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Size Charts


Redthreaded Size Chart
Redthreaded Skirt Support Size Chart
How do I measure for a corset?
Take your measurements over a supportive but lightly padded or unpadded bra, and ideally get someone to help you. Keep the measuring tape horizontal to the floor. Measure your natural waist at the space between your ribs and your hips, usually at or just above navel. If you have a hard time finding it, bend to the side. Where your body naturally creases is your natural waist. Our standard stock and patterns are designed for an "average" back neck to waist length of about 15". 


How do I pick a size?
Your corset should be at least 2-4” smaller than your measurements, and more if you're very “squishy”. Larger women can frequently lace down more than smaller women. Victorian hourglass type corsets can lace in tighter than 18th Century Stays, Regency long stays, 1790's, and 1830's. The most commonly sized-down style is S-Bend, since it tends to cinch in more extremely than other styles.
TEXT ONLY SIZE CHARTS:
Body Measurements--if you are "squishy" or between sizes, order the smaller size
XS - Bust 32-34", Underbust 27-29", Waist 24-26", Hips 34-36"
S - Bust 34-36". Underbust 29-31", Waist 26-28" Hips 38'-40"
M - Bust 36-38", Underbust 31-33", Waist 28-30", Hips 38-40"
L - Bust 38-40", Underbust 33-35", Waist 30-32", Hips 40-42"
XL - Bust 40-42", Underbust 35-37", Waist 32-34", Hips 42-44"
XXL - Bust 42-44", Underbust 37-39", Waist 34-36", Hips 44-46"
Plus size 18 - Bust 44-46", Underbust 39-41", Waist 36-38", Hips 46-48"
Plus size 20 - Bust 46-48", Underbust 41-43", Waist 38-40", Hips 48-50"
Plus size 22 - Bust 48-50", Underbust 43-45", Waist 40-42", Hips 50-52"
Plus size 24 - Bust 50-52", Underbust 45-47", Waist 42-44", Hips 52-54"
Plus size 26 - Bust 52-54", Underbust 47-49", Waist 44-46", Hips 54-56"

Corset waist measurements by size, measured edge-to-edge:
XS - 22"
S - 24"
M - 26"
L - 28"
XL - 30"
XXL - 32"
18 - 34"
20 - 36"
22 - 38"
24 - 40"
26 - 42"