It’s all in the bra
Following on from the massive response that I got to my recent blog post about wearing a decent bra, 25 lucky women joined me last Friday evening for some fizz, macarons and lingerie discovery at Chantelle’s HQ just off Oxford Street.
A whopping 80% of the women at our Chantelle event were wearing the wrong size bra, which is not all that surprising seeing as that is the national average.
During the evening Sandra from Chantelle gave us a presentation to explain common mistakes that women make when buying bras, as well as advising us on how to spot an ill-fitting bra and how we can improve the chest we’ve got.
There was a real mix of ages, lifestyles, nationalities, backgrounds and bust sizes, but these women all had one thing in common: they wanted to learn more about how wearing the right bra could make a difference to them and their breasts. Judging by the smiles on their faces, the orders being placed and the feedback given to me they got what they were coming for…
“Great fitting underwear is a fundamental element in looking good and feeling confident. As so many labels vary in their sizing, it was wonderful to be properly fitted in a size and shape that really felt comfortable and such lovely quality, not to mention a fabulous colour range! Can’t wait until my three new purchases arrive.”
Helen White, House of Colour Balham, Clapham & Dulwich
“I love Chantelle; I have been wearing this brand over 10 years now. Beautiful design, delicate and more importantly truly comfortable.
I thought i knew my lingerie (this is probably my French side) until I saw the presentation by the Chantelle ladies, how informative it was. Great evening, meeting new people, understanding not only the brand but the lingerie industry and how important it is for us women to look after our bust.” Edith
“I haven’t been fitted properly for a bra in several years and was quite shocked to discover I’m actually a cup size bigger! Sandra was brilliant in showing me styles that suited my bust and I was really impressed with how it transformed my shape instantly!” Ting
“I knew my size had changed following pregnancy and breastfeeding, but it was a real shock to discover my new bra size, as well as a big relief! Getting advice and expertise from the lovely ladies at Chantelle, I can finally shop with confidence and stop guessing about size, shape etc.. Thank you! “ Eve
“Personally, I was amazed, as I confess, I haven’t been measured since my youngest was a baby and I bought some new nursing bras. I hate wearing bras normally, as I find them uncomfortable, and also was scared to get measured. Surprisingly, I am the size I thought (hoped) and not increased, but them suggesting different shaped bras makes such a difference, and showing you how to fit and wear one properly is huge (pardon the pun!)” Karen
The lovely Michelle from Bod for Tea kindly volunteered so we could all see how a bra should be put on!
There were so many of you that wanted to attend the event but couldn’t make it due to timing or location, so I have teamed up with Chantelle to offer Franglaise Mummy readers a 20% discount on Chantelle products for a year. Just enter discount code “FMBlog” at checkout to receive your 20% off at Louise’s Boutique.
I am sure lots of you are desperate to get fitted properly too (now you know that a decent bra can look as effective as a boob job!), so if you would like a Chantelle fitting just call them on 01483 300880 to find out where is closest to you.
An awful lot of you said you would like to organise or attend a similar event but elsewhere than London, if that is the case then please email Kerri from Chantelle at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Finally, I did say that I believed in Chantelle’s bras so much that I was going to put a photo of me, in a Chantelle bra, on my blog, and I stand by my word but I’m just waiting to get a gorgeous new bra from them, so watch this space…
Disclosure: I genuinely believe in Chantelle’s products and so am keen to share my discovery with others, to remunerate me for my time Chantelle have gifted me some of their beautiful lingerie.