With a custom corset, fit and design are expertly tailored to meet your needs.  Certain special designs can only be made with a custom fit.

 © John Carey

© John Carey


The Right Fit

Ready-to-Wear

aka made-to-order

Corsets are made to order with Pop Antique's exceptional ready to wear fit and the fabric of your choice. The Engineered Fit of Pop Antique's corsets was extensively researched, then prototyped and fit on models with prior corset wearing experience to ensure comfort and proven waist reductions. A high degree of personalization in design direction is

Semi-Custom

Made to Measure alterations

Alterations start with Pop Antique's signature Engineered Fit and can be as simple as a change to corset length, neckline shaping, or hip and rib circumference. This is similar to the made-to-measure service offered by many, as it only utilizes hard numbers to derive the fit. For an additional fee, you may have a mockup executed to test the changes.

Bespoke

Custom fit

Truly custom corsetry starts with an in-depth measurement intake.  A unique pattern then is expertly drafted and the fit is analyzed with a mockup via an in-person or Skype fitting. If possible, in-person fittings are recommended for a direct hands-on approach and to ensure proper lacing technique, which is strongly related to fit and comfort. This process is repeated as needed to refine the fit and aesthetic lines of the final piece. The best custom corsets are created by fostering an on-going relationship with your corsetiere so that your corsets continue to evolve to meet your preferences as you learn them.

Custom-fit is the ideal choice for unique design concepts as well as experienced tightlacers and those who are otherwise dramatically or unusually proportioned.


Archetypal Design

Integrated corsets and unique personalized designs are opened up with custom corsetry.  Certain styles may only be possible with a custom fit, such as integrated corsetry concepts like the corset body or shirtwaist corset. Your personal style can be showcased with Pop Antique's unique aesthetic sensibility.  Email Marianne with ideas for a custom corsetry consultation.


Resources

About Custom & Made-to-Measure Corsets - Blog post on The Lingerie Addict by Marianne Faulkner of Pop ANtique.

What (You Didn't Know) to Look for in a Corset - Blog post on The Lingerie Addict by Marianne Faulkner of Pop Antique.

How to Choose the Right Corset for Any Occasion - Blog post on The Lingerie Addict by Marianne Faulkner of Pop Antique.

How to Choose the Right Corset for Your Body Type - Blog post on The Lingerie Addict by Marianne Faulkner of Pop Antique.

Great Corset Blog Posts - Pinterest board indexing an array of educated posts about corsetry from a variety of authors.

Lucy's Corsetry - Informative website about corsetry.