To ensure you look and feel your best in Bordelle lingerie the majority of styles are constructed to allow the wearer a significant level of adjustment. Each garment is finished with 24 carat gold plated hardware (up to 60 individual gold plated components on longline bodice bras) making the multitude of adjustable straps not only a unique design but also a functionality feature that is characteristic to Bordelle.

Bras have been designed with aesthetic and functionality in mind. The adjustment in each style allows you to personalise your bra to the correct fit and also means that our bras will fit across a number of different back sizes. Most notably, Longline bras and Crop tops can be adjusted by an additional 20 cm to the standard hook & eye adjustment. Please refer to the measurement chart below to find your corresponding size. If your size is not listed or you require more information, do not hesitate to contact the studio and we can advise which size would be most suitable. The atelier also offers  Made to Measure services on selected styles.

Briefs and thongs are available in sizes S M L, with more adjustable styles sized S/M and M/L.

Size Bra Size UK & US Bra Size Australia Bra Size Europe
SS 30C/32B/34A 8C/10B/12A 65C/70B/75A
S 30D/32C/34B 8D/10C/12B 65D/70C/75B
M 32D/34C 10D/12C 70D/75C
L 34D/36C 12D/14C 75D/80C
LL 34DD/36D 12DD/14D 75E/80D
Size Waist Smallest (cm) Lower Hip Fullest (cm) Dress Size UK Dress Size US Dress Size EU
SS 59-63 88-92 6 2 34
S 63-67 92-96 8 4 36
M 67-71 96-100 10 6 38
L 71-75 100-104 12 8 40
LL 75-79 104-108 14 10 42

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Bordelle products are all crafted by hand either in our London based Atelier or with leading lingerie producers in Europe. Our collections are made by combining Bordelle’s customised elastic bands with an array of the finest couture laces, Swarovski crystals, gold plated accessories and silk satin. Special care must be taken when washing garments made from silk . These must be hand washed separately in cold water using mild detergent or soap flakes. Pay special attention to rings and finger nails as these fabrics are very delicate. After repeated cleaning silk satin fabrics might experience a slight loss of lustre. This is characteristic of the natural fabric. Machine washed garments may become damaged or discoloured. We cannot accept any returns, exchanges or issue refunds for machine washed goods. Leather and Perspex accessories can be wiped clean with a soft dry cloth. Special care must be taken with nude leather pieces. This is untreated leather and may mark if it comes into contact with liquids.

Girdles made entirely out of silky elastic bands can appear crinkled after hand washing but this does not affect the appearance of the garments when worn. Cups made from elastic panelling can be steamed back into shape if crinkled after hand washing. Please follow carefully the care instructions for items containing delicate laces, tulle and Swarovski crystal attachments. Such items require specialist dry cleaning. Hand wash garments must be dried flat, no wringing, dried and stored away from direct sunlight or heat.


FITTING INSTRUCTIONS

When putting on your handcrafted girdle dress or waspie make sure to have someone nearby to assist you. Our customised satin elastic bands are specially constructed to stretch around your body for the perfect fit. These bands should feel snug, therefore we suggest using a helping hand when fastening the zip.

The diagram demonstrates the best way to put on any of Bordelle’s elastic girdle dresses or waspies.

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You will need to tightly hold together the zip fastening at the back, while your assistant pulls the zip closed, with a firm grip at the base.

All of Bordelle’s atelier pieces have been designed to allow for maximum stretch & are individually constructed with the highest quality of manufacturing methods.

For style or fit advice please call or email our atelier on, customerservice@bordelle.co.uk T: +44 (0) 2089684488

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