Well, its time to buy your first corset…or, maybe its time to buy a corset that, this time, actually fits!
Here are five (5) things you need to consider before you make your fun, new lingerie purchase…
- Ease of getting into and out of you new corset
- What “look” are you trying to achieve
You’re going to want to consider 3 measurements on you body..
- Under the Bust
- Your Waist
- Your Hips
Cup size does not normally come into play because most corsets begin under the bust and terminate at the hips. Occasionally, some corsets come with demi-cups, but usually if torso foundation lingerie performs a bra function, it is termed a Bustier.
Get a tape measure and take your measurements…underbust, waist and hips. It is handy if you calculate the three numbers in both inches and centimeters, depending on where you shop, locally or online.
Now go to the sizing chart of the corset vendor to check if you are a small, medium, large, X-large, 1X, 2X and so on. Some corset sizes are given in the under-the-bust measurement or bra size…such as 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, etc. Either way, you have your numbers and you have your size. You are now ready for the next step…Fabric.