Ordering a corset?

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Ordering a corset?

Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
When ordering corset should I order my size? lager size? or smaller size?
I'm normally a XL-1X depending on the clothing.. So, what should I do? I was going to order a 1X-2X. My boyfriends mom thinks I should go for a 3X-4X to be on the safe side.

Which do you think?
09/03/2011
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Ghost Ghost
For corsets that are not boned (with steel), you generally order your size. For corsets that are steel-boned, you order a corset that is 4''-6'' smaller than your waist size (Example: 40'' waist --> 34''-36'' corset). For actual waist-training corsets, you may order even smaller.

I don't think the latter two kinds of corsets are sold here, though.
09/03/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
It depends on a few things. Some run small, some run large. If it's an actual corset it'll have lacing which offers a nice buffer if you're on the line between sizes. I would take a look at the measurements of the brand you're looking into and read reviews on it if you can to see if it runs small or not.
09/03/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
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Originally posted by Jul!a
It depends on a few things. Some run small, some run large. If it's an actual corset it'll have lacing which offers a nice buffer if you're on the line between sizes. I would take a look at the measurements of the brand you're ...
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09/03/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost
For corsets that are not boned (with steel), you generally order your size. For corsets that are steel-boned, you order a corset that is 4''-6'' smaller than your waist size (Example: 40'' waist --> ...
Waist training? What is that?
09/03/2011
wetone123 wetone123
I'm so glad you posted this Miss Nessa. I've been bewildered as to what size to get! Seems the more I study the size charts, reviews and such the more confused I get! There are several I would like to buy, but I'm scared they will not fit correctly.
09/03/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
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Originally posted by wetone123
I'm so glad you posted this Miss Nessa. I've been bewildered as to what size to get! Seems the more I study the size charts, reviews and such the more confused I get! There are several I would like to buy, but I'm scared they will not fit correctly.
I'm having that same problem. I've read review where people said the sizes run small, and on that same Item I've read reviews that said either the sizing is perfect or too big. I'm like REALLY??? WHICH ONE IS IT! hahahahaha
09/03/2011
Ghost Ghost
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Originally posted by Miss Nessa
Waist training? What is that?
Waist training is when people wear corsets that are significantly smaller than their actual waist size in order to "train" their waist to be smaller. As an example, if you have ever seen Dita von Tees's waist, it's a rather unnatural shape. That shape comes about from waist training, whereby the person wears the corset all the time (even to sleep), causing the abdominal organs to migrate above and below the waist, which ends up in a size reduction.
09/03/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost
Waist training is when people wear corsets that are significantly smaller than their actual waist size in order to "train" their waist to be smaller. As an example, if you have ever seen Dita von Tees's waist, it's a rather ...
Okay, I got cha. No, I don't want to do that. I'm just looking for something that will give me that hour glass shape every now and then. lol
09/03/2011
Menarae Menarae
Best bet would be to get a tape measure, take your exact measurements, and compare them to size charts. Also, keep in mind your bust. Some corsets are cut very low across the top, and busty ladies WILL spill out of them. I've got one with a sweetheart neckline, and it does a marvelous job of flashing cleavage without nip slips.

I haven't seen all of Coquette's corsets in person, but those I have seen are made with plastic boning. They'll nip your waist a little, give you a nice hourglass, and that's about it. They're very good starter or casual corsets. Just double-check your measurements against the sizing chart, and go from there. I find their sizing (S, M, L, XL) tends to run smaller than what you'll find in most clothing stores. I fit a large in most brands of clothes, but I need at least an XL for Coquette.
09/07/2011
Glinteye Glinteye
online sizing is too scary!
04/09/2012
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