Full Figure/ Plus Size Corsets


Victorian women had well-fitting plus size corsets too. To see more examples, click the photo to see the Pragmatic Costumer’s article.

Most well-known OTR corset companies carry corset sizes for natural waists up to and around 40″. However, what if your waist size is over 40 inches around? What if it’s over 50 inches? 60 inches? Full-figured people deserve beautiful corsets too, and in this article I’m going to share with you some of the companies that cater to larger clients. All of the following businesses offer corsets larger than 40″. There are many many more corsetieres than these that offer larger-sized corsets as custom commissions, and I recommend that if you have your heart set on a specific corset maker (even one not mentioned here), message or email them personally and see if they can accommodate your requests.

Please note that some of these companies charge a markup for larger sizes while others don’t. If you would like to learn more about any of the following corset companies and their pricing policy, please contact them directly.

Corsetieres, if you cater to larger clientele and would like to share an example of your work, submit photos by email to be added to the gallery. Safe-for-work photos are preferred!

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Ms Martha’s Best Black & White overbust ($250) and CorsetVest ($285) both in leather

Ms. Martha’s Corset Shoppe has a selection of silk and leather standard-sized corsets for natural waist sizes 18″ to 52″. She never charges more for larger sizes, and some of her silk cinchers are as low as $100 in her close-out section. She particularly caters to full-figured and hard-to-fit customers, and she regularly uses plus-size models to demonstrate the gorgeous silhouette they give on all sizes. See her Wicked Kitten photoshoot for examples of how more of her corsets fit on fuller figures.

Hips & Curves Arabelle Luxe Steel Bond Corset, $160

Hips & Curves is a popular plus-size lingerie site that carries corsets in sizes 28″ up to 44″ (recommended natural waists from 30″ to 49″). Their “Luxe Steel-Boned Corsets” section offers standard-sized underbusts and overbusts starting from $130. They also have a great 60-day refund policy on all their garments.

Tess Munster modelling the Orchard Corset CS-426 underbust, starts at $79

Orchard Corset offers steel boned underbust corsets up to size 46″, which would fit up to a recommended natural waist of 56″.  Since fuller-figured corseters often require more length, I’d personally suggest their CS-426 underbust (shown above, modelled by Tess Munster), preferably in cotton if it’s for daily wear. While they do charge more for sizes 32-46″, it’s only $1 more for each successive size so the largest option is still only $87, by far the least expensive option in this list. (And if you use my discount code CORSETLUCY, you’ll save 10% on your purchase.)

Meschantes standard sized training underbust, $185 for sizes 40″-44″

Meschantes Corsetry offers ready-to-wear, standard sized training underbust corsets up to size 44″ corseted waist (suitable for up to 50″ natural uncorseted waists, size chart here). Sadly I couldn’t find any photos of these plus sized corsets, though. Meschantes also accepts commissions for custom fit corset styles, with a 25% markup for natural uncorseted waists between 40″-50″. Those with waists above 50″ are encouraged to email for further inquiry.

Corsets Boulevard Global Overbust for larger bust and hips, $75

Hands-down the least expensive curvy overbust I’ve reviewed on my channel, Corsets Boulevard Global offers this satin overbust with a bust spring of 11 inches and hip spring of 12 inches, and starts at just £47 or around $75 USD. This corset is sold in closed waist sizes up to 46″, and can even be made two inches longer or shorter to suit your torso length so you can be sure that you’re fully covered.

Valentine plus size corsets from Dark Garden Corsetry

Dark Garden Valentine overbust, $440. Photo: Joel Aron, model: Nicole Simone

Dark Garden Corsetry also offers standard-sized and custom-fit corsets for full-figured corseters. Their standard Valentine overbust is cut particularly for curvy clientele, and DG is also comfortable making corset sizes well over 40″ for those that upgrade to custom fit. Anyone who finds themselves in the San Francisco area is invited to have a personal fitting at Dark Garden’s boutique.

Totally Waisted! custom overbust for full-figured (and asymmetric) client

Totally Waisted! Corsets also caters to full-figured clientele, offering made-to-measure corsets whatever your size. Kate’s commissions are almost always heavily boned and she uses the highest quality materials she can find; the result as seen above is proper abdominal and bust support, and beautifully smooth curves. The photo featured above is also drafted for an asymmetric client (which will be discussed in another article).

