Waist Reduction Disguise Rating Comfort Rating
Waist reduction is the maximum waist reduction you can achieve from your natural waist. Waist reduction is based on multiple factors, including body shape, body sizes, type of corset, and how tight you lace your corset. Corsets need to be seasoned before you will achieve your maximum waist reduction. You can find much more detailed information on this in the Blog section of the website. Our Disguise rating is to help you determine how easily you'll be able to conceal your corset under clothing. We assess the fabrics, styles, and design features to see which will suit the most discreetly under clothing. High ratings are suitable shapewear styles with contemporary or ribbon fastenings which sit flat against your body. When wearing sheer fabrics or bodycon fits it's important to be realistic on how much you will conceal a corset underneath. Our low scoring corsets mean there's no chance you'll disguise some of our designs but of course, we wouldn't want you too. Our comfort rating is based around 3 key factors, a combination of how it feels sitting against your body, does it include modest style features? and how easy is the garment to move in as well as get on and off? We assess the fabrics, styles, and design features to give the corset the most accurate rating. Some designs you might wear all day long, other styles might be less suitable for this. It's important to remember one of the biggest factors will be how tight you lace your corset, tight lacing will ultimately be more uncomfortable. We believe in finding the perfect balance between comfort and style that best suitable for you.
0" Waist Reduction - Garments Designed for aesthetics only, lingerie weight pieces 1-2 Disguise Rating - Statement designs made to be seen. These corsets are often used as costumes with theatrical design features including dramatic hip panels, neckpieces, steampunk latch clips, and shoulder accessories. It's unlikely you'll find a way of disguising these styles but why would you want to? 1-5 Comfort Rating - We do not sell anything that is uncomfortable, if you corset is uncomfortable you may have a pattern which isn't suitable for your body shape, or you may be wearing the garment incorrectly
-2" Waist Reduction - One of our more popular styles, our Instant Shape ranges aim to create fashionable comfortable corsets, corsets have ribbon lacing for added comfort suitable for wearing all day long. These corset designs still boasting a impressively flattering 2" reduction. 3 Disguise Rating - Corset designs that you don't want to hide. These might be steampunk or historical styles that can be used for your cosplay or costume looks with carefully thought components to match the look including Steampunk latch clips, chains, and Buckles. 6 Comfort Rating - Corsets to be worn for fewer hours of the day than other designs, possibly made from PVC or Synthetics fabrics that get hot quickly. Design features such as heavy embellishment or costume accessories that look great but become heavy to wear for long period of time.
-2" Elasticted Waist Reduction - Comfortable waist reduction with our new contemporary Elasticated backs, a more comfy approach to waist reduction, allowing flexibility and movement with a Stylish back view. Some styles will include a zip fastening so taking on and off could not be simpler. still impressively flattering the waist by approximately 2". 4-5 Disguise Rating - Difficult to disguise, likely from outerwear ranges desinged to look like tops with fashionable feautures you want to show off. Frills and off the shoulder sleeves or decoratve high necklines would make this desgin hard to conceal. 7 Comfort Rating - Overbust patterns in synthetics fabrics that are less breathable than other styles. Likely designs wore to be seen, tie straps or front lacing details add beautiful touches to corsets but can make the style slightly hard to get on and off. You might find these styles lace up with cording, which has more power to hold you in but less comfortable than ribbon.
-4" Waist Reduction - For those more serious about creating hourglass silhouettes our Waist Taming corsets offer a dramatic reduction of up to 4". Most likely paired with corset cording to add strength for tight lacing 6 Disguise Rating - Outerwear styles designed to be worn like tops, these corsets might have sleeves or high necklines that would be difficult to hide under clothing. Fabrics Like cotton won't be as smoothing under clothes as satin styles. 8 Comfort Rating - Corsets from our outerwear collection, designed to be worn all day long, these corsets still might include a few features that stop a higher rating. Overbust corsets with off the shoulder sleeve might restive movement slightly. Some of these corsets might have front lacing and tie sleeves making them more adjustable but trickier to get on. Laced up with a ribbon for the sleekest lace finish.
-5" Waist Reduction - Ultimate waist training, you will achieve the maximum waist reduction from this selection of corsets to really accentuate the body, designed for experienced corset wearers for up to a spectacular 5" reduction. We recommend reading through our blog post before tight lacing any corsets. 7 Disguise Rating - Designs that were intended to been shown off, you might be able to disguise the fact you are wearing a corset under loose clothing. Likely an overbust style with front lace details or cotton fabrics might not look seamless under clothing. 9 Comfort Rating - Our almost perfect comfort styles, our contemporary design features including elasticated backs, zips, and adjustable straps allow flexibility and movement as well as super easy to get on. Practical for all day long wear, corsets shape such as waspies and underbust don't restrict movement.
8 Disguise Rating - Corsets that will hide easily under looser clothes, they could be overbust's in cotton fabrics or cord laced that might make the corset visible under slim-fitting items, though likely won't have style feature that stick out under clothing. 10 Comfort Rating - The Comfiest of corsets we have to offer, offering our contemporary corset features such as elasticated backs, zips, and adjustable straps for extra flexibility and movement as well as super easy to get on. Made with naturally breathable fabrics and underbust styles so comfortable you might not want to take it off.
9-10 Disguise Rating - Part of our Shapewear and compression Ranges, designed so you can easily disguise your corset under your clothing. Ribbon, hook, and eyes or adjustable straps in satin fabrics and underbust styles make it easier to conceal under clothing. S/J/D Comfort Rating - Corsets from our outerwear collection, designed to be worn for long periods of time, but might include a few features that stop it from rating higher. Overbust corsets with sleeves might restive movement slightly, you'll find these designs heavier than you average dress, shirt, or Jacket because of the corset incorporated into them. But of course, you won't find outerwear that shapes your body better.
S/J/D Disguise Rating - From our outerwear range, these include our shirt, jacket, and dress ranges. For these designs, we base the disguise ability on the corset alone. These styles are made to be seen while concealing corset shapewear beneath them. In these styles, you'll only recognize the corset by the busk and back lacing which we think add a touch of true corset styling to the designs.
Not Interested in Waist Reduction? This rating will give you a guide to the corsets in our collections, from lingerie to expert level corsetry, as well as the support they offer All Corsets & foundation garments will be difficult to completely disguise underneath body con and very tight fitting sheer garments, Dresses with scooped backs can also be problematic when pairing with Overbust designs Naturally you will find that your corset will be less comfortable the tighter you lace it, corsetry is about finding the balance between comfort & control that best suits your needs