Sizes, Fit and Care

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 18-22 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.

Bras have been designed with aesthetic and functionality in mind. The adjustment in each style allows you to personalise your bra to the correct fit and also means that our bras will fit across a number of different back sizes. Most notably, Longline bras and Crop tops can be adjusted by an additional 20 cm to the standard hook & eye adjustment. Please refer to the measurement chart below to find your corresponding size. If your size is not listed or you require more information, do not hesitate to contact the studio and we can advise which size would be most suitable. The atelier also offers  Made to Measure services on selected styles.

Briefs and thongs are available in sizes S M L, with more adjustable styles sized S/M and M/L.

Size  Bra Size UK/US  Bra Size Australia  Bra Size Europe
SS  30C/32B/34A  8C/10B/12A  65C/70B/75A
S  30D/32C/34B  8D/10C/12B  65D/70C/75B
M  32D/34C  10D/12C  70D/75C
L  34D/36C  12D/14C  75D/80C
LL  34DD/36D  12DD/14D  75E/80D


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


Bordelle products are all crafted by hand either in our London based Atelier or with leading lingerie producers in Europe. Our collections are made by combining Bordelle’s customised elastic bands with an array of the finest couture laces, Swarovski crystals, gold plated accessories and silk satin. Special care must be taken when washing garments made from silk . These must be hand washed separately in cold water using mild detergent or soap flakes. Pay special attention to rings and finger nails as these fabrics are very delicate. After repeated cleaning silk satin fabrics might experience a slight loss of lustre. This is characteristic of the natural fabric. Machine washed garments may become damaged or discoloured. We cannot accept any returns, exchanges or issue refunds for machine washed goods. Leather and Perspex accessories can be wiped clean with a soft dry cloth. Special care must be taken with nude leather pieces. This is untreated leather and may mark if it comes into contact with liquids.

Girdles made entirely out of silky elastic bands can appear crinkled after hand washing but this does not affect the appearance of the garments when worn. Cups made from elastic panelling can be steamed back into shape if crinkled after hand washing. Please follow carefully the care instructions for items containing delicate laces, tulle and Swarovski crystal attachments. Such items require specialist dry cleaning. Hand wash garments must be dried flat, no wringing, dried and stored away from direct sunlight or heat.


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.

For style or fit advice please email our boutique on


All items are handmade in our Berlin Atelier using a variety of special materials.

We recommend the following tips to keep your Kink items looking fabulous!


Do not store leather products in plastic bags, as it’s important that they can “breath”. We recommend storing your leather products inside a soft cloth bag, in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.. Please never use soaps or detergents on your leather products, but rather gently wipe your item with a clean, soft damp cloth or baby wipe. Should the leather get wet, do not dry with heat, but let it dry slowly under natural circumstances.


We recommend to store the chains in their plastic bags when not in use. This will help to maintain the integrity and extend the lifespan of the plating on the chains and metal trimmings. .


Never iron velvet if creases appear. If you do see some wrinkles or creases, try hanging the item in a steam-filled bathroom, or carefully use a steamer.


Dry clean only. You may iron if necessary using a protective covering, such as a light towel, in order to protect the product from direct heat from the iron. We recommend that you keep your satin items in a cool place.


Our fringe items can be hand-washed in cool water with a light soap. Lay the item flat to dry.


Clean your python product every few months with a clean, lint-free soft cloth, with a leather care & conditioner (one made specifically for exotic skins). Apply several light even coats on the skin, letting it dry between applications. Best if stored in a cool place away from direct sunlight.


Never store fur in a garment or plastic bag, as the moisture will ruin the fur. If the fur happens to get wet, do not rub the fur, but rather shake out the excess water and allow to hang and air dry. Best to keep your fur handcuffs in their Fräulein Kink box, in a cool place away from direct sunlight.


Our Black BLVD pieces are vintage lingerie covered in hand detailed sequin and crystal work, so we high recommend dry cleaning or light hand wash in cold water. Lay fly to dry.


*In general, for the longevity of your Kink products, we recommend keeping them in the packaging they arrive in while in storage.