43 thoughts on “Corset Consultation

  1. Hi, ca you recommend a good corset or corset brand for me? I will be using it for waist training only so it doesn’t have to look too pretty. I am very slim already, have a 31″ waist (ish)and small breasts and pretty small hips.

    1. Hi Holly, my consultations are currently closed as the page has mentioned, but I still take measurements for my own shop on this page.

  2. Hi Lucy

    Firstly I’d like to say, you are an inspiration! I’ve spend hours and hours watching your videos and learning about corseting.

    I was wondering when your consultation services will be running again? I’ve bought 3 corsets so far and none are quite right! I’m not sure what to try next and don’t want to waste money on another poorly fitting corset.

    I was also wondering if you had any videos or write ups on who a cupped corset is/isn’t for that I’ve missed? I wonder if a cupped corset might be suitable for me as corsets being too tight on my lower ribs is one of my problems.

    Highest regards


    1. Hi Jessica, I discuss the pros and cons of cupped rib corsets vs conical rib corsets in my review / overview of the Gemini corsets (starts around 2:20) but you’re right, it might be good to have a separate video discussing these features (separate from the review so it’s easier to find). At the moment I’m not ready to bring back consultations but I will certainly make an announcement when I do. :)

  3. I was just wondering if you have any companies you recommend for cupped overbust corsets? I have a longline underbust from Timeless Trends that I absolutely love, but I’m busty enough that regular overbust leave way too little to the imagination!

    1. Hi Brooke, I have a gallery of cupped corsets here; the brands I’ve actually tried include Versatile Mimosa, and Madame Sher. :)

  4. Hello my name is Monsheri and my question is.My bust is 47 my rib cage 38 my waist is 37 and my hips are 47. and i dont know my corset size, would you know
    what size corset i should pick, and is there a corset that helps with sweating some fat off

    1. Hi Monsheri, thanks for your comment. Unfortunately sweating the fat off is not a real thing in science. Sweat is made from water, salt and other electrolytes, while fat is an oil. There have been studies on where the fat goes when you burn it off, and it is turned into energy and the waste is released through your breath, not your sweat. What the “thermal” cinchers do is make you lose water weight and dehydrate your skin, but when you drink a glass of water again you will gain that water weight back. I don’t like the thermal cinchers because they can cause skin irritation and infection from creating a moist dark environment on your body, and the elastic can stretch out over time which means you have to buy another after a short while to get the same cinch. When my consultations open again, I’d be happy to set up an appointment for you.

  5. I just had one question, I have a larger rib cage. It sticks out rather prominently at the top, will weight training help this at all. I am afraid it will become more pronounced with a smaller waist. Also does training make your stomach buldge
    Thank you

    1. Hi Alana, some people are able to successfully bring in their rib cage and make it more tapered – but it doesn’t work the same for everyone. Just as people have different levels of flexibility in their other joints, the costal joints of some people are more rigid than others. My floating ribs are quite flexible and can compress in a corset, while model Victoria Dagger has said that she can’t wear conical rib corsets due to her rigid ribcage; she would experience bruising instead.
      A corset in itself doesn’t necessarily cause a bulge or lower tummy pooch – some women have a lower tummy protrusion from having children. However, the wrong fitting corset can push down on the pooch inappropriately and make it look worse, which is why it’s important to match your body to right kind of corset, and put it on properly. I hope this helps!

  6. Aloha! I can’t wait to start the waist training journey. Just wondering what the purpose/benefits are of the hip laces? Are these for aesthetic reasons only or do they offer added comfort for wide-hips? Thanks!

    1. Hi Kat, I’m sorry I only saw this comment now! Hip ties are functional, they allow the bottom of the panels to expand as you’re lacing down the back of the corset, if you need more space for your hips. It prevents pinching or compression of your hips, so it keeps you more comfortable.

