CC09 1940S MAP FRENCH KNICKERS (Special Order)

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CC09 1940S MAP FRENCH KNICKERS (Special Order)

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The What Kaite Did Map French Knickers are almost identical to the pair on display in London's Imperial War Museum. The original lingerie was owned by Countess Mountbatten who was gifted a silk Escape Map by an admirer during World War II and had the map made into a beautiful lingerie set.

These beautiful 1940s style French Knickers are incredibly authentic, from the flowing, soft satin, to the fit and the fastening. Designed to fit tightly at the waist, before flaring out to skim the very top of the hips and the wide legs draping to perfection; they fasten with a row of pearlised buttons on the left-hand side.

* Glamorous 1940s French Knickers in with a vintage map print

* Inspired by 1940s Map Print Lingerie on display in London's Imperial War Museum

* Based on a 1940s CC41 pattern

* Fit tightly at the waist, before flaring out skimming your hips

* These knickers are a non-stretch garment so please refer to our size guide on our Lingerie Sizing page to find the most suitable fit

Size and fit

What Katie Did uses boutique brand sizing. Order according to your natural waist, sizing up if between. Please refer to the size chart on our Lingerie Sizing page for more information.

* Made from lightweight non stretch satin the waistband of these knickers do have just a little give, but sizing is more critical than our powermesh knickers.

* 3 side buttons; easy to step in to

* Fabric: satin 100% polyester, with cotton gusset

* Made in India

  • Need your lingerie to fit properly? No problems, we have guides to help.

    It's our aim to get you into perfectly fitting lingerie first time around. It would make life a lot easier wouldn't it?

    Luckily most of the What Katie Did lingerie is made from stretchy powermesh which makes it easy to fit. If you are looking at an item which cinches your waist (like our Waist Cinchers or Waspies) you will need to grab a tape measure and check your waist measurement as it needs to fit perfectly to cinch your waist, but with everything else fit is pretty easy.

    If, after reading the notes below, just give us a call and we can help on 03 9448 2324 or email jade@passionatejade.com.

    What Katie Did Sizes

    Please note, unless you are purchasing one of the Waist Cinchers or Waspies our garments will fit a couple of inches either side of the measurements below. For Waist Cinchers and Waspies you need to choose the size closest to your natural waist measurement: if you are between sizes please choose the smaller size.

     Size UK 8 Bust 33"/85cm Waist 23"/58cm Hips 33"/85cm
    Size UK 10 Bust 35"/87.5cm Waist 25"/62.5cm Hips 35"/87.5cm
    Size UK 12 Bust 37"/92.5cm Waist 27"/67.5cm Hips 37"/92.5cm
    Size UK 14 Bust 39"/97.5cm Waist 29"/72.5cm Hips 39"/97.5cm
    Size UK 16 Bust 41"/102.5cm Waist 31"/77.5cm Hips 41"/102.5cm
    Size UK 18 Bust 43"/107.5cm Waist 33"/82.5cm Hips 43"/107.5cm

     

     Bra Sizing

    You should select your usual bra size when shopping with What Katie Did. 

    Sister Bra Sizing

    If you have purchased a bra and the size isn't quite right, it's easy to work out what's gone wrong and how to find the right size for you. Bra cups are 'cross graded' which means the the same cup is used for several different sizes. If your band is too tight, but the cup fits perfectly, then you need to go up a band size and down a cup size (this will make the band 2" longer, but the cup the same as the first size).

    For example:

    28F has the same cup as a 30E, 32DD, 34D, 36C and 38B

    28FF has the same cup as a 30F, 32E, 34DD, 36D and 38C

    28G has the same cup as a 30FF, 32F, 34E, 36DD and 38D

    Our lingerie is sized either by bra or dress size.

     Lingerie Sizing

    Our lingerie is sized either by bra or dress size.

    Shapewear is designed to smooth and shape the torso, concentrating on the waist and hips. It's important to get these measurements correct when determining your dress size.

    To determine your waist size (1) measure the narrowest part of your torso firmly. Your natural waist might be a lot higher than you imagine and should be several inches smaller than your jean size. Measure your hips (2) at the widest point.

    The Corselette is sized using bra sizes. As both garments cover the body, the body size also needs to be taken into account. The band sizes of these garments roughly fit:

    Band size 32 = dress size 10, 34 = dress size 12, 36 = dress size 14 and 38 = dress size 16 (of course, these are What Katie Did dress sizes which might be a size smaller than what you're used to, see our fitting room page for the measurements of our dress sizes)

    If you wear, for example, a 32D bra but are a dress size 14 you will need to adjust your corselette size so it fits correctly on the body by selecting a 36B (if you go up a band size you need to go down a cup size). 

     Knickers and Suspender Belts

    Our knickers contain powermesh and are stretchy so the waist measurement isn't quite as critical as it is on shapewear. If you're in between sizes go for the size which matches your hip measurement. In general if you are between sizes always go for the larger size in knickers.

    All of our supender belts contain powermesh so they will stretch to fit. They need to sit firmly on the waist so if you are between sizes always to for the the smaller size. 

     Girdles

    You need to take in to account both your waist and hip measurements when selecting a girdle. If you are wearing a girdle that finishes on your waist then it's best to choose the size closest to your waist measurement to avoid a muffin top. If you do have a large waist in comparision to your hips it might be better to go for a longline underbust girdle which will give you a smooth line from underbust to derriere.

    Girdles are designed to flatten your tummy and smooth your hips and derriere. Always step into your girdle.

    Ideal under tight fitting pencil skirts.

    Should It Really Be That Tight?

    The short answer is yes. Corsetry is designed to shape your figure, which means it has to be tight. We’ve tried to make our shapewear as easy to get into as possible, but a few items  need a little wriggle.

    If you do think an item is too small, why not take a breather and try again later? Once you’re in you’ll look spectacular and remember, our shapewear is designed to be comfortable enough to wear all day.

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