally! Your Beautifully Wrapped Orchard Corset Arrives…
What do I do with it?
Hello OC Blog Readers!Corsets are such a foreign object to many of our new customers-just figuring out our to loosen the laces can overwhelm even the bravest of souls. In our latest Corset 101 video blog I will show you how to unlace and properly try on your corset and figure out if it fits. When you put your corset on for the first time, we instruct you not to over-tighten as this can warp the boning. “Then how will I know if it fits?”
If you have chosen well, your corset should go on without any pressure at the front busk when you fully loose the laces. When you lace up to a snug but not tight first lacing, you should just reach your modesty panel. For our very small framed guys and gals (size 18-22 corset) you might cover an inch or two of the panel; and our fuller figured fans (size 32+ corset) will have an inch or two (sometimes more) to go before your modestly panel reaches the other side. Remember to season your corset properly before engaging in any real cinching.
Remember, off the rack (OTR) corsetry is not an exact science. We have tried to put many tools in the hands of our customers to provide the most comprehensive sizing system available in the OTR corset community. It is also important to note that each person will have different tolerances for what is comfortable and what isn’t in the fit of a corset. We do believe that short of a custom made corset-you will find the best fitting, high-quality steel boned corsets at Orchard Corset!
In the interest of brevity, I will have separate Corset 101 video blogs to show what an ill-fitting corset looks….too big or too small and another video blog for selecting the right curve. We always welcome your thoughts and experiences, so please share in the comments below so others can benefit as well.