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Based in London but with an Italian soul, Imperial Works was a secret society of sorts which took its name from the turn-of-the-century piano factory that housed Rapha’s first offices. To commemorate the gruppo sportivo’s place in our history, we’ve recreated the cycling club’s luxurious black, gold and purple livery. This limited edition version of our Women’s Classic Bib Shorts is made with a soft lycra fabric that guarantees all-day comfort and now incorporates recycled materials for a lower impact. The uppers are constructed from a lightweight mesh which provides excellent breathability. The women’s specific Classic chamois pad comprises several layers of quick-drying foam with a sweat-wicking, antibacterial top sheet for comfort on all-day rides. Updated low-profile silicone leg grippers keep the shorts in place, while new reflective piping on the side panels improves your on-bike visibility.

To see our full range of Classic products, click through to our Classic Collection page.

Find out more about our range of cycling shorts by visiting the Women’s Bib Shorts Guide.

Details and Materials

  • Limited edition design
  • Reflective folded piping at side legs
  • Contrast binding and uppers
  • Main material made using recycled Nylon
  • Highly breathable upper section
  • Wider hem grippers for added comfort


  • 58% Recycled Nylon
  • 42% Elastane

Contrast 1:

  • 73% Recycled Nylon
  • 27% Recycled Elastane


  • 100% Polyester


Classic Fit

A close but relaxed fit, longer in the torso and suited to longer rides. Regular fit is applicable to our Classic, Brevet and Core ranges.

See our fit guide

Dalila is wearing a size small and measures:

Height 5ft 8.5


Chest 78 83 88 93 98 103
Waist 61 66 71 76 81 86
Hips 86 91 96 101 106 111
Chest 30.5 32.5 34.5 36.5 38.5 40.5
Waist 24 26 28 30 32 34
Hips 34 36 38 40 42 44

Care instructions

  • Machine wash 40ºC gentle cycle
  • Cool iron
  • Wash similar colours together
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not iron print
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