Episode one of the Fit Gallery (I might call it something else but for now….)
So remember I posted the first image and asked you ladies and gents to guess where the fit issue was with this off the rack sample piece? There were some good guesses and now I’m going to let you know what the three issues were.
This is a guide for buying a corset that’s oremade from a standardized pattern NOT for a custom. A custom corset with a pattern drafted just for you should fit you nearly perfectly.
Note the pink line marked A. This will be fit issue number one. The line indicates the bottom of the band of my bra. This is not a longline bra. The top of the corset comes up higher than the bottom edge of my average cut bra.
Note the blue line marked B. That is the edge of my low rise underwear. The corset extends far past that.
And the green line marked C. The hip of the corset is not flush with my hip despite the corset being closed. This is due to the length of the corset being too long. The underbust circumference and hip circumference should fit me like a glove however the length does not match up with my torso causing the hip of the corset and my hip to not align properly.
Overall the corset is too long. It makes sitting tricky and crushes or pushes the breasts up uncomfortably. Extended wear would be miserable unless you were standing for the entire duration.
So while the horizontal measurements make this one of my most comfortable pieces, the vertical makes extensive wear tricky.
Know your measurements. If a corse doesn’t have it’s length and rib and hip measurements displayed ASK THE SELLER. If they can’t tell you, don’t waste your time. A beautiful corset that fits poorly is going to make you miserable!
This is what my Lace Base is for, people.