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What’s Your Style? Choosing the Right Corset for the Right Fit

What is the best corset for you?

The corset that fits you best!

Hello OC Blog Readers! With so many new styles joining the corset line up at Orchard Corset, I thought the time was right to do a quick run down of the overall shape of each style and the body types that will work with them. Let’s take them one-by-one (and I will add new styles to the blog as we get them).  We have individual blogs on most of these for a more in-depth review of each style.

mesh 201 black cropCS-201 Wasp Corset:  This is a ridiculously comfortable corset with 16 flat and spiral steel bones that will work for most every shape because it is short enough that for most people it won’t matter if you have large or small hips or underbust measurement compared to your waist. Now if you have a very short torso (under 8″), then you might find you need some natural curve. This corset hugs the body very well and is available in cotton, satin and single layer mesh.


black cotton corset CS-305 Standard Corset: This corset is designed for an average torso length and someone with less natural curve, especially at the hip.  The 305 is about ten inches long with a moderate curve. and 14 spiral and flat steel bones. If you have little to no hip to waist ratio-this is the best corset for you (until you train your waist down and move into a curvier style)


CS-345 black coton corsetCS-345 Hybrid Corset: This corset offers some great versatility. It rides higher in the back to help avoid back bulge, but not as long in the front to allow for standard torso lengths. The 345 boasts 16 flat and spiral bones spread throughout the corset for real comfort. It offers the same curve at the waist as the 411 or the 426 (and the contoured bustline of the 426), but almost any body type can wear-from a slim athletic build to the super curvy. If you have a torso length of 10″ (as tested by the 426 video method) you can wear this corset.

cs-411 black satin corsetCS-411 Steel Boned Standard Corset: One of the all-time favorites here at Orchard Corset. This corset has 18 flat and spiral steel bones (most are in doubles) and will fit many shapes. It has the same curve at the waist as the 426, but is a couple of inches shorter and does not require an ample hip spring. It is similar in length to the 305, but has a greater curve from the waist to the hip.


Double Steel Boned Black Brocade CorsetCS-426 Longline Steel Boned Corset: This has traditionally been our best-selling corset (of course that was before the addition of all of our new fabulous styles!). The 426 has 24 spiral and flat steel bones (most in doubles). It offers a extremely contoured underbust and extends down over the hips for most. You need to have a longer torso to make this corset work as well as ample curve at both ends or this corset will not fit you well.

black satin overbust corsetCS-511 Longline Overbust Steel Boned Corset: This piece of gorgeous is the overbust twin of the 426, also boasting 24 spiral and flat steel bones.  You will need to meet all the requirements of the 426 to wear the 511 and have the appropriate range of cup sizes (which depends on the corset size) to don this stunning corset.


CS-345 Black Satin (Julie)CS-530 Overbust Steel Boned Corset: Finally! An overbust corset that fits most body types! The 530 has 24 flat and spiral steel bones running through the body of corset (most in pairs or double-boned). This corset offers a similar cut to our CS-345 in that is cuts up high over the hip. It offers fuller coverage over the breast than our 511 and sits high in the back. We have a more in-depth video blog that really showcases this versatile and stunning overbust 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.


  • Jess

    Hi, i was wondering if you guys could recommend the best corset for my body. My measurments are:
    Underbust: 36
    Waist:35 a bit squishy
    Torso: standing 11 siting about a 10

  • Dawn

    Hi, my measurements are
    under bust 34
    waist 39
    hips 41
    torso 10.5, just bit to small for CS-346 i think.
    My waist is quite squishy can squish down to a 35

    • Brittney Loveall-Talley

      Hello! You should have a good fit in a size 32 in the 411 or the 345 style. Since your underbust is smaller than your waist, you’ll likely have some gapping or flaring in the corset at the top until it’s been seasoned but that will go away the more that you wear it. I hope that helps!

    • Brittney Loveall-Talley

      Hello! I just need some more measurements to be able to help you with that. This video shows how to measure yourself. Once you have those, let us know and we will be able to recommend a good size & style for your figure 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!

