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How to Contribute

Corset Database welcomes your suggestions, requests and contributions!


Corset shoppers:

  • Are you interested in a specific corset but it’s not included yet? Request a new listing.
  • Can you think of another parameter or detail that would help improve the organization of this database and improve searches? Leave us your suggestions.
  • Do you own a corset already listed in this database? Reviews are open on all listings – leave your personal thoughts, and feel free to add photos of how your corset fits!
  • Did we get some features wrong (e.g. silhouette, measurements, base price)? Send us corrections.
  • Has this site has saved you from “buyer’s remorse” and prevented you from wasting hundreds of dollars on poorly-fitting corsets? Feel free to donate (button below) to keep this site growing!

Leave a comment below, or email us with your contributions, comments, and suggestions on how we can improve!


Corset makers, brand owners & employees:

  • Would you like to see your corsets included in this database? Request to have your products listed.
  • Did we get some features wrong with your products (e.g. silhouette, measurements, base price)? Send us corrections.
  • Has this site resulted in a surge of sales for you, a wave of happy customers, and fewer returns / exchanges? (Hey, we can dream!) Feel free to donate (button below) to keep this site growing!


Leave a comment below, or email us with your contributions, comments, and suggestions on how we can improve!


30 thoughts on “How to Contribute

  1. The Mystic City website allows users to filter corsets based on the difference between their underbust and high/low hip measurement. It’s extremely useful for me because it shows me all of the corsets that will fit me at various levels of waist reduction. Maybe you could add that filter to your database?

  2. Hi Lucy and folks! I plan on getting into corsetting and have a severe, but common disorder – Ehlers Danlos syndrome. The very brief explanation of what it does in this context is that it essentially means our bones “float” almost as a rule even beyond our ribs, we have an extreme squish factor, and tend to have poor posture and chronic joint instability for life. If you would be interested in information on how the process goes for me, I’d be super happy to share – I’ve found a lot of testimonials from other folks with the disorder and would love to be the lab rat for a more concrete and accessible write-up. For me, I have a very extreme lumbar lordosis even outside a corset, tilting my hips very far back and impacting my knees; I got a novice Timeless Trends corset to test the waters on if supporting my spine and abdomen will help, and it should be here within a week! It seems like good data to potentially list on the database for health professionals looking for public, in-depth data on this topic.

    1. Hi C, thanks so much for sharing! There is an entire chapter of testimonials from H-EDS patients in my book, Solaced, but of course the more the merrier, and it would be great to have more primary sources and examples of therapeutic corsetry. I normally recommend a made-to-measure corset for those with hypermobility, but acknowledge that few people are able to afford to go custom right away. All the best in your journey!

  3. There are differences in the Orchard Corset CS-411 and CS-426 measurements that are listed on the database vs the official website.

    CS-411 Standard:
    Rib Spring 4
    High Hip Spring 9
    Length 8.5
    CS-426 Standard:
    Rib Spring 5
    High Hip Spring 10
    Length 8.5

    Orchard Corset website:
    CS-411 Standard:
    6″ Rib Spring & 10″ Hip Spring
    Dimensions: 10″ Front / 10.5″ Back / 8.5″ Side
    CS-426 Standard:
    7″ Rib Spring & 12″ Hip Spring
    Dimensions: 10.5″ Front / 11.75″ Back / 10.25″ Side

    1. Hi Cora, yes – every corset I’ve reviewed, I’ve measured the springs and length measurements personally. Both right out of the box before breaking in the corset, and also after having worn the corset for awhile. I have noticed that OC consistently tends to overestimate their rib springs. I’m not entirely sure why they do it, except that they recommend having a lacing gap in the back of their corsets, while I report the true springs of the corset which don’t change, whether the corset is worn with a gap or laced closed. The discrepancy in the lengths are due to the fact that I report the princess seam length (the most important length while the wearer is sitting down, which is directly under one breast down to the top of the lap), while OC states the center front and side seam lengths.

