Back to school bra fitting

BACK TO SCHOOL BRA FITTING

It’s important to remember that girls should be fitted and measured as soon as there is sign of breast tissue, even if it is just for a crop top style.
It is advised that underwired bras should not be worn until the bust has fully developed, as wires can restrict and damage tissue growth.
As the bust grows it’s also important to invest in a sports bra.

In order to allow for future growth, the bra should be fitted on the tightest row of hooks, but remember to re-measure regularly as the bust continues to grow and develop.

Elleran Lingerie Chatswood Chase Sydney and Elleran Lingerie St ives offer professional bra fitting for teenage girls – we recommend you to visit one of our friendly bra fitting experts who will happily measure you and take you through all your style options. Take your mum along if you wish!

Men’s Guide for Lingerie Gifts

Mother’s Day, Christmas, birthdays – all wonderful opportunities to give a really special gift to the woman you love. If you’re brave enough, or have great advice from an expert, lingerie is the perfect way to show your appreciation for a girlfriend or spouse. Well, breathe easy boys – the experts at Elleran Lingerie have come up with a Men’s Guide for Lingerie Gifts.

Get Her Size

This seems obvious but it bears repeating. It doesn’t take an expert to recognise that you can’t win by getting your partner a lingerie set that is too small or too big. And while you probably don’t want to get caught going through her underwear draw either, its worth getting the size right to ensure your gift is perfect.

Remember Who You Are Buying For

Your taste and hers might be completely different – but if you are buying for a loved one its   her opinion that counts. Notice the underwear she loves to wear; many women have a favourite bra, often because its the most comfortable. If you your gift to become a favourite, notice the detail on this bra. Is it a full cup or half? Lacy or silky? What are the straps like? You don’t have to get her something too similar to what she already has, but a successful gift will be one she feels most comfortable in.

Be Open Minded About What Lingerie Is

What men and women consider to be lingerie is often very different. Your gift doesn’t necessarily need to include garters or racy undergarments. Body briefs, corsolets and simple bra and brief sets make beautiful gifts for the lady in your life. Stick to what you know she loves and will be comfortable in.

Listen to the Experts

If all else fails, consider asking an expert. The fitters at Elleran Lingerie have sold hundreds of sets of lingerie to women of all shapes, sizes and tastes and can be a great help in gift giving.

2017 Trends in Lingerie For Every Bra Size

This year’s lingerie trends are all about embracing your body whatever your shape or bra size. Fuller lingerie options rather than a bra and brief set are in style, channelling fashions from another era.

Curvy lingerie couture combines effortless chic with a sensual twist, making women of every bra size feel confident and beautiful. Accentuating womanly features is a trademark of Spring fashion on overseas runways whether you are an A cup or H and Elleran Lingerie has some beautiful pieces that work for every body type.

In fitting with this theme is another 2017 trend that further emphasises the beauty of the female form. Full body lingerie like corsolets, bustiers and body briefs are on trend this year, working to highlight the elegance and beauty of every bra size. Quality brands and luxurious products are the order of the day at Elleran, transforming women of every bra size from the everyday in their external clothing to an easy glamour underneath.

Following the same motif of body affirmation, comfort is a priority this year, with breathable fabrics making a comeback. Sports bras are front and centre of this trend and Elleran has every bra size covered here too.

Whatever your taste, whatever your size, inner beauty is the theme in 2017. Curves are embraced, beautiful full figure lingerie is a must and comfort reigns supreme.

Blog Post -Breast Cancer Survivors Find Support through Post Mastectomy Fitting

Much of the focus around breast cancer is on surviving – and rightly so. However, reaching the post surgery phase of recovering from breast cancer presents its own unique challenges. Survivors are confronted with a new body as well as new medical and physical requirements, and often the less tangible aspects of recovery can be overlooked. Body image is complex, and even those of use that haven’t had a significant alteration to the body we are used to can suffer a crisis of confidence from time to time – breast cancer, not surprisingly, can complicate a survivor’s sense of self esteem.

Post mastectomy bras and bra fitting can be a hugely important part of breast cancer survival for many patients. For women that elect not to undergo breast reconstruction following their surgery, breast forms and well fitted lingerie are a key part of their recovery. Most lingerie stores cannot provide this type of support, which requires not only specialised stock but also qualified post mastectomy bra fitters. Sizing and fitting the perfect breast form and selecting from a range of lingerie which accounts for post surgical drainage, scarring and wounds is a specialised skill. The breast form must look and feel natural, and be weighted appropriately in order to restore a woman’s confidence post surgery.

Fitting and bra selection are obviously front and centre – but rebuilding a customer’s body confidence is not just about breast forms and prostheses. Our quality certified post mastectomy bra fitters are sensitive to the needs of the customer in every way. We understand that the science behind the perfect post mastectomy bra fitting is fundamental to a patient’s recovery, but it should not overshadow their need to reclaim their femininity.

Shop 90, St Ives Shopping Village
166 Mona Vale Road
St Ives NSW 2075
+61 (0) 2 9988 3650
Shop L132A (Level 1), Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre
345 Victoria Road
Chatswood Chase NSW 2067
+61 (0) 2 9419 3210

Blog Post – Flatter Yourself With Quality Lingerie Fit

Our Fitters’ Top 3 Tips

Finding your perfect fit can seem like an impossible task; studies have shown that up to 80% of Australian women are wearing the wrong size bra. That’s why our qualified fitters at Elleran can make a huge difference to our customers. Every breast is different in shape and size, and quality lingerie is the best way to flatter your figure.