  • Stacy Lee

    My measurements are
    36” waist but can squish to 34
    38” hip
    I’m more round if you will 🙊😩 and not very hippy

  • Maddie

    Hi my im maddie and would love to order a corset and start waist training. Kust need some help finding the right one. Measurements are
    Underbust: 37 1/2 in.
    Waist: 37 1/2 in.
    Upper hip : 44 in.
    Torso standing: 10 1/2
    Torso sitting: 9 1/2

    Also i am 5’8 1/2

    Thank you!!

  • Corinne

    So I found your website based on a friend’s referral and I wasn’t sure about which style would be best. I tried on her 411 and it felt like a good fit length wise.

    Torso length 11 or 9 (Standing vs. Sitting)

    So 32 to 35/6?

    • Brittney Loveall-Talley

      Hi Corinne! Thanks so much for those measurements 😀 I think that the short 426 with hipties or the 201 in a size 34 would work best. You could wear the 411, but you’ll have an A shaped gap in the back since your hips are wider than that style allows for. The short 426 (10.5″) is about the same length as the 411 (10″) so it will hit you in the same spot. Let us know if we can help with anything else. Have a great day1

  • Sara

    I don’t think it’s a good idea to say that your shorter corsets are suitable for “everybody”….those who have protruding stomachs are going to find that they have a considerable amount of squish poking out from under models like the 201 and 301 especially. Waspies do not work well on full-figured women unless they want to have extra flesh squishing out from under the corset, and it makes it very uncomfortable to size down.

    I would also love to see a corset model that’s got a larger spring from the waist to underbust, instead of just worrying about the waist/hip ratio. Eventually it becomes impossible to size down further because there is no room for ribs, and there’s so much flesh coming out of the top that even wearing shapewear doesn’t help contain it. (I’m pretty squishy, but I see toothpaste even on some of your models at the top of the corsets) Could you introduce a model for those of us who have larger ribcages and/or tend to squish upwards?

  • Darcy

    Hi Cheri !

    I’m super excited to start my waist training journey with orchard corset ! I started looking into waist training little over a month ago, and recently decided just to buy a cheap steel boned corset on amazon to see if I liked the feeling before moving onto a real good quality one ! And I must say that I really do love it, I feel so pulled in and sensual and I love what it does for my posture ! 😀 I’m just a little bit lost when it comes to all the styles that you guys offer, I’d really appreciate it if you could help me !

    My measurements are:

    Underbust 30″
    Waist 25″
    Upper Hip 34″
    Torso 9″ or 10″ not too sure 😛

    I have quite an athletic build with not very much ‘fluff’, but would love to achieve the hourglass figure that I’ve been dreaming of ! I am determined to see results and am definitely up for the corset becoming part of my lifestyle, so I need one that fits well so I can wear it as much as possible 🙂

    Thanks for your help !

    • Darcy

      Actually I just remeasured my hip and found 31″ I think that may be closer to the real measurement, just watched the video about how to measure oneself 🙂 Thanks !

    • Amy Lewis

      Hi Darcy! I’m responding for Cheri while she is away. Based on your measurements, you could wear a 411 or a 345 in a size 20. Good luck with your waist training and let us know how it goes!

      • Darcy

        Thanks for your help ! Just a final question – will both help me reach my waist training goals in the same amount of time or is one more effective than the other?

  • Em

    Hi again Cheri 🙂
    I wrote in July but have been on a bit of a weight loss journey so need some more advice (only a few more kilos to go!). I’m 5ft 2″ and now 62kg/136lb (aiming for around 60kg/132kg), and want to start waist training ASAP, wearing an underbust, comfortable everyday-friendly style. My measurements are 39 overbust, 32.3 underbust, 35 natural waist, 39 upper hip (with post-pregnancy belly “fluff” 39.5 in between UH & LH – ), 39 lower hip. I’m also very short waisted – around 8.5-9″ underbust – upperhip.
    You had recommended the size 30 in the 301 (or perhaps the 305) for me. Would you still recommend this? I can’t imagine it would change but thought it best to check before purchasing.

