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Corset Sizing & Shapewear

I recently received a question from a customer in regards to why her corset did not fit correctly. After many back and forth questions and asking for greater detail, we discovered the issue: shapewear.

Not that shapewear is a problem, but it will influence how a corset fits you, that is certain.

Some of us rely on our corset to provide a cinched waist and to get that beautiful hourglass shape that, let's face it, very few of us were born with. But there are those who even with their corset, still wear shapewear beneath.

Whether its for additional control and smoothness, or to help with the dreaded muffin-top or lower belly that many of us deal with, if you plan on wearing shapewear beneath your corset, then here's what you need to know:

Take the measure of your waist with your shapewear on.

Though your average pair of control top undies or pantyhose or body suit won't give you the results a steel boned corset or waist trainer will, they can smooth your hips and lower waist by up to an inch. That 1" difference between your middle with the shapewear on can lead to you purchasing the wrong size corset if you measured your natural/relaxed waist sans spanx.

Happy lacing!

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