Which Corset is Right for You?

To find out, start by clicking on your body shape:




Round Body Shape

Round body shapes, sometimes called "apple shapes," tend to have a less defined waist and may carry more weight around the middle, creating a softer shape than that of the rectangle.

Best Corset Style: Underbust

Best Corset Silhouette: Gentle or Hourglass

The Underbust corsets work well for people with round body shapes as the length tends to be very flattering. If you have a little extra fluff around your waist, you may find that you fill out the curvier shape of the Hourglass Silhouette corsets well, but if you prefer a milder shape the Gentle Silhouette is a good option too.

Styles To Avoid: Waist Cincher

The Waist Cincher corsets are shorter and less curvy, so you may find that you get some unflattering spillover at the upper or lower edge of the corset.






Rectangle Body Shape

Rectangle body shapes tend to have a less defined waistline and fairly balanced shoulders and hips, creating a straight or angular shape. Some people find that this body shape is emphasized by an athletic lifestyle and may have more defined musculature than other body types.

Best Corset Style: Waist Cincher or Underbust (Gentle)

Best Corset Silhouette: Gentle or Hourglass

If you identify as a rectangle body shape, especially if you have a more muscular figure, the Gentle Silhouette may be more flattering for your figure as it will create a subtle curve at the waist. If you'd like a curvier shape, the Hourglass Silhouette Waist Cinchers will create a waistline that is just a touch more defined, without being so curvy that they don't lie flush at the hips.

Styles To Avoid: Long Underbust

Avoid the Long Underbust style as these corsets are likely to be too large for you at the hips.






Hourglass Body Shape

Hourglass body shapes have a defined waistline and fairly balanced shoulders and hips, creating a curvy overall appearance. If you're an hourglass shape, you probably carry your weight in both your hips and bust and you may find that your waist looks small in comparison to the rest of you.

Best Corset Style: Underbust or Long Underbust

Best Corset Silhouette: Hourglass

If you're an hourglass shape you're going to need a corset with a curvier shape to accommodate your natural curves, so the Hourglass Silhouette corsets will be the best option. The Underbust corsets work well for most hourglass shapes but if you have a longer torso or need a bit of extra room at the hips, the Long Underbust corsets will be your best choice.

Styles To Avoid: Waist Cincher

The Waist Cincher corsets are less curvy, so they may fit too tightly at the underbust or hips.






Triangle Body Shape

Triangle body shapes, also commonly called "pear shapes," are characterized by wider hips and a smaller upper body. If you're a triangle shape, odds are you tend to carry your weight in your hips and thighs and may have a narrower rib cage and slender shoulders.

Best Corset Style: Long Underbust

Best Corset Silhouette: Gentle or Hourglass
The adjustable hip ties of the Long Underbust corsets are going to fit your curves the best. If you have a narrower ribcage or prefer a straight or conical rib shape in your corsets, the Gentle Silhouette corsets will be a good option. If you're looking for more dramatic curves and a more defined waistline, choose the Hourglass Silhouette instead.

Styles To Avoid: Waist Cincher and Underbust

The Waist Cincher and Underbust corsets may not have enough room at the hips to fit you comfortably, so these are best avoided.






Inverted Triangle Body Shape

Inverted triangle body shapes are characterized by wider shoulders and narrower hips. Some people with this body shape carry more of their weight in their chest, creating a bustier appearance, or have wider rib cages than other body types.

Best Corset Style: Waist Cincher (Hourglass) or Underbust (Gentle)

Best Corset Silhouette: Gentle or Hourglass

The Waist Cincher in the Hourglass Silhouette or the Underbust style in the Gentle Silhouette are most likely to fit you well. If you’d like a more defined waistline choose the Hourglass Silhouette Waist Cincher, as its curvier shape should be just enough to emphasize your figure while still lying flush against your underbust and hips. If you'd prefer more coverage or a milder shape, the Gentle Silhouette Underbust corsets would be the best choice.

Styles To Avoid: Long Underbust

The Long Underbust corsets are likely to be too large at the hips for your body, so these are best avoided.



Waist Cincher:

This corset has a milder shape than the other corset styles and is more for tummy flattening than extreme training. This corset is a maximum of 8.5" long in the center front (3 - 4" shorter than the standard length underbust), so the top line generally comes up to the lower ribs and the lower edge sits slightly above the iliac crest. On someone with a short torso, it may reach up to the underbust line. If you have a torso length of 6.5" or longer you will be able to sit comfortably in this corset.

Avoid this corset if you have a prominent lower tummy pooch (aka "mother's apron"), as this corset is very short and will not fully cover the lower abdomen. If your high hips measure 8" or more larger than your waist (like triangle and hourglass body shapes), this corset may fit more snugly than is comfortable at the lower edge.

Underbust Corset:

This corset is our most popular cut and comes in the most fabric designs. It will cinch in your waist and deliver an extra lift to your breasts. It's designed to sit right at the hipbone (iliac crest) on most wearers, and has a contoured underbust line to accentuate and lift the bust area. The center front is a maximum of 12," and from underbust to lap your torso should measure at least 9.5" to be able to sit comfortably. Our men's variation of this style features a straight cut across the top and is currently only available in the Gentle Silhouette.

Avoid this corset if you have a torso shorter than 9" in height or if your high hip (iliac crest) is 10" or more larger than your natural waist.

Long Underbust Corset:

This corset is designed to flatter those with longer torsos and those with wider hips (like triangle and hourglass body shapes) as this style has adjustable side hip ties. This corset will cinch in your waist while also delivering an extra lift to the breasts with its contoured underbust line. The center front is a maximum of 13.5" long, and you should measure at least 11" from underbust to lap in order to sit in this corset comfortably. This style is also the most flattering for full-figured wearers and those who have lower belly pooch or "mother's apron."

Avoid this corset if you have a torso 10" or less in height, unless you don't plan to sit down for long periods in this corset.

Overbust Corset:

Timeless Trends' overbust corset tops have a 3-point fitting system, so even though our corsets are still standard sized, you will be able to control the fit more than you would with some other styles or brands. With more choices, you have a higher chance of having a more flattering and comfortable fit.

Our overbust line does a great job of pulling in the waist and since it sits higher up, it creates extra cleavage and lifts the breasts.

Our overbusts are offered in 10 different waist sizes, from 20" - 38," in 2 inch increments. Start by choosing the waist size that's appropriate for you. Many people are comfortable starting with a size 3-4 inches smaller than their natural waist measurement. For example, if your waist is naturally 32," then perhaps choose a size 28" corset, or you can follow our sizing page's recommendations.

In addition to the 10 different waist sizes, each overbust comes in 3 different bust sizes: small (for cups A - small B), medium (for cups B-C), and large (for cups D-DD). For instance, there are sizes 24S, 24M, and 24L. The number indicates the waist size and the letter indicates the bust size. This means that Timeless Trends has an incredible 30 different overbust sizes to choose from!

All of our overbust corsets have functional side ties at the hips, which you can expand or contract to fit your hips. This means that whether you have slim hips or prominent hips, you can adjust the corset to fit you. Even if you have uneven or asymmetric hips, you will be able to adjust each side individually for comfort.

Timeless Trends overbust corsets are different from the other corsets we offer in that they all come with a modesty panel that will protect your skin from friction burn while lacing up and prevent your skin from showing though the laces once the corset is laced comfortably.