    • Amy Lewis

      Hi Em-

      Cheri’s on vacation, so I’m answering blog posts this week. I think you should get the 301 in a size 28 based on those measurements, especially since you’re working on losing weight.

      Good luck and let us know how it works out for you!


  • CJ

    Hi Cheri,
    I just received my corsets today. with your advisement I purchased the CS-305 and CS-201. I put the CS-305 on as instructed in the videos on the website. Loose at first, then I snugged it up a bit. I still had plenty of room at top and bottom(but more at the top) to fit fingers into it. The lacing in the back was not even all the way up and down. I had 3.5 inches on top before the corset was completely closed, and an 1.5 inch opening on the bottom before the panel even touched the corset. Just wondering if this is really the right style of corset for me. I still have yet to try on the CS-201. UB – 34 W – 36 UH – 40 torso 10.5

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi CJ-

      Sounds like it could be upside down…make sure the loops on your right and the pins on your left. With those measurements you should not have any trouble getting a pretty parallel lace! Did you buy a size 28?

      • CJ

        Cheri – I do have to say bravo to you!!! You are so fast at getting your replies back and I thank you very much.
        I bought size 30 in the CS-305 and size 28 in the CS-201. I tried it on (CS-305) with the loops on the right. I also put it on upside down as well but it was even worse – even less room in the hip area and more room up top. With it being new I didn’t want to tighten it too much.

  • J

    I purchased a CS 301 in a size 30 last week (submitted measurements on the website). I’ve worn it for short periods for four days now, but I”m not certain it is the correct size/style for me. I’d like to know what you think before I order a second.

    Even after four days I am still more than an inch from reaching the modesty panel and though I have not worn it tightly laced, the front panel has formed a diamond pattern that makes me concerned that it’s being pulled out of shape. Though the top gaps in front, I have a significant muffin top on the back.

    I was planning to purchase the CS 345 next. Should I try a different style or go up to a size 32?


        • Cheri Dudek

          OK..I see why the 301 was recommended. Corsets have a natural hourglass (which you waist to hip supports beautifully), but your smaller underbust makes sizing tricky as the top edge also curves (so for example a size 32 411 would measure about 36-37″ at the underbust). The 301 is short enough that it sits lower (unless you have a really short torso). I do a 32 would fit better in just about any style. The 411 might work for you if the corset is able to redistribute enough weight to fill out the top edge of the corset.

          • J

            The 411 arrived in the mail and sadly, between my small under bust and shorter-than-I-thought torso, I don’t think there is any way it’s going to work. I’m returning it and exchanging for an additional 301. The 301 isn’t a perfect fit, either, but it’s a lot closer.

          • Amy Lewis

            Hi J-

            Cheri is out of town and unable to respond. Sorry, the 411 didn’t work out for you. Please let us know how the size 32 in the 301 does, though.


          • j

            Hi Cheri,

            I’m ready to expand my corset selection so am back for further sizing/style advice.

            My measurements have changed. I am now:
            UB: 34
            W: 35
            H: 44
            Torso on the short size – 10 inches should work.

            Right now I have two 301s. The top still gaps a fair amount, so I’m hoping sizing down might help with that. I was thinking maybe a 411 or possibly a 426 short?


  • Lindsay

    Hi Cheri,

    I apologize in advance of I sound completely inept – I’m completely new to waist training, and I hope to pursue it. Would you mind helping me choose the right corset? I’m very much interested in waist training; however I have love handles and pretty much no hips (gotta love the apple shape), and I’m worried I won’t fit a corset properly and my love handles will spill out the bottom of the corset. I watched one of your videos on measurement, so for the upper hip measurement I really just measured the widest point of my love handles. Not sure if that’s a correct measurement. I’m interested in an underbust (love the look of the 345), and I’m squishy and 5’9. My measurements are as followed:

    Natural waist: 37″
    Under bust: 37.5″
    Upper hip (aka love handles) 42.5″
    Torso length: 11″

    Thank you for your time!