Luscious Pearl Designs modelling her own historical recreation of the 1862 Strauss patent corded demibust

Luscious Pearl Designs from B.C. Canada specializes in beautiful made-to-measure plus size corsets. Her pieces range from historical reproductions to contemporary couture and every fusion in between. Being a full-figured corseter herself, she understands how to specially draft for extra-curvy women in order to give flattering shape and support.

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Bride Jamie modelling The Bad Button “Armor” overbust

The Bad Button Bespoke Corsets is also well experienced in making corsets for full-figured clients; Alisha has mentioned that her corsets have been made up to size 50″ in the past. The gorgeous modified “Armor” corset with straps featured above was made for one of her clients, bride Jamie, in summer 2013. (You can see more pictures of Jamie’s wedding in her Offbeat Bride feature!)

Darbi modelling a Jupiter Moon 3 overbust, starts at $180

Darbi modelling a Jupiter Moon 3 overbust, starts at $180

Jupiter Moon 3 Corsets also has copious experience fitting all bodies, large and small. Jennifer has mentioned that she’s made corsets for natural waists up to 60″ before. Above you will see model Darbi modelling gorgeous purple Jupiter Moon 3 overbust and matching ensemble. Jupiter Moon 3’s standard size chart goes up to a corseted waist of 50″ and her basic corset prices start at $180.

Cori in a custom underbust from Unartig Shop

Cori in a custom underbust from Unartig Shop

Unartig Unique Boutique, run by Lotte in Germany, is also known for their well-fitting custom corsets for plus-size clients. Featured here is Cori, wearing her custom sleek black underbust corset with matching collar. This corset looks to have been drafted to have many panels, which contributes to the smoothness of the fabric and an impressively refined fit.

Ferrer Corsets Queen Size underbust, starts at R$ 450

Ferrer Corsets Queen Size underbust, starts at R$ 450

Ferrer Corsets of Brazil has a special collection of plus sized designs on their website, specially for women with waists 45″ and/ or with fuller busts. Their corsets are modelled by a woman with a natural waist exceeding 50″, and the one featured above clearly shows triple boning and an extra tape angled over the lower tummy which offers support and stabilization. The price of this Queen corset starts at R$ 450, which converts to about $190 USD.

Romantasy Simple Pleasures Cincher, from $185 – $265

Romantasy Exquisite Corsetry offers corsets in both standard sizes and custom-fit, all made in the USA, and available for natural waists up to 60″. Above is a photo of their Simple Pleasures cincher, which has an average price of $235 for the full-figured woman, depending on your waist size. This cincher can also be used upside down to fit gentlemen.

Claudia models the TO.mTO Amelia corset, €489

TO.mTO from Berlin makes impressively curvy and unbelievably smooth corsets for women and men of all sizes. In the above picture, client Claudia models the beautifully fitted Amelia longline corset from TO.mTO’s Vanity Fair special collection. This couture corset costs €489, or about $660 USD.

Evie Wolfe models the Belladonna overbust, $249

Forever in Black is a UK business that’s been creating corsets since 1995, adding historical costume and goth/Steampunk clothing to the list of commissions. Their standard sized corsets go up to a 42″ closed waist, and custom corsets like the Belladonna overbust (seen above, modelled by Evie Wolfe) can be made for any waist size if you need larger. An included toile fitting ensures dramatic curves for $249.

Puimond PY12 long plunge overbust (Model: Alyssa Kitt)

Puimond PY12 long plunge overbust (Model: Alyssa Kitt)

Puimond has made corsets for clientele of all clients, from the teensy to the voluptuous, and from daily waist training to burlesque applications. Above is performer Alyssa Kitt modelling a Puimond PY12 overbust, which shows the reinforcing bones along the bust panels and well-dispersed double boning that’s present in all his corsets, which help contribute to the corset’s amazing curves.

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Woodsholme Tudor short stays, starts at $175

For those who prefer more Elizabethan-style stays, Woodsholme on Etsy creates beautiful historically-inspired stays, Victorian corsets and clothing. Louise, the corsetiere, creates made-to-measure pieces for all sizes; the Tudor stays featured above were made to fit a client with a 50″ bust.

Corsetology Corsets modelling her own Steampunk vest underbust corset

Corsetology Corsets modelling her own Steampunk vest underbust corset

Corsetology Corsets from Sydney, Australia creates custom corsets, steampunk clothing and Bellydance costumes, and is comfortable fitting corsets that close at 40+ inches. The photo above features Kayla, the corsetiere herself modelling one of her longline vest/ waistcoat corsets (and matching Steampunk outfit!).

