How to measure

Bordelle pieces are known for their extensive adjustment, however it is still important to ensure you find the right size before making a purchase. This Size and Style Guide will help you take the correct measurments and compare them to our Size Guide.

We use three measurments as well as your bra size to determine the best Bordelle size. Please see the steps below to take these measurments, you will need a fabric measuring tape to do this. We recommend standing in front of a mirror when measuring yourself.

Bra Size

Find your most common bra size - example: 34B

Underbust Measurement

Place the measuring tape around your ribcage, just beneath your breasts. Make sure the tape is running straight and level around your body to ensure the most accurate measurement.

Waist Measurement

Place the measuring tape around the narrowest part of your body and ensure it is .level around your back

Lower Hip Measurement

Place the tape around the fullest part of your body (around bum) and ensure the tape is straight and level.

Choosing the correct bra size is important to ensure the best fit in Bordelle. It is most important to find the correct size in both our wired and more structured bra styles. Use your usual bra size and underbust measurement to help find the correct Bordelle size - SS, S, M, L or LL.

If your usual bra size cannot be seen on the size chart then it is possible that the one shown is your 'sister size' if you would like help determining this then please contact us.

Bra Size Table

Size UK & US Europe France & Spain Australia Underbust (cm)
SS 30C/32B 65C/70B 80C/85B 8C/10B 69-73
S 30D/32C/34B 65D/70C/75B 80D/85C/90B 8D/10C/12B 69-73
M 32D/34C 70D/75C 85D/90C 10D/12C 73-77
L 34D/36C 75D/80C 90D/95C 12D/14C 77-81
LL 34DD/36D 75E/80D 90E/95D 12DD/14D 77-81

Styles We Offer

See below examples of styles Bordelle has to offer. Each season we will offer designs which represent the different bra categories. However not all styles will be available each season.

Styles

Adjustment

All Bordelle bras feature adjustment, but the amount of adjustment will depend on the style. Find your underbust measurement on our size chart to find the corresponding Bordelle size. If your underbust is above your recommended bra size then you would need to opt for our more adjustable styles.

Styles with adjustable straps which extend from the underarm and around to a centre back fastening will have the most adjustment. Styles with wide band elastic are softer and can therefore offer more comfort. Styles with adjustment only at the sides, with a centre back area of fabric, will offer less adjustment/width around the underband.

Brief/Thong

Briefs

Full briefs, ouvert briefs or harness briefs, there is a lot to choose from in these styles. Use your lower hip and top hip measurement to determine the correct size. For high waist pieces, you will need to use your waist measurement also.

Thongs

Our most popular styles, Bordelle thongs are created with wearability in mind and a constant re-invention of the classic shape each season. Use your lower hip and top hip measurement to determine the correct size.

Brief/Thong Size Table

Size Waist Smallest (cm) Top Hip Fullest (cm) Lower Hip Fullest (cm) Dress Size UK Dress Size US Dress Size EU
SS 59-63 78-82 88-92 6 2 34
S 63-67 82-86 92-96 8 4 36
M 67-71 86-90 96-100 10 6 38
L 71-75 90-94 100-104 12 8 40
LL 75-79 94-98 104-108 14 10 42

Styles We Offer

Whether you are looking for a comfortable, everyday brief, a wearable thong, a showpiece ouvert or something high waist, we will always have something to offer. See below details on our style offering.

Styles

Suspenders

Two Strap

Suspenders with two suspender straps are best suited to our Garters, or to be worn with hold-ups. They cannot hold stockings in place. Use your waist measurement to determine your size.

Four or Six Strap Suspenders

These styles can be worn with Garters, stockings or hold-ups. Use your waist measurement to determine your size.

Suspender Size Guide

 Size Waist Smallest (cm) Dress Size UK Dress Size US Dress Size EU
SS 59-63 4-6 0-2 32-34
S 63-67 6-8 2-4 34-36
M 67-71 8-10 4-6 36-38
L 71-75 10-12 6-8 38-40
LL 75-79 12-14 8-10 40-42

Styles We Offer

All Bordelle Suspenders are created using our Bespoke 24k gold plated branded suspender clips. The rubber tabs are colour matched to each design. Sometimes suspender straps are removable, and are also sometimes included on Basques, briefs, harnesses, skirts and dresses.

Styles

Bodywear

Structured Bodywear

This includes bodies and basques. For all, use your underbust, bra size and waist measurment. For garments that sit on the hip or have a thong/brief strap, also use your hip measurments.