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi Lindsay!

      Welcome to OC! I think a size 30 in either the 411 or the 345 will work for you. It’s hard to say if your love handles will fall below the corset or not. Some women find a shaping brief of some sort under their corset helps with that.

  • lori

    Hi Cheri
    I am interested in purchasing a corset and I need some advice.

    My measurements are:

    Under bust :29

    What size and style would you recommend?

  • raye

    please help I am interested in purchasing a corset, I am 5ft 4ins 137lbs.
    UB 30
    waist 31
    hip 36
    please recommend size and corset style(I have a lower tummy pooch)

  • Maredyth

    Hi Cheri!
    I am having a hard time choosing which waist trainer would work best for my squishy body type. I am 5’4″ and weigh 186lbs. My measurements are:
    Under bust: 39.5″
    Waist: 37″
    Upper hip: 42.5″
    Under bust measurement to upper hip measurement: 10″
    I feel like I have a shorter torso but I honestly don’t know what is considered average. Your advice is greatly appreciated!

  • Danae

    Hi, I just wanted to thank you for all your help. I have one more question. You sold me on the cs-301 but for all day wear should I go cotton or satin? I don’t dress up too often and I have a bunch of animals. What would you recommend?

  • Danae

    Hi, I need help with size and style of my first corset. Naturally I have kind of an hourglass figure, but I have loose skin after having kids and really bad posture. I am looking for something to hold me in and help my posture plus add more waist definition.
    Underbust 31
    Waist 27
    Hip 36
    Torso from underbust to hip measurement is about 8 inches
    Now I don’t know if this is important for the style but from the bottom of my rib cage to my hip bone is 2 inches. I measured not right at my hip bone but a lower where my pants sit for hip measurement.
    Also, I am 5’2 in height

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi Danae,

      It sounds like you have a really short torso. The mesh 201 might work (size 22) and the cs-301 will for sure. The 411 would definitely provide the support you are looking for…but it will likely be too long.

  • Mackenzie


    I need help on finding out which of the corsets would be the best for me. I’m 5’7 and have a little pooch on me and what sizes would be the best for me.

    Under bust 38”
    Waist 36”
    Length of Torso 11”
    Hips 44”



  • Becky

    Hi! Need help with a size. I’m 38” natural waist, 35” under bust and 44” upper hip. I’m 5’3” with a shorter torso. I’d like to start waist training and need to know a good size and model to begin with! Probably planning on wearing it at work during the day so need something somewhat manageable.

  • Odufa

    I forgot to add that i’m interested in an underbust corset.

    Kindly tell me what measurements to send in and how to measure my torso.

  • Odufa

    Please what measurements do i take for a sizing recommendation.

    I have seen a few here:
    -waist line

    Is there more to add to the list?

    Lastly, how do i measure my torso?

  • Alyssa Bianca Villasenor

    I’m so excited to purchase a corset for you, but I just need a little help to determine which style is best for me. I’m naturally curvy, I have hips.
    My measurements are
    Ub: 35
    W: 34
    My torso: 11.5

    Also I am 5’6.
    Thank you (:

  • Stefanie

    Hi. I’m looking for a white overbust corset to wear under my wedding dress in May 2015. I like the look of the 511, but I’m not sure if the 530 would be a better fit for my shape. What would you suggest?

    Underbust- 35
    Natural Waist- 38
    Smallest part of waist- 34
    Hips- 44
    Bust- 42
    Height- 5’2″

  • Jazzy

    Hi Cheri, which corset do you recommend me, I want to make sure I order the right size.thank you in advance
    Torso 10&half

  • Momof3boys

    Hi Cheri,

    I want the perfect corset, but I need your help, please. My measurements are as follows:

    UB: 38 in.
    W: 45 in.
    Hip: 51 in.
    Torso: 12 in.

