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High briefs: comfort and style above all !

18 November 2022
High briefs

Are high waisted panties cheesy? Think again ! retro style in lingerie is making a comeback !

Freed from prejudice, high-waisted panties have reinvented themselves and shed their bad reputation as cheesy, old-fashioned lingerie! We also see in stores that the high briefs are part of the number 1 sales. A true fashion accessory, it now combines comfort and aesthetics thanks, among other things, to major technical developments.

Refined high waisted briefs
Refinded high waisted briefs Lise Charmel

What are the advantages ?

  • Comfort

High-waisted panties offer well enveloping shapes, cover the buttocks, hips and stomach. Made today in ultra-soft and hypoallergenic materials, most of them offer ultra-flat seams that prevent any friction on the skin. High-waisted briefs offer an enveloping feeling of support and comfort

  • Slimming effect

The high panties emphasize the curves and the waist without marking the skin under the clothes. The goal is to sculpt and firm the silhouette. Sometimes magnified by lace, high briefs are an essential piece in your lingerie wardrobe. Have you noticed this wide choice of cuts and materials in lingerie stores? These innovative materials, both sheathing and stretchy, adapt to all morphologies. They thus make it possible to refine the silhouette with femininity and refinement.

Famous lingerie band for high briefs
Our best choice – High waisted briefs

Which model of high waisted brief ?

Depending on the desired effect, a wide choice is available to you : Cotton, silk, lace, firm knit for a sheathing effect. Women with generous curves are looking for comfort and a feeling of soft envelope but which will maintain the hips and the belly.

High panties will allow them to slender their legs, flatten the belly and conceal unsightly curves. esser women looking to hide a small plump belly : The Eglantine model from Wacoal is ideal.

Finally, those who dream of Kim Kardashian’s buttocks will find their happiness with the padded panties from the Janira brand. The goal here is to round and shape their buttocks.

brief for Kim Kardashian's buttocks
The brief for Kim Kadashian’s buttlock

These will appear firmer and rounded.

What about the size ?

Be careful when choosing the size. Because a size that is too small could mark under clothing and above all shear the waist or reveal an unsightly bulge. We advise you to take your usual size, so there is no need to choose a smaller size to accentuate the sheathing effect! Also remember to regularly renew your underwear. Because over time and washing, the materials are transformed and deformed. The sheathing effect sought would no longer be effective

  • High briefs by Lise Charmel
High sexy lace briefs by Lise Charmel french brand
High briefs by Lise charmel – Soir de Venise – Les nuits chics

Sexy high-waisted panties in black lace: Slight sheathing effect on the belly and hips. Superb insert of a Venetian mask on the back with Swarovski rhinestones.

  • High briefs by Wacoal
High waisted briefs by Wacoal
High briefs by Wacoal – Eglantine and Beauty secret

Some models like Wacoal’s Beauty Secret briefs go up to bra level. This avoids an unsightly fold under the bra but also hides love handles or even saddlebags with the sheathing panty model that goes down to mid-thigh. These high briefs can be worn daily under a dress, a close-fitting skirt, leggings or preferably high-waisted pants. It highlights the hips, waist and buttocks. The perfect firmer body

  • High briefs by Janira
High waisted brief by janira
High waisted brief by janira

Slightly sheathing and fitting effect at the front and back. Second skin effect, these panties know how to be forgotten and bring a great feeling of freedom. Absolutely invisible thanks to an opaque tape technology, it will not mark under your clothes. It is the best seller of the brand
Janira’s Magic band model, available in high or classic version, offers a flat lace available in black, skin, white and ivory. Perfectly invisible under clothing thanks to an ultra flat lace without edges.

  • High briefs by Félina
High waisted briefs by Felina
High waisted briefs by Felina

Félina with the Westlock collection, we find an innovative and effective graphic design of matte and satin stripes. This very sheathing model is available in panties, bodysuits, bras with and without underwiring. Félina’s Weftlock model is remarkably efficient. Made in a firm microfiber knit, it is available in skin, black or ivory or clay colours.

  • High briefs by Prima Donna
High briefs by Prima Donna
High briefs by Prima Donna

These two models from the Prima Donna brand are very comfortable and slightly sheathing

  • High briefs by Hanro
High briefs by hanro in cotton
High briefs by hanro in cotton

For comfort and natural material lovers, the Hanro SENSATION Coton high briefs are ideal : An ultra soft natural cotton of very good quality. The Moments collection offers lace inserts for a more feminine look.

Find Chez mademoiselle all our selection of briefs adapted to all morphologies.

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Appointment for your lingerie coaching !

26 April 2022

Did you know that 8 out of 10 women wear the wrong bra size without knowing it, AND YOU?

