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A cupped basque with 12 suspender straps and an adjustable strapped back, made with a single layer of heavy gauge, hexagonal English cotton bobbinet tulle. Trimmed with a fine cotton English leavers lace. All metal components are gold plated, with oversized textured O-rings at the suspender points. Delicate gold toned bee charms are hand stitched to the centre gore and each suspender point. Structured with synthetic baleen bones for smooth shaping. Fastens with 3 sets of hooks and eyes at the centre back, with signature strapping allowing this style to be adjusted to fit different body shapes.
This style is made to order. Please ensure that you have read all of the information below before purchasing as this style cannot be returned.
How to order:
Please select your size from the drop down menus below. Please ensure that you select the correct size as made-to-order styles cannot be returned. Your order will take up to 12 weeks to complete from the date that you place your order.
Sized according to cup size, with adjustable straps at the underbust/waist/hips. Best suited for band sizes 30-34 (ribcage measurements of 26-30").
6 = 30C/32B/34A
8 = 30D/32C/34B
10 = 30DD/32D/34C
12 = 30E/32DD/34D
About the materials:
High quality satin strapping knitted in the UK.
English bobbinet cotton tulle.
Gold plated hooks, rings and sliders.
The tulle used in this garment was selected for its uniqueness. It was created on leavers machines by the last remaining English manufacturer, the same machines responsible for some of the world's most beautiful lace. These machines are antique and must be threaded and tensioned completely by hand. When the laces are taken from the loom, it is normal for areas to feature small faults that are later hand-repaired. Whilst this is not usually visible in busy floral patterns, it is entirely more evident in such a strictly regular hexagonal pattern. You may find small areas of your garment featuring these delicate hand repairs: these are not considered a fault, but instead a reminder of the extensive hand crafting that goes into this beautiful fabric. As with organic honeycomb, the lack of total perfection simply adds to its charm.
Hand wash with care in cool water and take care to reshape the tulle after washing. Do not dry over a heat source.