Glamour Nouveau Corselette

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Glamour Nouveau Corselette

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Description

Jade says...

A good corselette is an essential part of every well stocked lingerie drawer. This piece instantly smooth out any lumps and bumps giving an extremely smooth line under fitted dresses and that vintage or pin up styling.

This vintage styled piece of lingerie beautifully makes the most of your natural curves and ensures a perfectly smooth silhouette, which makes it great for wearing under those figure hugging clothes. 

* Satin cups and front panel with corsetry powermesh sides and back

* Internal elastic waist tape to accentuate your waist

* Hook and eye opening at front 

* 6 metal clip suspenders

* Made from satin 100% polyester, sheer 100% nylon, powermesh 88% polyamide 12% spandex

 

About Corselettes:

The traditional corselette is a step into and wriggle garment which, as it's a shapewear garment can be a bit of a struggle. This is one corselette you can put on without breaking into a a sweat!

The hook and eye front closure also allow this corselette to have a higher back, providing a better fit for the bra cups aaaaand eliminates back fat! Woo hoo. Did you know that most of the support from your bra actually comes from the band?

Another unique feature of our Glamour Corselette is the addition of an elastic waist tape that will add a little definition to your waistline. Who says you can't have it all?

Sizing Info

The Glamour Nouveau Corselette is sized by bra size.

Bra sizes roughly co-ordinate with the following dress sizes:

32" - WKD dress size 10

34" - WKD dress size 12

36" - WKD dress size 14

38" - WKD dress size 16

If your bra size does not match your body size you might like to experiment a little and delve into the mysterious world of bra cup grading.

A bra cup size 38B will be the same as a 36C, 34D, 32DD. Hence if you are normally a bra size 34D but a small dress size 10 you might want to try the 32DD corselette which will have the same cup size as a 34D, but will be smaller around the body.

This grading works across all bra sizes so:

Cup size 32F = 34E, 36DD, 38D, and so on.

  • 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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