Do you struggle to find a bra that fits, is supportive and comfortable?
We did and we felt the women of Zimbabwe deserved better: a place where women can come for expert fitting advice in a relaxed and friendly environment and find high quality underwear styled for support and comfort.
In August 2013 we opened our lingerie boutique in Harare and now stock Zimbabwe’s most extensive range of bra styles and sizes, running up to cup size K and back size 46. We demand elegance, fit, comfort and longevity from all our lingerie, swimwear, sportswear and accessories.
Come and browse our collection, have a fitting, and meet the ladies who are absolutely passionate about finding just the right bra, in the right style for you.
Veronica, Melissa and Coretta x
Stunning Winter Hues
Envy is a must have for fuller busted ladies. A daily bra adaptable to any look or occasion this winter all the while offering amazing support and comfort up to K cup size.
In rich earthy tones, Florilege presents a luxurious non-wired bralette with Japanese Mino ‘Washi’ paper yarn intricately woven throughout the lace to create a soft-matte look and feel, the ultimate in comfort and style. Pair with matching Short or Tanga brief. S-XL.
You deserve to feel your best, Sculptresse's Estel serves up sexy in a deep Damson purple this winter. Exceptionally supportive lace cups offer full coverage and the stretch lace top cup offers a flexible fit for the fuller bust. Pair with the high waist brief for a beautiful matching set! Available up to 46 back size.
Specifically for our 𝙂-𝙆 𝙘𝙪𝙥 Orchid Ladies, the New limited addition Tango Luna celebrates 21 years of the Tango style. Back this winter with the same fit we love from Tango styled with silver hook & eye fastenings, a center drop-down metallic trim and shiny straps completes this truly special edition look.
A touch of luxury to your basics in the Radiance Full cup bra by Panache Lingerie . A moulded but non-padded style with a minimising effect. Radiance provides a natural shape and smooth appearance under any outfit. The Hazel colour is perfect on all skin tones and a rigid elastic under-band gives extra support to the fuller bust. Available up to HH cup size, 40 back size.
Lift your mood this winter in the Cari Spacer bra in deep Blue Jade. The premium spacer foam gives you a lightwieght feel and breathability under all your layers, a great everyday option, available up to G cup size.
One colour that we can not go without in winter is red. Logan takes up your winter warddrobe a notch in this fiery Rouge. A full cup style which not only stylish but is wonderfully light & breathable with a supportive fit. 36-46 back sizes.
Why do I need a well fitting bra?
A well fitting bra is the perfect foundation for any outfit and fundamental to your well-being. Without it you do not have the support that your body deserves, especially for those with a larger bust. The right bra will change your body shape; it will lift your breasts and make your body look narrower and longer. Magic!
How do I know if it's a good fit?
To fit your bra, fasten it securely on the middle hook so that adjustments can be made in the future if it gets too big or too small. Bend forward and make sure wires and seams are positioned under your bust. Stand upright and move your breasts if necessary to ensure they are inside the wire and seams. The band should be level all the way around your body and the wires and seams of the bra should be sitting flush against your rib cage and under your arms.
Now face a mirror and lift your arms to check that the bra isn’t rising up. Also make sure you're breasts are sitting comfortably in the cups and there is no spill over the top of the cups. The straps should run parallel and you should be able to fit 2 fingers (about 1/2 inch). Any tighter and the straps will dig into your shoulders.
If you’re sure bra is the right size but it is still not fitting correctly you might just have the wrong style bra for your body. Why not visit us in our boutique for specialist help?
We also recommend the following bra fitting advice from our key lingerie supplier at www.panache-lingerie.com/en/advice
What is my size?
To get an indication of what your bra size might be take two measurements: the under-bust measurement and the over-bust measurement, which is measured around the fullest part of your bust.
The under-bust measurement is a guide to your band size and the difference between your under-bust and over-bust measurement gives an indication of your cup size. These measurements are only indicative and brands use different sizing. We strongly recommend that you try on a variety of styles (preferably with the assistance of an experienced fitter) to find the perfect fit.
Measure around your body under your bust and round up to the nearest even number in inches. This is your indicative band size. For example an under-bust measurement of 31 inches suggests a band size 32.
Measure your body across the fullest part of your bust, then subtract your under-bust measurement from this. Use the table below to identify your cup size.
Crafted for Fit...Styled for Comfort
Our core brand at Orchid Simply Lingerie is Panache Lingerie UK who are a global award winning lingerie design and manufacturing company who have built their reputation on 3 core values: Fit, Support and Comfort. Dedicated to fit, Panache bras offer incredible support and shape for D-K cup sizes.
Everyday comfort and support..
Our core range of T-shirt bras in both moulded and soft cups are available in black, nude, white and season colours. The moulded bras are styled with seam-free cups and sides to give a smooth silhouette under clothing.
Sculptresse by Panache
The Sculptresse range offers feminine, flattering lingerie for the fuller figure, designed to enhance your confidence through a combination of style, support, comfort and superior fit. They say Crafted for Fit, Styled for Curves and we couldn't agree more. 38-46 back sizes.
