Ready to Wear Corset Chart:
*Your high hip measurement should be taken 5 inches below your waist measurment.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like help with sizing.
If you are ordering an underbust corset please disregard the bust measurement part of the chart. If you have any questions regarding this guide please email me at info[at]gore-couture.com
Should any of your measurements fall outside of these measurements then you will need a made to measure corset, please see below how to obtain your correct measurements.
Made to Measure
If your measurements are outside the range of the ready to wear chart then you may want me to create a made to measure one for you. Firstly follow these instructions carefully, once I have received the measurements I will let you know which extra measurements I need.
Firstly to take the measurements, put on your favourite most supportive bra and knickers! All measurements will be taken wearing these.
Please read carefully. You will need:
· A cloth tape measure
· A bootlace or string
· A mirror
1. Tie the string around your “Waist” snugly. Try putting your hands on your waist and bend from side to side to see where the string wants to stay. Where the string stays is your natural waist line. Keep the string on as a guide.
2. Take the following measurements pulling the tape measure snugly. Use a mirror and make sure it travels straight across your back for the first 3 measurements. Get a friend to help!! Triple check all measurements.
Use the diagram as a guide:
A) BUST(this measurement for overbust corsets only) – the fullest part (not bra size), across the nipples and around your back.
B) UNDERBUST – measure around, directly under the band of your bra, on your rib cage.
C) WAIST – measure along the string, pulling snugly.
D) HIGH HIP – this should be 5 inches below the Waist string. Make sure it is at 5 inches below as it goes around your back. Use the mirror. If this measurement is too loose, your corset will be too loose.
E) UNDERBUST TO WAIST – use the mirror-don’t bend over to look at the tape. Measure up and down from the bottom of your bra to the string carefully.
If you need any assistance with any of these measurements please email me at info[at]gore-couture.com
Please take your time to read the Terms & Conditions with regards to the made to measure service as I do not take returns. These measurements are purely your responsibility, and should they be wrong, I am not responsible for an ill fitting corset. Should I need extra measurements taken I will contact you.
For full detailed description of how my corsets are constructed and also how to care for your corset please visit the Construction & Care Page.