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 A lovingly curated selection of Fine Frocks and other Pretty Things scouted from Southeast Asia, & bargain buys from US labels like Kate Spade, Calvin Klein, and London Times. As for my store philosophy ... I'll take pretty, wearable, whimsical, and budget-friendly over 6" heels and corsets any day!
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Local buyers: Payment to be made by bank transfer *only* to POSB savings a/c 124-19847-0.

International buyers: Please check out with Paypal. Your shipping cost is shown under "Postage - Domestic Non-Standard Mail" in each item listing. If you have multiple items, email me for a combined shipping discount!

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As sizing can differ widely between brands, I measure every single item personally and provide measurements in inches. Items in my shop are divided into shop categories and listed based on US sizing -- please see the guide below.

 

Apparel Measuring Guide & Size Conversion Chart

 

Bust
Lift your arms and measure around your body, crossing over the fullest part of your chest.

 

Waist
Measure around your waist where your skirts/pants normally sit (i.e this should be a little lower than the narrowest part of your waist). Keep a finger between your body and the measuring tape for an accurate fit.

 

Hips
Stand with your heels together and measure around the fullest part of your hips.

 

 

US Size

XXS

XS

S

M

L

XL

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0

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

UK Size

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

Bust

32”

33”

34”

35”

36”

37”

38”

39.5”

41”

42.5”

44”

Waist

24”

25”

26”

27”

28”

29”

30”

31.5”

33”

34.5”

36”

Hips

34”

35”

36”

37”

38”

39”

40”

41.5”

43”

44.5”

46”


Shapewear & Intimates Measurement Guide: Finding your US Bra Size (Instructions from Maidenform)

Please note that US bra sizing differs slightly from Asian sizing. If you are unsure of your US bra size, please use the size converter here or measure yourself using the directions below.

Band Measurement (the number)

Most women measure their ribcage under their breasts to get their band measurement. Double check this measurement by wrapping a tape measure snugly around your back, under your arms and across the top of your chest above your breasts. Because your ribcage expands and contracts as you breathe, taking both measurements will help you find your most comfortable fit.

Cup Measurement (the letter)

With your bra on, wrap a measuring tape around your back and across the fullest part of your breast. Don't pull too tight! To find your cup size, subtract your band measurement from this measurement.

If the difference is:

  • 1 inch, you're an A cup
  • 2 inches, a B cup
  • 3 inches, a C cup
  • 4 inches, a D cup
  • 5 inches, a DD cup
  • 6 inches, a DDD cup

So if your cup measurement is 39 inches and your band size is 36 inches, the 3 inch difference makes you a 36C.

How To Put On A Bra

Finding the right size is only the first step.

For the most comfortable, flattering fit follow these steps when putting on your bra:

(1) Put your arms through the straps and bend forward

(2) Hold your bra and let your breasts fall naturally into the cups

(3) Fasten the back in the center row of hooks

(4) Your bra should fit snugly around your ribcage and be level all the way around.