Tips for Wearing

Custom made to measure corsetry

More than half the orders received here are custom made to measure for everyday tightlacing / waist training needs.   Here is an example of a py09 curvy underbust, custom ordered with a mock-up fitting.   English floral coutil fabric on the outside and English coutil lined inside.   Spoonbusk closure for extra lower tummy support and custom detachable wide garters added.  With this particular mock-up, we were able to determine how much higher to raist the underbust line for the final corset.








All corset styles can be custom made to measure.  Click here fo more details and pricing to have your corset custom made.  To view the custom work gallery, click here.

Gorgeous photo of, Jennifer, in her custom corset by Perry Gallagher.

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Mosh in Puimond Corset at Dita Perfume Launch!

Mosh:DitaMosh, wore a Puimond leather Cincher corset with Dita Von Teese lingerie and stockings, while assisting Dita’s Erotique perfume launch.     A leather cincher is the perfect everyday short corset for keeping the waist nice and tight. It feels ultra sexy worn only with lingerie and looks fashionably chic as an accessory piece to finish an outfit.

Dita Von Teese launches her latest fragrance EROTIQUE at RonRobinson/Fred Segal event

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Curvy Underbust py09 Video Review by Lucy

Just in time when the cherry blossoms start to bloom, Lucy made Puimond the featured custom corsetiere for the month of April with the py09 Curvy Underbust corset on her YouTube channel.    The py09 Curvy Underbust reviewed is Lucy’s first custom Puimond corset made specifically to her measurements.  Lucy is an experienced corset lacer and her ideal Puimond corset size is 22″.  Because her previous standard sized 22″ Puimond corset closed completely at the back, this was customized so that only the lower ribs and waist shaped down to 20″.   Very little was changed to the underbust and hip line on the 22″ py09 corset pattern to allow enough room to accommodate her rib and hip bones but still fitting snug for overall support.  Lucy did not request detachable garters so there are no garter tabs attached but they can be ordered as extras at $10 per pair.  A modesty panel was not necessary because the corset is worn closed at the back but it can be included for an additional $35 for fabric corsets.

Special big THANKS to Lucy for her wonderful review!   🙂

Puimond PY09 Curvy Underbust


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Wicked Plunge py15 Video Review by Lucy

Here is a video created by Lucy, to showcase the comfort and quality of a Puimond corset to anyone who has never touched or owned one. The corset reviewed is a standard sized 20″ Wicked Plunge. Every corset ordred from this website will be made to fit your measurements.

Thank you, Lucy!!!

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How To Lace A Puimond Corset

There are many ways to lace the back of a corset and some tightlacers will argue that their fancy method is the only way.  A lot of homemade and mass produced corsets on the market use weak 1/4″ flat spring steel boning at center back on each side of the grommets.  The flexibility of these flimsy bones will cause the center back panels to curve in and outward when tightly laced, resulting in many people finding creative ways to lace a corset.  Every Puimond corset has extra sturdy  5/16″ flat spring steel bones at the back and can be simply laced as shown in the diagram.

The corset comes laced with two long loops at the waist.  Loosen the laces before putting the corset on and fasten the front busk closure.  Pull the loops gently and tighten the lacing evenly towards the middle from the top and bottom until you are happy with the fit.  Make sure the two back panels are parallel.  The back panels should never be bowed outwards () or inwards )(, and should be parallel and straight to prevent the flat steels from twisting.  This provides a more comfortable fit and prolongs the life of the boning.  The back of the corset does not have to close completely.  This space, called the “spring”, allows room to further adjust the tightness.  To finish, tighten the loops with a few final tugs and tie into a bow, as you would a shoelace and pull all the loops together evenly.


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