This is an issue I have come to deal with all too frequently: a dear customer will purchase their corset based on the size they want their waist to be and not the size that will fit their current measurements.
Though it would be lovely if it were as simple as selecting a 24" corset regardless of the fact that your waist measures 32" when in its relaxed state, wrapping the corset 'round yourself, drawing in the laces and voila! An impressive (and immediate!) 8" waist reduction! Sadly, it does not work this way...
First, let's talk about the fact that your average steel boned OTR corset offers up to a 4" to 5" waist reduction: that is a very dramatic difference!
So although so many of us dream of shaving inches off our middle, it is important to realize that 4"-5" is already a big difference.
The next thing to consider is that if you do choose a corset that is far too small for your frame, then you will most certainly have to go through the returns process. Now, although I am very proud to boast that we here at Love of Corsets try and make the returns process as easy and hassle free as possible, I completely understand that it can feel daunting nonetheless. On top of that, no one wants to have to immediately return something that they are as excited about receiving as a corset only days after its arrived! Imagine the worst case scenario, and you may even be left feeling so discouraged that you will consider throwing in the towel on waist training altogether! How very sad and no fun at all...
The good news is that with the right size, I can promise you a few things:
Doesn't that all sound so lovely and satisfying?
And please know that if there is ever a question that you've got about size or style or waist training, or anything corset related, I am always here to answer any and all of your questions! Just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you within 24hrs, cross my heart!
Love of Corsets
Wife, mother workaholic & entrepreneur. I do my best to bring you regular content via this blog, but as you can see from my archives, it doesn't always work out that way (see above, where I mention the whole "mother" thing).