    Thanks so much, I can’t wait 🙂

  • Parousia

    Hi Cheri, I hope you can help me. My situation is a bit complicated, though.

    I had weight loss surgery in February and have since lost 33 kg (73 lbs). I still have at least that much to lose again, but I would really like to start waist training sooner rather than later. Clearly I am very “fluffy” still, lol. The thing is that I have a very “straight” body, I guess you’d call it, but a large bust (with fairly narrow shoulders). I tried a calculator which works out what body shape you have, out of 8 available ones. Apparently I fit none of them! Anyway, I also suffer from Fibromyalgia, so while I would very much like a nice waist (which I did have 3 children ago), I am also hoping the corset will help me with my back pain.

    My measurements are as follows:
    Underbust: 36.4 inches
    Waist: 36 inches
    Upper Hip: 38.5 inches
    Distance from underbust to thigh when sitting: 9.8 inches

    I would like to go a couple of sizes down, if that would work at all, so I will be able to wear the corset for a couple of months, at least.

    I am hoping to achieve a 0.70 waist to hip ratio in the end. Mine is currently around 0.94.

    Please let me know your thoughts, and if you think waist training is feasible in my situation, which corset you would recommend.

    Many thanks

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi Parousia,

      I think we can help with that! I would recommend you start in the CS-305 in a size 30. If at the end of several months you find your waist has dropped several inches, you will not only be able to size down, but perhaps move into the CS-411 (which has more curve at the hip than the 305)

      • Parousia

        Just had a look at the corsets now, and I’m just wondering: do you think a size 28 would be too small, considering I’m losing fairly quickly and I’m in Australia, so it will take a bit of time for the corset to arrive? It would just be slightly smaller than the maximum 7 inches down in size recommended in the size info.

      • Parousia

        Hi Cheri

        I bought the CS-305 in a size 30, as per your initial recommendation, and received it a few days ago. I’m very happy with the corset :).

        I do have a problem, though. I started seasoning the corset 2 days ago. On the first day I barely tightened it at all, but started experiencing what feels like nerve pain just above the left iliac crest. That got worse yesterday, especially after I removed the corset, so I haven’t worn it today at all. But, I am still experiencing significant pain.

        I did have a laparotomy on 14 July to remove my right Fallopian tube because of a large cyst. For awhile after the surgery I had the same type of nerve pain in my lower left abdomen. It had settled, but I guess the corset stirred things up.

        I guess my question is, do you think I just tried too soon after the surgery? Is there a specific period one should wait? I will ask my surgeon when I see him again on 27 August, but I doubt very much whether he will know anything about corsets or waist training. I’m hoping you might have some insight after dealing with so many different customers in different situations.

        Any suggestions as to how I can make this work safely and without pain?

        • Cheri Dudek

          Hi Parousia,

          I really don’t know that I can offer any advice on that (no medical training here), but it does sound like perhaps you are trying to soon. There may be scar tissue or such still healing on the inside. I definitely don’t recommend corseting until you have that figured out! When you do begin again…short periods of time with minimal cinching.

          • Parousia

            Okay, thank you so much, Cheri :).

            I guess I was over-enthusiastic, lol! So frustrating, because I really want to get going with the corset-training, but I guess I’m going to have to exercise a bit of patience and wait a month or so. I’ll follow your suggestion re going slowly and carefully.

            Thanks again. I really appreciate you responding to me. x

  • JoAnn

    Hi I’m trying to determine the correct corset for my body size. I ordered the CS-426 size 36 and it is to big. I’m sending it back today and want to exchange for a better size and style. Can you recommend something that will be a better fit? My measurements are below.

    I’m 5’10”,
    underbust 37.5
    natural waist 36
    upper hip 48
    torso length 11.