We think our team is the best on the North Shore in Sydney, so we’ve asked them to give their Top 3 fitting tips.

  1. Style is important, not just for the look but also for the way your bra fits and the support it provides. For example, customers with a full breast at the front will need a full cup. Some breasts carry more weight underneath or at the side, and will require a style like the plunge balcony to push the breast up in order to provide a more subtle and natural looking cleavage. For women with a smaller breast, detail like lace or prints will create the illusion of extra volume.
  2. Quality Lingerie use a variety of features to support your unique body and flatter your beautiful figure. Wide straps can provide extra support for a full bust, but a softer more feminine wide strap in a quality fabric may also define an athletic figure. Rouching, frills and lace are other ways to add flattering detail.
  3. Underwear that accentuates your best features will often look different with clothes on. So when you come in for a fitting, make sure you choose your outfit wisely. For everyday quality lingerie, wear clothing you would wear everyday – a favourite t shirt or blouse. If you are after a particular piece to fit under an outfit for a special occasion, don’t forget to bring it with you. And of course, if you are looking for for a set that you want to look best on its own, (for Valentines Day maybe), remember it will look different without your clothes on.

For more information about quality lingerie fitting, or to arrange your perfect fit, visit us in store at one of our North Shore, Sydney locations below.

Shop 90, St Ives Shopping Village
166 Mona Vale Road
St Ives NSW 2075
+61 (0) 2 9988 3650
Shop L132A (Level 1), Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre
345 Victoria Road
Chatswood Chase NSW 2067
+61 (0) 2 9419 3210

Blog Post – How Post Mastectomy Fitting Works

Six to eight weeks post breast cancer surgery is the best time to visit a post mastectomy fitter. It is best to see a trained fitter who is familiar with different manufacturer products and has completed a manufacturer based education program to fit both prostheses and post mastectomy bras. Qualified fitters, like those employed at Elleran Lingerie, understand which products and brands will work best for different surgery types and circumstances.

Elleren Lingerie is passionate about offering customers complete privacy and discretion, particularly  post breast cancer. Your fitter will do an initial assessment and assess the skin condition at the site of the mastectomy.  This is to ensure there is no drainage or open wounds at the incision – if there are, they will need permission from your physician before proceeding. Next, the fitter will determine the correct bra size by taking measurements at particular points on the chest wall and near the rib cage. They will then offer a post mastectomy prosthesis recommendation which best reflects the shape and drape of the existing breast. For women that have lost both breasts, the fitter will make suggestions for a prosthesis that is flattering to the patient’s body.

There is a wide range of prostheses to select from – symmetrical, asymmetrical, tear drop, triangle, heart shaped and more. Once the correct prosthesis is chosen, the fitter will drape a piece of fabric over the patient to show them how she looks with the chosen products. Annual visits to a qualified fitter are recommended.

Shop 90, St Ives Shopping Village
166 Mona Vale Road
St Ives NSW 2075
+61 (0) 2 9988 3650
Shop L132A (Level 1), Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre
345 Victoria Road
Chatswood Chase NSW 2067
+61 (0) 2 9419 3210

Blog Post – Why Post Breast Cancer Fitting is Important

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in Australian women. The most recent statistics from the Cancer Council of Australia reveals that approximately 15 thousand women receive a breast cancer diagnosis annually. By the age of 85, women have a 1 in 8 chance of being treated for breast cancer. This makes it a considerable issue for the women of the North Shore, Sydney and therefore an important focus for Elleren Lingerie. In particular, Elleren Lingerie is passionate meeting the needs of women recovering post breast cancer treatment.

The prognosis for breast cancer patients is continually improving: while unfortunately almost 3 thousand Australian women will die each year from breast cancer, 96% of patients will survive past 5 years if the cancer is restricted to the breast tissue. For survivors, considerable challenges remain post breast cancer. Many will face breast reconstruction and recovery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Some will require prostheses, and all will have special requirements for fitting bras. Elleren Lingerie is the first fitter on the North Shore, Sydney to have expertise in post breast cancer and mastectomy fitting. Visit our Facebook site or come in store today for more information.

Shop 90, St Ives Shopping Village
166 Mona Vale Road
St Ives NSW 2075
+61 (0) 2 9988 3650
Shop L132A (Level 1), Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre
345 Victoria Road
Chatswood Chase NSW 2067
+61 (0) 2 9419 3210

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All things lingerie on the North Shore, Sydney. In our St Ives and Chatswood stores, Elleren provides high quality underwear for all women with a specialty in post  mastectomy fitting.

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Flatter Yourself With Lingerie Fitting
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Why is Post Breast Cancer Fitting Important
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How Post Mastectomy Fitting Works
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2017 Lingerie Trends at Every Bra Size

 

For more information, visit:

Shop 90, St Ives Shopping Village
166 Mona Vale Road
St Ives NSW 2075
+61 (0) 2 9988 3650
Shop L132A (Level 1), Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre
345 Victoria Road
Chatswood Chase NSW 2067
+61 (0) 2 9419 3210