Dor-Ne Corset Shoppe
Established in 1932
I have narrow shoulders and my straps keep falling down, what should I do?
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.
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.
What is a Cinchers corset?
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.
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.
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 most common mistake women make when trying to find their correct bra size?
How much do you charge to take measurements?
What's the difference between a sports bra and a regular bra?
What is the difference between Overbust and Underbust corsets?
Can a corset help my back problems?
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.
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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.
Can full-figured women only wear under-wire bras?
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.
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.
Do men wear corsets?
Why is it important to wear the correct size bra?
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?
Do you fit corsets for Transgender/Men/Crossdressers?
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 can I get measured for a corset?
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?
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.
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.
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.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sunday by Appointment Only | Tel. 301.589.5151 | Fax 301.589.6045 | email@example.com
Address: 8126 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910 Dor-Ne Corset Shoppe | Established 1932