Harness Bodywear

This includes all elastic pieces. Use your underbust, bra size, waist and hip measurments to determine the best size.

Bodywear Size Guide

Size Bra Size UK & US Bra Size Europe Bra Size France & Spain Bra Size Australia Underbust (cm)
SS 30C/32B 65C/70B 80C/85B 8C/10B 69-73
S 30D/32C/34B 65D/70C/75B 80D/85C/90B 8D/10C/12B 69-73
M 32D/34C 70D/75C 85D/90C 10D/12C 73-77
L 34D/36C 75D/80C 90D/95C 12D/14C 77-81
LL 34DD/36D 75E/80D 90E/95D 12DD/14D 77-81
Size Waist Smallest (cm) Top Hip Fullest (cm) Lower Hip Fullest (cm) Dress Size UK Dress Size US Dress Size EU
SS 59-63 78-82 88-92 6 2 34
S 63-67 82-86 92-96 >8 4 36
M 67-71 86-90 96-100 10 6 38
L 71-75 90-94 100-104 12 8 40
LL 75-79 94-98 104-108 14 10 42
Styles

Ouvert

Ouvert Bras

Ouvert is often used to describe any bra which is cupless. Shelf bras are also ouvert but this is not included in the title.

Ouvert Bottoms/Bodywear

Any Harness style briefs, thongs or body are usually fully ouvert (open at the front and back). Ouvert also describes briefs/thongs with open gussets.

Ouvert Size Guide

Size

Bra Size UK & US Bra Size Europe Bra Size France & Spain Bra Size Australia Underbust (cm)
SS 30C/32B 65C/70B 80C/85B 8C/10B 69-73
S 30D/32C/34B 65D/70C/75B 80D/85C/90B 8D/10C/12B 69-73
M 32D/34C 70D/75C 85D/90C 10D/12C 73-77
L 34D/36C 75D/80C 90D/95C 12D/14C 77-81
LL 34DD/36D 75E/80D 90E/95D 12DD/14D 77-81
Size Waist Smallest (cm) Top Hip Fullest (cm) Lower Hip Fullest (cm) Dress Size UK Dress Size US Dress Size EU
SS 59-63 78-82 88-92 6 2 34
S 63-67 82-86 92-96 8 4 36
M 67-71 86-90 96-100 10 6 38
L 71-75 90-94 100-104 12 8 40
LL 75-79 94-98 104-108 14 10 42

Styles We Offer

Ouvert = Open

Styles

Dresses & Waspies

Dresses

The Angela Dress is an iconic Bordelle design which has been re-imagined several times through the years. You need to use all your measurments to determine the best size in a Dress. They are always adjustable to get the perfect fit.

Waspies

The famous Bordelle skirt is a perfect addition to any collection. Made entirely of elastic strapping, these incredibly adjustable pieces are a real statement. Use your waist and hip measurments to find the right size.

Kleider und Waspies

Size Bra Size UK & US Bra Size Europe Bra Size France & Spain Bra Size Australia Underbust (cm)
SS 30C/32B 65C/70B 80C/85B 8C/10B 69-73
S 30D/32C/34B 65D/70C/75B 80D/85C/90B 8D/10C/12B 69-73
M 32D/34C 70D/75C 85D/90C 10D/12C 73-77
L 34D/36C 75D/80C 90D/95C 12D/14C 77-81
LL 34DD/36D 75E/80D 90E/95D 12DD/14D 77-81
Size Waist Smallest (cm) Top Hip Fullest (cm) Lower Hip Fullest (cm) Dress Size UK Dress Size US Dress Size EU
SS 59-63 78-82 88-92 6 2 34
S 63-67 82-86 92-96 8 4 36
M 67-71 86-90 96-100> 10 6 38
L 71-75 90-94 100-104 12 8 40
LL 75-79 94-98 104-108 14 10 42

Styles We Offer

Dresses and Waspies both feature extensive adjustment. We advise adjusting the garment to a loose point in order to zip it in place, and then tightening when on the body to achieve the perfect fit. Suspender clips cannot be removed on any of our dresses or waspies.

Styles

Accessories

Garters

Garters will be offered with every Seasonal and our Signature Collections. They are always one size and can be worn with any suspender or garment with suspender clips, as well as on their own.

Collars

Collars will also always be included in our Collections. Usually made only from elastic and 24k gold plated hardware. The perfect piece to complete a look.

Styles We Offer

Garters and Collars are our most loved accessories, however we also offer Cuffs, Anklets, Nipplets and Belts. All Accessories are one size so a size guide is not required.

Styles