:If an item is urgently required, please contact us before placing the order to check if we can meet your deadline.
Most of our garments are handmade to order and therefore take time to produce. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery. During very busy periods delivery times may be extended .If this is the case, we will do our best to keep you informed at all times.
Custom made, bespoke corsets, generally take 4-6 weeks, as bespoke orders usually include a fitting , twoille and possibly embrodiery and bead work.
Please refer to the size charts for sizing information before you make your order and call us if you need further information.
Corset fitting guide
For a perfect corset fitting, lace corset at the back with the LOOP at the waist. Gradually and slowly pull loops so corset begins to fit around the body.
Tighten loops and form a secure bow. Corsets can be tightened again 10-15 minutes (this allows your body to adjust to the corset shape and the corset material to become more flexible with body temperature) insuring a tighter fit. All corsets will reduce your body waist by 4". Please measure your normal waist e.g 28" subtract 4" = 24". This is your ideal corset size.
Please note, for over bust corset include your regular bra size e.g 34B ( the cup size is very important)
General corset information:
Corset fabrics and components information
Corset Outer fabric:Various refer to item examples, Duchesse Satin100% Acetate, polyester, cotton, Silk, Leather etc.
Corset interfacing: Acetate viscose/ cotton, coated with low melt adhesive.
Drill and calico interlinings.
Busks: Stainless steel and nickel free.
Boning: 8mm/10mm/12mm PVC-coated, stainless V2A steel or stainless steel spiral springs.
Eyelets: Nickel free " stainless steel (zinc /white bronze/coated brass)
Thread: Strong polycotton thread.
Corset lining: Some corset designs corsets are lined with a100% cotton twill,or satin acetate.
Boning and waist strips: Strong petersham ribbon,100% polyester
Decorative ribbon trims: 100% polyester or silk .
Lacing: Polypropylene super strong curved cord or cotton mix strong double weave. High quality satin ribbon may also be used on request in bespoke corsets.
Corsets should be cleaned by a theatrical dry cleaner only.
Most major cities have one next ton theatre land.
All corsets are cleaned strictly at the owners own risk.
Please follow the instructions on corset fitting and sizing, make sure you choose the correct corset size for you. When you put on your corset loosen off the lacing fully to allow you to put the corset on easily. Once fastened pull the laces carefully to ensure an even take up on the body (see lacing instructions). Corsets should be cleaned by theatrical/specialist dry cleaners only. Never wash your corset. After each wear, air your corset to freshen it up. We also advise wearing a silk or cotton chemise under your corset.
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