"there's only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but the second best"
Doris Lessing

photograph by Rachel Thomson

photograph by Rachel Thomson

FITTING

There are many size converters online that you can enter your size and country to get your UK size, we recommend the easy to use one at 85b

http://www.85b.org/bra_conv.php

BESPOKE

If you like the look of one of our styles but it doesn't appear in your size then please do contact us, we can often adapt the shape to be able to fit your size. We can adapt patterns specially for you to allow for long backs, short backs, small backs, large hips or any other variation.

SIZE GUIDE FOR KNICKERS AND BOTTOMS:

Extra Small = UK size 8
Small = UK size 10
Medium = UK size 12
Large = UK size 14

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR LINGERIE

All Buttress and Snatch lingerie is handmade using different combinations of materials, many of them delicate and some of the very old. We recommend that you always handwash your lingerie carefully using a mild detergent for delicates and that you leave to drip dry without wringing.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SWIMWEAR

Always rinse your swimsuit in cold tap water immediately after use whether you’ve been swimming or sunbathing. Salt water, chlorine, and sunscreen can all damage the elasticity of the swimsuit material, rinsing helps remove these and prevents them from eating away at the fibers.

Handwash your suit at the end of the day in cool water with mild liquid hand soap or detergent meant for delicates, let it soak for 15 minutes then gently massage with the hands to work the chemicals and dirt out. Drain the soapy water and rinse until the water runs clear. Do not wring or twist the swimsuit. Lay it flat between two towels, roll them up them gently press the towels so they absorb the excess water, take you suit out and leave it flat to dry. Make sure your suit is completely dry before storing.

HOW TO REMOVE SUNSCREEN STAINS FROM A SWIMSUIT

The best thing to do is stop stains happening in the first place by letting sunscreen absorb before you put your suit on. If you do get stains baking soda or vinegar are gentle cleaners that may help remove them (no promises though). Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda directly onto the stain and allow it to sit for one to two hours before washing as directed above. White vinegar can also be applied directly to a stain and left to soak before washing as above.