Fitting & Care
Our garments are made to flatter and accentuate the body, but in order for them to look their best, they need to fit correctly.
things to look for when trying on a bra
When fitting a bra we recommend you try it on the loosest fastening (front-fastening bra’s excluded) as once you have worn and washed it a few times it is likely to get looser and less supportive – the horizontal strap or underband of the bra is one of the most important areas of fit as it supports your bust from the chest wall, therefore if it is firm the bra will be more supportive.
- Your breasts should be fully encased in the cup with no bulging.
- Straps should be firm but not dig in; if they are too tight the back of the bra may ride up (thus making it less supportive as the pivotal support of the underband is lost).
- The wires of your bra should lie flat against the body, if there is a gap then the chances are you are wearing a bra cup too small, if they are digging in at the front then it is possible you are wearing a band or cup size too big.
- The wire should curve around the breast tissue towards your armpit, but not press or pinch on the tissue.
We hope this is helpful, if you have any enquiries regarding this or anything else please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do ourbest to help you!
bra size conventions
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Please hand-wash your lingerie in cool water with a suitable hand-wash liquid/detergent. Wash dark, light and coloured fabrics separately.
Please hand-wash hoisery separately (as bra hooks and fastenings can catch) and allow to drip dry over a bath or shower. We DO NOT replace or refund machine washed products.
We recommend that you dry-clean our kimonos and corsetry, however we cannot accept any responsibility for damage incurred during his process.
We are often told the importance of wearing a correctly fitting bra but a huge proportion of women are unsure of their size. Breasts fluctuate due to age, hormonal changes and weight gain or loss, but fit also depends on the brand of lingerie and the style or shape of each particular bra. You are unlikely to buy a pair of shoes without first trying them on and the same rule applies with lingerie. We recommend that you try on lots of bras and see what looks and feels right for you as well as assess the lingerie you already own and look at the styles you find most comfortable and flattering – for example you may find a balcony shape (designed to support the breasts from underneath and push upwards) accentuates your bust the best or alternatively you may feel the most comfortable in a plunge bra (designed to push the breasts together) – doing this will give you an idea of shapes to look for in the future that flatter you.
Obviously it helps to have a starting point from which to base your size so please refer to the information below to measure yourself (we recommend that you re-measure yourself regularly).
Firstly measure your underbust, ensuring you hold the tape measure firmly (and straight) around the body.
Secondly measure over the fullest part of your breasts (over the nipples and around the back), holding the tape measure loosely – but ensuring it is straight all the way around the body (it may be helpful to get someone else to measure you so they can see the tape measure clearly).
The measuring chart below is standardised to give you an approximate idea of your size. Our signature fit may feel neater than mass produced, high-street brands, but is broadly true to size. We try to be as accurate as possible within the individual product descriptions, but please note that fit will vary between styles depending on the fabric and design, so we recommend contacting us if you are unsure.
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