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Fraulein Annie for 2015; 8 things you should know about our pop-up, and all about fit!

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Fraulein Annie for 2015; 8 things you should know about our pop-up, and all about fit!

I'd love to tell you all about when I first met Frauke from Frauelin Annie . . . but I've totally forgotten. I suspect I met her at a trade show, and I know that over the years we've had some seriously intense discussions about 6 strap suspender belts, how retro one should go, fit,  German corporate admin versus British . . . OK, sometimes we're really boring together!

You can find her styles on our site here for the next few weeks.

But here's the important things you need to know;

Fraulein Annie do styles that we don't -  thongs (g-strings), basques, and lots and lots of shaping knickers.

She also makes sizes we don't - A- G cups, and 8-18. And a 38B! The bra backs run smaller (tighter) than ours, too.

She spends WAY more time on fit than we do. That means there are fewer styles, but much more development work.

She uses amazing colour combinations that you'll never see from us -  rich purple, contrasted with slate grey? warm almond tones with lavender hints? Or if you'll always be into black, then try it with great textures, or chesnut satin, or almond cotton lace.

This year, the ranges you can see now will be sold out, and new ranges brought in. So if you like what you see (and we have more pictures than ever before), we'd recommend a bit of speed in buying - and if your order is over £100, we'll pop in a KMD mystery gift!

You can see it in action in her fabulous cabaret video here.

We have quite a chunk of it in stock in our Sheffield offices. We've said it might be two weeks to ship as we didn't want to ask her to send *all* her stock from Germany to us, but there's a significant chance we'll ship it straight to you.

You can read more about her fit here on her shiny new website!


Fit notes, direct from the designer herself:

"The fit of your clothes depends on the cut, fabric and styling of the garment. Garments may vary in measurements depending on the amount of ease allowed over the body which will vary according to fabric. Not all garment styles are suitable for all body shapes.

For that reason, the following size charts can only be a guide, garments need to be tried on to establish the best fit."

(We let you return styles from pop-ups brands, it's fine)

L I N G E R I E

size UK

8

10

12

14

16

18

size US

3/XS

4/S

5/M

6/L

7/XL

8/XXL

bust

66cm/ 26”

71cm/ 28”

76cm/ 30”

81cm/ 32”

86cm/ 34”

91cm/ 36”

waist

64cm/ 25”

69cm/ 27”

74cm/ 29”

79cm/ 31”

84cm/ 33”

89cm/ 35”

hips

89cm/ 35”

94cm/ 37”

99cm/ 39”

104cm/ 41”

109cm/ 43”

114cm/ 45”

 

B R A S & B A S Q U E S underwired
This chart can only be used for smaller cup sizes, larger cup sizes don’t follow size grids and need to be tried on.

(Ed’s note – FA follow the same plus 4 method we do. Although it’s less accurate for larger sizes, it means the sizes are roughly consistent with our own measuring guide and sizes from places like What Katie Did, Marks and Spencers, and pretty much all the independent brands)

[Inches]

Overbust

Underbust

32

33

34

35

36

27.5

32A

32B

32C

32D

32DD

29.5

 

34A

34B

34C

34D

31.5

 

 

36A

36B

36C

33.5

 

 

 

 

38B

 

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