Spring has Sprung! What an exciting time of year. I hope everyone is enjoying the longer evenings and if you’re anything like me I’m hoping for another scorcher of a summer!
We have been busy at the Corsetry Chalet with our Spring ranges coming in thick and fast. There are some beautiful designs this year and the feedback we’ve had has been very positive with lots of happy customers re-stocking their lingerie drawer ready for the Spring and Summer.
Wacoal have three beautiful designs including Fantasie Lena in white and Halo Lace in Soft Pink (below). Both are proving incredibly popular.
Another winner is Triumph Amourette Spotlight in Pink as well as a real favourite, Elomie Morgan.
It’s always worth remembering that not only do bras from our ranges look stunning but as we fit each and every one of them you know you will be comfortable and well supported too. From an aesthetic perspective this is even more important when you’re wearing tighter tops such as t-shirts.
And as you will probably know, our fitting service is free! We pride ourselves on ensuring you leave the Corsetry Chalet with the right bra for you. Because we only stock quality brands, our bras and underwear will last a lot longer that those you might pick up on the high street. Buy once… not twice! It’s much more affordable than you might think.
We’d love to see you this Spring so book an appointment with us for your fitting. You can request an appointment online or by calling us on 07917 202906.
At Orchid Lingerie, we understand the benefits of a good fitting bra. We’re pleased to see that women are becoming more informed about the benefits of a well fitted bra and know only too well the difference it can make both in terms of breast health and comfort.
Sadly though, the message is taking longer to get through about the benefits of having a good fitting sports bra. It is perhaps even more important that the correct bra is worn for any sporting activities and for obvious reasons! Physical activity is going to make your breast move and this continuous and repetitive movement will result in soreness and over time sagging. Yet stats show that around 70% of women do not wear one. And of the 30% that do wear a sports bra it is estimated that 80% of these are either the wrong size or the bra needs to be replaced as it will have lost its elasticity.
A well-fitted sports bra is designed to reduce the movement caused by exercise. Because your breasts have no muscle, they have no inbuilt ability to resist external movement. The little support they have is supplied by fibrous strands called Coopers ligaments. These ligaments will stretch over time… but they only stretch one way! Once they have elongated, there is no going back… literally. It’s important to note that breasts of all sizes are susceptible to damage to these ligaments. Not only is excess movement going to damage these, but also the breast tissue itself. Clearly then, ensuring the right sports bra is worn is an absolute must!
Finding the right Sports Bra
There are several factors that need to be taken into account when choosing a sports bra. As a very general guide, the sports bra should feel a bit tighter than a regular bra. The band shouldn’t move when you raise your arms above your head and the cups should have no gaps or wrinkles. Clearly it’s even more important that there is no rubbing or chaffing. If it feels uncomfortable when you try it on, just imagine how it might feel after you’ve run 10km.
Sports bras at Orchid Lingerie
At Orchid Lingerie we are able to offer expert fitting advice and ensure you get the perfect sports bra for you. We don’t mark up our prices and fitting is completely free. So, as we slowly head towards Spring and everyone begins to be able to get outside and exercise more, now is the perfect time to get the right Sports Bra for you. And remember… you’re not being extravagant, or ‘treating’ yourself. A Sports Bra is a necessity, not a luxury. There is no point in exercising to stay healthy but in the process damaging your breasts with potential long-term consequences.
For more information or to book a free, no obligation fitting click here. And to find out more about our range of Active wear and sports bras click here.
We were really pleased to welcome Yeovil Town Ladies to the Corsetry Chalet a couple of weeks ago to properly fit the entire team for sports bras ahead of their match against Liverpool.
The Glovers play in the Women’s Super League, which is the top tier of women’s football. Their home ground is The Clayson Stadium in Dorchester and for the first time this season, the team are full-time professional footballers, training 20 hours per week in preparation for weekend matches.
Sherrie-Jane Jackson undertook the fittings to ensure they were properly equipped.
Women wearing the wrong size bra is a very common problem which can be detrimental to their health. As athletes, the wrong size bra can also negatively affect performance. Although we all want to do our best at whatever sport we choose to play, clearly when it comes to professional athletes, anything that can help give an additional sporting edge is vital.
We were grateful for the thanks we received from the team who have gone on to play matches wearing their new sports bras.
If you regularly play sport then please book an appointment and visit us for your free fitting. We think you’ll be amazed at the difference in comfort levels that come with wearing a properly fitted, high quality sports bra. And not only will you be more comfortable but you’ll be looking after the health of your body too.
For lovers of luxury lingerie, Kilver Court Designer Village in Shepton Mallet is very excited to announce the dates of their first lingerie warehouse sale on the 5-7 of October. There will be a huge selection of underwear, swimwear and accessories from designer brands Stella McCartney and Heidi Klum, as well as other lingerie labels, all with amazing discounted prices of up to 80% off.
There will be a trained bra fitting expert available on Friday between 9.30am – 2.00pm (Sherrie-jane Jackson from Orchid Lingerie), who will be on hand for measuring and bespoke bra fittings, as well as hints and tips, all free of charge. So relax and enjoy the complete shopping experience with a little bit of luxury, some indulgent intimates and a beautiful place to shop.
According to experts, it is suggested that 80% of women continue to wear ill-fitting bras, 70% of which are too small. Finding a supportive bra in the shape that fits you best is important, from balcony to full cup, we are here to help. Bra sizes change at different stages of your life and it is recommended that you have bra fittings every year to make sure you are always wearing the right one and to give you those smooth lines and clean silhouettes under your clothes, so if you are not feeling as comfortable as you might like, don’t miss out! It’s all too easy to wear the wrong sized bra with such busy and demanding lifestyles – our fittings will be free, on a first come first served basis, with no bookings.
Lingerie designers are no stranger to following the trends of fashion, shapes, desires, and the evolution of femininity. Luxury labels are now designing innovative intimates with the latest technologies and materials for today’s women in search of elegance and wellbeing. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of some incredible offers with Stella McCartney Bras from £10, Heidi Klum Intimates from £15 and knickers from £4. Whether an indulgent treat or a necessary addition to your wardrobe, you will be sure to find intimate, delicate and everyday underwear with intelligent design, precise fit and signature detailing.
The lingerie sale will be open from 9.30am -5.30pm on Friday 5 October and Saturday 6 October and 10am – 5pm on Sunday 7 October.
Thank you SO much to everyone who came along to our Garden Party on the 12th July.
The weather was kind to us with lots of sun (never a guarantee for any Garden Party in the UK!). Plenty of Bubbles and snacks were served and lots of ladies were kind enough to donate to our Bra Bank when they bought a new bra which meant we raised a considerable amount of money to Cancer Breast Care.
Just a lovely day! Looking forward to next year’s party already!