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I have narrow shoulders and my straps keep falling down,   what should I do?

Do men wear corsets?

At Dor-Ne Corset Shoppe we do not charge for fittings. Please stop by to get a FREE  bra fit consultation with one of our fitting specialists, no purchase or appointment necessary.

An Overbust corset is a corset that goes over your bustline (or breasts). It may cover a portion of your bust, or it may cover the entire bust, depending on the corset style and your particular figure. An Underbust corset is a corset that does not cover the bustline. Sometimes  this  corset is  called a  cincher,  a waist  cincher or a half-corset.​

Tight Sweater - A seamless, uplifting bra; Bulky Sweater - A bra with shaping ; Sheer Blouse - A seamless flesh-tone bra; Tight Tee or Polo Shirt - A seamless bra; Halter, Tank, Strapless - A strapless, convertible or  halter  bra;  Business  Suit w/o Blouse - A  bra  designed  with a  low  center  panel  or  front  closing.

Although corsets are designed to be worn as clothing, some can be successfully used as a back support garment.  Please  make  sure  to check with  your physician  before purchasing a corset for medical use.

What Type Of Bra Should I Wear?

Most women walking around in the wrong bra size are wearing a bra with too big a band size and too small a cup size. So, a good starting point is to go down a band size and up 2 cup sizes and see how that size feels. For example, if you are wearing a 40C go to a 38DD (or 38F), you go up 2 cup sizes  because  when  you  go  down  a  band  size, the same cup size will actually be smaller as well.

Yes, we are very pleased to fit corsets for any gender, and we will be very happy to help you to get your  perfect  fit,   please  stop  by during  our normal business hours, no appointment necessary.

How much do you charge to take measurements?

 What's the difference between a sports bra and a regular bra?

Do you custom fit bras and corsets?

​No, but here is the trade-off. A softcup bra can be more comfortable, but does not shape your breasts. A proper sized  underwire  bra can be comfortable and will provide attractive shaping to your breasts.

How can I tell if I'm wearing the wrong size bra?

What's the #1 mistake full-figured women make in sizing a bra?

Can full-figured women only wear under-wire bras?

Please come in to our store to get free measurements or click here to follow our corset fitting guide on how to measure yourself for a corset.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you fit  corsets for Transgender/Men/Crossdressers?

What is a Cinchers corset? 

How can I get measured for a corset?

What is the  most common mistake women make when trying to find  their correct bra size?

Can a corset help my back problems?

​By far, the most common mistake among full-figured or plus size women is buying a bra with cups that are too small and then compensating by going up to a band size that is too big for them. This mistake is understandable since  many  bra  styles  don't  come  in  larger  cup  sizes.  However,  you  are  doing  a disservice to yourself. Find ​
​ out   what  your  measurements  are  and  only  buy  bras  that  are  made  specifically  for  your  measurements.

​Dor-Ne Corset Shoppe

​​Women with narrow shoulders need to find a bra style with close-set straps. Racer-back style bras are one great solution. Demi cup and front closure bras tend to have straps set farther apart and should therefore be avoided. 

Please come in to our store and let our bra fit experts find a perfect fit for you, or you can learn more about symptoms of a  bad  fitting  bra  problems  and right fitting  solutions,  by  referring  to  our bra  fitting  guide on  our  sites  HELP  page.

​Wearing a badly fitted bra can actually make you ill!  Both headache and neck pain can be caused by a wrong sized bra! Many women use bras with too large of a band size and too small of a cup size. In such cases, the breasts are supported by the shoulder straps, which will cause a lot of unnecessary pressure on the shoulders (which again can cause neck pain  and  headache).  With a  perfect  fitted bra,  the breasts  are supported  from  underneath  and  not  from  the  shoulder  straps.  This   way  pressure  on  the   shoulders   will  be  minimal.

Yes,  we do. Our experienced and well trained professionals can fit  any type of undergarment, and if requires our seamstress can do a custom alteration so you get the perfect fit, that feels and looks great.

Why is it important to wear the correct size bra?

Often Underbust corsets are referred to as "cinchers" or "waist cinchers" - this is the term for a corset that  does  not  cover  the  bustline,  and  which  concentrates  specifically  on  reshaping  the  waist.

​​Whereas traditional bras are designed to provide support, a sports bra is designed to support and also reduce breast movement.  It has been estimated that  the average underwire  reduces breast movement by 38%. However,  a  good  sports  bra  can r educe breast  movement  by at least 56%.

Men often wear corsets. Many men want or need the back support that a corset can offer. Some may wish to use a corset to help with weight loss, and others wish to obtain more of an hourglass shape with their corset.

What is the difference between Overbust and Underbust corsets?

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