All you need to know about a bespoke piece of underwear...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long does it take to make?
On average, a bespoke piece takes 10 working days to create after your fitting is completed.
When should I have it made?
The optimal time to have a bespoke piece made is 6 to 8 weeks before your wedding day.
How do I use the bathroom?
There is small modesty slit between the legs of your piece that allows you to use the bathroom.
Is this flexible to be worn for other dresses?
Absolutely! Each piece will come with a set of clear and nude straps that allow you to have real choice for beautiful dresses and the legs of the piece can also be folded up inside themselves to give you the flexibility to wear shorter styles too.
How do I care for my bespoke lingerie?
It is advised that each piece be hand washed using a mild non biological detergent.
I don’t live in Ireland do I have to go to your studio to be able to have a bespoke piece made for me?
Not necessarily! I will be able to advise you during your free introductory consultation about whether it is necessary for you to have your fitting virtually or in the studio with me.
What do you pay for in a bespoke Síoda Lingerie piece?
MADE FOR YOUR BODY’S UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS
There is an astonishing 720 variations in the combinations that each of us need to have considered in an all in one piece of underwear. Your bust size, your body length and your dress size. Commercially, to produce this range of sizes is impossible for a ready to wear piece.
I can work with 40 different bust sizes, 6 dress sizes and 3 body lengths.
DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR DRESS
Taking into account the 5 variations of options available of
High Neck Bodice
…There are a whopping 4320 different combinations of bodysuits to choose from that make a bespoke piece truly to your body, for your dress.
CREATED USING THE HIGHEST QUALITY BASE PRODUCTS
I work as an aircraft manufacturer like Boeing or Airbus does; I create a sophisticated specialised product by carefully engineering the combination and manipulation of the highest quality and best manufactured base products that are themselves trusted world wide and award winning for their base function.
Every piece of bespoke underwear has strategic and carefully designed in areas of delicate shaping that will complement your body comfortably and invisibly allowing you to have smooth silhouette without the typical problems commercially available products leave you with – bulging. I ensure that the transition from your piece to your leg is as invisible as possible using techniques specific to your body size.
WHEN YOU COMBINE ALL THESE, WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY GET?
All of the above are the specifics of a bespoke piece but you don’t just get a piece of invisible support underwear for your beautiful dress. This underwear is designed to be forgotten about when wearing your dress. To allow you to enjoy the beauty of your dress and the confidence to know that you look like your best self.
WHAT IS MY CAPACITY
I can make 2 to 3 bespoke pieces a week. I design and make each myself.
WHO DO I LOVE TO WORK WITH
I now makes bespoke underwear for people all over the world. Some are fortunate to be local and can come/fly in for fittings. Others use a remote service and have a virtually assisted fitting in their own bridal boutiques/designers studio. If you need to wear a bra and your dress compromises this need for you, then it is you that I love to make bespoke underwear for. Seeing you confident in the dress of your dreams is why I genuinely love what I do and why I put so much time into each piece. I carefully combine all the aspects you need to forget about her underwear and allow you to focus on more important things.
How much does a piece cost?
In general, for 2018/19 bookings, each piece costs as follows:
All In One Backless – £750
All In One Standard – £495
Backless Underbust Shapewear – £350
Plus postage and packaging if this is involved.
How soon should I book into your diary?
The best possible time to book into my diary is right at the time you order your dress. My order book is filled months in advance because of this BUT there is a waiting list and as brides approach their wedding date, having a bespoke piece becomes less necessary and spaces do potentially appear, though not guaranteed.
What do I need for my fitting (virtual/studio)?
If you have ordered your dress from a boutique, all you need is you and your dress and if you’re having a dress made for you, all that is needed is yourself and images of the style components of your dress. All else I will provide.
What makes a bespoke All In One piece so unique?
An All In One Piece is a tailored garment that is sized to incorporate your body size and your dresses needs. It smooths the body from bust to thigh, supporting and lifting the bust in a backless (or otherwise gown) invisibly without the bulk of normal shapewear and problems wearing multiple pieces creates such as visible lines, bulges etc.
What payment options do you offer for a bespoke piece of underwear?
Can I pay in instalments?
By default, the payment process is made in instalments.
Can you make an All In One piece that isn’t backless but unique to my body?
What is the process from introductory consultation to completion?
1. If you have decided that you want to hold a position in my diary, follow this link to add your name directly in there. You will be directed to pay via PayPal or you have the option to use a debit/credit card without a PayPal account there too.
2. When your dress has arrived into the boutique, or 3 months before your wedding date if you are having your gown made or have you dress in advance of the 3 month mark; send me an email. I create your piece in the window JUST prior to your dress fittings. I will at this point, direct you to make a fitting appointment (physical or virtual).
3. Fitting –Virtual or in the studio
4. To confirm the design and making of your piece, you will be directed to schedule a completion appointment. The fitting instalment is due on receipt of your request to confirm your order. This is very important so that I can create your piece in the timeframe.
5. COMPLETION! You will be sent an invoice for the final instalment JUST prior to pick up or delivery.