To ensure you look and feel your best in Bordelle lingerie the majority of styles are constructed to allow the wearer a significant level of adjustment. Each garment is finished with 24 carat gold plated hardware (up to 60 individual gold plated components on longline bodice bras) making the multitude of adjustable straps not only a unique design but also a functionality feature that is characteristic to Bordelle.

The unique Bordelle functionality and aesthetic is considered in each design, ensuring that the adjustment in each style allows you to personalise your garment to the correct fit. The high level of adjustment also means that our products will fit across a number of different sizes. Most notably, Bodice Bras can often be adjusted by an additional 20cm to the standard hook and eye adjustment, accommodating for a range of back sizes.

Please refer to the measurement chart below to find your corresponding Bordelle size. If your size is not listed, or you require more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the studio where we are on hand to give detailed sizing and styling advice.

Email query, or call +44 (0) 7957 414255 to discuss sizing questions over the phone.

Our Signature and current Mainline Collections are available in sizes SS, S, M, L and LL. 

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


When putting on your handcrafted girdle dress or waspie make sure to have someone nearby to assist you. Our customised satin elastic bands are specially constructed to stretch around your body for the perfect fit. These bands should feel snug, therefore we suggest using a helping hand when fastening the zip.

The diagram demonstrates the best way to put on any of Bordelle’s elastic girdle dresses or waspies.


You will need to tightly hold together the zip fastening at the back, while your assistant pulls the zip closed, with a firm grip at the base.

All of Bordelle’s atelier pieces have been designed to allow for maximum stretch & are individually constructed with the highest quality of manufacturing methods.