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Corset Connection Custom Measurements Form
To obtain proper measurements you should have someone else take your measurements for you, or print out this page and take it to a local tailor or alteration/dry cleaning shop and have them take your measurements for you. They may charge a small fee, but it is well worth it for a properly fitted garment. In the case you are having a friend take your measurements, take each measurement three times and give the average measurement.
To begin, tie a string snugly around your natural waist. This is usually just above the belly button. This will be used as a marker for taking the vertical measurements.
When taking the round measurements it is very important to make certain the tape measure is very horizontal. It should not rise up or dip down around the body. Also, measurements should be taken snug to the skin, but not tight. If measurements are taken over clothing, be sure the clothes are very thin, do not take measurements over bulky clothes, i.e. jeans, sweaters, oversized shirts, etc.. Please give measurements in inches.
Gender (for sizing purposes):
Height (in feet and inches):
Weight (in pounds):
Have you corseted before: Yes No
Take measurements #’s 2 through 11 (except #6).
All round measurements should be snug to the skin, not tight as explained above.
#3: Give natural waist measurement, and amount of waist reduction (if this is your 1st corset we recommend a max. of 4” reduction).
#8: This is as high as the corset will come under the bust.
#9: Waist to corset top should be anywhere from ½” to 2” higher than waist to underbust depending on the desired point or rise between bust.
#10: Waist to corset bottom. For this measurement sit and measure from waist to lap, this is as low as the corset will come at bottom front.
#11: Underbusts: usually ½” to 1” higher than waist to underbust. (Cinchers: dips down lower under arm, typically 1/2" to 1" lower than waist to underbust.
#12: Waist to corset bottom: Typically 3” to 5” below waist. For Edwardian’s this is approx 6” plus.
Take measurements #’s 1 through 15, include #16 for shoulder straps.
#1: Should be taken around the fullest part of the bust.
#4: Measure 3” down from waistline and take the round measurement.
#5: Measure 5” down from waistline and take round measurement.
#6: High bust, approx. 2” above nipple.
#9: Height of corset at center front. This will depend upon how much of a plunge is desired; typically this should be at least equal to waist to nipple.
#10: Sit and measure from waist to lap, this is as low as the corset will come at bottom front.
#11: Waist to underarm: As high under the arm as you can comfortably tolerate. Should be approx. same as waist to nipple.
#12: Underarm waist to corset bottom: Typically 3” to 5” below waist, for Edwardian’s this is approx 6” plus.
#13: Take curving to contours of body and straight from center of nipple to waist.
#14: For “Sabrina” corset top ends approx. ½” above nipple. For “Victorians” top ends approx 1” to 3” depending upon amount of coverage desired.
#15: Measure straight across from center of right nipple to center of left nipple (or vice versa).
#16: Have arms at side. Measure straight across from crease to crease.
Measure from center of nipple to center of shoulder. From center of shoulder straight down to waist back. Then measure from center of nipple up over shoulder to waist back (should equal sum of first two measurements).
If you are on a weight loss program we strongly suggest waiting till you’ve reached your desired size BEFORE investing in a custom corset.
We cannot stress enough the importance of proper measurements. We recommend having someone assist you when taking your measurements. Your corset will be made to the measurements you supply us with and Corset Connection cannot be held responsible for incorrect or inaccurate measurements.
Any questions can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1-888-52-CORSET (1-888-526-7738)