Corset Q & A Series

Corset Q & A Episode 30: How Do We Define “Squishy” When We Are Sizing For A Corset?

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.

How do we define “squishy” when we are sizing for a corset?

As a Orchard Corset team member, I commonly over hear phone conversations our Corset Specialist gals have with customers. One of the typical sizing requirement questions they ask is “Are you more firm or squishy?” But what does that mean?

Squishiness is not an exact science! It is up to each customers’ definition of their own body.  But it IS important to know! You could be in between two sizes and the amount of squishiness could make the difference from going up or down a size.

Firmness on the other hand can be caused by working out, genetics and individuals with short torsos.

But squishiness just means the amount of movement your middle can move and the more squishy you are the more movement your middle can allow. For example, like Cheri in the above video, I have a more firm middle because with a measuring tape I can measure a limited difference between a light measure around my waist and a second time, very tightly. The difference between the two measures for my waist is by 2 inches, while I have some coworkers who are able to size down with a measuring tape by 5-6 inches.

Hopefully that clears up any concerns you might have had about we define squishy! Please let us know in the comments if there are any questions that you’d like to see answered in our Corset Q & A series!

Hi, I'm Carolyn! I'm the baby of OC so they take good care of me here. I love cargo pants, Birkenstocks and swimming. Guinea pig squeaks are beautiful music to my ears! Working at Orchard Corset is AMAZING! I work with strong, confident, beautiful women who assist me in finding myself.

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