  7. I just recently found your site and I’m so happy to find it packed with good info! I do hope you begin consultations again soon, as I need some more specific direction in my custom corset endeavors :D

    1. Hi Ambrosia, thank you for your comment – consultations are now up again. :)

  8. Before I begin with my questions, I first want to say thank you SO MUCH for your patience and kindness in sharing your knowledge with the world! I stumbled upon your videos on youtube researching information for a costume I’m putting together, and even reading your replies to those who were rude or extremely negative, I’d like to commend you that your fruits of the Spirit are showing very well. ;) I have about 3 or 4 questions that should help me lock in on a decision if I have your expertise. When I was in 8th grade, I got hit by a truck while crossing a street (ouch, but major miracle I’m even alive still), but I think it knocked my hip slightly out of place, thus putting my then potential front and back silhouette out of whack. I’m naturally slim already with some curvage, but because of genetics, I distribute fat more around my midsection after it goes other places if it’s not muscle mass weight. A corset can solve both of these issues! The conflict is, years of athletics and genes again blessed me with a rather high behind I’d like to not be flattened in the process. LoL That muscle curve literally starts right at the crest or maybe slightly above my hips. XD Maybe giving my measurements would help? They are as follows:
    Underbust to iliac crest Consistently 7-7.5″
    Underbust to lap ~8″
    Underbust (exhale) 27″/ (inhale) 30″/ (resting) 28.5″
    Natural waist currently 26.5″/ Normally 24″
    High hip 32.25″
    Fullest hip 36″

    1) Would it be better to begin waist training with a short underbust, rather than a standard length underbust from Timeless Trends? 2) Would a waist cincher be also the best option if I have a short torso? 3) Going by my measurements currently I’d be a size 22, but 10-15lbs less at my average weight I’d be size 20. Factoring in also I’m going to start running again, but want a more noticeable shape sans corset should I order the smaller size? 4) Disregarding the butt point for a moment, I’m caught betwixt choosing this style (*Note: The darkest toned model is very similar to my body type) http://timeless-trends.com/brown-gold-and-cream-tapestry OR the Exclusive olive with gold scroll available through you. There are only 3 left in stock for my size(s) as the link shows and I may get both anyways, BUT need help deciding which to buy initially if it’s in danger of disappearing forever. Does your exclusive TT offer have availability restrictions or is it whenever you request something they make it for you?

    Whew! Lotta words up there. Thank you for your advice whenever you have the time to reply back. This will get me started on my journey until I’m ready to have something made custom. I hope everything goes well with your soon-to-be operating shop and I will be purchasing all of my Timeless Trends items through you! That Short Rust Brown Shimmer underbust is singing to me. ;)Take care and God bless!

    1. Dear Ms Ducati,
      I’m sorry for the delay in answering you! I lost your comment in the ether for awhile, but while I was updating the consultations page I found that this was still unanswered. Are you still interested in a corset? My consultation service is now up and running again.

  9. Hey Lucy!! I’m decided about start doing the waist training and the more I get to learn about it, the more convinced I am than an OTR corset isn’t the best option.
    Checking your site I saw this: Gold Line – Made to Order Corset Packages (https://lucycorsetry.com/for-sale/gold-line-made-to-order-corset-packages/). I’m really interested in it, but there are no links to anywhere :( How can I know more about it? Where should I click?
    And do you have an estimated cost of a corset? A range of prices.
    Would you recommend against it? I’m only getting more interested in a made to measure one cause even if an OTR corset is cheaper, if for waist training it could last 1 or 2 months only, I prefer investing more money in something I can be certain would fit my needs for a longer period of time. Anyway, I’d like to know your opinion about this matter.

    1. Hi there,
      Some of your questions I have answered already in the comments section of the Gold Line page, but more information will be coming shortly. The maker is currently setting up and optimizing her workshop, and we are figuring out fine details as we speak. All should be revealed in September – that page is just a placeholder/ teaser for now!
      The corset package (including the semi-custom fit waist training corset, two liners, and consult from myself) will be an estimated $500, which is about $120 savings. If there is a lot of demand these packages, it will drive the price down over time as well.
      The corset will be designed to suit beginners’ needs and will be strong enough to use on a daily basis – much stronger than any OTR corset I’ve ever tested. It will also give a universally flattering silhouette, will be breathable, and will wipe down easily. This corset kit is designed to replace the 3-4 OTR corsets that many people have in their closets through “trial and error” when they’re first getting into corsetry.
      However if you have a very short torso or an extremely long torso, or if you need an asymmetric corset for due to medical issues, you may find that the one style we’re starting with will not be suitable for you, and you’ll be encouraged to go fully custom.

  10. Hey, I can across corset training/waist training and I am interested and was wondering how to get that started. I am not gonna lie though, I don’t have a lot of money but want to get a corset the right way. Would you be able to help me? I watched quite a few of your videos and love them! Hope to hear from you soon!