  • folake

    Hello dear please i need your advice on what to do my torso is 12.5 which means I should get a longline corset cos I don’t want my love handles falling out underneath the corset but I was advised against 426 cos my UB Is 39, waist is 39 and UH is 44/45 and the other corsets are shorter so I will rather not buy them, yes m squishy.what to i do in this case? M very new to this and i intend to start corset training.cant i manage the 426? M VERY concerned about my muffin top please.Maybe you can give me tips n tricks to make 426 work or other types for long torso. And what size i should buy

      • folake

        Thank you soo much for the reply but I will like to add that i was told to go for size 28 in the shorter corsets, can i do 28 in 426 too or its better i stick to size 30 that u told me to get? Also I want to wear constantly under my clothes so please what fabrics of the corsets will you advise that will be less obvious under different textures of clothing? Thanks soo much.

  • Em

    I’ve worn corsets casually for 20 years, and vintage cinchers/girdles/very firm shapewear for the last two daily. I’m now looking at moving into waist training, but not sure what style/size to buy, other than knowing I want underbust, not overbust.
    I’m 5ft2″, 148lb, and measurements are 41 overbust, 33 underbust, 37.5 natural waist, 41 upper hip (with “fluff” belly in between NW & UW), 40 lower hip. I’m also very short waisted – around 8.5-9″ underbust – upperhip.

  • folake

    Hello dear please i need your advice on what to do my torso is 12.5 which means I should get a longline corset cos I don’t want my love handles falling out underneath the corset but I was advised against 426 cos my UB Is 39, waist is 39 and UH is 44/45 and the other corsets are shorter so I will rather not buy them, yes m squishy.what to i do in this case? M very new to this and i intend to start corset training.cant i manage the 426? M VERY concerned about my muffin top please.

  • Anette Lopez

    Hello! I am looking to buy my very first “real corset” to waist train. Preferribly I would like to use an underbust model. I am 34 inches on my underbust, waistline 30, and upperhip a 39. My torso is about 10-11 inches long, even though I am only 5’0 . Which one do you recommend? THANKS SO MUCH!! 🙂

  • Brandi

    I really love the 426 and am trying to choose the correct size. I am 5’7 & plus size .
    Underbust 38
    Waist 42
    Upper hip. 52

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi Brandi,

      Height is less important than torso length in deciding if you have the length for the 426. My biggest concern is your underbust measurement…as the 426 measures 6-7 inches more at the top edge than at the waist. If you are squishy enough (and long-waisted enough) to size down to a 34 then it should work (as your tummy weight should redistribute and help fill out the top)

      • Brandi

        Hi thank you, I did order it in a 34 and I’m still breaking it in. So far I love it I can almost close the top and and pull my waist in considerably. I wanted to know what other styles and size you recommend . There will be a big difference in my large hips to squishy waist.

        • Cheri Dudek

          Hi Brandi,

          I get so many questions here that if too many days’s near impossible to find our original conversation! What style did you get and what are your measurements?

          • Brandi

            Oh sorry, to me it’s right above our replies. But I ordered 426 in a size 34. I measure
            Underbust not squishy 38
            waist squishy 42
            Hips squishy 52

          • Cheri Dudek

            So the 52″ is your upper hip? The 345 may work, depending on where the hip cut out sits on you. The 411 as well…again depending on how wide your hip is 5″ below your waist.

          • Brandi

            Yes I double measured again and my waist is 42 and 5 inches below is 52, my upper hip, I can pull my waist in considerably. I’ve been breaking it in for four days and I noticed I will probably have it closed at top but my hips are still way open so that’s why I was asking . I plan on buying more styles with my hips in mind. Should I buy the same size in the 345 ? Thanks

          • Cheri Dudek

            I am not sure…it will really depend on exactly where the 345 cut out will hit…I don’t have one here with me but will check when I am back in the office tomorrow.

  • Jazzy

    Please help new novice waist trainer :0)…I have narrowed my choices down to the cs 411, 305, or 301 size 26. Can you please advise what you think will best in terms of size and style. I want an under bust and i want something straight across on the bottom unlike the 201. I sit at a pc 8 hours a day,do some light walking around the office breaks etc. Also do you feel the material matters in choice. TIA

    Upper Bust 34
    Waist 32
    Upper Hip 36
    Lower Hip 43
    Torso 11
    height 5″4/5″5 on the cusp

    • Cheri Dudek

      Didn’t see this when I answered…so the 42 is your upper hip? If so the 426 in a size 26 should work for you (you might even want to size down to a 24 if you feel you have enough squish in the 426). In the 411 I would stick with a size 26.

