Monday, February 28, 2011

The Art of Bra Fitting

From the time I started wearing a bra, to the time I found myself in the lingerie business; nearly 25 years passed before I was "properly" fitted for a bra! I can not believe it! I must say I did my darndest to figure out my bra size on my own, by reading, trying on and using on-line calculators.  I was measured once at Victoria's Secret, years ago, but they didn't have my size and suggested going up a band size and down in the cup size.  I have to say, I was shocked when I was properly fitted in a bra size I never heard of before! A 30" Band! That is where my passion and drive for this business began. I want to help every woman find her true bra size and discover just what a difference a properly fitting bra can make.   So with that said, there is definitely and art to fitting bras.  It not only requires a tape measure, but an eye for the different shapes of women, and a knowledge of the different styles and manufacturers of bras. 

So what should you expect when you come to Arcella's for a bra fitting?  First of all, I will try to make you as comfortable as possible in the dressing room.  I will start your assesment before you even remove your shirt.  Once your shirt is removed, I will  continue my assesment by measuring you for your band size.  I will then take a measurement over the fullest part of your bust line to get a ballpark of your cup size. This is where the art comes in......while you wait in the comfort of the dressing room, I will bring you a bra to start the fitting process.  I will keep returning with bras until we find the style and size that are perfect for you.  That is it! If I don't have it, I will follow up when the perfect  merchandise comes in.

I realize that this experience may seam a bit unnerving to some of you, but I promise I will do my best to make it a comfortable and enlightening experience.  Soooo,  if you straps are falling down or your girls are talking to your belly button,  it is time for you to consider a bra fitting with yours truly.  See you soon!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine's Lingerie - Is it for you?

Not everyone is comfortable with the idea of squeezing into a corset or baring their abs in a flyaway babydoll, but shouldn't every woman feel pretty and sexy for their hot date on Valentine's Day?  We think so! Whether your married, engaged or going on a first date which may turn hot and heavy,  do you really want to be wearing that mismatched bra and granny panty set  you wear every day?  Your significant other will definitely appreciate the effort and more importantly you may be surprised at what some pretty panties will do for your libido.   That is why we are here!  Come by and check out all our Valentine's lingerie.  Pick out a baby doll, bustier set or corset.  Pair it with some thigh high fishnet stockings if you want.....or if you are on the more practical side pick up a sexy bra and panty set that you can not only wear more often, but all day in anticipation of your date night.   Here a just a couple of our new arrivals from Felina and Wacoal B.Tempt'd.