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Glamour Merry Widow Basque

£36.99
SALE The Merry Widow is quintessential mid-50s shapewear. Unlike a corselette, which focuses on the hips and derriere, a Merry Widow works its magic on the upper torso; tightening, smoothing and uplifting. By What Katie Did
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  • DESCRIPTION

    L3009 Glamour Merry Widow was 68.50

    The Merry Widow is quintessential mid-50s shapewear. Unlike a corselette, which focuses on the hips and derriere, a Merry Widow works its magic on the upper torso; tightening, smoothing and uplifting.
    It's essentially a low-backed strapless bra combined with a strict waist cincher; and the result is the perfect foundation for wearing under the tight-bodiced, full-skirted gowns that were extremely fashionable in the 1950s and early 60s.
    If you've ever admired Mad Men's Betty Draper in her strapless evening frocks, this is for you!

    * Tightens, smooths and uplifts your upper torso 
    * Satin cups, tummy panel and side accents with double layered powermesh
    * Detachable shoulder straps, 6 adjustable metal clip suspenders and spiral steel boning
    * Underwired, lightly padded cups with hook and eye fastening at back
    * Made from satin 100% polyester, powermesh 88% polyamide 12% spandex

    Bra sizes roughly co-ordinate with the following dress sizes:
    32" - WKD dress size 10
    34" - WKD dress size 12
    36" - WKD dress size 14
    38" - WKD dress size 16

    If your bra size does not match your body size you might like to experiment a little and delve into the mysterious world of bra cup grading.

    A bra cup size 38B will be the same as a 36C, 34D same as 32DD. Hence if you are normally a bra size 34D but a small dress size 10 you might want to try the 32DD corselette which will have the same cup size as a 34D, but will be smaller around the body.

    This grading works across all bra sizes so:
    Cup size 32F = 34E, 36DD - 38D and so on

  • SPECIFICATIONS
    Product Code: WKD 3009
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