  • sara

    Hi I’m deciding between a cs411 or cs426. My measurements are 41-33-42. I have a very long waist but don’t know which would be best for me. I don’t want to order the 411 if it’s going to be too short and swishing my “fluff” out the bottom. Thanks for your help!

  • Jordan

    Hi Cheri, I am completely new to this but very interested! I was wondering how I go about speaking to a sizing expert like P.Schennel has done, are you able to help me out?


  • Icesunstorm

    Oh and whats the difference between a level 1,2, or 3. I would like a durable corset because i have a lot of muscle.

  • Icesunstorm

    Hi Cheri, I’ve been researching waist training and wanted to purchase the 345 in black cotton. I workout daily (and will continue to) but my measurements are 37, 35, 41. My torso is about 9 1/2 in length. Which corset do you think will work for me?? I would like to purchase it today, lol. I’ve been looking for a while:)

  • Ana Cardenas

    Hello I’m interested in underbust corset. My underbust is 33 close to 34″ waist 32″ hips 37″ what styles do you recommend?

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi Ana,

      If you have a shorter torso then I suggest the 305 or 301 in a size 26. If you have a more standard length torso and are more squishy than firm, than the cs-345 in a 24 (a 26 if you are on the firm side)

  • Shakira K Poitier

    Hi,my name is Shakira. I’m looking for which corset would be best for me. My under bust and waist is 40′, hips 48′, torso 28’L, side 17’L.

  • Wanda

    Hi Cheri, I need some advice: the 426 is so lovely, but I’m not sure my torso is long enough. I am 34-28-40 with a 30 underbust, and 37″ upper hip. When I measure from my underbust 11″ down (as you recommend in the excellent video), 11″ is right where my thigh meets my torso (in the joint). In your expert opinion, will the 426 be too long for me? If that’s the case, what would you recommend? The 411 is also VERY pretty!

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi Wanda,

      You have almost identical measurements to me, and a size 22 in the 426 should work for you. You may find when you sit your breasts are very near your chin! The 345 might be more comfortable for you (it is for me 🙂

      • Wanda

        Thanks, Cheri! The 345 is very pretty, but it’s only available in the hunter green, right? I’m looking for something in black, so I think I will try the 426 and if it doesn’t fit, I will exchange it for the 411. Do you really think I should try a 22 over a 24? That seems like a lot of reduction for a first-timer like me.
        Thank you again for the prompt response.

        • Cheri Dudek

          HI Wanda,

          Actually, the 345 is only available in black cotton and vintage gold newsprint (although the beige cotton should be here tomorrow). I think a 24 will be too big unless you are a really firm 28 or move between a 28 and a 29/30 at your waist.

  • Helena

    Just got my cs-411 in size 20 in my mail, wearing it right now and it fits perfectly! Can’t wait to see how it is when it is fully seasoned!! Love from Norway

  • Dominique Davis

    hello i was interested in starting waist training so i will be buying my first corset and my body type is pretty tricky… i am a full figured woman but most of my weight lies on my upper and lower hip area and my waist is def smaller and as far as my torso i believe it is normal length def not a long torso. so what kind of corset should i be getting am i able to get one that goes over my hips or will it be to big because my waist size? the exact measurements i will be taking today when i get home so i can start my search for my first corset! Please help me with this i am a first and i am looking forward to starting my training thanking you un advance!

  • Maya

    How many bones in the new mesh wasp? I LOVE the idea of a wasp, but I really wish you had just a few more bones in it. I’m a fluffier girl (32 corset) and it warps because of the massive space between the bones of the 301. I want to love it soooooooo badly, but I just can’t. It’s great if you have a short torso, but not if you have a short torso and are fluffy.

