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Sizing and Fitting

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The corsets

All our steel boned corsets are sized in even waist sizes rising in two-inch increments and the equivalent dress sizes, also rising in 2 size increments. The fashion corsets are sized in 1 1/2" increments.


Steel boned corsets should be ordered 4-5 inches below your natural waist measurement, depending on the desired effect. If you are tiny, then your waist will not compress as easily, nor as far, as a person who is larger.

Example - 4 inch below waist size :

A person whose natural waist size is 28 inches could order a corset of size 24 inches, and could wear the garment semi closed at the back giving a 2 inch reduction, or fully closed giving a 4 inch reduction. All corsets should be comfortable to wear.

How Take A Waist Measurement

Take your measurements in inches.

Measure around the narrowest part of your waist. This is usually just above your belly button.

Do not suck in your stomach, to get an accurate measurement it must be relaxed.

Keep the tape snug, but don't pull tight.

Always measure 2-3 times for accuracy.

Should  you not  have  a  measuring  tape,  you can  download  one  here.

Corset Shapes

Kinnaird  Ireland  corsets  come  in  a  variety  of  shapes,  below  is  a  breif  guide.

The Ella corset shape is shorter in the body, making it very flirty. It is cut higher up on the hips and lower at the bust. It ideal for our shorter, petite or flirtier customers.

The Dita corset is longer in the body so is ideal for taller customers. It also has more room in the bust area, as well as providing more coverage over the hips, covering any insightly bulges.

The Trixie corset, is a waist flattering underbust corset that is specially designed to cinch in the wearer's waist. It is just as comfortable over a top or with lingerie as it is under a dress. This is 10inches long at the front.

The Sablier corset shape is a heavily boned design, featuring 16 steel bones. It has a cute sweetheart neckline and a gentle curve over the hips to really accentuate the wearers curves and create the hourglass figure. This corset suits most body shapes.

The Ruby corset shape, is also a waist flattering underbust corset, but very different in shape. It is curved at the top and at the hem, to proivide a great shape. It is 13inches long at the front.

Selecting A Steel Boned Corset

Compare the measurement taken to the size chart below to find your correct size.

Steel bone

Tightlacing and Waist Training Corsets Size Chart

If you desire a 6 to 7 inch waist reduction, use the chart below.


Selecting A Tightlacing Corset

Compare the measurement taken to the size chart above to find your correct size.

Tightlacing or waist training is the process of permanently altering the wearer's figure, by reducing the waist area. Waist training has benefits such as a better posture and a reduction of stomach size but it can also reduce lung capacity.

We recommend that you consult your doctor before you begin waist training or tightlacing.

Selecting A Fashion Corset

Compare the measurements taken to the size chart below..

fashion corsets