Submitting your measurements

Fill out your measurements in the contact form below, and Lucy will get back to you within 48 hours with her personal recommendations on which corsets in the shop will fit you best! Remove all guesswork – she’ll help you choose a silhouette, length, size, and even take into consideration body changes with age, gender, fitness level, skin conditions or other considerations.

If you didn’t receive a response in 48 hours, 95% of the time it’s because the given email address was incorrect. Please check all your answers before sending!

Fill out your measurements below, and receive Lucy’s personal recommendation!

Need more help with measurements?

Diagram for taking simple measurements for an OTR corset.
Diagram for taking simple measurements for an OTR corset.
  1. Underbust circumference – (measure horizontally at the line marked A).
    This is around your ribcage, about the same height as your bra band.

    *
  2. Waist circumference – (measure horizontally at B).
    This is your natural waist (not desired one), typically measured 1 inch or so above your belly button.

    *
  3. High hip circumference – (measure horizontally at C)
    This is around the iliac crest (“wings” of your hipbones) not around your bum! If your measuring tape crosses your butt crack, you are probably measuring too low.
    Your high hip is where low-rise jeans sit, or around the height of your Venus dimples, if you have them. It’s usually abou
    t 4-5 inches down from your waistline.
    Your “full hips” would usually be 7-9 inches below the waistline (this measurement is not needed).

    *
  4. Torso length – while sitting down on a firm chair or bench, with a straight back and good posture, please measure vertically from under one breast (choose one) down to your “thighbrow”, the crease where your lap starts (where your leg meets your trunk). In the diagram you can see that it’s not in the center front, but slightly offset under one breast.

If your torso measures less than 8 inches long,

95% of the time, it was measured wrong!

Please use the following helpful checklist when troubleshooting your vertical torso length:

  • Are you sitting on a hard, flat surface, like a wooden chair or bench, and not on a soft surface like a couch/ bed?
  • Are you sitting with as straight a posture as possible, and not hunching or leaning forward to read the number on the measuring tape?
  • If you wear a bra, are you wearing one that fits well and the underwire is sitting directly underneath the breast? (A sagging underwire can artificially make the breast seem to start lower down and make the torso look shorter).
  • If you measure whilst standing up in front of a mirror (again from under the breast, down to where your lap would start (the crease where your leg meets your torso)), do you still measure the same torso length as when you were sitting down?

And if you still seem to measure anything less than about 8 inches in length:

  • Are you under 5 feet (152 cm) tall in stature?
  • Do you have any history of spinal curvature, like scoliosis or lumbar lordosis?
  • If either of these are true, please be sure to state this in your contact form.

If you are ordering/ inquiring about an overbust corset, I will also need:

  1. Bust circumference – This is different to your bra size. Measure around the fullest part of your bust or chest, wearing a supportive but unpadded bra. “Squished bust” is best (e.g. from a high-compression sports bra).

Unfortunately at this time, custom corsets are not available through this website.

If you would like more information or help taking your measurements (and you would also like to understand why these measurements are crucial in determining the fit of ready-to-wear corsets) please refer to my video here:

88 thoughts on “Submitting your measurements

  1. Hi Lucy, with the Timeless trends corsets is it possible to change one of the fabric to have the sway hooks? This will be my second order with you unfortunately sizing up after a couple surgeries. I have issues with feeling in my fingertips after spine fractures so the sway hooks would be better.

    1. Hi Treena, thanks for your question. The only special orders that can be done with swing hooks are changing the silhouette but not the fabric. So if you would like the cashmere with swing hooks, the Circus Riot or the Balloons in Flight (which all have swinghooks as part of their original design) and apply it to a different length or cut (for instance an hourglass cincher or a Gemini longline) we can do that. But the factory will not allow mix and matching of any fabric with any front closure.

  2. I’m so thankful for the measurement consultation! I would have totally ordered the wrong size without it! I’m also very thankful for Lucy’s expertise and willingness to get the rest of us corseted properly. I would never have thought that they could be so comfortable before I tried one.

  3. Thank you Lucy for giving of your expertise and advice so freely (and quickly at that)! I really appreciate your thoroughness and eloquence – you are inspiring in many ways. Thanks again! I‘ll strongly consider your well-informed suggestions when I choose a corset. :D

    1. It’s my pleasure Abigail! Thanks so much for using this service. :)

    2. Thank you for having this online site order and ask questions about corsets, my only concern is once I have it on comfortably for the day I will get an itch under my corset and won’t be able to scratch it especially on my back

      1. Hi Chad, I have an article about itching and other skin issues here! If the itch is underneath where the corset covers, sometimes “knocking” on the corset will help, or if you have a plastic ruler (something with some slip, very flat, etc) you might be able to scratch the itch that way! If the itch is on your back, you will be able to reach it between the laces if you don’t have a modesty panel.

  4. Lucy,
    I was looking into the light corsets that are on a really good deal now but finally ordered a cincher. My reasoning was that I am pretty short of 5’1” and a standard corset might cause problems when bowing or sitting. Could you confirm my choice was right?

    1. Hi Marianna, I sent you an email about your order, please take a look when you get the chance and let me know your preference. :) Thank you!

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