Sizing and Laundering


Caring for your new lingerie and hosiery: We suggest hand washing in gentle detergent or soap and lay flat, or hang, to dry.

Please note that most of our bras are standard sizing and many feature firm supportive bands. If you are used to very stretchy bands you may want to choose your sister size, example:

30DD = 32D = 34C

It is helpful to lean over and allow the breast tissue to fall into the cups for proper fit, especially when it comes to bullet bras! Then once on, you may need to further adjust and will definitely want to adjust your shoulder straps!

A compilation of size charts and tips from our fabulous brands and designers:

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General:

A note on Bullet Bras:

If you are a Core (A-D cup) size and you are happy with your current "cut and sewn" bra size then you should wear the same size in our Bullet Bras.

If you are a Curve (DD+) size then you will generally need to go up a band size and down a cup size. This is due to a combination of the non stretch band and a lack of wire spring (due to no underwires).

It is important the band of your bra is snug, yet comfortable. Please keep in mind that the slightest shoulder strap adjustments can change the fit of a bullet bra, if your bra looks too big, try snugging up the straps first to see if that helps!

If you need to change the band size of your Bullet Bra (or any bra for that matter) this is what you need to know (often referred to as 'sister sizing').

If the band is too small but the cup size fits, then you need to go up a band size, but down a cup size. For example, if you are a 32FF, then you would need a 34F which would make the band 2" longer, but the cup size would remain the same as your original 32FF.

If the band is too small, and the cup is too small, then you will need to go up a band size and a cup size. For example, if you are a 32FF, you would need a 34FF which would make the band 2" longer and the cup one cup size bigger.

If the band is correct, but the cup is too small, then you need to just go up a cup size. For example, if you are a 32FF, you would need a 32G.

An example of how different band sizes have the same cup size:

32FF = 32F, 34E, 36DD, 38D, 40C

34F = 36E, 38DD, 40D

36F = 38E, 40D

38F = 40E

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Stockings Tips

We always suggest having a seat and taking your time when putting on your stockings!

Please note that for day-to-day wear, garter/suspender belts are worn under your knickers. This is personal preference of course but it sure makes visits to the powder room less complicated! We suggest putting on your belt, then stockings, then knickers.

You'll want to roll up and slide your foot in gently, just like pantyhose, then glide up the leg. If you feel the back carefully, you should be able to find your backseam and guide it up the leg for a straight line. You can straighten your seams in the mirror afterward, either by rolling down the stocking, adjusting, and rolling up, or carefully shifting the nylon being sure to use your finger pads and not your nails! Never tug at a stocking.

Your back strap need not be directly lined up across your bottom, just towards the back. That back strap is especially easier when you are seated at the edge of the bed or a chair.

Launder stockings after each wear. Or rather set aside in a cloth bag, don't toss in with the rest of your lingerie laundry as there is plenty for them to get snagged on. Then once a week or so, soak your stockings in lukewarm water with a bit of gentle detergent or soap. Rinse. Hang from the toes. Yup, the toes! Many storage shops sell circular clip hangers with many clips you can hang above the tub, or simply use a clip pant/skirt hanger.

They'll be dry by morning!

Then to store, put each pair back into the plastic bag it came in! Or if you've discarded it, plain plastic "snack" bags work. Then pop them into your hosiery drawer, or if you've got a large collection to keep tidy, do what Gigi does: shoe boxes! You can purchase clear plastic ones at the hardware store so you can easily see what's inside, or save a toonie and use an old shoebox!

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This is by no means a comprehensive size list, so if you require further sizing assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at: gigi@gigishouseoffrills.com