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LINGERIE CARE GUIDE

For bras and panties, we advise hand wash, mild soap, no wringing, no direct- sun, no bleaching and lying flat to dry. Pay special attention to rings and finger- nails as the fabrics and laces are delicate. Some silk items can be hand washed as above, but we generally recommend dry cleaning.

We recommend you check for the following care labels on your garments and follow these instructions to extend the life of your fine lingerie.
Machine Wash, Gentle or Delicate Garment may be machine laundered only on the setting designed for gentle agitation and/or reduced time for delicate items.  
Hand Wash  Garment may be laundered through the use of water, gentle detergent or soap and gentle hand manipulation.  
Don't Wash  Garment may not be safely laundered by any process. Normally accompanied by Dry Clean instructions.  
Do Not Bleach  No bleach product may be used. The garment is not colorfast or structurally able to with- stand any bleach.  
Do Not Tumble Dry  A machine dryer may not be used. Usually accompanied by an alternate drying method symbol.  
Dry Flat  Lay out horizontally for drying. 
Do Not Wring  Do Not Wring 
Iron, Low  Regular ironing, steam or dry, may be performed at Low setting (110C, 230F) only. 
Iron, High  Regular ironing, steam or dry, may be performed at High setting (200C, 290F). 
Don't Iron  Item may not be smoothed or finished with an iron.  
Do Not Steam  Steam ironing will harm garment, but regular dry ironing at indicated temperature setting is acceptable.  
Don't Dry Clean  Garment may not be commercially dry cleaned. 

BRA FITTING MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUE

Band Size

While wearing an unpadded bra, wrap a tape measure around your ribcage just beneath the lower edge of the bra. The tape measure should be straight across your back and held snug, but not tight. When taking this measurement, round to the closest whole inch. For example, if your measurement is 30 1/4 inches round to 30 inches, if your measurement is 30 3/4 inch round to 31 inches.

If the rounded measurement is an even number add four inches. If the rounded number is an odd number add five inches. The result is your band size. For example, if your measurement was 30 inches your band size would be 34.

Cup Size

To determine your cup size, measure over the fullest part of your bust. The difference between this measurement and the band measurement will give you your cup size.

If the difference is

  • 1 inch - your cup size is A
  • 2 inches - your cup size is B
  • 3 inches - your cup size is C
  • 4 inches - your cup size is D
  • 5 inches - your cup size is DD (European E)
  • 6 inches - your cup size is F
  • 7 inches - your cup size is G

COMMON PROBLEMS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS

Problem: The band at the back of the bra rides up.
Explanation: The band of the bra is too big.
Solution: You need a bra with a smaller back size.
Problem: Under wire is digging in under the armpit.
Explanation: Your cup is too small, the under wire should encase the entire breast, not dig into it.
Solution: You need a bra with a bigger back size and/or a bigger cup size.
Problem: Indents in the shoulder where the straps have dug in.
Explanation: Your bra is too big in the back and not big enough in the cup; this is causing you to pull the straps up too tight for support.
Solution: You need a bra that is smaller in the back and bigger in the cup.
Problem: Breasts are falling out of the bottom of the under wire.
Explanation: The band of your bra is too big and the cup may be too small.
Solution: You need a bra which is smaller in the back and bigger in the cup.
Problem: Bumpy silhouette under clothes.
Explanation: The cup encasing the breast is too small and so causes the breasts to overspill.
Solution: You need to increase your cup size until you have a smooth silhouette.
Problem: The cups of your bra are puckering or wrinkling.
Explanation: You're not properly filling out the cup, because the band and/or the cup size is too large
Solution: You need a bra with a smaller back and/or cup size.