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Size Guides

Our pattern cutters draw on many years of experience to create clothes that fit and flatter. Because we make your clothes ourselves, we are very consistent with our sizing, so you can be confident of a perfect fit in every style you choose. To help you decide which size will be right for you, please check our guides below.

Find your perfect fit for womenswear and nightwear

See womenswear size guide Size & Fit Guide

Size and Fit Guide

Clothes that fit perfectly are more comfortable, look better and make you feel fantastic. Measure yourself accurately and use the table below to find the right size for you. If you need help with sizes call our friendly team on 01773 836000.

Womenswear & Nightwear

SIZEBUSTWAISTHIPS
10 / XS36”91cm30”76.5cm37”94.5cm
12 / S38”96cm32”81.5cm39”99.5cm
14 / M40”101cm34”86.5cm41”104.5cm
16 / L42”106cm36”91.5cm43”109.5cm
18 / XL44¼”112cm38¼”97.5cm45¼”115.5cm
20 / XL46½”118cm40½”103.5cm47½”121.5cm
22 / 2XL49”124cm43”109.5cm50”127.5cm
24 / 2XL51½”130.5cm45½”116cm52½”134cm
 X SmallSmallMediumLargeX Large2X Large
SIZE1012141618202224
BUST36”91cm38”96cm40”101cm42”106cm44¼”112cm46½”118cm49”124cm51½”130.5cm
WAIST30”76.5cm32”81.5cm34”86.5cm36”91.5cm38¼”97.5cm40½”103.5cm43”109.5cm45½”116cm
HIPS37”94.5cm39”99.5cm41”104.5cm43”109.5cm45¼”115.5cm47½”121.5cm50”127.5cm52½”134cm

Measuring for size and length

Accurate measurements mean a better fit.

SIZE

  • BUST

    Measure the fullest part of your bust.

  • WAIST

    Measure around your natural waist line.

  • HIPS

    Measure approximately 20cm down from the waist around the fullest part of your bottom or hips.

  • LENGTH

  • TOPS, DRESSES, COATS AND NIGHTWEAR

    Measure from the centre of the top of your shoulder,down to the hem.

  • SKIRTS

    Measure from your natural waist.

  • TROUSERS

    Measure from the top of the inside leg down to the floor.


How we create the perfect fit

We take pride in making clothes that fit beautifully. When clothes fit well, you’ll feel more confident and comfortable. Unlike high street stores, we do not base the cut of our clothes on the shapes and sizes of women in general. Instead, our patterns are designed around our customers in particular. We use our own, unique mannequins that reflect the body types of our mature female customers to ensure every garment you order gives a reliably good fit.

 

Find your perfect fit for lingerie and hosiery

See lingerie size guide Size & Fit Guide

Sizing for lingerie and hosiery

When your underwear fits well, it’s a real confidence booster. So for perfect fit and comfort, measure yourself accurately and refer to the tables below.

Slips, vests and camisoles

SIZEBUSTWAISTHIPS
10 / XS36”91cm30”76.5cm37”94.5cm
12 / S38”96cm32”81.5cm39”99.5cm
14 / M40”101cm34”86.5cm41”104.5cm
16 / L42”106cm36”91.5cm43”109.5cm
 X SmallSmallMediumLarge
SIZE10121416
BUST36”91cm38”96cm40”101cm42”106cm
WAIST30”76.5cm32”81.5cm34”86.5cm36”91.5cm
HIPS37”94.5cm39”99.5cm41”104.5cm43”109.5cm

Hosiery

SIZETo fit hipsHeight
X Small31 - 37"79 - 94cm57 - 61"145 - 155cm
Small34 - 38"86 - 97cm60 - 64"152 - 163cm
Medium36 - 42"91 - 107cm62 - 68"157 - 173cm
Large40 - 46"102 - 117cm65 - 68"165 - 173cm
X Large45 - 54"114 - 137cm66 - 70"168 - 178cm

How to measure your bra size

FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS

Take a few minutes to measure yourself accurately and enjoy perfect comfort and confidence. Wear a well-fitting bra when you take your measurements.

  • MEASURE YOUR BACK SIZE

    Measure around the rib cage, under your bust. The tape should be pulled firmly around the body and stay level all the way round. If the number is even, add 4”. If the number is odd, add 5”. This is your back size.

  • MEASURE YOUR CUP SIZE

    Measure over the fullest part of the bust, with your bra on. Ensure the tape is level all round and not twisted. Make a note of the difference between this measurement and your back size and use the table below to find your cup size.

  • NOW FIND YOUR BRA SIZE

    Now you have both your back size and your cup size, you know the bra size that’s right for you.

    For example

    Under the bust is 31” plus 5” = 36 bra size.

    The fullest part of the bust is 38”, which is 2” difference = C cup.

    The bras size is 36C.

For your cup size:

The differenceCup size
Same as bra sizeA
1" moreB
2" moreC
3" moreD
4" moreDD
5" moreE
6" moreF
7" moreFF
8" moreG
The differenceSame as bra size1" more2" more3" more4" more5" more6" more7" more8" more
Cup sizeABCDDDEFFFG

How to tell if your bra is the right fit

FULL CUPS, BUT NOT BULGING

It’s important that you fill the cups of your bra. If there is any wrinkling of the fabric or there is a gap between the edge of the cup and your skin, then the cup size is too large. But you don’t want to overfill the cups either – try slipping on a plain top to check that your bra looks completely smooth under your clothes.

UNDERWIRE SITS SMOOTHLY

To ensure a comfortable fit that looks smooth under your clothes, check that the underwire is lying flat against your body and not digging in or gaping. Any problems here could mean you’re wearing the wrong bra size.

STRAIGHT UNDERBAND

Take a look in the mirror and turn slowly round. The underband of your bra should be at the same level from the front, side and back. An underband that rides up at the back is often a sign that you are wearing a bra size that is too big.

 

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