For other corset makers who cater to full-figured clientele, also check out the following links:

*Please note that I have not personally tried every corset brand in this list, nor do I necessarily endorse every company in these guided galleries. This is for informational purposes only. Please contact the individual corsetieres for more information regarding their plus size corsets. Tiddly links are Etsy affiliate links which help keep these galleries free for everyone.

If you liked this article, perhaps you’d also be interested in reading the Guide for Overbusts for Large-Busted/ Top-Heavy Corseters.

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34 comments on “Full Figure/ Plus Size Corsets

  1. Amelia Clarkson on said:

    I love your work its beautiful, elegant, and about damn time that all women recognize their beauty regardless of size. I’ve always been a big beautiful woman and never had trouble finding men that were attrated to me. I have been big since the second grade. I was a cheerleader, took dance, have driven an 18 wheeler, and after 9/11 got tired of nursing and became a firefighter and patamedic. Never let anyone put obstacles in your way. Be the best you, you can be. Happily married and embrace my feminine curves. Keep these designs coming and available for all to enjoy.

  2. Ms Martha’s Corset Shoppe has 20 styles and many color selections for 45* inch waists in leather and silk. She has been in business for over 10 years and is counted on to present a quality garment.

  3. djmixon on said:

    I am interested in corsets, not necessarily for waist training, but for back pain. I have a lapband, so cinching the waist too tight isn’t something I relish to begin with. I’ve always been heavy and very large breasted (I was wearing a C cup in 4th grade and a GG in high school). While gravity and breastfeeding has taken its toll on the girls, I still need at least a DD cup in a retail brand (I know, they aren’t fitted properly, but I cannot muster enthusiasm to tug, pull, and shove them into something more uncomfortable. Usually I am at home and they go free.

    But my back is the problem. Too fast living at too early an age plus various degenerative ailments has me humped over and in pain.

    So…without breaking this old retired woman’s budget, which is better for simply keeping me from having to lay down and pop pain pills?

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hello, thanks for your comment. There are literally thousands of different types of corsets out there, and each style would arguably fit the body differently so without knowing your body measurements I can’t make a solid recommendation – but this overbust by Corsets Blvd Global is designed for fuller busts and it’s probably one of the least expensive corsets I’ve come across. If it’s too curvy for you, send me a direct email and we could figure out something else.

  4. Nola Rouxlz on said:

    Hi Lucy!

    Thanks for an informative website! I am sure I fall into the underbust corset category because my bra size is 44-J and it is incredibly hard to find a garment that fits bust(58″), waist(52″), hips(56″). I have issues with my back and I looking for something functional. I am new to the entire process of buying/wearing a corset and to top it off, I would have to learn how to lace it solo…any advice for a newbie?

  5. I hate that you can find a corset for like 30 or 40 dollars if you are under 50 inches in the waisy buy i would have to pay 100 dollars because I am like 54 inches at my waist. I too have pcos and the weight likes to hang in your tummy

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hi Marcella, if it’s any consolation, if a corset costs $30-40 it’s very likely not a good quality corset and will break within a few wears, regardless of the size. Even for people who wear a smaller size, I would normally recommend a budget of $100 (or more) for a corset that will last over time. Have you checked out Orchard’s options? Their corsets are well below $100, they only charge a few dollars more for the larger sizes only to cover the extra fabric (and in the case of the mesh pieces, extra steel bones).

  6. Amanda on said:

    I have just read through here and your options and explanations are incredible! I’m looking to have a long torso corset for my wedding in November, I had a baby boy eight weeks ago and am wanting to have the extra weight pulled in, underneath my gown…. I want one that I can cinch tightly and over time pull in harder so I need good material that is strong and preferably bone or steel…. Any suggestions? I’m like an 18-20 right now…

  7. Angela herrera on said:

    Hi lucy,

    I am having a difficult day today and i am deeply inspired to transform my self to a better person holistically. I have been a very chubby girl ever since I was in my teens but I have been able to see a small waist before but when I gave birth and experienced PCOS and all the hormonal imbalances, my weight increased normally and my waist is the most to suffer. I am hoping to start my journey to waist training effective today but I dont know how to start please send me details and I will be your consistent follower. And btw, most importantly where to buy my corset so i can start. Thank u so much!

