Corset Story Size Guide

New to the Corsets? Confused about Sizing?.....We are here to help!

Our "3 Step Guide" explains everything you need to know in order to find your ideal corset;

i) The differences between our ranges, including product features, styles and the waist reduction you can expect

ii) How to measure your waist accurately to ensure your corset fits perfectly first time

iii) The Corset Story sizing widget shows you which size corset to buy in each of our ranges

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instant shape

Shape your waist, look one dress size slimmer instantly.

Whether you are looking for a fashion top or a comfortable undergarment, Instant Shape is a great entry level corset. Rated to a 2” Waist Reduction these garments have fully adjustable lacing allowing you to cinch your waist and smooth your shape.  Ribbon lacing makes this range easy to disguise under clothing, available in a wide range of patterns and fabrics including longline recommended for ladies over 5ft 7”

  • Rated to a 2” Waist Reduction.
  • Fully adjustable ribbon lacing & modesty panel
  • Loops for suspender clips as standard and loops for bra straps (overbust only)
  • The latest fashions featuring sleeves for extra coverage
  • Easy to disguise under most clothing
  • Spiral Steel Boning
  • Comfortable patterns often finished in breathable fabrics, perfect for everyday wear

Waist taming

Traditional Corsetry offering profound Waist Reduction for when you really want to dress up!

Exceptional control and comfort in our most encompassing range. Our Waist Taming corsets offer a waist reduction of up to 4” without compromising on style. We have a wide range of styles and patterns for both outer and underwear. If you are serious about waist reduction and style then this is the range for you. Home to our Steampunk and Burlesque collections, there is a Waist Taming corset for everyone.  Not only are Waist Taming corsets available in Regular & Longline lengths but the re-enforced construction offers ample support for larger busts. Hip gores or hip panels as standard offering enhanced comfort and curve.

  • Rated to a 4” Waist Reduction
  • Fully adjustable cord lacing & modesty panel
  • Loops for suspender clips as standard and loops for bra straps (overbust only)
  • Wider Width Spiral Steel Boning
  • Superior support and control
  • Striking & unique designs for any occasion

Expert Waist Training

Expert grade corsetry for serious Waist Training

Years of development and pattern refinement have proudly resulted in the “Expert Waist Training” range. Only the most experienced of our tailors construct these garments, which offer a waist reduction of up to 5”. Suitable for the responsible novice provided tension is increased gradually.  Click for more information on ”Waist Training”.  This range offers the most impressive results without comprising on comfort. Available in Longline and Regular patterns, Expert Waist Training corsets are finished in classic colours and fabrics.

  • Rated to a 5” Waist Reduction
  • Fully adjustable cord lacing & modesty panel
  • Loops for suspender clips as standard and loops for bra straps (overbust only)
  • Double boning channels throughout: up to 24 Spiral Steel bones per corset
  • Supreme support and control
  • Functional, sleek and classic designs

how to

Measure yourself

  1. Wear a comfortable, good fitting and supportive bra with no push up or padding.
    Do not measure over clothing.
  2. Stand straight but relaxed with your feet slightly apart. Do not twist, slouch or extend
    your torso. This will affect your measurements.
  3. Use a tailoring measure tape; ensure it is snug without being too tight.
  4. For more accurate measures ask a friend or use a full length mirror.

Your bust

Measure around the fullest part of your bust, which is usually your nipples and around your back.

Your waist

Measure all around the narrowest part of your waist below your rib cage. To find the narrowest part below your ribs, lean from side to side and place your finger where your torso is bending.

Your hip

To locate where to meausre your hip, lift your leg when standing and feel with your finger where the bone articulates into the pelvis. It is close to the fullest part of your hip and the tape measure should go around the top of your bottom. Do not measure your high hip.

Your torso length

This is a vertical body measurement. Whilst standing measure straight down from your underbust to the same hip articulation point where the bone articulates into the pelvis. Ensure that your back is straight. You can also do this measurement when seated on a hard chair with a straight back and good posture to double check the measurement. Measure straight down from your underbust to the same articulation point where the crease is at your lap. Compare your torso length with the Princess / Bust seam length of your corset. If the corset Princess / Bust seam length is too long it may be uncomfortable when seated and you may need to choose a style suitable for a shorter torso. For an Overbust Corset the Bust seam length can give you an idea of how much bust coverage that you should get with a specific neckline. To help you can select corsets that are more suitable for a short, regular or long torso from our dropdown menu.

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talla perfecta para usted

Reducción potencial en nuestros rangos

5cm Reducción de cintura

Tienda Shapewear

5cm Reducción de cintura

Tienda Instant Shape

5-10cm Reducción de cintura

Tienda Waist Taming

5-13cm Reducción de cintura

Tienda Expert Waist
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our ratings explained


The Waist Reduction rating is the maximum waist reduction achievable of the corset. Just because a corset is rated to a 4 or 5" waist reduction doesn't mean you have to wear them that tightly, you have the choice between comfort & control


The Disguise Rating is how invisible a corset is underneath clothing, relative to the other designs available in our collections


The Comfort Rating is how comfortable your corset will be. Some fabrics are less suited to longer periods of wear and more theatrical designs can become heavy if wearing all day