  4. This is a wonderful site! I’m a big lover of corsets and it can be a struggle sometimes to find good quality. This database is a life saver. My only frustration is I can’t seem to find any over-the-shoulder, vest style corsets. At least not quality ones made for daily wear. They’re all steampunk and fancy dress goth, covered in gears and ruffles and impossible to wear under clothing.
    I’ve been hunting for a quality corset for my grandmother who has back and posture problems we’re trying to correct, as her hunching over is affecting her ability to walk. Wearing an underbust corset helps, but she still hunches over it, making it dig into her sternum. I think a vest style corset would help her stand up straight, but I can’t find a quality one she’d wear, even here. Do you have any suggestions?

    1. Hi Elizabeth, I have a gallery on my main site that features corset makers who offer custom posture-support corsets with shoulder straps. Reputable makers like Ties that Bynde or Totally Waisted (now Bone & Busk couture) will not only make the corset to your measurements, but they can make a corset as plain as you like, and work with you on making a piece that is as inconspicuous as possible under clothing.

  5. Hi ,

    If you have time could you please update your bespoke corset map on your website or add it here ?

    Sometimes even the best OTR corsets just do not fit properly and a bespoke is required , thank you.

    1. Hi Gary, the map is regularly updated with new corset makers being added every couple of months. If there is a specific location where no corsetieres exist on the map, it means that there are no known makers in the area or they have preferred to remain unlisted. Is there something specific you’re looking for?

  6. Lucy, you are absolutely stunning. Love your new site, can’t wait to see more. Seems like corsets are coming back, finally! I absolutely adore them. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hi Lucy!
    I’ve noticed that quite a few corsets have “reviews” on them which are not reviews at all but spam and some are including links to potentially dodgy websites (I didn’t open the link but looking at the address it wasn’t good).
    Could there be some form of protection added so that only actual reviews can get through? Some of the corsets are getting unfairly low star ratings just because that is what the spammer chose to mark with their “contact us for copywriting” spiel.

    Also I would quite like for us to be able to format post so that if we type an enter, we get a line between paragraphs and/or the ability to edit posts. My review unfortunately looks like a wall of text once posted because I used spaces to break it up and submitting deleted them and didn’t put a space between the full stops and the next word…
    Glad we can now add pictures though!

    1. Hi AlexaFaie, I do have spam capture plugins on this site (Akismet and Captcha) but they are obviously not doing the job. I’ve turned off the special corset review plugin for now (the one that allowed people to add photos) because it was showing the bot spam reviews without being “approved” and wouldn’t allow me to delete them. We’ll just have to look into another plugin later on.

  8. My only comment is that I had to go through several pages to find the “Donate” button! That is an egregious error that must be rectified, tout suite! ( :p)

    You’ve done SO MUCH work on this, and this database is an incredible gift to the corset-wearing/-buying community.

    I highly encourage EVERYONE who has used this incredible resource to evaluate potential purchases to donate something to Lucy. If you can’t afford to pay her at least $5 (OR MORE! based on your financial situation) for saving you potentially hundreds, why are you even on this site looking to buy corsets?!

    Think about how much time you would have spent comparing corsets, searching through vendor product pages, and how much you value your time (literally — how much to you make per hour at your job?), and keep that in mind when donating for the use of this service.

    Lucy, you are incredible!

    1. Thank you so so much, Dee, for both your kind words and also your donation! <3

  9. Awesome Work!

    A few suggestions
    – Add a button to auto-populate the measurement data into the filters.
    – Move comment boxes like this to above the comments (that way I don’t have to read/scroll through it all)
    – Pagination for comments, I don’t know if you have enough yet, but at a certain point, you’ll want to hide a portion of comments to keep page load times low.

    I’m software engineer by trade, so let me know if you have any questions about managing your database or suggestions for a better way to do something. I’ll see if I can help.

  10. This is amazing and wonderful! Beautiful interface!!!!
    However, for those of us that have no matches/no results….Perhaps a better option for those of us that do not fit into any OTR/RTW corsets and need good, reliable input on corsetiers that are willing to work with the average corset customer ($300-$500). The list of links that we are given – well – it’s not filtered in any way. Too many links that lead to pages that have little info on them. After 2hrs of clicking around you really end up right where you started – feeling as if your body once again doesn’t fit the “ideal.”
    Many listed on your main website do not even make corsets anymore, or make only to high end wedding/fantasy designs. Some links go to inactive/flimsy Etsy pages, when the corsetiers have full, proper websites with up to date info. The few I have contacted are not willing to alter their designs/want to tell me what I want or need. I’d love to find a corsetier willing to make a nice, simple, gently cupped rib longline, body hugging corset with no pointy bits, good low back and hip support for daily wear. My quest continues….