Get a sleek, smooth silhouette under clothing with Wacoal shapewear designed with the best technology to offer complete comfort whilst at the same time achieving the look you desire. The tummy, thigh or the full leg-high-waist will be the perfect foundation for any outfit.
Cleo by Panache
Essential to your lingerie repertoire, our range of Strapless bras by Panache Lingerie offer incredible support all the way up to a G cup. Stay-put silicone on the wings keeps the bra in place all day and our strapless bras do feature detachable straps for versatility.
A-G cup sizes
For Orchid ladies with cup sizes A-E we have now introduced, Wacoal to our collection. Wacoal have established themselves globally with sister brands that fall under them like Freya, Goddess to name a few. Their quality materials, meticulous attention to fit, superior technology and beautiful designs help women look and feel their best - elements that fit perfectly with our ethos here at Orchid Simply Lingerie. Shapewear is available up to XXL.
Up to J cup size
The Panache Swim range is designed to offer the same comfort and support as the Panache lingerie – every bikini top, tankini, and swimsuit is bra sized, with a range of simple, beautiful, styles designed to flatter every shape. High performance fabrics are used in both classic block colours, bright patterns, with stylish detailing to ensure our customers feel fashionable and confident in their swimwear. Swim pants are sold separately and are available in french cut, skirted pant and the popular fold pant.
Up to 42 back size
Another popular style is a Tankini swim set which allows for full coverage and offers the ease of having separate bottoms. The Tankini top also features built-in moulded or non-moulded bras for that extra support and shape. Drawstring ruched sides make it possible to lengthen or shorten the Tankini top as desired. Swim pants are sold separately. Available in D-J cups..
Up to J cup size
Panache specializes in bringing you swimwear that offers comfort and feels like a custom fit piece every time you slip it on! Designed with chic shaping Lycra to create a smooth silhouette, the one-piece swimsuits also provide great support up to a J cups.
The award winning Panache Sports bra is the ultimate sports bra, delivering maximum support, comfort and stability, enabling women of all sizes to take part in any sport at any level. Moulded cups encapsulate each breast giving great support and shape reducing bounce by up to 83%. The super smooth shape with flat seams looks great under any sportswear...a must-have..
Featuring the same built in bra as the award winning Panache Sports bra, the Panache Sports Vest allows you to push your workout to the next level with a little bit of extra coverage. Panache Sports Capri Pants are Lycra rich with breathable material to keep you cool during your workout.
Discover our New Affordable Eco-Friendly Lingerie
Love Eco-Friendly Fabrics
At Orchid Simply Lingerie we believe in embracing a greener, more conscious approach to lingerie fashion and we are excited to introduce Dorina Lingerie, a brand commited to using only the highest quality ECO Fabrics produced in the most sustainable manner. Available in cup sizes A-F and back sizes 30-44 back sizes.
Love Your Curves
A-F cup sizes, 30 - 44 Back sizes
We celebrate the beauty of every woman, embracing the uniqueness of each individual and firmly believe that every body, regardless of size or age, deserves to feel comfortable, confident, and empowered in their lingerie choices. Dorina Lingerie honors our ethos by ensuring that you feel your absolute best, every single day by embracing your uniqueness with lingerie that makes you feel truly confident and sexy in your own skin.
Love Great Value
XS - 4XL
We're proud to offer great value to all women without compromising on quality, sustainability, or style because we believe that every woman should have access to lingerie that makes her feel comfortable, confident, and beautiful. In addition the wide selection of bras, Dorina offers a range of ladies' underwear, from cotton undies to lace or seamless pants, ensuring there is something to fit every woman's style.
A good fitting, comfortable and supportive bra is very important at all times in a woman’s life. When a girl is growing and developing it’s more important than ever to get her fitted regularly for a bra as her size will constantly change. Whether she needs a bra already, or just wants one because all her friends have got one, we stock a range that is perfect for your teen.
Royce Lingerie & Panache
Orchid Simply Lingerie offers a range of non-wired support up to back size 42 and cup size K from two reputable European brands specialising in non-wired products. They come in moulded t-shirt options and non-moulded bras to offer the ultimate comfort and support.
Royce Lingerie & Panache
Available in wired or no no-wired options, Orchid Simply Lingerie offers expectant mothers great comfort and support with maternity bras from Royce and Panache Lingerie which have the practicality of drop down cups and adjustability; essential for both pregnancy and nursing. Both practical and beautiful these maternity and nursing bras can be continued to be worn long after nursing.
Post operative and Mastectomy
We offer a very special service for ladies looking for post operative and mastectomy care. All products for this range are sourced from a highly respected brand; Royce Lingerie U.K. This range offers non-wired cotton bras with a built-in pocket to accommodate a prosthesis if required. Please contact us to find out more and for advice on prosthesis and bra size.
Designed to give petite women a boost, Enhance is a super-padded t-shirt bra that can add the appearance of up to two extra cup sizes. Suitable for AAA to B cup sizes, it can also be worn after bilateral mastectomy. Seam-free cups give a smooth outline under clothes.
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Natural aromatherapy remedies and body care products fused with organic African indigenous ingredients such as Marula and Boabab.. Free from parabens, petroleum derivatives, alcohol, aluminium, synthetics and animal content.
A peak into our beautiful collection