    1. Hi Tashley, I have a playlist specifically targeted for beginners and should give you all the basics that you need to know to get your first corset and start wearing it. You can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC6B380E5D1D41A14
      If you have any health concerns, I also have a playlist called “Physical Effects of Corseting” which goes more in-depth for anyone who’s interested. If you have any questions or need any clarification regarding those videos, just let me know! :)

  11. Thanks so much! This really helps. I definitely prefer a more sturdy corset, and trouble lacing could be a real issue as a beginner. I contacted Isabella corsetry to see if an OTR style will work or if I should order the Josephine to my measurements. I’ll keep check on your site to see if/when you start consultations again. I would very much like one a few months down the road when I begin to choose a custom piece. Thanks again!

  12. What do you think of heavy-duty latex fajas/shapers such as squeem, vedette, etc?

    When post-partum I found myself (obviously) unable to fit into my custom corset. I’m no longer post-partum, but it seems like its going to take a loooooong while for me to get there as well. I also developed a slight prolapse during pregnancy and/or labor. Because I can’t afford to buy multiple corsets to meet my rapidly changing waist, I’ve been using latex shapers. I obviously don’t get the waist reduction that a corset gives but one thing I do like is that I can put it on upside down! What I mean is, I do a “glute bridge” position, which tends to shift all of the pelvic organs upward and do a little abdominal massage to move them up. Then when I put on the shaper, I do it in that (awkward) posiiion. It tends to hold everything up where it should be and (I think) is helping me heal faster.

    I have a two fold question: 1) Is the shaper actually doing anything even though I don’t see any reduction (to be fair, there must be some, because my measurements when wearing two (I layer them to get the low, low belly hold I’m after) are the same as without one on) 2) Is there anyway to get the “hold up” effect with a corset? I certainly can’t put it on the same way!

    Thank you!

    1. Hi So Shy,
      Personally, I haven’t had much experience with the Vedette shapers, although I do own a couple of them I never wear them. The elastic material in them gives me a rash on my skin. I would say that these shapers are probably doing *something* but they don’t have the same effect as a corset. While you may not be able to put on a back-lacing corset while doing a glute bridge, it’s possible that you may be able to with a front-lacing corset (like my old Bezerk one, who is now married to Bound by Obsession). Cheers!

      1. Hi Lucy,
        Your videos and the information on your site has been such a huge help to me. I’m looking to begin waist training, and I’m trying to choose the best first corset for me. I would be more than happy to pay for a consultation because I feel your information is so valuable, but I see that you aren’t taking any now. I am looking for an OTR corset to use for a few months to make sure I am comfortable corseting, and then I plan to commission a custom corset and use the OTR corset for night training. I’ve been watching your reviews to try to make a smart choice. I am looking for an extreme curve, a conical rib shape (as much as possible), and a corset that is reasonably easy to wear under clothing without being overly obvious. I am considering the Isabella “Josephine” or the Heavenly Corsets training version. $250 is the top of my budget for my first corset since it’s for an initial trial. I’d like to spend less, but I want to make sure I don’t spend too little and have a very uncomfortable first experience. Would you recommend one of those two corsets or another? I have a fairly straight figure, I’m not very hippy, and my torso is on the shorter side. I am decently squishy but have a fair amount of muscle, which I expect to slow my progress. I greatly appreciate if you take the time to respond. All the information and options can be quite overwhelming for a beginner! Thanks again!

        1. Hi Mrs. Poodles,
          I personally prefer the construction of the Isabella corset to the Heavenly corset, as it feels a bit more sturdy and the lacing in the back is easier to deal with. However if you have a shorter torso and slim hips, the Josephine may not fit you properly (it has a hip spring of 12-14 inches, and is quite longline so you might not be able to sit down comfortably in it). For that reason, if you have to go with the Heavenly corset for its custom sizing, then I’d go with that one. I would however recommend you change the lacing in the back so you have an easier time tightening the corset, as it has a tendency bow outward at the waist like ( ).

  13. I have lots of dress up corsets with very little binkng, etc. I tend to like the tie in front kind. I’m a natural hourglass and easily get into a 30″ underbust. My actual measurements are 45″-35″-45″ at this weight. Even the 30″s seem too big some days, but I would love to get an overbust. Are there any out there that might work that aren’t custom? Price isn’t an issue so much but I am cheap, even if I have it. I do a lot of lifting (people) at work and am considering wearing the timeless trends underbusts to start out with and see how working in one and dealing with self lacing the back at 5a is before I go with a custom underbust. Looking for a reasonably priced overbust to play with before deciding.

