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Corset Body Shape Guide:


There are many affordable corset styles available on the market today and it can be somewhat confusing if you've never shopped for one before. Now that you've decided you want to buy yourself a real steel boned corset. What's next?

The first step in finding the right corset for your body shape, and the most important, is figuring out which one flatters you the most. You need to identify what style will fit your body the best and which silhouette will be the most flattering to your shape and size.

Let's get started. Simply find your shape and the corresponding corset styles with the following Meana Styles Corset Body Shape Guide.

Average Build

Description:
You are an average build and a curvy frame. You have a medium to large bust and a smaller waist. You have a naturally rounded bottom.

Ideal Choices:
Almost any corset type and shape will work for you. To accent your bustline go for the Sweetheart neckline in the longer 16 inch over bust corset or any of the waist cincher corset styles to achieve that hourglass silhouette.

Suggestions:
Show off your curvy figure with any corset. It's just a matter of your preference and style. A full skirt and a cinched waist with a sweetheart  neckline will accentuate those curves and bustline.

Tall and Slim

Description:
You are 5'6" or taller, slim and have no visible curves. Your shoulders and hips are approximately the same width and you have an average sized bust.

Ideal Corset Choices:
The Longer busk styles-16 inch over bust corset or any of the 12 inch or longer waist cincher styles.

Suggestions:
For the appearance of a fuller chest, try a 16 inch busk Satin or Leather Victorian Corset. Add the detachable beaded trim to give the illusion of a fuller bustline. A Victorian Waist Cincher will give that little extra boost to your breast while cinching in that waist for a feminine hourglass silhouette. Pair any of these gorgeous styles with a skirt with a slit to reveal your long legs.

Short and Petite

Description:
You are 5'3"or shorter and have a small body frame. You are trim with subtle curves and you have an average sized bust.

Ideal Corset Choices:
Shorter busk styles-14 inch over bust corset or any Talline Waist Cincher Corset.

Suggestions:
The shorter 14 inch busk styles will look great on you and help to accent your bustline. Add the detachable beaded trim to give the illusion of a fuller bustline. Also, the 10 inch Talline Waist Cincher will cinch in that waist for an instant hourglass silhouette. Wear a dress in the same color as your corset with a short hemline and instantly look taller.

Full-Figured Short

Description:
You are short waisted and heavy throughout. You have a large frame with very noticeable curves and a large bust.

Ideal Choices:
Try the 14 inch over bust corsets or any of the Victorian or Talline waist cinchers to accentuate those curves.

Suggestions:
Try slimming fabrics in the same color as the corset of your choice that won't cling to every curve to make you appear taller. A corseted waist will highlight your curves and hide a fuller bottom.

Full Figured Tall

Description:
You are 5'6" or taller, full figured and have visible curves. Your shoulders and hips are approximately the same width and you have a large bust.

Ideal Corset Choices:
The Longer busk styles-16 inch over bust corset or any of the 12 inch or longer waist cincher styles.

Suggestions:
Try a 16 inch busk Satin or Leather Victorian Corset or Sweetheart neckline corset. A Victorian Waist Cincher will give that little extra lift to your breast while cinching in that waist for a feminine hourglass silhouette. Pair any of these gorgeous styles with a skirt with a slit in the same color as your corset to reveal your long legs and make you appear slimmer.

Pear Shaped Short

Description:
You are short and are bottom heavy. Your hips, bottom and thighs are larger than your upper body.

Ideal Choices:
Try the Victorian over bust Corset or Talline waist cinchers to accentuate that hourglass silhouette. If you have your heart set on an over bust, try a 14 inch bustline in a Victorian cut.

Suggestions:
You can accent your top half with a corset that accentuates the bustline such as the Victorian Velvet 14-inch over bust corset and go for the detachable beaded trim to the top, paired with an a-line skirt.

Pear Shaped Tall

Description:
You are 5'6" or taller and are bottom heavy. Your hips, bottom and thighs are larger than your upper body.

Ideal Corset Choices:
The Longer Victorian busk styles-16 inch over bust corset or any of the 12 inch or longer waist cincher styles.

Suggestions:
Try a 16 inch busk Satin or Leather Victorian Corset with the detachable beaded trim to accentuate your bustline. A Victorian Waist Cincher will give that little extra lift to your breast while cinching in that waist for a feminine hourglass silhouette. Pair any of these gorgeous styles with a skirt with a slit in the same color as your corset to reveal your long legs and make you appear slimmer.

Apple Shaped

Description:
You are short or tall and have a heavier mid-section than the rest of your body. If the tummy is the problem area, then try these.

Ideal Corset Choices:
The Longer Victorian busk styles-16 inch over bust corset or any of the 12 inch or longer waist cincher styles. Pay close attention to your waist size and order your new corset according to your waist measurement for a proper fit.

Suggestions:
Also stick with the same color skirt or dress as your corset choice to give a slimming effect. You might also add the trim accessories to the top and bottom of your corset to highlight your bustline and give the illusion of a taller frame.


Athletic

Description:
You are short or tall. You have wide shoulders and a muscular build.

Ideal Choices:
Almost any corset type and shape will work for you. To accent your bustline go for the Sweetheart neckline in the longer 16 inch over bust corset if you are taller or the 14 inch bust if your are shorter. Also, any of the waist cincher corset styles will help you to achieve that hourglass silhouette.

Suggestions:
Show off your curvy figure with any corset and leave your shoulders uncovered to make them appear smaller. A halter style neckline corset or any strapless style will slim the midsection and produce an hourglass silhouette.

Big Busted

Description:
You are short or tall and have a C cup or larger.

Ideal Corset Choices:
The Longer Victorian busk styles-16 inch over bust corset or any of the 12 inch or longer waist cincher styles if you are tall. If you are short, then, opt for the 14 inch bust and the Talline waist cincher Corsets. Pay close attention to your waist size and order your new corset according to your waist measurement for a proper fit.

Suggestions:
The Victorian corset will give you added support and accentuate your curves. Also, try a halter style that can be adjusted according to the support you need.

Small Busted

Description:
You are short or tall and have an A cup or smaller.

Ideal Corset Choices:
Shorter busk styles-14 inch over bust corset or any Talline Waist Cincher Corset if you are short. The Longer Victorian busk styles-16 inch over bust corset or any of the 12 inch or longer waist cincher styles if you are tall.

Suggestions:
The shorter 14 inch busk styles will look great on you and help to accent your bustline if you are shorter. Also, add the detachable beaded trim to the top and or bottom of your corset to give the illusion of a fuller bustline and taller frame. The 10 inch Talline Waist Cincher will cinch in that waist for an instant hourglass silhouette. Wear a dress in the same color as your corset with a short hemline and instantly look taller. Or, if you are taller wear a skirt with a slit to accentuate those long legs.

Whether you buy your new corset from Meana Styles or somewhere else, this easy to use guide should help you to find just the right corset for you and your body shape. Happy shopping.
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