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WEAR & CARE | AERIAL SILKS & HOOP OUTFITS

September 26, 2017 0 Comments

WEAR & CARE | AERIAL SILKS & HOOP OUTFITS

You've probably seen our recent blog post on all our amazing Burnt Soul performer babes (and if not check it out here!) which included, of course, the incredibly talented Aerial community who we're lucky enough to be quite popular among! We get quite a few Qs about swapping in panels and how to protect fabric whilst bending, spinning and tumbling through the air with silks and hoops. So we thought we'd re-vamp our most popular article and keep it fresh with all the latest info on how to wear and care for your aerial outfits, as well as which catsuits and bodysuits are most suitable for performances.

Have a read below before choosing your Burnt Soul, and if you have any further questions, drop us a message here.

As you can see our Jewel range is extremely popular for performers promotional shots or special performances! @leileidek wears the Luna Peekaboo Catsuit.

HOLOGRAPHIC OR PRINT FABRIC?

Whilst our glittery jewel pieces look ultra-special under stage lights, due to the friction of Silks and Hoops against the body, our printed pieces are the best option for longevity. Because of the holographic coating on the spandex, it will inevitably get worn in the places the fabric rubs with the hoops and silks. That being said, our foiled fabrics remain some of our bestsellers amongst Aerial performers for promotional shots and shows as it's not hugely noticeable and sometimes the sparkles are worth it!

These foiled fabric that will have you looking like a shooting star include our jewel range of the Luna, Rainbow and Phoenix and our bestseller Siren. (though the wear is barely noticeable with this as it's black and shiny!) 🙌 We advise against getting Devore Velvet due to the delicate nature of the fabric.

If you are practicing or wearing your catsuit a lot more than for shows, our eco printed fabrics and sure to stay fresh and colourful for years to come. For our printed and plain fabrics we use Eco Life or Techno Lycra, an extremely hard-wearing fabric that takes dye pigments excellently; giving prints the pop (and even glow with our UV prints) with no pilling or bagging. It's now easier than ever to build your perfect Aerial outfit with our Custom Catsuits and Bodysuits pages.

Shop the Prints Edit, or build you own Custom catsuit.

@tinkymara_cawfitness in the Electric Ladyland

AERIAL HOOP VS AERIAL SILK

If you're an Aerial Hoop performer there tends to be less issues, just be aware that if you find yourself using lycra covered areas for grip, this may rub on coated fabric and remove the shine eventually. With Aerial Silk there tends to be more friction, and so more care needs to be taken.

@polefitloulou in the Rocket Catsuit

@amydoesaerials in the Trixie Bodysuit

REFLECTIVE PANELLING

Our signature Reflective hip panels are perfect for shining bright wherever you go, but when it comes to activities that require endurance fabrics, they can be damaged by intense friction. The reflective fabric is made from coating the lycra with a binding glue and thousands of tiny glass beads that reflect the light just so. With continued rubbing from performance equipment like Silks, this coating can come away.

Aerial performers often opt to swap their reflective panel with a different fabric, which is very easy with our Custom pages from the drop down tabs. Below are some examples of recent Customs our lovely customers have dreamt up!

@mary.,madefield in a Custom High Voltage catsuit

We hope this has been helpful for you all! let us know in the comments or drop us a message anytime if you have any further questions and we'd be happy to help. We absolutely LOVE seeing you guys shooting through the air in your Burnt Soul, so don't forget to tag us in your pics and use the hashtag #BurntSoulSelfie to be entered into our monthly competition to win a £50 BS Voucher!





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SIZING

LADIES

Size Bust - inches/cm Waist - inches/cm Hips - inches/cm

UK 4-6

30/76

23/76

33/84

UK 6-8

32/81

25/63.5

35/89

UK 8-10

34/86

27/68.5

37/94

UK 10-12

37/94

30/76

40/102

UK 12-14

40/102

33/84

43/109

UK 14-16

43/109

36/91.5

46/117

UK 16-18

46/117

39/99

49/124

UK 18-20

50/127

43/109

53/135

UK 20-22

54/137

47/119

57/145

LADIES SIZE CONVERSION

UK US EU AUS

UK 4-6

0-2 US

32-34 EU

4-6 AUS

UK 6-8

2-4 US

34-36 EU

6-8 AUS

UK 8-10

4-6 US

36-38 EU

8-10 AUS

UK 10-12

6-8 US

38-40 EU

10-12 AUS

UK 12-14

8-10 US

40-42 EU

12-14 AUS

UK 14-16

10-12 US

42-44 EU

14-16 AUS

UK 16-18

12-14 US

44-46 EU

16-18 AUS

UK 18-20

14-16 US

46-48 EU

18-20 AUS

UK 20-22

16-18 US

48-50 EU

20-22 AUS

BABIES & TODDLERS

Babies 6-9 mnts 9-12 mnts 12-18 mnts 18-24 mnts

Height

29"/74cm
30.5"/78cm
32"/82cm
33.5"/86cm

Chest

18.25"/46.5cm
19"/48.5cm
20"/50.5cm
20.75"/52.5cm

Hips

18.5"/47cm
19.25"/49cm
20"/51cm
21"/53cm 

KIDS

Kids Height Chest Hips

2-3 yrs

34.5"/87.5cm
21"/53.5cm
21.5"/54.5cm

3-4 yrs

37.5"/95cm
22"/56cm
22.25"/56.5cm

4-5 yrs

40.5"/103cm
23"/58.5cm
23.25"/59cm

5-6 yrs

43.5"/110.5cm
24"/61cm
24.25"/61.5cm

6-7 yrs

46.5"/118cm
25"/63.5cm
25.25"/64cm

7-8 yrs

49.5"/126cm
26"/66cm
26.25"/66.5cm

8-9 yrs

52.5"/133.5cm
26.75"/68cm
27.25"/69cm

9-10 yrs

55.5"/141cm
27.5"/70cm
28.75"/73cm

10-11 yrs

58.5"/146cm
28.25"/72cm
30"/76cm

MEN

Size Hip measurements/Jean Size Leg length

Small

30"

Long

Medium

32"

Long

Large

34"

Long

X-Large

36"

Long

More sizing info

  • Generally speaking all of our designs are made for the taller frame. Ladies, mens and kids. This is why we offer the option of leg shortenings on most of our stock items.
  • We try and add as much info as possible to each product so make sure you check out the different tabs on each product for hints and tips on fit, fabric and styling.
  • If you're looking to make further changes to a current design then see our customise category.
  • Out of stock in your size? There's no extra fee to get these made up. Head on to our customs page to order and if you are ordering in the exact fabric that we sell the stock item in, then you will also be able to return the item.
  • For more guidance on fit some of our blog posts (below) might be able to help!

Taking the correct measurements

  • When measuring your bust and hips, make sure its on the widest parts (i.e. not under the bust or on the hip bone).
  • Measurer your waist at the smallest point just above your belly button.
  • If you don't have a tape measure, you can use a piece of string or dressing gown cord and then measure the length when laid flat.
  • Inside seam: Measure from the inside of your inner thigh at very top - down to your ankle bone.