Last updated on April 2nd, 2021 at 01:50 am
Most well-known OTR corset companies carry corset sizes for natural waists up to and around 38″. However, what if your waist size is over 50 inches? 60 inches? Full-figured people deserve beautiful corsets too, and in this guide I’m going to share with you some of the brands and independent corsetieres that cater to larger clients. All of the following businesses offer corsets larger than 38″. 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), do 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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Timeless Trends corsets has extended their sizing from 38″ previously to now up to size 42” in underbusts, and 42” for special order overbusts. These have been known to fit those with a natural waist size of up to 54″!
Although this photo isn’t of a plus size model the Artemis corset (another Lucy design) is carried in extended sizes from 16″ all the way up to 44″ closed waist (suitable for a natural waist of up to 55″). The Artemis is designed to be a halfway point between the hourglass and the Gemini corsets in my shop, so a wider range of curvy body types will be able to fit the Artemis without requiring a 16-inch hip spring.
Glamorous Corset stocks sizes up to 40″ corsets, suitable for natural waist sizes of up to 48″ (if lacing the corset closed) or 50″ (if worn with a lacing gap). As the sizes get larger, the Lara is patterned to be a bit more “scoop” like at the bottom front for more support of the lower tummy, while smaller sizes are slightly more pointed.
Mystic City Corsets releases and exclusive plus-size line every so often, like the MCC80 and MCC81, which are carried only in waist sizes 32-44″. These corsets are typically longer than average, with ties at the hips and below the busk to contour around a round lower tummy, and with a high back to smooth the “muffin”.
Corset Story sells corsets up to size 46”, recommended for a natural waist of up to 50 inches.
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.
Tess Munster modelling the Orchard Corset CS-426 underbust, starts at $80 without hip-ties ($85 with hip-ties) 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 corset wearers 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 $88, by far the least expensive option in this list.
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.
Dark Garden Corsetry offers standard-sized and custom-fit corsets for full-figured corseters. Their standard Valentine overbust and Cupid underbust are cut specially 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.
This Reproduction Edwardian 1900 S-bend demibust corset by Green Martha shows incredible support, smoothness and curves. Green Martha is run by Marion Brégier, a wedding dress designer, corsetiere and couturier – read more on her blog here.
KMK Designs is a fun Mother-Daughter duo out of Stillwater, MN (USA). Between their team members, they have a wide range of experience and talent – I always keep up with their Patreon where they design seasonal collections and cosplay pieces, like this gorgeous dual-texture corset part of their Witchy Corset collection (October 2020), but they also create bridal, couture, and support corsets as well.
Apollonie Corsets, run by Heather Jacobsen, is a fellow Canadian who splits her time between Toronto and Montreal. Heather has an impressive repertoire of work, specializing in Cosplay (as seen above), couture and formal wear, historical reproduction, and men’s tailoring as well! Be sure to check out her Instagram for her extensive Cosplay work!
After Elizabeth is a one-woman couturier and designer who has moved from exclusively corsetry to bridalwear. Here Georgina of Fuller Figure, Fuller Bust models one of Elizabeth’s masterfully-patterned overbusts. Click through her Facebook galleries to see some of her plus size bridal clients on their happy day!
The Nylon Swish started as a lingerie blog out of Australia, and now owner Elinor designs her own robes, dressing gowns, stockings and more. The Nylon Swish has evolved into a fantastic shop catering especially to Queen Size people in the Southern Hemisphere and beyond. Every part of her business is carefully considered to serve an intersectional client base with high quality, durable clothing. While corsetry stock is low in her shop at the moment I would be remiss to not include Elinor’s work here!
Rosie of Rosie Red, Corsetry & Couture (UK) may have launched her career after dressing the svelte Helena Bonham Carter, but where she shines is in her expertise in patterning and designing for full-figured brides and models in these ethereal smoky, gossamer gowns and corsets.
