FAQ
HOW IMPORTANT ARE MY MEASUREMENTS?
The important measurements are waist size and height.
The bust size is only important if your bust is small compared to your waist size. The corset expects your bust to be proportionally bigger than your waist. If your bust is only a few inches bigger than your waist ( i.e. your waist is 32 and your bust is 34) then the full corset will have too much room in the bust area. In this case it is wiser to wear an underbust which will trim the waist and 'boost' the bust.
If you are under 5' 4" you will need to choose a shorter style. If you are unsure please email to discuss your choices:   jill@corseterie.co.nz

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LIGHTWEIGHT PLASTIC BONED CORSET AND A STEEL BONED CORSET?
A plastic boned corset looks lovely but is not structured to pull tight. It is worn as a strapless top. It will not fall down and will hold you in but will not give an hourglass appearance. For that you will need a steelboned corset which is built to pull in tighter.
WHAT IS 'WAIST-TRAINING'?
Waist training is the term given to using a sequence of corsets to cause the waist to drop several sizes.
It is not possible to achieve this result with one corset. The corset should have no more than a 4 inch gap at the back for a comfortable fit. 
If the corset is worn every day the waist will gradually size down. When the corset is fully closed at the back and cannot be tightened it will be necessary to purchase a smaller corset ( measure the waist and choose the best fit).
If you wear your corset constantly several things should occur. You will be standing straighter which automatically causes the waist to size down. You will become more aware of that area of your body and will be less likely to overeat.
Do not stress your body by trying to create an overly tiny waist. It is never healthy to cause your mid-section to be so small that the organs are crowded.

CAN I USE MY OWN FABRIC TO HAVE A CORSET MADE?
In short, no.We have a lot of fabric choices and prefer to use our own fabrics as they have been chosen to work well with our patterns.
IF I DON"T SEE MY SIZE IN STOCK CAN I GET ONE MADE?
Yes. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.