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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this if your confused about sizing!, September 13, 2013
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I purchased another corset by this brand (from Alivila. Y Fashion) few weeks ago. I was so pleased with the quality, I decided to purchase several more. I went to the store's website to see what other styles they offered. You can't beat the price and the quality. I have purchased several corsets for 3-4 times the price from a well known lingerie company, and the quality is comparable. I saw this corset listed as one they sell. So, I decided to buy it on Amazon (instead) from Bslingerie, because I'm a prime member (amazon fulfilled this particular order). So, I received it in 2 days. I'm not quite sure who actually makes (manufactures) these corsets, however, many of the large lingerie companies are selling the exact same corsets. The first corset I bought from this manufacturer had a more detailed size chart, instead of the vague size chart Bslingerie has listed. Here are the sizes from Alivila. Y Fashion for this same corset:
S/Bust:29-31inch Waist:23-25inch
M/Bust:31-33inch Waist:25-27inch
L/Bust:33-35inch Waist:27-29inch
XL/Bust:35-37inch Waist:29-31inch
XXL/Bust:37-39inch Waist:31-33inch
I bought an XL (based on my measurements), and it fit like a glove. It's very important that you do your measurements before choosing a size. Your waist measurement is the most important. The measurements Alivila Y. Fashions had listed are fairly accurate for this corset. Just like the other reviewer stated, when you measure your bust, don't use your band size. Measure your diameter including the breast. If there is a large discrepancy between your bust and waist measurement, and you don't fall in one particular size (or even close), you may have a difficult time choosing something that fits. In that case, you may want to choose the size based on your waist measurement. However, the lacing in the back won't be even, and there may be a substantial gap at the top of the corset. Obviously, this won't fit everyone perfectly. I could have gone with the L, because both of my measurements fell into a L or XL (based on the size chart I listed above). However, I opted for the XL, since most people were saying that it ran small. I'm glad I did. I'm not sure what the protocol is for sizing, when it comes to waist training. I am able to tighten it a couple more inches, if I want to. Of course, if I did that, I wouldn't be able to breathe! I bought the purple. The purple wasn't what I expected. I was expecting a neon purple (more of a periwinkle). Instead, it's a muted purple with a little more red than blue. It's still very stunning. It has black trim. The fabric is brocade, but it looks more like lace in the photos. The matching thong leaves something to be desired. The fabric used to make the corset is a little too stiff to make a thong out of, and it's very large for me. I'm not complaining. The eyelets are a little difficult to close. I have to close them first, then adjust the corset by tightening it in the back. It's very easy to adjust the back, compared to other corsets. I'm not sure how to wash it, because there are no instructions. I'm assuming I will hand wash it with a very mild detergent. I don't know how well these will hold up for waist training and daily wear. These corsets don't look cheap. They would be nice to wear for special occasions with a wrap, for bride's maid attire, lingerie, or costume play. I'm very pleased with my purchase!
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Initial post: Oct 20, 2013 1:45:02 PM PDT
Wow! Thank you so much for all the info you provided! I truly appreciate the info! I between 3 sized on the generic chart! therefore you suggestion to use the company's chart was very helpful! I am just concerted about keeping "the girls" inside! lol

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2013 10:15:16 PM PST
Niki says:
I am a 5'2 115 lbs 34 D, 28 waist, 34 hip. What size do you suggest?

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 10:45:34 PM PDT
Qwistie says:
Thank you so much for the info! It helped me a lot!
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