How to choose your Kiss Me Deadly bra size
(2) Use our table below to work out your band size:
|Band Size||Underbust (in)||Underbust (cm)|
(3) Work out your cup size by comparing your bust measurement to your band size. A bust measurement that is 2 inches (5cm) larger than your band size is a B cup, 3 inches (7.5cm) larger a C cup, 4 inches (10cm) larger a D cup and 5 inches (12.5cm) larger is a DD cup.
Our bras are made with stretch fabric, which gives them some flexibility of fit, and you can try going one band size up and one cup size down, or vice versa, if we don’t have your size. However, this doesn't always work, so see if you can find a shop close to you to try styles on. If you order online, be aware that removing the tags may mean a return is refused.
How to choose your Kiss Me Deadly clothing size
(2) Use our table below to work out your clothing size:
|Size||Waist (in)||Hips (in)||Waist (cm)||Hips (cm)|
|Extra Large (XL)||33-35||43-45||83-89||109-114|
Sometimes, you may find that your measurements fall between two size ranges. For example, you might take a size L around your waist and a size XL around your hips. Or your waist measurement might be 26.5 inches (68cm), so that you could take a size S or a size M. Both of these situations are common.
If your waist and hips fall into different size ranges, consider the garment you're interested in. Does it fasten around the waist, the hips, or both? If it fastens around the waist, like our Van Doren 6-strap Suspender Belt or our Vargas Longline Girdle, then you should use your waist measurement to choose your size. If it fastens around the hips, like any of our briefs, then you should use your hip measurement to choose your size. If it covers both areas, like our Vargas Panty Girdle, you should choose the larger of your sizes.
If one of your measurements is between sizes, check the description of the garment. If it's very stretchy, or cut smaller than usual, we'll say so. If the description doesn't give any sizing information, then the item follows our sizing chart exactly. In this case, it's up to you which size you choose. Have a think about whether your size fluctuates, and if so, whether it's likely to go up or down. There's little point in buying a size that you can only fit into for one week out of four!
How to choose your hosiery size
(1) Check the available sizes. England and mainland Europe use different sizing charts; English sizes go from 8.5 - 12.5, while European sizes go from 1 - 6. Use the table below to choose your size:
|UK Size||European Size||Height (ft & in)||Height (cm)|
|8.5||1||Under 5'2"||150 - 157|
|9||2||5'2"-5'5"||157 - 165|
|9.5||3||5'5"-5'7"||165 - 170|
|10||4||5'7"-5'9"||170 - 175|
|10.5||5||5'9-5'11"||175 - 180|
|11||6||5'11-6'2"||180 - 188|
About our size range
Despite the best efforts of the EU, there is no longer much real agreement on what measurements constitute a certain size. This can make life quite difficult, but it allows different brands to cater for different groups of people; you can be the same size at age 18 and age 30, but you’ll probably be a different shape - and that’s assuming you haven’t changed sizes a few times during those years!
Like any other clothing, some lingerie styles will help you look your fabulous self, and some maybe won’t do much for you, so it’s worth trying a few different styles from us, especially as we introduce new ones regularly.
As a general rule we tend to make our items for people who are bigger in the rear than up top, as we're a UK brand that sells largely to women in their 30s and upwards. Women come in all sizes and our choice of what we make is based on the market, not what size and shape we think you should be.
That market thing: we’re a tiny brand. We only employ two people full time. You can count the numbers of items we make in the hundreds, not the tens of thousands that high street stores and supermarkets manage, and that means we have to choose the fastest and best-selling sizes and shapes. You can read more about our choices of sizes (and especially bra sizes) here.
We have been trying to expand the range of sizes we do as fast as we can, but it’s often a choice between spending thousands of pounds on new sizes, or on new styles in sizes that always sell. For the moment we’re going to be doing the latter, mostly because to keep our prices low we’re having to buy many more of each item than we used to.
For those of you who are outside of the current size range, we’re really sorry about this, and we’ll get back to doing more sizes when the government stops the recession. That’s a promise!