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Merry Widow Glamour Nouveau L3035

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* Versatile '50s inspired Merry Widow Basque
* Removable bra straps: wear strapless under strapless dresses or with straps when you want a little more support
* 6 detachable suspenders: wear with or without stockings
* Internal elastic waist tape to add definition to your waistline
* Hook and eye fastening at front makes this Merry Widow easy to put on alone
* Spiral steel boning used throughout

It wasn't until the 1950s that bare shoulders were fashionable. This decade saw strapless dresses, spaghetti strap dresses and halter neck dresses all become fashionable. Great news for those who could afford couture (which incorporated inbuilt corsetry) or the young and flat chested, but what about the rest of us?

The Merry Widow was the answer. This garment was designed to cinch your waist, support your breasts and hold up your stockings while remaining invisible under the new necklines.

Our Glamour Nouveau Merry Widow takes things one stage further. We've made the straps detachable as well as the suspenders. You can wear it under a light cotton sundress, or an ornate evening gown: the choice is yours.

9 months of development and countless samples went in to producing our new Glamour Nouveau Merry Widow. Strapless basques are notorious for fit issues as they often feature a low back which means without the support of straps, or bra band, things get very tricky! Our Merry Widow features a higher back, it should sit at the same level as your standard bra. While this makes it unsuitable for low backed dresses we decided fit was more important.

Our Glamour Nouveau Merry Widow is sized by bra size.

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, 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.

Reviews

  • This is my first garment from WKD, and I was going back and worth between a waist shaper or this merry widow. I figured the built in bra might be useful so I opted to give this a try in peach. It arrived several days earlier than I expected it, which was a nice surprise. I absolutely love it! It's so comfortable, highlights curves, and I love that I can use it with or without the suspenders, which makes it super versatile. I honestly don't know how I've managed this long without it.

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  • Ordered this in black after trying a waist shaper because this looked similar but I wanted something with the bra built in but I was very doubt full it would be suitable as I'm an A cup in a bra and these start at a B cup, I bought my normal size 38 and was delighted to find it fits really well and the cups are quite small, it doesn't pull you in as tight over the tummy as the waist shaper but that means as a larger lady it doesn't look too lumpy and the suspenders are a perfect length I love it. Saving up for a peach one now.

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  • I bought this to go under my wedding dress (in peach) and it fits so beautifully. It gives me an amazing and smooths everything out under my dress. There's also no lines showing what I've got under the dress either. It's a wonderful practical and beautiful piece.

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  • I bought this to go under my wedding dress (in peach) and it fits so beautifully. It gives me an amazing and smooths everything out under my dress. There's also no lines showing what I've got under the dress either. It's a wonderful practical and beautiful piece.

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