The most common questions we get are around the actual definition of the terms in our industry. So click the term below that you would like to learn more about and let us educate!
Having a designated space sewn into the piece with either underwire, elastic support, molded capsule, or support seam for the breasts to sit such as demi cups, molded cups, soft underwire cups, padded cups, shelf bras, etc
Rounded wires sewn under the bra seams to lend support and definition to the bustli
A garment which covers the torso from hip to bust with the capability of shaping the upper body using some kind of adjustable closure system, such as laces, ribbons, rows of hook-and-eye clasps, etc.
A garment with the capability of shaping the upper body using some kind of adjustable closure system, such as laces, ribbons, etc. which has no defined cups
A garment which covers the torso from hip to bust designed to shape or define the bustline
A garment wherein the top and bottom pieces are attached in the middle (either as one piece or as multiple pieces that are attached)
A garment with the capability of shaping the waistline using some kind of adjustable closure system, such as laces, ribbons, etc.
A garment which sits at or above the hips from which thigh high stockings are suspended to keep them in place.
A garment which is worn around the upper thigh as decoration.
How do I Measure for fit?
It really depends on the area that you are trying to measure. Click on the areas below for detailed instructions.
Measure the circumference of the body directly underneath the bust, keeping the measuring tape parallel to the floor the whole way around and taught against the skin
Measure the bust at its largest point, keeping the measuring tape parallel to the floor the whole way around and laying flush to the skin but not drawn in. Count one cup size for every inch difference between the band measurement and bust measurement as follows: A = 1 inch, B = 2 inches, C = 3 inches, D = 4 inches, DD = 5 inches, E = 6 inches, F = 7 inches, G = 8 inches, H = 9 inches, HH = 10 inches, I = 11 inches, J = 12 inches, K = 13 inches, etc. *Note: If the breast tissue lacks volume or sags, complete the measurement wearing a unpadded bra. If a padded bra is used, subtract 1-2 inches from the bust measuremen