Hepburn and Leigh: For the independently-minded lingerie lover

Ara Underwired Bra

Karolina Laskowska

Size Guide

Karolina Laskowska is a current guest brand; one of the UK's exciting young talents, she set up her eponymous brand after popular demand whilst writing about her training in the industry online. Her focus is on luxury, lace and detail. Most of the items were made by her, with two ranges produced in the EU.

Who hasn't lusted after this classic strappy bra shape? Well, now you can get the luxury, with  cotton-based English leavers lace woven through with gold thread on the cups and cradle, trimmed with narrow black Leavers Lace edging, but with the benfits of a limited edition factory run (wired bras made by Karolina herself are more like £180). The elastics are black satin finish, with all the rings and sliders in gold plate finish and a gold tone hook and eye back.

The cups give a balconette shape, with adjustable overbust straps and should straps. The signature strapping back gives a flexible fit between UK band sizes 30-36.


Collections: Bras

Category: Bras, Karolina Laskowska

Type: Bras


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Sizing

Sizing Advice

At Hepburn and Leigh, we understand that it can sometimes be hard to work out from photographs whether a certain style will fit. That's why we try to provide the best sizing help possible, and if you can't find the answer to your question on the website, you're always welcome to contact us. There are also individual size charts for each brand linked to at the bottom of the page.

Please remember that sizes are just arbitary numbers and letters - they're not personal; most of our brands are very small and have to make a decision about what size ranges to do based on their market, not on any aesthetics or value-judgements about sizes.

It may well help to measure yourself. On size charts, waist measurements usually refer to the smallest part of your middle, the blue line on the left, and hips around the fullest part of your body, the orange line.

 

 

When measuring for bras, the blue line is the underbust measurement and the orange is the overbust - it's placement may change depending on where the fullest part of your bust is.

International Size Conversion Charts

Dress Size

UK 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
US 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
EU 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
AU 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24

 

Bra Band Sizes

In theory the UK and the USA use the same system for bra band sizes - meausre under your bust and add 4-5 inches to make an even number. In practise, different brands are using different methods and many UK brands, especially full bust brands, use your underbust measurement as your band size. US brands often run a touch larger (though notably not Elila or Rago).

UK/US 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42
FR 75 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
EU 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95
AU 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20

 

Bra Cup Sizes

UK/AU A B C D DD E F FF G
US A B C D DD/E DDD/F G H I
FR/EU A B C D E F G H J

 

Advice in the item description:

Whenever you click through to see the expanded view of a product, you'll see a description for the product. This should give you the basics - the style, the colour(s), the way the product fastens, the number of suspender clips it might have - and might also give some extra details. For example, if we find that a product is particularly stretchy, or that a style tends to run small, this is where we'll let you know.

Advice by brand:

Where possible, we try to provide the sizing information given by individual brands. Do check which brand you're buying when working out your size, as they can vary between companies, and even between styles. Please click through for more detailed information.

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