by Gina Leta

Karen Thompson, founder of Lace Silhouettes Lingerie, opened her first store in Peddler’s Village, Bucks County in 1988 knowing she wanted to create something unique: real lingerie for real women. In 2000, Thompson was presented with an opportunity to expand her business into Princeton, NJ. Her purpose was to create a shopping experience that would focus on the customer, “our guest,” and their individual needs.

Although bras are an everyday part of a woman’s wardrobe, many of us have heard rumors that turn us away from styles that could be perfect for our body types. Karen Thompson wants to help you get the facts about what you should really be wearing, so she has compiled a list of some of the most popular myths about bras and shapewear.

Myth: Molded bras make you look bigger

Fact: This is one of the most popular misconceptions but the fact is that molded cup bras are not padded bras. They simply provide a lining under thin or tight shirts to avoid show through. Some styles even provide more support than unlined bras, helping you look smaller!

Myth: Shapewear is uncomfortable

Fact: When wearing the correct size of shapewear you should not feel like you are suffocating! While some styles have a higher level of compression than others, you should never feel as though you cannot breathe. Instead, you should look and feel great because shapewear is the perfect way to slim down in seconds, and can make you look up to 10 pounds slimmer. It targets problem areas by slimming the tummy, waist, rear, and thighs. It is perfect under everyday clothing or under special occasion attire.

Myth: You only need one good bra

Fact: You don’t want to wear the same bra every day because it will stretch out and decrease the life of the bra. We recommend that every woman has a bra wardrobe containing six essential bras. You want to have four everyday bras, three nude and one black, along with a racerback bra and a strapless bra. Once you build your bra wardrobe with these essentials you will have the correct bra for just about every outfit you own!

Now that you have the facts about bras and shapewear call for personalized bra fit appointments for you, a family member, and a friend! Walk-ins are welcome.

Visit one of our three locations:

51 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ: 609-688-8823

Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA: 215-794-3545

Washington St. Mall, Cape May, NJ (Across from the Ugly Mug): 609-898-7448.

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