Tips for Wearing

A note about Puimond’s bespoke corsetry…

For those of you who’ve wondered to what degree the corsets ordered from this web site will be customized, they’re made to order by style, size and material. That means, you select the corset style you like, the corset size (3-5 inches smaller than your natural waist measurement) and material (fabric or leather). Before clicking the ‘Buy Now” button for your selected corset, be sure to download the male or female measuring chart on the “Measuring for the Right Fit” page, found under the ‘Before you Buy’ menu, and fill it out completely. To ensure the best fit, record your measurements to the nearest half inch. When your order is received and processed, your provided measurements will be double checked. While in the production stage, those areas around the top and bottom of your corset will be adjusted to fit your chest and upper hip portion to provide a snug and proper fit overall.

Muslin Mock-up

For completely custom made-to-measure individual corsets, where a custom pattern is drafted to your detailed measurements, there is a 25% additional cost. This is suggested for those requiring a one-of-a-kind design or a custom fit for an irregular or not-so-standard body shape. Muslin mock-ups are available, and highly recommended, for remote fittings. These mock-ups cost around $110 plus shipping for underbust and overbust styles and more for corset dresses. Mock-ups are a helpful tool to ensure a perfect fit and to finalize an individual pattern before expensive material is cut.

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How to Properly Remove Your Corset

Always unlace the back of a corset before unhooking the front busk closure. Busks made in China have been getting a bad rap but even the sturdiest busks made in Germany, like the one on this corset, will break with too much stress. Typically, most people undo the bottom hooks first and work their way up. Because this corset was not unlaced properly beforehand, too much stress made the top metal stud pop! Once a real corset is made, it cannot be altered without compromising its strength and quality as a functional garment.

Always take time to unlace the back first. ¬†You’re gonna have to unlace it to put it on again, anyways…

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