How to Measure Yourself for a Corset (Video)

How to Measure Yourself for a Corset (Video)

This video is all about corset sizing and how to measure yourself for a corset. We will discuss the four key measurements needed in order to determine which style and size will work best for your body. These measurements are the underbust, waist, hip and torso.

Video Transcription


Hello everyone. And welcome back to our Glamorous Corset YouTube channel.

On today’s episode, we will be talking about how to measure yourself for a corset. As you can see here, I have a soft measuring tape. One side has inches and the other side has centimeters. This measuring tape goes up to 60 inches.

First, most important super helpful tip, prior to taking your measurements, we always recommend wearing a thin camisole or a thin shirt of some sorts. Simply because if you are wearing a sweater or a bulky top, your measurements will not be true. Okay?

Natural Waist Measurement

Our first measurements when measuring for a corset will be our natural waist. Natural waist is the smallest part of your waist. If you bend, you will be able to feel it right over here. Usually about, I would say two inches above from the bellybutton. Pull the measuring tape around. My natural waist today measures at 30 inches.

When taking any measurement, you want to make sure you are parallel to the floor. If this measurement is too high or too low, it will not be accurate. So, we want to be completely parallel to the floor.

Underbust Measurement

The next measurement we will take is the underbust measurement. This is a measurement right onto the breast. You want to make sure the back is nice and parallel to the floor, as we did with the waist, so it’s not too high or too low. Otherwise, the measurements will not be accurate. Try to stand straight and pull the measuring tape nice and snug. My under bust measures at 30, today.

Bust Measurement

If you will be purchasing an overbust corset, this is the type of corset that will go over the breast, we will also need to collect the bust measurement. Basically, measuring at the widest part of the bust. My measurement today is at 36. Again, you want to make sure nice and straight back, nice and parallel to the floor. So, the measuring tape is not too high, not too low.

High Hip (Iliac crest) Measurement

The next measurements we will take is the high hip, also known as the iliac crest. This is the measurement where your low-rise jeans would sit. My measurement today at my high hip is 32 inches. If you’re measuring way below the buttocks area, then it is too low. Okay? Again, you have to keep the measuring tape nice and parallel to the floor, from front to back, otherwise, the measurement will not be accurate.

Torso Measurements

Finally, one of the most important measurements is the torso measurements. This is specifically a vertical measurement, which will help us determine what length corset will work best. For the torso measurement, which I mentioned, will be a vertical measurement. So, we’re measuring this way. We’ll need to place the measuring tape under the breast, either breast is fine, and extend the measuring tape where the leg bends at the hip. So, if you were just to lift the leg, extend it down to just about here. Now this measurement might be a bit deceiving because as you extend the measuring tape down, you will be looking to see a measurement and if you slouch over your measurement will be much shorter than the actual measurement. So, try to stand as straight as possible. And if you have a mirror in front of you, that will be super helpful as well. Or you can just take the measurement, position your finger, right over here, and then you can read the measurement. Mine was 11 inches. This is the torso measurement standing up.

Now, let’s take our torso measurement one more time. But this time, we will be taking the measurement while sitting down. As you can see, I’m not slouching, my back is nice and parallel to my chair. Keep your back as straight as possible. And once again, extend the measuring tape from under the breast, down to where the leg bends at the hip. Remember, if you slouch to look at the measurement, your measurements will not be accurate. You can just place your finger and then look at your measurement, which mine is 11, the same as it was while I was standing.

The measurements that we just went over are very important. Prior to making any corset purchase, you always want to make sure you send in your measurements, so the best recommendation can be made for you. If you guys have any questions at all about how to properly get sized for a corset, or if you’re having difficulty measuring yourself, please reach out to us. Please let us know. We can help. We will explain in detail exactly how and where to measure. Once we have all of your measurements, then we can make a recommendation for you that will work best with your measurements and for your body.

This concludes our video on how to measure yourself for a corset. We truly hope you found this video helpful. If you did, please subscribe to our channel and give us a thumbs up. We greatly appreciate it.

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