Elizabeth Moody is the talent and brains behind Moody Corsetry (UK) who has extensive experience patterning supportive and smooth corsets for full bust clients, and as shown here, is also able to accommodate the most striking of dramatic hip springs to create a true hip shelf.
Mystras Corsetry & Clothier makes corsets for clients of all sizes, “whether you’re 600 lbs or under 100. Every. Body. Is deserving of love, pampering and corsets.” Could not have said it better myself! This overbust is designed to support a full bustline and pull in a lower tummy after giving birth to twins.
RedThreaded is a team in Colorado owned by Cynthia, an expert theatre costume designer and corsetiere. You may not know it, but you’ve very likely seen their corsets on the runway (several BIG Haute Couture designers use RedThreaded corsets as their base pieces!). RedThreaded found its niche in historical reproduction corsetry. They test each of their pieces extensively so whether you would like to commission a corset, nab a sale piece, or sew your own corset from their pattern, you know you’ll have an expertly-patterned and proportioned corset.
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.
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!)
Moriel Corsetry is run by Katerina out of Moscow, Russia. Here one of her clients models a beautiful longline underbust covered in a soft peach lace, with a supportive spoon busk to pull in the tummy, and multiple adjustment points (three lacing systems) for both aesthetics and functionality.
Wild Rose Atelier is owned by Rebecca Balfour, a corsetiere, designer and leatherworker from Ottawa, ON, Canada. While she is relatively new on the corset scene, Wild Rose has an impressive list of repeat clients who trust her expertise in therapeutic support corsetry and her perfectionism in patterning.
Nocturnal Garden Atelier is an haute couture brand out of Milan, Italy, that I have apparently been sleeping on until very recently. This multi-talented one woman-business creates not only bespoke corsets, but cosplay and Larp costumes, leatherwork, collars, tiaras and beautiful accessories.
Fiorentina Corsetry (Kyiv, Ukraine) specializes in historical reproduction clothing and corsetry, but every so often she creates stunning one-of-a-kind pieces like this gorgeous red brocade cupped overbust with a 19teens-era low hip for hip smoothing and bust support.
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.
Period Corsets (Washington USA) is best known for their historical reproduction clothing and corsetry, but did you know that they also have a sister company called Palatine Bridal, where they specialize in plus size and full figure evening wear, bridal and more contemporary couture clothing.
Totally Waisted! Corsets (Now Bone & Busk Couture) 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.
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 $180.
Unartig Unique Boutique, run by Lotte in Germany, is also known for their well-fitting custom corsets for plus-size clients. Featured here is Cori, wearing her custom sleek black underbust corset with matching collar. This corset looks to have been drafted to have many panels, which contributes to the smoothness of the fabric and an impressively refined fit.
Ferrer Corsets of Brazil has a special collection of plus sized designs on their website, specially for women with waists 45″ and/ or with fuller busts. Their corsets are modelled by a woman with a natural waist exceeding 50″, and the one featured above clearly shows triple boning and an extra tape angled over the lower tummy which offers support and stabilization. The price of this Queen corset starts at R$ 450, which converts to about $190 USD.
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 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.
Romantasy Exquisite Corsetry offered 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 had an average price of $235 for the full-figured client, depending on your waist size. This cincher was also used upside down to fit gentlemen. In June 2020, Ann Grogan retired and Romantasy met a graceful conclusion after 30 years in business.
Forever in Black was a UK business that had been creating corsets since 1995, adding historical costume and goth/Steampunk clothing to the list of commissions. Their standard sized corsets went up to a 42″ closed waist, and custom corsets like the Belladonna overbust (seen above, modeled by Evie Wolfe) was made for any waist size if you needed larger. An included toile fitting ensured dramatic curves for $249.
For other corset makers who cater to full-figured clientele, also check out the following links:
- Ties That Bynde
- The Fitting Room
- Starkers! Corsetry
- Octaviana Corsetry
- Morua Designs
- Sunshine Lolita
- Crikey Aphrodite
*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.