    1. I don’t know of any OTR overbust corsets that tie in front and also accommodate a large bust (with a waist to bust difference of 15″), unfortunately. The best OTR overbusts I’ve tried have been from Versatile (Mimosa) and What Katie Did (Storm) but some of those are as expensive as custom fit, so you may as well just go for custom.

  14. I ordered the cs-426 from Orchard Corsetry in size 38″ on may 3rd and it arrived may 4th, when I got it right away I realized it was too big just looking at it(i guess us women really beat ourselves up, i really thought i would be a size 38, i was even worried it might of been to small! I know i should have just bought a sewing tape measurer!)so I tried it on and it sat perfect on my waist, and of course way to big on the hips and bust. So that means my natural waist is 38″. I filled out the exchange form and am sending it back tommorow, but heres my dilema-I cant decide whether to get a size 34 or 32, so im looking for an opinion from someone who knows whats up. Im leaning towards going ahead and getting the 32″ because I will have 5″ of modesty panel to work with anyways. Im quite the indecisive libra, so I had to get a professional opinion on this :)
    P.s. I plan on doing waist traing this will be my first corset.

    Thanks/ Kaylee

    1. Hi Kaylee, I would probably lean towards a size 32 for you, but I would VERY HIGHLY recommend getting a flexible measuring tape and making sure of your waist size, and also it wouldn’t hurt to measure your hips and ribcage as well to make sure that the corset won’t be too big or too small in those areas either. Orchard has excellent customer service and will be able to tell you which size would fit your ribcage, waist and hips best when fully closed so it’s best to ask them instead – they know their own corsets best.

  15. I was just wondering, I don’t have a PayPal account, do I need one in order to pay?

    1. Hi Nubi, at this time I only accept paypal, or cheques if you live within Canada.

      1. hey lucy,
        i realize you are very busy with the fundraising for your mentor so I was wondering if you are still taking consultations. also i just wanted to make sure, when i click the buy now it has two options, one using a paypal account and another for those who don’t have a paypal account, i guess my question earlier was if I use the second option (no paypal account) do you still receive payment?

  16. Will the average person be able to find a decent overbust for around $150? I’m thinking about getting a consultation from you, but I’d like to be left with a fair amount of options. Even $150 is kind of stretching it for me. I could maybe go a little higher than that, but not by much. I’m a poor college student. :(

    1. Hi there, unfortunately there would really only be perhaps 2-3 brands you could get for under $150; if you were able to stretch it to $250 you’d have plenty more options to choose from.

  17. I was thinking about starting corset waist training and someone mentioned this one to me
    Is it something you would recommend?

    thanks fora great site!


    1. Hi Alex, I would not recommend that for training. If you would like to know about some of my recommendations please feel free to submit a request. :) Best wishes!

      1. I am new to the site and I just have a quick question: What corset are you wearing in this video? I would like to purchase one.

        it’s the “OOTD, concealing corsets 2: bubble shirts and tunic sweaters” video

        Thank you!

        1. Hi Sabrina, that is a cincher made by Sparklewren. :) For future reference, if you expand the description of each video I will write the name/ brand of each corset I’m wearing (in most situations, unless I forget). :)

  18. Not related to consultation; I just wanted to complement you on your videos and your figure. What you’ve accomplished is really impressive. Your figure is amazing, but your hair is completely off-the-charts-beautiful. Don’t know where you find the time to maintain it like that…. but nice to see that you can! Hang in there; I love what you are doing.

  19. Hi Lucy! I just filled out your consultation form and gave a donation :) I’m sure the donation worked, but then my iPad lost battery as I submitted the form so I’m not sure you got it? I don’t want to send you another if you did though. Aargh!

    1. Hi Cristy, I got the donation but not the consultation form. Would you be able to send the form again please? ^^

      1. I did and I’m so glad I did! Your knowledge and help are amazing! Thank you so much! I highly recommend your consultation service to anyone corset shopping.

  20. If anyone needs to question the value of Lucy’s consultation, It is invaluable!! Lucy’s attention to detail in her response and her wisdom on corsets are simply outstanding! Thank You Lucy.

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