FAQ's


If you are uncertain of your size we suggest you order from Timeless Trends. Corsets purchased from Timeless Returns can not be returned or exchanged.

How do I determine my corset size?

Corset sizing can be both very simple and very complicated.  Each silhouette has a different sizing metric. 

The best place to begin is our How to Size Yourself page. Corset sizing is different than clothing and will require some measuring; these measurements will assist in selecting the right silhouette for your needs and body type.  Once you’ve chosen your silhouette, you can determine what length* will best suit your body and needs.     
REMEMBER - The size for an Hourglass is different than for a Slim, or a Gemini, or a Libra.  Make sure you choose the correct size for the silhouette you are ordering.
Timeless Returns does not accept any returns for any reason.  If you are unsure of your size or the best silhouette for your body type we recommend you purchase from Timeless Trends and take advantage of their awesome 30 day return policy.

 

What is the difference between silhouettes?

We carry 14 different silhouettes:
Hourglass: Short, Regular, Long, Overbust and Novice
Slim: Short, Regular, Long and Overbust
Gemini: Straight Regular and Long
Gemini: Cupped Regular and Long 
Libra 

 

The differences in the silhouettes are in the pattern construction, waist reductions offered, length, hip and rib springs and usage.  The Novice is a lighter version of the Hourglass.  The Novice has 2 layers of fabric vs the traditional 3 layer Hourglass.

Not all silhouettes, sizes or fabrics are available in Timeless Returns.  

Which silhouette is right for me?

Slim

The original Timeless Trends silhouette, the Slim is the least curvy of the silhouettes with a 4" rib spring and 7" hip spring.  Ideal for shape wear, support or as a fashion piece. 

Hourglass

The Hourglass is our most popular silhouette by far, the hourglass creates a dramatic waistline with a 6.5" rib spring and 10" hip spring. Ideal for waist training, stealthing, cosplay, burlesque and so much more! 

Gemini

Designed by Lucy of Lucy's Corsetry, the Gemini silhouette is our curviest and most dramatic silhouette with an 8" rib spring and 12" hip spring. The Gemini has 32 steel bones as opposed to the usual 26 bones.  Please note that this silhouette requires as high hip measurement of at least 10" greater than the natural waist measurement to fit properly.

Libra

Designed by Lucy of Lucy's Corsetry, the Libra has a comfortable 10" rib spring and 11" hip spring. recommended for those who have balanced measurements between their ribcage and hips.

What are Hip and Rib Springs and how do I use Hip and Rib Springs for sizing? 

Hip and rib springs refer to the difference between the circumference of the ribcage, the underbust, or the hip measurement when compared to the waist measurement of the closed corset.  

Using the hip and rib springs provides a more robust sizing method but does take a bit of math.  See our How To Use Hip and Rib Springs page for more information.

What kind of waist reduction does each silhouette offer?

Slim: up to 4 inches*
Hourglass: up to 6 inches*
Gemini & Libra: up to 8 inches*
*Results are approximate, not guaranteed.  Results vary person to person and are dependent on multiple factors.

 

What are the differences between short, regular and long length corsets?

Short: 8.25-inch-long center front; recommended for shorter torsos or as a waist cincher*
Regular: 11.5-inch-long center front; recommended for average length torsos*
Long: 13-inch-long center front; recommended for longer torsos*
*All measurements are approximate and may vary slightly by product.

 

What are the measurements of your corsets?

Below, find dimensions (in inches) for each of our silhouettes. Please note measurements may vary up to a half inch from corset to corset depending on variables in manufacturing.

Slim:

 

Short

Regular

Long

Busk

7”

10”

12”

Center Front

8.5”

11.5”

13”

Side Length

7”

10”

11”

Center Back

9.5”

12.5”

14.5”

Underbust to Hip

7.5”

10”

11.5”

 

Slim Overbust:

 

Sizes 20 – 22

Sizes 24 – 38

Busk

13”

13”

Center Front

13.5”

14”

Side Length

11.5”

12.5”

Center Back

13”

14”

Underbust to Hip

9”

9.5”

Overbust to Hip

13.5”

14.5"

 

Hourglass (Includes the Novice):

 

Short

Regular

Long

Busk

7”

10”

12”

Center Front

8.5”

11.5”

13”

Side Length

6.5”

9.5”

11.5”

Center Back

10”

12.5”

14.5”

Underbust to Hip

7.5”

10”

11.5”

 

Libra:

Busk

10”

Center Front

10.5”

Side Length

9.5”

Center Back

12”

Underbust to Hip

9.5”

 

Gemini:

Regular Long

Busk

10”

12"

Center Front

11”

13"

Side Length

11”

12"

Center Back

13.5”

14"

Underbust to Hip

9.5”

11"

  

How do I lace up and remove my corset?

Please see corset care page for more details.

  

Can Timeless Trends corsets be used for waist training?

Yes! Timeless Trends corsets are constructed with flexible spiral steel stays, a steel busk, waist tape and 3 layers of fabric, with the exception of the novice, which consists of two layers.  Our corsets are durable enough for everyday use and are covered by a lifetime guarantee.

Do you ship internationally?

Timeless Returns DOES NOT ship to international customers. We ship using USPS to the United States and its territories. 

What is the average shipping time?

Your order will be picked and ready for shipment in within 5 to 7 business days.  In some cases we are able to pick your order sooner. Orders typically take between 2 to 3 business days once shipped, and dependent upon the final destination.

What is your return policy?

We do not accept returns or exchanges of Timeless Returns corsets.

Returns Policy 

Where are your corsets shipped from?

Timeless Returns is the online store where you can score deals on customer returns, out of stock and discontinued items.  Timeless Returns ship from Victoria, Texas USA.

Do your photos accurately reflect the true colors of your corsets?

As with any photography, the lighting effects the perception of the colors of our corsets, and we take care to try and provide as much information possible to ensure you get the right corset for your use.  If you have a particular outfit you are trying to match, we will be happy to offer suggestions.  Contact support@timeless-trends.com and we will work with you to find the perfect corset for you.