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Your Natural Waist Size
Select your Natural Waist Size (in inches) to see which designs we have in your size
For help with sizing and the learn about the differences between our range click below to visit the Corset Story Size Guide
Achievable Waist Reduction
The Waist Reduction rating is the maximum waist reduction achievable of the corset. Just because a corset is rated to a 4 or 5" waist reduction doesn't mean you have to wear them that tightly, you have the choice between comfort & control.
Not interested in Waist Reduction? This rating will give you an idea of the weight of the corsets in our collections, from lingerie to expert level corsetry, as well as the support they offer.
Disguise Rating Explained
The Disguise Rating is how invisible a corset is underneath clothing, relative to the other designs available in our collections.
All Corsets & foundation garments will be difficult to completely disguise underneath bodycon and very tight fitting sheer garments. Dresses with scooped backs can also be problematic when pairing with overbust designs.
Comfort Rating Explained
The Comfort Rating is how comfortable your corset will be. Some fabrics are less suited to longer periods of wear and more theatrical designs can become heavy if wearing all day.
Naturally you will find that your corset will be less comfortable the tighter you lace it, corsetry is about finding the balance between comfort & control that best suits you.
It’s no secret that corsets have been used for centuries to assist in helping women achieve the ultimate feminine silhouette. Waist training and waist reduction have been on the periphery as long as modern fashion has existed. But as well as reducing waist size, wearing a corset every day has a host of other benefits, including improved posture and helping to boost your confidence.
There is no shortage of timeless images of the hourglass figure. Think of Marilyn Monroe, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Bettie Page - there is nothing like the indomitable imagery of a corset assisting with that stunning silhouette.
Recently, Kim Kardashian has popularised the cinched waist once more. Her social media pages displayed a renewed enthusiasm for highlighting the waist. Yet there is a key difference. What Kim Kardashian promotes is known as ‘shapewear’, or a specific item of clothing known as a ‘waist trainer.’
What’s the difference? Why does it matter?
Waist trainers and shapewear can be used to cinch the waist by one to two inches, but ultimately this is an artificial and short-term solution. Furthermore, the material used to make shapewear may interfere with your daily routine or irritate your skin, as they tend to be made with non-breathable latex or neoprene.
A corset is a much more efficient and reliable option for effectively reducing waist size. Traditional and best, corsets make use of steel bones and breathable fabrics, such as cotton, to create an adjustable and comfortable route to waist reduction.
Corset Story offers a truly delectable range of corsets designed to give you the best waist reduction results across a variety of specifications. Each corset comes with an in-depth detailed profile to help you make the perfect choice, including:
- A waist reduction guide advising you on how many inches reduction you can expect. Look out for the golden badge that signifies it’s an ultimate waist reduction corset!
- A disguise rating, letting you know how visible your corset will be underneath clothing. We offer styles that can be worn as underwear or outerwear, so you’ll be spoiled for choice.
- A comfort rating, informing you of the outer material used, how adjustable the corset is, and the type of lacing the corset boasts.
We deal in honesty here at Corset Story. Waist reduction and training does not happen overnight. A solid-fitting corset can be a comfortable way to reduce your waist size by up to two or three inches. While corsets can also be used to reduce waist size by four or five inches, we do not advise this. Waist size