Corset Q & A Series

Corset Q & A Episode 51:Why is the Amount of Boning Different Between the Mesh and Regular 411?

Do you have a question about steel boned corsets, waist training or corseting? The answer is probably somewhere in our Corset Q & A series.

Why is the Amount of Boning Different Between the Mesh and Regular 411?

My favorite corset is the CS-411 in Ivory Satin. I love the support of the double boning and it provides me with curves. The CS-411 fits me perfectly with my shorter torso and limited natural curve. However, in the most recent photo shoots I have been wearing the CS-411 in mesh. Since the photos have been outdoors in the 100 degree weather, the mesh is much more comfortable in those dog days of summer! I did notice in those shoots the differences between the satin and mesh 411.

Both styles of 411’s have the same dimensions and support, but the mesh is single boned with many more panels compared to the cotton, satin or plaid fabric 411’s. The mesh has additional boning and panels to provide you with the same support and feel as the rest of the 411 underbust corsets, while having the highest level of breathability that only the mesh offers. The regular 411 is a tripled layered corset which provides the same support with 4 panels and double steel bones through out.

The 411 mesh and the new CS-426 mesh are special in that they are the only corsets in which the boning and panels increase as the corset size increases. In sizes 18 and 20 for example, the number of bones is 16 but in a size 40 the mesh has 38 bones, to  ensure you still have the same feel, support and cinching power as in the other CS 411 corsets.

If you have any further questions, please check out our product review of the 411 mesh on our Youtube Channel.

Hopefully this Q & A provides you an insight to the boning difference between the mesh and other 411’s. 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.


  • Suzanne Forbes

    Hi Carolyn-

    I have a quick question. I just bought a 426 mesh in 32″, and I LOVE it because it is so heavily boned- it has 22 bones counting the two lacing bones on either side of the grommets. But I can close it at the top out of the package, so I’d like to have a 30″ as well. How many bones does the 30″ have?
    thank you!

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