If you know your waist size, and know the proper, technical way to take it, just use this size to order your CorCelette. However, if you want to have a chance at the best possible fit for you, please take a few moments to read below.
Now, we know it is a pain to have to measure your waist, but bear with us (and we have hints and tricks to make this very simple). If you have a flexible measuring tape, great! If not, grab a string, belt (anything flexible), wrap it around your waist, then lay it on the floor and use a retractable measuring tape to get the correct number.
If you don’t have a measuring tape, you can use this as a good estimate:
If you are a size 10/12 (and some 14s*)you would fit 33″
If you are a size 8/10 you would fit 31″
If you are a size 6/8 you would fit 29″
If you are a size 4/6 you would fit 27″
If you are a size 0/2 you would fit 25″
*If you are 34″ 35″, you may be able to fit the 33″, by using a “Bella Band” under the CorCelette.
(If you are above 35″, please email us to get on the waiting list. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.)
With each size and with our weight fluctuations, the sides may either be touching, or several inches apart. Each of these looks work and are quite alluring.
Get Your Correct Waist Size:
First find your natural waist. You can do this by standing in front of a mirror (better to do it naked, bare skin gives the best measurement*), bending (gently, my post-partum Mamacitas) at your side, and putting your finger where the crease forms. That is your natural waistline, and is almost always above the belly-button (who knew?) and below the ribcage.
Stand up straight and wrap the measuring tape around your waist, making sure it is level and not pinching into the skin (don’t suck in your tummy, now!). It helps if you start the tape (at the “0” ) at your belly button; the number that meets the “o” after you have circled your entire waist is your waist measurement. Write this number down.
So, this is your waist size, but before you order in this size, see our tips below:
If you are in between sizes, order the next waist size up.
It is best to get your hip size also to determine the best fit. It is better if you enter your hip size in the message/notes section during your Paypal check out, so we can fit you better.
Now, get your hip size by wrapping the tape around the largest part of your hips and bum, making sure the tape is snug (but not tight) and level.
Write this down.
The Hip Tip: If your hips measurement is 10” greater or more than your waist measurement, go to the next waist size up. For example, if you have a 34” waist and a 45” hip, then order a 35” waist CorCelette.
The Post Partum Tip: We know that everyone’s weightloss is at a different pace in the post partum period. We made all SexCies adjustable to help out with that! Sexcies’s “adjustability” helps with the fluctuations during this time. If you are eager to use your lingerie between the 6 week to 4 month post partum period, we recommend wearing a Bella band(tm), or a similar product underneath, as the space between the lacing on the sides may be greater than usual.
So, if your waist size in inches is smaller than the fullest part of your tummy, measure both and take the average of the two. For instance, if your waist is 31 in. and your tummy is 36 in., order a 33.
We want your SexCies to fit you like a glove! Unfortunately, there has been a growing trend in the industry, called “vanity sizing” (ugh, and we thought change-room lighting was bad enough!) Consequently, there is not conformity along sizes; one size 8 may be another size 12! Very confusing for all of us!
To solve this problem, our team at Who’s Your Mommy decided to use a more “European” approach to sizing; we think that everybody’s body is different and requires special attention for a better fit.
However, if you still want to use the standard dress size way to go about sizing for your CorCelette (or just couldn’t find a darned tape measure anywhere) then above is a general guide that may help**:
*we take no responsibility if while measuring yourself for our products, your partner catches you and ravages you on the bathroom floor
**although we still really, really think that you should get your waist size…think your neighbor may have a measuring tape you could borrow?