  • Jennifer Scott

    I love the variety of styles! Would it be possible to take photos of the various corsets while they are stretched out flat, layering two corsets to show the differences? For example, laying out the 345 over the 426 with the waist tapes aligned (perhaps with a fitted cardboard inserts)? The videos with the “trusty red 411” are helpful for length comparisons, but fall short on curve, hip spring, and underbust circumference comparisons. This would be sooooo helpful when choosing the right fit–especially for those of us that already have an Orchard Corset. 🙂

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi Jennifer,

      I will have to work on getting something that will work for that. I would almost need something that expands and is strong enough to hold the corset taut… The sizing segment for the products does include information that tells you the deferential between waist and top/bottom edge of the corsets.

  • Tamar

    I appreciate that you included a simple “If your torso is X” you can wear this corset”. I wasn’t sure myself about the CS-345, but I’m right at 9 and rather like long pointed corsets. I think it’s going to have to go on my wishlist! (Along with the mesh waspie)

  • P Schennel

    So I purchased the Steel Boned Longline Underbust Corset (CS-426) on the 8th of last month. I’ve been out of town so I two days ago, I was happy to see my package (which was wrapped lovely) and was ready to start my corset training. Now before I purchased CS-426 I was sure to chat with a sizing expert who recommend me the correct sizing based on my measurements. And also recommend the CS-426 or the CS-411. So based on all the videos and blogs and my measurements I decided that the CS-426 was the best choice for me…. WRONG!!!!

    My torso length is long enough for the CS-426, the sizing of the corset is correct. The problem is the corset resting on my hips is so painful. I feel like my hips and the corset are one! LOL… And that can be to me being thin. You must have some meat on your hips for the CS-426 (my opinion) Not to mention if you are working on your GLUTES (as far a trying to get lift at the top) in my opinion this corset is not for you. I was only able to wear this corset once for no longer than 20 min. So Sad, I wish this would have worked for me.

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi P,

      It sounds like that corset is still in new condition so you shouldn’t have any trouble returning or exchanging it (I suggest looking at the 345 or the 411)

  • Victoria M.

    Are you guys going to work on a shorter overbust, like a 511 on the top but more like a 411 (or even 301!) on the bottom? I love overbust corsets but I can’t wear longline as I have a short torso and tall, slim hips that the bottom of those corsets dig into. I’ve got squish so I can handle the 426/511 curve, it’s just the length I can’t do.

  • P. Schennel

    So I purchased the Steel Boned Longline Underbust Corset (CS-426) on the 8th of last month. I’ve been out of town so I two days ago, I was happy to see my package (which was wrapped lovely) and was ready to start my corset training. Now before I purchased CS-426 I was sure to chat with a sizing expert who recommend me the correct sizing based on my measurements. And also recommend the CS-426 or the CS-411. So based on all the videos and blogs and my measurements I decided that the CS-426 was the best choice for me…. WRONG!!!!

    My torso length is long enough for the CS-426, the sizing of the corset is correct. The problem is the corset resting on my hips is so painful. I feel like my hips and the corset are one! LOL… And that can be to me being thin. You must have some meat on your hips for the CS-426 (my opinion) Not to mention if you are working on your GLUTES (as far a trying to get lift at the top) in my opinion this corset is not for you. I was only able to wear this corset once for no longer than 20 min. So Sad, I wish this would have worked for me.

    • Cheri Dudek

      Hi P..

      Thank you for sharing. It sounds like your corset is in new condition and should be able to return or exchange it. Check out the new 345 (hips are cut out) or go with the shorter 411.

  • may

    Hello Cheri,
    Is the CS-201 Wasp Mesh Corset a level 3, and will you have it lighter colors or just black ?

    I graduated (fully closed) a CS-411 22″ and I’d like to continue training so this looks like a great option, but I don’t like dark colors since I wear my corsets under clothing.

    I am ready to buy one as soon as you guys put them on sale!

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