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  • Jun. 9th, 2007 at 8:53 AM
Bra Lady Lauren is currently on duty 1 day a week at WOB Lingerie in River Edge, NJ.
Saturday 10-5

Need to be fitted for a bra? Have a bridal gown, prom dress, party outfit, or shirt that requires special undergarments? Want to know what style swimwear you should be checking out? Bra Lady Lauren will fit and guide you to what works best.

Have a question, or concern, and are unavailable to visit WOB? Leave a comment or message the Bra Lady!

Comments

tudorpot wrote:
Jun. 11th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
I have two underwire bras that I can't wear as one of the wires has come loose and pokes me. It is the right hand side on both and it pokes me between my breasts. I have tried sewing but that doesn't work. These bras weren't cheap and have been handwashed.
thelaurenword wrote:
Jun. 13th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
First question: What brand is the bra made by? Also, what style bra is this?

This could be a number of problems. You may be in the wrong size, therefore forcing the underwire to dysfunction and break. Or, the quality of the bra is weak: where did you buy it?

I advise you to either bring the bras back, contact the manufacturer, or (even though you said sewing doesnt work) take extra pieces of fabric and fold them around the opening, making sure to push the wire as far back as possible, and sew them against the bra.

What activities have you been engaging in while wearing the bras? For example, have you been exercising or laboring in the bras, when a sports bra would be more suitable?

If underwire bras continue to bother you, I suggest finding a non-wire bra that is supportive in relativity to your size.
tudorpot wrote:
Jun. 13th, 2007 02:31 am (UTC)
It's a Chantelle bra, one with the foam type cups- I'd never had one like this before, I resisted trying it on, but loved it~ it gives me cleavage ~ it was professionally fitted. Care as previously posted. But I did wear it a lot, it was so comfy- I'm a nurse~ so my work can be quite physical. At the time I was working with only two bras, so I may have just worn it too much. But the elastic is not stretched at all.
I took it back to the store, they told me it should only last 6 months- I emailed the manufacturer at the website.

A coincidence, I had some years back gone to a posh bra store on Avenue Rd in Toronto and one of the two bras I bought from that store was a Chantelle, and the same side wire came out.

I find that properly fitted underwire bras are more comfy than the non wired ones. This is new in the last year, as I have found a better bra store that doesn't charge $125 for a bra in my size- 40DD
I think I paid about $60 cdn.
thelaurenword wrote:
Jun. 13th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
I sell Chantelle bras, and I know that there are some quality molded bras that do not run as high as $125! It is true that a bra used every day or every other day will last about 6-8 months at a time. If you cycle it with others during the week though, it should last about one year. I suggest trying other molded bras, in perhaps another brand such as Le Mystere or Natori.
And, if you enjoy the push-up/cleavage effect, you can always purchase cookie pads or inserts that are placed at the outer sides of or under the breasts for enhancement. This is a cheaper solution than buying a bra made solely for push alone, since pads can enhance any bra you may already have.
tudorpot wrote:
Jun. 13th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
Thanks for your answer. Do you have a contact email for Chantelle? I never heard back from them and would like to email them again.
thelaurenword wrote:
Jun. 13th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
Chantelle is a French manufacturer, so I don't know if you are willing to call long distance, but I have the Chantelle groupe number, and email:

phone: (33) 01 41 24 10 00
email: webmaster@chantelle.fr

However, when I go into the office tomorrow, I can look up the contact information for the American based headquarters.
thelaurenword wrote:
Jun. 14th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
I found the address for the American headquarters today by looking at the catalog.
It is:
Chantelle
183 Madison Ave, Suite 707
New York, New York 10173
(Anonymous) wrote:
Jan. 28th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
Bra straps
I had heart surgery last year and since then, none of my bras fit. The straps constantly fall down and drive me to distraction. I have worn a DD cup since I was a teenager and the band size has gone up through the years, but I never had this problem with straps before. Help please!
(Anonymous) wrote:
Feb. 27th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
LOUD bra by Chantelle
I love my bra but...It sounds like I'm riding a horse!
Creak eeek creak! loud as hell! I'm a massage therapist in a very quiet setting and all that creaking is embarrassing. Help.
36DDD, Mass.
(Anonymous) wrote:
Jun. 14th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
creaking underwire
I have a brand new very pricey underwire bra. I love how it fits and feels but there is one major problem. It creaks and groans when I move. Please Is anyone out there aware of some way to alleviate this very aggravating problem? I would most appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
(Anonymous) wrote:
Dec. 17th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Creaking bra
I bought a chantelle underwire bra - 40DD and it creaks everytime I move. It started after the first time I washed it. No foam. No cushions. I love the bra. I love the fit. But I hate the noise. Can this be fixed?

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