Commonly Asked Questions

-for your better understanding-

 

what's your sizing like?

all our lingerie come in US sizes, in the following measurements and conversion chart:   

US SIZE

S

M

L

XL

XXL

US SIZE

00-0

0-2

4-6

8-10

12-14

UK SIZE

4

6

8-10

12-14

16-18

ASIAN SIZE
(FOR PANTIES ONLY)

S

M

L

XL

XXL

BUST

30-32”

32-34”

34-36”

36-38”

38-40”

WAIST

23-25”

25-27”

27-28”

28-30”

30-32”

HIP

32-34”

34-37.5”

37.5-38.5”

38.5-41”

41-42.5”

 

Measuring Your Bra Size

SIZE 32

SIZE 34

SIZE 36

SIZE 38

SIZE 40

SIZE 42

SIZE 44

SIZE 46

UNDER-BUST
68-72

UNDER-BUST
73-77

UNDER-BUST
78-82

UNDER-BUST
83-87

UNDER-BUST
88-92

UNDER-BUST
93-97

UNDER-BUST
98-102

UNDER-BUST
103-107

 

OVER-BUST

OVER-BUST

OVER-BUST

OVER-BUST

OVER-BUST

OVER-BUST

OVER-BUST

OVER-BUST

CUP A
77-79

CUP A
82-84

CUP A
87-89

CUP A
92-94

CUP A
97-99

CUP A
102-104

CUP A
107-109

CUP A
112-114

CUP B
79-81

CUP B
84-86

CUP B
89-91

CUP B
94-96

CUP B
99-101

CUP B
104-106

CUP B
109-111

CUP B
114-116

CUP C
81-83

CUP C
86-88

CUP C
91-93

CUP C
96-98

CUP C
101-103

CUP C
106-108

CUP C
111-113

CUP C
116-118

CUP D
83-85

CUP D
88-90

CUP D
93-96

CUP D
98-101

CUP D
103-106

CUP D
108-111

CUP D
113-116

CUP D
118-121

CUP DD
85-88

CUP DD
90-93

CUP DD
97-100

CUP DD
102-105

CUP DD
107-110

CUP DD
112-115

CUP DD
117-120

CUP DD
122-125

CUP E
88-91

CUP E
94-97

CUP E
101-104

CUP E
106-109

CUP E
111-114

CUP E
116-119

CUP E
121-124

CUP E
126-129

CUP F
92-95

CUP F
98-100

CUP F
105-108

CUP F
110-113

CUP F
115-118

CUP F
120-123

CUP F
125-128

CUP F
130-133

CUP FF
96-99

CUP FF
101-104

CUP FF
109-112

CUP FF
114-117

CUP FF
119-122

CUP FF
124-127

CUP FF
129-132

CUP FF
134-137

                         

what are bralettes?

A bralette is a soft-cup bra which has no underwires, and can come lined or unlined. The perk by kate range of bralettes comes with removable padding, to overcome the insecurity of pokies and insufficient coverage.

We recommend investing in a good set of strapless bra, smooth T-shirt bra, half-cup demi bra, as well as 2 bralette styles (straight straps and T-back/ cross-back). If any of them come convertible, even better! This should sufficiently meet most of your lingerie needs.

who are bralettes suitable for?

Bralettes can fit ladies of different body shapes and sizes. Smaller petite ladies can find comfort in most styles, especially triangle bralettes. Fuller ladies can find support and coverage in bralettes with fuller cups, wide bands as well as thicker straps. 

Bralettes are also great for maternity use. Our padded bralettes come with a slot for removable padding, which are useful for inserting nursing pads. Alot of our customers have survived their pregnancy and breastfeeding period with our range of soft cup and padded bralettes!

If you have had surgery done and have to refrain from wearing underwire bras, our range of bralettes are here to help.

Perk by Kate rating guide & fit notes

Every brand has their own sizing idiosyncracies. While we try to be as general as possible, it is not 100% conclusive. 

As such, we have come up with our own measurements, rating guide and fit notes, to assist you in your buying decision. Look out for them under each product description. Our rating guide comes with three components - coverage, support and stretch. Take note, a 4 stars rating for a specific style does not mean it is inferior to another with 5 stars.  it is there to help you to choose better. Want a slimmer cup? Go for one with a coverage rating of 3 or 4 stars. Want a tighter band? Go for a bralette with a stretch rating of 3 or 4 stars. Hate tight underbands? Go for one with a stretch rating of 5 stars. Fuller bust? Choose one with a support rating of 5 stars. You get the gist. :)

how do I wear bralettes?

Perfect under T-shirts, tank tops and sun-dresses, bralettes are great for tropical weather or for layering under your winter wear. Do experiment with your clothing to find the perfect formula of comfort and chic.

What are the payment options available?

We accept credit card payments (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX) via STRIPE Payment Gateway. STRIPE processes online credit card transactions for thousands of merchants, providing a safe and secure means of collecting payments via the internet. We also accept Paypal payments. If you are checking out on mobile, we offer Apple Pay. 

For Singaporean customers, we accept Bank Transfers and DBS Paylah!. 

For China and Hong Kong customers, if you would like to pay via Wechat Pay or AliPay, do contact us separately. 

how do I take care of my bralettes?

While throwing your bralettes in the machine is a tempting notion and done at your own risk, it is best to handwash them in cold water, and lay flat to dry. This will prevent eyelash lace especially, from curling. Do not soak your intimates for longer than 10 minutes. If your eyelash lace is curling up, flip the bralettes over and use a steam iron to smooth out the edges.

If in doubt about how colourfast a coloured lace is, do conduct a colourfast test on an inconspicuous part of the bralette before you wash it.

do you do alterations for bralettes?

We offer minor alteration services like fixing of straps or shortening of bands. We also offer refurbishing services for worn out bralettes! This is to ensure your favourite bra get to last as long as they can possibly can. Sewing pads on the cups of an unpadded bralette is not recommended. Also, not every piece is suitable for alteration due to their delicate nature, so email us at hello@perkbykate.com for enquiries.  

what if my bralettes become damaged?

Various issues may occur due to wear and tear. Lace gets torn, hardware gets tarnished, straps may snap, fray, or lose their elasticity.  While we had done our due diligence and made sure our pieces are of the best quality when they were sent to you, we are unable to control how our pieces act under various wear, wash and care conditions. What we can do, is to promise to do our best to restore your pieces back to their original glory. We are able to replace straps, hand sew and lightly mend torn laces, and do replacement of elastic bands and hardware. 

do you take custom orders?

While we may not be able to cater to every size and body shape in our current sizing line up, we are happy to help you out with custom orders. If we can make it happen, we will. Please contact kate@perkbykate.com to share your needs.

do you sell gift cards?

Yes, in fact we do. All gift cards are personalised for your gifting purpose, and we have even worked with artists to co-design the perfect gift card. Write to us at kate@perkbykate.com with your intended value and the nature of the gift, and we'll work something out for you.