  8. Hello Lucy,
    I know this article is old and hope you reply. Anyways i’m looking in to wast training but i don’t know where to start. i want to make sure i get something good. i am a big girl always have been and lately i want to feel more comfortable with my body so that’s the reason i want to wait train. i wear a size 2x or bigger depending on the brand. and I’ve always been the tomboy so i don’t know much. i would appropriate your help. thank you
    A

  9. Erin on said:

    Hi there, I’m a taller and bigger girl. I’m 6 foot one and plus sized. My really problem is I have a “sagging” stomach from bearing children and losing/gaining/losing weight. I find most corsets cut off above my problem area. Any idea on how to get longer corsets? Or if they are available? Thanks

  10. Lucy, I am a bigger girl bust 48 waist 41 (natural) hips 48-50. I want to start waist training, but more then that I can’t go on wearing bras. I am tired of them picking me and bending riding up, getting loose over time, digging into my ribs, or under arms. I just can’t do it anymore. What overbust corset gives the best support?

  11. chichi on said:

    does wearing a corset consistently permanently shape your body

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hi Chichi, yes and no – it highly depends on the body type, the type of corset, and how long you train for, and even then the effects might said to be “semi permanent”. Like with any training program, if you stop doing it, you lose progress. So some maintenance will be required (and if you get pregnant, all that work to reshape your ribs can be undone as well). I have a video about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB39kT-ZvV4

  12. Emma KENDRICK on said:

    i was wondering if you could give me some more information on you over the bust corsets, made to measure ones. What does the price range start from and time of delivery. As I live in th UK
    Many thanks
    Emma

  13. Elizabeth s. on said:

    Hi there,

    I find that my corset can dig into my hips uncomfortably. Are certain brands more confortable? What should I look for if I want confort and support?

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hi Elizabeth, what brands have you tried in the past? I have a measurements page here, if you let me know your circumferential measurements and what size corset you normally wear, I’d have a better idea of what’s happening and what corset brand/ style might work better for you. 🙂

  14. elaine on said:

    Extremely helpful article i am helping with costuming our local theater group’s production of Shrek. One of our female actors is quite large. I would love to purchase a corset for her dress to make her beautiful. They are all so expensive for our budget. I found one that is close. When they are laced up the back can that be loosened to allow for more space. She is 56 54 67. Would this be considered 6X? She is a beautiful young woman and I believe that her dress would be more beautiful with a corset. I appreciate any help you can provide

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hello Elaine, a real corset normally doesn’t have a S/M/L/XL style sizing, but rather the actual size of the waistline when closed. Moreover your actor should measure her waist and subtract 4-6 inches to find the suitable corset size. Since her waist is over 50″, she may be able to go down 8″. Orchard Corset is the only brand I know who accommodates a 46″ corseted waist size and they are also inexpensive (and you can return the corset if it doesn’t work for her).

      • When I started my company I became confused with the inconsistency of sizing in the industry in general. If I didn’t get it, I felt sure my customers would have a hard time. I adopted my own S M L XL …. system the depends solely on a waist measurement, a wide privacy panel and long laces. On my site people simply take their waist measurement and order true.

        Thank you for all the work you do educating all of us. I learn something new from you every time I visit your site.

  15. Ashley Davis on said:

    Great article! I do have a couple questions though. See… Over the last 18 months or so, I’ve lost about 175 pounds; and I haven’t reached my goal weight yet. I have a corset that I used to wear to my fav Ren Faire but now it doesn’t fit…. In fact, the lacing bones over lap quite a bit. Corsets are kind of expensive and I’m afraid to spend that much money on a corset and then have this same problem again in a few years when I reach my goal weight. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.

    • bishonenrancher on said:

      Hi Ashley, there is only one person I know of who is willing to alter/ take in renfaire corsets, and that’s Damsel in This Dress. I’m not certain if she alters other corsets or only her own, though. But if you’re actively losing weight and especially losing more than 1 lb per week, I’d recommend waiting a bit before you buy your new corset so you don’t have to keep buying a new smaller one every month or so.

  16. Basha on said:

    I love this site, and having the ability to scroll joyfully through plus size options makes me realize how rare this experience is! Thank you!

  17. sphinxvictorian on said:

    Those are beautiful, and I am interested in getting a corset. I have a question though. I’m what they call an apple shape, large tummy and abdomen, thin legs and not very wide hips. My shape resembles a pregnant woman in profile. Are there certain kinds of full-figure corsets that would be more suitable to that sort of body shape?

    Thanks for all the wonderful links!

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