We stock a wide range of clothing from numerous suppliers so inevitably, sizes can vary significantly. We therefore measure all items before they are added to the website and size them accordingly. For example, a size S could be an 6, 8 or a 10 so please be guided by our sizing alongside the chart above. We would strongly advise customers to check their measurements against the ones we provide if they are still unsure of which size to select.
Our measurements are taken with the garment laid flat. The bust measurement in particular can cause some confusion. The bust size we give relates to the actual bust measurement of the item at the fullest part of the bust - not to be confused with one's bra size. For example, if someone has a bra size of 34DD, their actual bust measurement could be 40" at the fullest part and not 34". If in doubt, we advise measuring yourself with a tape measure to be sure of your actual bust size.
How To Measure
This measurement should be taken across the fullest part of the bust at the front touching the shoulder blades at the back.
Take this measurement around your natural waistline keeping the tape measure comfortably taut.
The hip measurement should be taken at the widest part of your hips approximately 8" below the waistline.
Still unsure which size to order?
A good tip is to take the measurements of an item that you currently wear and that fits you well. Measure the item laid flat from seam to seam (for the bust measurement, from underarm to underarm) then double it.
A Word About Corsets- the most important measurement when choosing corset is the waist. Nothing looks worse than a corset that's baggy and too large on the waist! Once the waist fits, the bust and hips can generally be accommodated by adjusting the back lacing.