There are a lot of factors to consider before choosing a style. Determining these factors in advance will help, especially when you’re first starting. Knowing what you want your end result to be will help immensely as you browse for your custom corset. Why are you wearing your corset? Smoothing or reshaping? Tight-lacing or weight loss? Effect for a costume or party? Think of where and when you will wear your corset, and how long. If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email, we would love to help!

Step 1: Choose Waist Style

Waist Reduction – How much would you like to compress your waistline. An authentic corset will take off a few inches. Three to six inches or more is generally tight-lacing with an Hourglass silhouette, a dedicated form of corsetry that requires extra-sturdy materials and construction, and, most importantly, practice to get the body used to the pressures and reshaping. Every body will vary in it’s ability to compress. Compression varies depending on muscle mass, malnourished tissue, hormones, fat, bone structure, and numerous other factors. Waisted Couture Fashion styles are made to withstand the way our Hourglass corset will but with less waist reduction, great for very fit figures or just for a comfortable fashion event. Do you want to accentuate the waist or just narrow the torso? Our Soft Silhouette corsets will bring the waist in less but smooth and slim the torso while the Hourglass corsets will give you a true reduced waist.