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Customise Your Cycling Shorts

Size Guide

If you know the magic of our high waisted leggings then you'll understand our need to make them up as cycling shorts. 

We've kept the deep doubled over, high-rise, waistband whilst reworking the seat of the shorts and legs around the thighs, to shape without digging in; giving the peachiest fit possible!

If you're new to Burnt Soul or just new to our leggings and shorts then read on! Due to the doubled over waistband, these babies will need a little wiggle to get on. Don't be scared... they're built for a lot of hugging and will soften with wear.

The sizes don't vary over different styles but the fabrics do and each has its own unique characteristics. Check out our stretchometer for all the info and whether you should size up or down. 

All of our custom shorts are cut and made in our Bristol studio by our small team of Lycra fairies. 

    We offer customisation on most of our classic pieces. Check out our customise page if you're looking for:

    • LARGER RANGE OF SIZES - If we're out of stock of our standard pieces and you can't wait for a restock - get one made up for you in 15 working days
    • LENGTHEN OR SHORTEN BODY - Available on our classic ladies catsuit and bodysuit styles
    • REFLECTIVE PANEL SWAP - If you're thinking about using this outfit for Aerial Silks or Aerial Hoop, click here to find out if it's suitable
    • FAST TRACK - Standard custom orders take up to 15 working days but if you need it faster... We got you! Fast track your orders to be made within 2 working days if needed

    Any custom pieces we make will be non returnable due to the bespoke nature of the request. Our knowledgable team of Lycra lovers are on hand to offer sizing advice and we now offer free UK returns if you'd prefer to try before you buy.

    Please feel free to send us an email at or click on the messenger button to the right of the screen if you have any more questions.


    Printed/plain Lycra with no foil panels - 30° machine wash and line dry

    Foiled pieces - Hand wash in cool or tepid water using mild detergent. Remove excess water with a spin cycle in your washing machine and then line dry away from direct heat and sunlight. Do not dry clean or tumble dry

    Tackle stains straight away by quickly soaking the stain in cold or tepid water and rub small amounts of mild detergent to the affected area, repeat as necessary. Do not use hot water as this can set the stain. 

    To remove strong smells fill the sink with cold water, add a cup of baking soda and soak for no more than 1 hour. Then wash as above.


    We recommend hanging your Burnt Soul’s up when they’re not out causing mischief, especially if they’re more delicate foiled pieces.

    Do not fold and put in a draw when damp - this will cause damage to any foils and could transfer fabric dye to other garments.


    We love using glittery, shiny and holographic fabrics… as much as I’m sure you love wearing them! They do tend to need a little more attention than your average pair of leggings though.

    Whilst we always buy the highest quality of sparkles and foils we can find, if they are being worn and washed as an every day item of clothing then the foils may dull.

    If you’re looking for longevity or to use for fitness then it’s best to go for catsuits without liquid foil paneling. If you'd like more help choosing the right one for you then send us a message here.

    keep oily liquids away from the reflective panels. The reflective panels are made by coating the Lycra in minuscule glass beads. this makes it hard to get out oily substances once on the fabric. The good news is that it will have no effect on the reflective glow it gives out so you can continue shine bright where ever you go!

    Generally speaking, we make our catsuits for the taller frame as our designer is 5'9" herself. See our sizing chart and how to measure yourself here.

    Fortunately, the way the catsuits are cut does mean that the catsuits can be worn on a shorter body too - see the "Long, Short or Standard Torso" to find out what you are.

    If you’re hesitant to invest in a custom piece just yet then there are 3 factors to consider when buying a stock catsuit…

    • FABRIC
    • SIZE

    FABRIC - We use different fabrics with varying amounts of stretch. We have given all our fabrics a stretchometer score to tell you which ones offer more stretch. 1 being the firmest and 5 being the stretchiest. If you're longer in the body but don't want a custom, they go for something with a high Stretchometer score.

    BACK STYLE - If you’re particularly long in the body then the backless catsuit is your friend. As the back panel is missing, it offers a lot more stretch up and down.

    SIZE - Between each size, the patterns also increase in length too. Not by a huge amount but if you are worried about the body and don’t want to go custom, then this is a factor that can offer you a bit more room.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 9 reviews
    Silvi08 (Canvey Island, GB)
    Best cycling shorts

    Never liked cycling shorts on my thick thighs but this fit is so flatteringly made. Love them and I have two styles with the panther and rainbow jewel fabric.

    Kathi (Norwood, GB)

    Quite possibly the most perfect cycling shirt I ever owned. These fit me like a glove- ideal high waist, with just the right amount of firmness, perfect length leg and no tight seams at the leg opening. Material is great quality and so shiny and smooth! Really, I love them!

    Sara Nowell (Blackpool, GB)

    Amazing fit, amazing print. Suitable for roller skating, raving (when allowed), walking and just looking amazing. Thank you 🧡🙏🌈

    Leopardylady (Brighton, GB)

    I LOVE my cycling shorts as a Leopardy jungle loving queen they are puuuuurfect for my day to day wear as well being perfect for various other times. They’re soooo comfy. I’ve been looking to buy some Burnt Soul for sometime and I will be back, as it’s coming into autumn now I will get some leggings for the cooler climes ahead 💜💜💜💜💜💜 thank you ladies 🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍here I am in the Joan’s exploring Cornwall. Looking over the edge of the furthers reaches of the southwest 🖤🖤🖤🖤

    Raquelle (Bristol, GB)
    Joan Cycling Shorts

    Honestly, I feel like I’ve been waiting all my life for someone to make me the ultimate shorts (and these were actually made in no time!) Clearly I wasn’t looking in the right place! They fit like a dream and are perfect to pedal about in! Absolutely would recommend anyone getting a pair or several pairs! 🐆💕