Extra small sizes – Where can I get them?!


I know you often talk about shape wear for plus size ladies, but I’ve encountered a new problem. Although I love how shape wear makes me feel and smooths me out with a 24-25 inch waist and 36 inch hips many Rago pieces simply aren’t small enough. I’m also blessed with a 28G cup brassiere size and would love to own a few long-line bras and bras with a more pointed, specifically 1940s shape. Any advice for a small curvy girl in need?

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Hello Nina!

Thanks for your message, you do have a dinky little figure! So I had a look around at shapewear for your lower half and I have to agree, it’s not very easy. I looked at a few brands and many of them do not, as you said, go down to your size. However, do not fret! What Kate Did appear to have some small sizes, check out what she has written on her site.

What Katie Did lingerie is inspired by styles from the 1940s and 1950s and as sizes were smaller then you might find our sizes slightly smaller than those on the high street: waist sizes in particular.

Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 10.52.55 pm Another Brand that might just be ok for you is Kiss Me Deadly– they carry some smallish sizes.Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 11.00.39 pmBut, having said that, I would recommend sizing down for certain pieces which is of course not possible for you. In that case you could buy the smallest size and get it altered, but this could end up being expensive and some seamstresses won’t touch this type of shapewear!

So another solution would be to invest in some custom pieces. If you were to order a couple of pieces that you loved and could see yourself wearing on a regular basis, this will be a great investment. Plus, you get to design your own underwear! I would recommend Dark Ladies Wear for custom pieces, but before you go looking, don’t be put off by her designs. They can seem quite excessive but these are pieces that have been commissioned by her customers. I would be inclined to get in contact with her and see what she can do for you. Screen Shot 2014-11-07 at 11.15.28 pm Another website worth checking out is Contour Corsets – Again, don’t be put off by the fact that she makes custom corsets, if she’s capable of making corsets, I’m sure she would be able to make you some girdles. Your question regarding bras is also a tricky one. The first thing to mention is that What Katie Did sell bra pads that you can put in your bras to create more of a point, so you could put these in your current bras, as long as the cups are not too thick so that the shape shows through. Check them out hereScreen Shot 2014-11-07 at 11.19.09 pm I don’t want to give you wrong advice about longline bras, so I would suggest that you message What Katie Did, Nylonz.com, Revival Lingerie and any other brands that you might like the look of and ask them directly. Sorry that I can’t help more with this bit, but I think the brands would be able to give you much better advice.

Thanks for reading my blog and good luck!


One thought on “Extra small sizes – Where can I get them?!

  1. Very useful post, I can also report that after reading several reviews complaining Cleopatra’s Capri belt was too small I bought the smallest size and it fits lovely (23” waist), been using the black with six straps for years now and it holds up great, also own the red with eight straps and my only regret is not have bought the panty girdle when it was on sale on Stockings HQ. Loving the blog!

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