This sizing guide will help you chose the correct size for all the clothing in our store. It will provide you with recommendations for both men's and women's clothes.

The clothing brands we stock all have fairly similar sizing standards but there are exceptions to this rule, as there is no international standards for clothing sizes some small variations are possible. If you are unsure what size to order we strongly recommend either calling us for help or indicating your measurements during checkout, and we will then double-check before shipping your parcel.

Corset Sizing.  Make your selection based on your natural waist size.  Choose a corset that is 2-4" smaller than your natural waist size, for example a lady with a natural waist measurement of 30" would usually select a corset with a 28" waist, but if she's quite used to wearing corsets she may be able to wear a 26 or 24" corset.  A lady of size 18 and more may be able to wear a corset 6" smaller than her natural waist size.

To prevent undue stress on the seams and eyelets a corset must be broken in/moulded to the wearer's body.  Initially the corset shouldn't be too tight, and the laces tightened every few hours to allow the corset to mould to the body.

How to take your measurements.

You should always use a tape measure and not pull the tape too tight when measuring.

Ladies

Bust:Measure over the fullest point of the bust, under the arms and around the widest part of the back.

Natural Waist:Measure the circumference of your waist. Use the tape to circle your waist (sort of like a belt would) at your natural waistline, which is located above your belly button and below your rib cage. (If you bend to the side, the crease that forms is your natural waistline.) Don’t suck in your stomach, or you’ll get a false measurement. If you generally wear your clothes below your waist, take that measurement as well.

Hips:Measure around the fullest part of the buttocks, not around the top of the hip bone. This should be done with your feet close together.

Corsets.  Choose a corset that is 2-4" smaller than your natural waist size, for example a lady with a natural waist measurement of 28" would usually select a corset with a 26" waist, unless she is used to wearing corsets she may be able to wear a 24 or 22" corset.  A lady of size 18 and more may be able to wear a corset 6" smaller than her natural waist size.

To prevent undue stress on the seams and eyelets a corset must be broken in/moulded to the wearer's body.  Initially the corset shouldn't be too tight, and the laces tightened every few hours to allow the corset to mould to the body. 

To wear a busk corset (a corset with clasps at the front):

  •     Loosen the back to a gap of 4-6" and place the corset into position on the body
  •     Fasten the front busk from top to bottom
  •     Gently pull the loops from both the top and the bottom, towards the middle, until the corset is fitting and comfortable.

 

Men

Chest: Take measurement up under the arms and around chest.

Waist: Measure circumference at the narrowest part.

Hips: Measure at the fullest point, standing with feet together.

 

Please note the charts below are only a guide and sizing can vary slightly between manufacturers, styles and products.

 

Womens

UK Size

Bust

Waist

Hips

 

Inches

Centimetre’s

Inches

Centimetre’s

Inches

Centimetre’s

4

32

78

24.5

60

34

84

6

33

80.5

25.5

62.5

35

86.5

8

35

83

26.5

65

36

89

12

36

88

28.5

70

38

94

12

38

93

30.5

75

40

99

14

40

98

32.5

80

42

104

16

42

103

34.5

85

44

109

18

45

110.5

37.5

92.5

47

116.5

 

UK

US

Australia / New Zealand

Europe

Petite

8

6

10

36

Small

10

8

12

38

Medium

12

10

14

40

Large

14

12

16

42

Extra Large

16

14

18

44

One Size

8 - 14

6 - 12

10 - 16

36 - 42

Corsets

Sizing Information (All measurements in inches and approximate)

Corsets

20

22

24

26

28

30

32

34

36

38

40

Natural Waist

20/23

22/25

23/27

26/29

28/31

30/33

32/35

34/37

36/39

38/41

40/43

UK

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

26

USA

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

France and Germany

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

54

Italy and Spain

38

42

42

44

46

48

50

52

54

56

58

Brazil

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

54

56

Japan

7

9

11

13

15

17

19

21

23

25

27

Corset Measurement Information (All measurements in inches and approximate)

20

22 – 23

30

33

22

24 - 25

32

35

24

26 - 27

34

37

28

28 - 29

36

39

28

30 - 31

38

41

30

32 - 33

40

43

32

34 - 35

42

45

34

36 - 37

44

47

36

38 - 39

46

49

38

40 - 41

48

51

40

42 - 43

50

53

Mens

 

Trousers

Tops and Shirts

Extra Small

Waist 28 inches / 71 cms

Chest 34 - 36 inches / 85 to 91cms

Small

Waist 30 inches / 76cms

Chest 36 - 38 inches / 91 to 96 cms

Medium

Waist 32 inches / 81 cms

Chest 38 - 40 inches / 96 to 101cms

Large

Waist 34 inches / 86cms

Chest 40 - 42 inches / 101 to 106 cms

Extra Large

Waist 36 inches / 91cms

Chest 42 - 42 inches / 103 to 111cms

One Size

 

Chest 36 - 42 inches / 81 to 106 cms

 

 

 

Unisex Clothing (Measurements in Centimetre’s)

 

Small

Medium

Large

Extra Large (XL)

Extra Extra Large (XXL)

Chest / Bust

86 – 91 cms

96 – 101 cms

106 – 111 cms

116 -122 cms

127 – 132 cms

                                           

Ladies Shoe Sizes

British

2

2.5

3

3.5

4

4.5

5

5.5

6

6.5

7

7.5

8

European

34

35

35.5

36

.7

37.5

38

38.5

39

39.5

40

41

42

American

4.5

5

5.5

6

6.5

7

7.5

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

Ladies Demonia Shoe Sizes

USA and Canada

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

Europe

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

UK

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10