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 sit the most discreetly under clothing. When wearing sheer fabrics or bodycon fits it's important to be realistic on how much you can conceal a corset underneath. Our High rated corsets are our classic shapewear styles designed to conceal under clothing. Our low-scoring corsets mean there's no chance you'll disguise some of our designs but of course, we wouldn't want you to. 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 thats best suitable for you.
     
0" Waist Reduction - Not designed for waist reduction these are fashion or comfort 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 - A corset with a flattering 2" reduction is a great option for everyday wear and comfort while creating a smoothing cinch to the waist. 3 Disguise Rating - Corset designs that you don't want to hide. Creative styles with extra special desing features to create looks you'll want to show off. 6 Comfort Rating - Corsets to be worn for fewer hours of the day than other styles. Design features such as heavy embellishment or accessories that look great and perfect worn for a few hours at an event!
-2" or 4" - We offer this corset in a 2" or 4" reduction so the choice is yours! Chooses a flattering 2" cinch or a dramatic 4" for that iconic hourglass silhouette 4 Disguise Rating - Our elevated outerwear, including dresses, shirts, and more! These styles are made to be seen while concealing and incorporating corset shapewear beneath them. In these styles, you'll recognize the corset details like a busk, boning channels, or lacing which we think add a touch of true Corset Story styling to the designs. 7 Comfort Rating - Corsets from outerwear collections including styles like our dresses and shirts. These designs may be heavier than your average dress or outerwear item because of the incorporated corset features, such as boning. However you certainly won't find outerwear that shapes your silhouette better.
-4" Waist Reduction - For those more serious about creating an hourglass silhouette, accentuating your curves with an impressive waist reduction of up to 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. 8 Comfort Rating - Corsets tops designed for outerwear, these corsets might include a few features that stop a higher rating such as sleeves, additional ties/lacing or less or fabric choice. Corsets with sleeves do provide additional coverage.
-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. 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. 9 Comfort Rating - Styles designed to be worn all day long. We find the best fabrics, components, and design features so wearing a corset is comfortable and simple to wear!
7 Disguise Rating - Designs that were intended to been shown off, smaller details like lace trims or embelishment will makes it harder to hide but you might be able to disguise wearing this corset corset under looser clothing. 10 Comfort Rating - The Comfiest of corsets we have to offer, breathable fabrics, fit and components designed for everyday wear, making them easy to put on and so comfortable you might not want to take it off!
8 Disguise Rating - Corsets that will hide easily under looser clothes, certain features might make the corset visible under slim-fitting items.
9 Disguise Rating - Part of our classic corset shapewear, our best performing corsets are thoughtfully designed to conceal under your everyday or special occasion outfits!
10 Disguise Rating - Part of our classic corset shapewear, our best performing corsets are thoughtfully designed to conceal under your everyday or special occasion outfits!
     
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