Corset Q & A Series

Corset Q & A Episode 13: How important is it to keep your laces parallel?

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.

This week Michelle poses the question, “How important is it to make sure your laces are parallel when cinching your corset?” It’s true that the goal is to keep your laces parallel….HOWEVER when you’ve ordered an off the rack corset sometimes it’s just not possible. Is it a tragedy? No, not at all. Now if it’s WAY out of whack, you may want to contact one of our sizing experts at They may even have you send a picture, as its possible that you’re just in a corset that isn’t right for your shape. However, sometimes you ARE in the corset that is best for your shape, but it’s just not perfect for your shape. For perfection you’ll want to look at a custom corset, and psst…there’s a bit of a cost difference between custom and off the rack. 😉  So if you’ve got a V, an A like Amy, or parentheses like Amber, don’t stress. If you’ve been sized by one of our experts, given them accurate measurements and followed their suggestion on purchasing, a few inches off the parallel doesn’t need to be devastating!

Do you have a corseting or waist training question that you’d like to see us answer on our Corset Q & A? Let us know in the comments!


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One Comment

  • Gwyneth

    Hi! I noticed that the rod on the left side next to the lacing is about 1/2 ” shorter than on the right side. That is probably why the hem roll curls up on that side. I have the satin waspie corset. Should I be concerned? Is this normal? I do not have this issue with my mesh wasp nor my 345.
    Thank you. Gwyneth.

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