Custom Measures

How to Take Measurements

~ Follow the image examples and fill in the measurement form ~

Line around waist
Tie a piece of string around the narrowest part of your waist to provide you with a point to use for measuring. For women, this is approximately 1” above your bellybutton. For men, tie the string approximately 1.5” – 2” above your belly button. It is extremely important that the string is tied at the narrowest part of the waist below the rib cage and above the pelvic bone; this area provides the most in waist reduction.

Wrong measurement
When taking measurements, ensure the tape measure is parallel to the waist string and not at an angle as you see in this image.

When measuring, do not pull the tape too tightly. The tape should be snug just before it would indent and wrinkle the skin.

The illustrations below show the important lines to be measured: bust, waist, hip and underarm. In making these measurements, draw the tape measure firmly around the body and send us the exact measurements. We will allow for lacing, etc.

  • Personal Information
  • Horizontal Measurements
  • Center Front Vertical
  • Side Front Vertical
  • Underarm Vertical
  • Center Back Vertical
  • Confirmation
Bust Measurement Bust Measurement
Circumference of your bust at the widest point (bust point)
Breast Measurement Breast Measurement
Measure vertically across your right breast from the inside of the breast over the bust point to the outside of the breast. This point is across your breast, from one end of where your underwire would end to the other. Repeat for the left breast.
Breast Measurement Breast Measurement
Measure vertically across your right breast from the inside of the breast over the bust point to the outside of the breast. This point is across your breast, from one end of where your underwire would end to the other. Repeat for the left breast.
Bust Measurement
Circumference of your rib cage just below your bust, usually at the bottom elastic of your bra.
Overbust Overbust
Circumference of your upper chest with the tape measure directly under your arm pits.
Waist Measurement Waist Measurement
Circumference of your waist at the narrowest point, around the bellybutton. For desired waist reduction: the waist measurement of the corset when laced completely closed, usually 4”-6” smaller than your natural waist measure.
Hip Measurement Hip Measurement
Circumference of your hip 5″ below the waist string.
Hip measurement
Circumference of your hip at it’s widest point. For women, this is usually parallel to the crotch. For men, this is usually 5” below the waist string.
Wais to top corset
Circumference of your waist at the narrowest point, around the bellybutton. For desired waist reduction: the waist measurement of the corset when laced completely closed, usually 4”-6” smaller than your natural waist measure.
Waist to bottom corset Waist to bottom corset
Measure from the waist tape down to where you want your corset to end. With this same measurement, sit down and use a ruler to measure to cover the tummy and end just above the pubic bone, be sure the corset will not interfere with leg bending and sitting posture. For women this can be as low as the bikini line. For men, this measure is usually 4” or less.
Waist to underbust Waist to underbust
Measure from your side body waist string up to the point under your bust; do not measure into the breast tissue, but below it.
Side front waist to nipple Side front waist to nipple
Measure from your side body waist string up to your nipple.
Nipple to top corset Nipple to top corset
Measure from your nipple up to where you want your corset to end.
Nipple to Under bust Nipple to Under bust
Measure from your nipple to the bottom of your breast.
Side Body Waist to Top Corset Side Body Waist to Top Corset
Measure from the side body waist tape up to where you want the corset to end beside or below your breast. For Over Bust corsets – measure from your side body waist string up to the outside edge of the underwire on your bra.
Waist to Top Corset (Underarm Vertical) Waist to Top Corset (Underarm Vertical)
Measure from your side waist tape up to where you want the corset to end under your arm. This is usually to the top of the bra.
Waist to bottom corset Waist to bottom corset
Measure from your side waist tape down to where you want the corset to end. For a Victorian corset, this is normally 3-4”. For an Edwardian corset, this measurement is normally 5-6”.
Waist to Top Corset (Center Back) Waist to Top Corset (Center Back)
Measure from the back waist tape up to where you want the corset to end.
Waist to bottom Corset Waist to bottom Corset
Measure from the back waist tape down to where you want the corset to end.

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Please review the photos below for measuring your body. Do let us know if you have a particular corset style in mind, if it’s for a special occasion, or any other details about your new corset design. Our skilled corsetieres, whose sole occupation is to attend to your individual needs will reply; If you are undecided on a particular style, we can assist you with suggesting a corset most flattering to your figure.

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