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
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Stunning Summer Arrivals
Serene Full Cup - Midnight
Designed with ultimate comfort in mind the NEW Serene is a sophisticated Full Cup style with ultra
smoothing lace soft fabrics to keep you feeling comfortable all day long. The specially engineered
stretch lace top cups allow for a forgiving fit without compromising on support up to JJ cup size.
This style can be worn as a racerback thanks to the J-hook at the back for extra support.
Estel Full Cup - Damson
Sculptresse's Estel range is seriously sexy in a deep damson purple. The exceptionally supportive
lace cup offers full coverage and the stretch lace top cup offers a flexible fit. Pair with the high
waist brief for a beautiful matching set!
Marina Bandeau Bikini - Graphite
Timeless Marina is back in Graphite. This incredibly versatile bandeau bikini top with moulded
cups gives great shape whilst the ruching effect gives a stylish finish. Marina offers support with
or without the straps, Choose to pair it with the Fold or Brazilian pant whichever styles suits
Samara Balconette Tankini - Black/White
Summer holiday ready in the NEW Samara tankini. A chic and contemporary print framed in black
creates a flattering silhouette and built in non-padded cups offer amazing lift and support.
Lucille Bandeau Bikini - Navy/Floral
For a trendy retro-inspired look this Summer try the Lucille bikini. The beloved bandeau style cups
offers great shape and uplift. As with all Panache Swimwear, Lucille is crafted from soft and durable
fabric for exceptional comfort and wearability. The bandeau style can also be worn strapless, ideal
for tanning. Pair with the High Waist or Classic pant to complete the look.
Anya Riva Balconnet Bikini - Blue/Floral
Feminine and chic, the non-padded cups are underwired to offer extra support. The balconette style
embraces the breasts like a second skin. Anya Riva is a piece of higher quality and durability with
chlorine resistant and UV50 + protection fabric, Also available in the Bandeau style.
We always strive for the PERFECT FIT
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.
Every woman deserves a bra that fits
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.
Envy body features powermesh tummy control and side panels to create the perfect silhouette all to enhance your assets! Simply stunning all-in-one body shapers in your cup size; Marcie babydoll provides all the support you need. It offers a bit of luxury with a stunning Italian stretch satin slip with delicate embroidery and matching thong,
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.
Known for being infinitely comfortable, championing innovation whilst remaining utterly stylish, Sloggi offers a range of contemporary and comfortable everyday lingerie crafted from the finest materials. Sloggi bras create a smooth silhouette under garments and seamless underwear have a no panty-line effect.
Lingerie & Swimwear
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 B.Tempt'd, Freya 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.
Crafted for fit...Styled for FUN
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.
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..
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.
Whether it's a day by the pool side or fantastic holiday off at the river, dam or sea we have the perfect accessories! From Kaftans, Crochet Sundresses to Kikoyi's. and sandals.
Crafted for Fit...Styled for Support
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.
Teens - Post operative - Nursing
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.
Non-wired everyday bras
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.
Maternity and Nursing bras
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.
Pamper yourself or a loved one the natural way
Where Africa meets Aromatherapy
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.
Kaza Natural Oils
Natural African plant oils
Kaza Natural Oils is a specialist producer of selected natural African plant oils that are sustainably and ethically produced for use on skin and hair. Kaza oils are pure and are in their natural form.
Butterfly Twists Shoes
British fold-up ballerinas redefining comfort and style..
Butterfly Twists embraces the ethos that Life Moves Fast. Making comfort “cool”, using new materials and technologies, shoes don’t have to be either stylish or comfortable, they can be both because today that’s what you demand.
Never Stick Twist
Cushioning memory foam, a breathable lining and lightweight components are carefully combined to create Butterfly Twists innovative technology to deliver on their promise of style and comfort. Fold technology allows the shoes to fold into themselves allowing you to pop them in your bag and are great for travelling.
Fashion Meets Function
Make time to play
Versatile and accessible flats to keep up with the modern women living the modern, fast-paced lifestyle.