Period Corsets
Your Complete Source for Historic Undergarments

Sizing and Custom


For assistance email or call 206-264-0997 or 877-2CORSET (877-226-7738). 
Call or email to schedule an in-house fitting at our studio in Seattle, WA. Fittings are $45 per hour.


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Plus Size- items sized 3XL and above are considered custom and therefore not returnable. Please provide your measurements for a more precise fit.

*Size Chart Exception: c. 1950 Stevie is sized differently; email us your current bra size, full bust, underbust, and waist measures and we will recommend the appropriate size.  

These corsets are sized for moderate lacing. Order the size that best fits the bust, waist and full hip measures. If measurements span two size ranges order the size that fits two of the three measurements. Each style of corset is alterable at the side seams and straps. Every person can be laced to differing degrees and this will impact the fit of the corset.  To ensure your best fit, please provide your measurements at checkout. 
Disclaimer: These corsets are not intended for waist training.

We offer a free fitting service with our corsets. Learn more about this process here.

Order the size that best fits the waist and full hip measures. If measurements span two size ranges order the larger size. All Petticoats have two-four alteration tucks providing a total of 4" of added length, and adjustable waists. The Peasant, 17th Century,18th Century, and Ruffled Petticoat  lengths are 38”; the Late 19th Century and Tulip length is 42”, the Bustle Petticoat length is 40", the Mid 20th Century length is 24", and the Ballet Petticoat length is 25". Refer to style listings for finished lengths and circumferences. Custom lengths available by request. 

Skirt Supports
Order the size that best fits the waist measure.  The Cone Farthingale hem circumference measures between 90” and 95”. The Pocket Hoop Pannier extends approximately five inches on each side. The Full Pannier is between 34” and 36” across. The Mid 19th Century Hoop circumference measures between 114” and 123” at hem.  The 19th Century Bustle extends seven inches from the hip at center back.

Refer to the Size Chart. Sleeveless Chemises are available in five sizes; other Underwear are available in four sizes (Small-Medium, Medium-Large, X-Large, 2X-Large).  For measurements in the middle of the Medium range: order a Small-Medium for a closer fitting garment, or a Medium-Large for a fuller garment.

Fitting Service:
At Period Corsets, we believe in finding our clients the best fit possible. Every Period Corsets piece includes alterable side seams, alteration tucks and adjustable waistbands. For a truly perfect fit, take advantage of our fitting service. Order any of our corsets in a size closest to your measurements. We'll send your style of choice in our standard coutil to test as a fitting corset. Through Skype, emailed photos and phone, we can then assess what changes, if any, are necessary to provide you with a custom fit. You then exchange your fitting corset for one custom made to your needs, in the fabric of your choice. If you'd like to take advantage of this service, please email us for more info. You can read all about this process HERE.

Ordering / Customer Service: 
Period Corsets® 
10002 Aurora Ave. N. #36
PMB 5584
Seattle WA 98133-9334
Phone: 206-264-0997 Toll free: 877-226-7738  Fax: 206-264-1657


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