    1. Hi Lori, sorry that you were dissatisfied with the corsetiere map. The idea of the map is to help you locate a maker who lived in your state or area, and to contact them for more information (even if their websites are sparse) as meeting a corsetiere in person can never be substituted by even the best websites. They would be able to show you shop samples and take your measurements in person.
      I’ve done my best to offer many resources for free, but I also understand that personalized assistance is a necessity to some. I will be bringing back my corset consultation service in a couple of months and would be happy to speak with you if you require advice. 🙂

  11. First of all, this is amazing! My one suggestion might be to add a colour parameter in the future. I know you can look on the site if the corsets that come up come in the desired colours, but it would be cool to have this as an added feature as well.

  12. Corset Database constantly times out. Very disappointing. But it is a Great idea.

    1. Hi Lottie, thanks for your feedback. I wasn’t expecting so many visitors on the first day, and the system got bogged down for a bit! Also sometimes the filter widget gets overwhelmed if too many parameters are chosen at once.
      From people’s feedback yesterday, it seems to work best when you clear all filters, then only set 3-5 filters at a time, narrowing down from there (if necessary). I recommend starting with measurements first as that’s probably most important to people. 🙂 And filtering by measurements tend to result in only a handful of corsets, which less overwhelming to manually go through.

  13. Lucy, I’m home! Now I have another reason to say I Love Lucy! Thank you for this amazing site Lucy! It is so nice to have handy when I want an idea of whats available for me. God Bless and keep up the great work girl! ~B

  14. Lucy,

    May I suggest that you don’t put the view more button on the search results page and only on the window that opens up so there’s less accidental pushes taking you to the manufactures page or pop up window?

  15. This is amazing, thank you for the hard work!
    My suggestion would be adding top to waist and waist to bottom measurements, especially along the princess seam.
    Waist to bottom would really help me pick an underbust that would allow me to sit comfortably without it being necessarily a cincher or waspie.
    Overall it would be great having a more accurate idea of where a corset would sit on my body. I hope this makes sense!

    1. Thank you for the suggestion Mary! As someone who is long from the waist up and short from the waist down, I completely agree that how the length is distributed is important! 🙂

  16. This is fantastic!! You are amazing, thank you for answering my sizing question earlier this week. The one improvement I would suggest it a rib spring to hip spring relationship option, that way for someone like me that is looking to have it fit properly in the ribs and hips, and not as concerned about the waist reduction, could select a hip spring the is x inches bigger than rib spring. I hope this is clear if not feel free to contact me.

    1. That’s a fab idea, Ann! I’ll add it to the list of things to add to the next update. It might take a couple of weeks to implement, but the idea is genius. Thank you for the suggestion!

  17. I’ve tried it twice and don’t get anything that comes up in the search for me. It’s probably operator error. Help.

    1. Hi Bianca, what are your parameters? You’re welcome to email us (email is linked in the page, above) and we can take a look at what you’re filtering and why it’s not working.
      Also, it’s possible that there just isn’t a corset that exists with your exact measurements, specifications and price. :\ If you have any wiggle room to expand your rib and hip springs by an inch (or even 2 inches, if you’re willing to wear a corset with a gap or go up a size) it might give some results, or try not putting in choices for a few of the filters. But unfortunately there will be situations where no products exist with someone’s measurements and specifications.

  18. When I search using the torso length slider, the corset database returns results that are the length I select OR LONGER, when what I really want to search for is that length OR SHORTER, since that measurement is the maximum length that will work on my body. All of the corsets the database returned for my search had a torso length longer than my torso.

    1. Hi Rebekah, there should be two toggles, one on either side of the slider, and you can set the range to have a certain maximum and certain minimum. 🙂 Leave the left toggle at the lowest possible, and move the right toggle to the maximum that you want. The highlighted region will be white, and the excluded figures will be in gray. Thanks!

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