Due to the success of our customers every year, La Pince à Linge renews its Personalized Lingerie Advice Day

Next Thursday, April 28th, Cathy Carbonne, our Wacoal fitting expert, is waiting for you for a personalized fitting and will reveal all her tips to get a perfect silhouette. 😉

Meeting on April 28, 2022 from 10 am in the Boutique La PINCE À LINGE – 14 cours de L’intendance in Bordeaux

Over the years, the breast changes in shape and size. Despite this, many women unknowingly wear the wrong bra size. However, the right bra is essential to maintain a beautiful bust.

It’s therefore essential to take your measurements regularly so that your bra is a second skin and enhances your breasts while supporting them properly.

Our fitting expert Cathy will also guide you if you wish to erase a small belly, refine your thighs or your hips.

Wearing sheathing incognito under a tight little dress without showing anything is now possible!

But you still need to know which sheathing piece really suits your needs.

Some shaping briefs sculpt the silhouette like the Sexy Shaping which is invisible under clothes and perfectly fits your hips and stomach.
There is also a taller Sexy Shaping brief that goes up just below the bra for even more shaping and shaping of the figure.

Also very effective, the Shape Air model, firmer and more toned. As some of our customers may fear, these models do not slip under clothing and do not roll up either!

In this same collection, the panty will be very useful if you want to camouflage unsightly saddlebags.

If you opt for a slightly less sheathing effect, the Eglantine collection allows you to have a flat tummy effect with its high waistband, it has a large lace front panel that does not mark under the clothes.

Its mythical underwired bra perfectly shapes and rounds the chest with an extraordinary support.
It’s always a success with our customers of all ages and styles.
Available from 32B (EU 70) to 38D (EU 85) with a very reasonable and accessible price for all (63,00€)

Having a bra that fits and holds properly also changes your silhouette.

Speaking of changing your silhouette, the Minimizer by Wacoal in toned mesh holds the breasts in place while evenly distributing and reducing volume for a guaranteed slimming visual effect (about 3 centimeters less).
It’s perfectly suited to slightly large breasts, ranging from 32E (EU 70) to 42F (EU 95) and available in 3 colors.

Our expert will be happy to answer all your questions and advise you on how to find the perfect fit for your body type.

To discover all these innovations and receive all the good advice from our lingerie expert, meet us on April 28th at La Pince à Linge.

To be sure not to wait, think of reserving your time at +33 (0)5 56 44 95 38

Share this experience with a friend and leave with a beautiful lingerie wash bag!

See you soon!

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What lingerie to wear with my wedding dress?

12 April 2022

The health crisis has put a stop to a lot of things in our lives, and unfortunately, weddings are one of them.

Some have had thir weddings postponed one, twice or even three times since 2020.

Fortunately, all this is now behind us and many are those who wonder what lingerie to wear to be at the top on the big day.

It happens very often that the bride-to-be finds herself with a dress that is too low cut to wear a bra or too tight that leaves unsightly little bulges.

But don’t worry, Chez Mademoiselle, we have solutions !

For naked back or very low cut dresses :

– Bye Bra

It’s an adhesive to stik on our chest in order to raise it and to have a perfect naked back without apparent bra.

Of course, nipple covers are included in the adhesive.

The package contains three pairs of two adhesives, theyr are disposable so you can practice before the big day.

These Bye bra are suitable for all breasts and come in three different sizes.

For small breasts, there are sizes A, B, C, then D, E, F and for larger breasts F, G, H ; which leaves a wide choice and does not restrict generous breasts to having to wear a bra with a nice naked back.

Bye bra

For a sexy and glamorous lingerie :

The French lingerie brand Lise Charmel offers many forms of bra that will suit all morphologies.

Full-cup, with or without underwire, half-cup, balconnet, triangle…

Several types of bottom : high brief, thong, tanga, shorty…

And various matching accessories : garter belt, garter…

Here are our favourite collections :

-Sublime en dentelle

-Imagine la beauté

-Splendeur soie

-Dressing floral.

Padded bra Splendeur SoieGlamorous bra Imagine la beauté – Bandeau bra Imagine la beauté – Lise Charmel

Sizes available : From 32A (EU70) to 38D (EU85)

From 32B (EU70) to 36D (EU80)

From 32B (EU70) to 34D (EU80)

For strapless dresses :

A bandeau will be the best so that the bra straps are not visible.

The brand Wacoal with its Halo collection offers a flesh colored bandeau that is invisible under clothes and will be perfect with your dress.

Prima Donna also offers a beautiful bandeau that will be perfect for deeper cup.

Bandeau bra Halo – Wacoal; Bandeau Every Woman – Prima Donna

Sizes available : From 32B (EU70) to 38F (EU85)

From 34B (EU65) to 34G (EU70)

Available in different skin tones to suit all skins.

For the wedding dresses close to the body :

This confinement may have also  made us gain a few pounds…

And to camouflage them under your dress, we have what to help you.

The brand Wacoal is specialized in the technical underwear sheathing and invisible.

The Accord collection of the brand is very comfortable with an invisible cotton effect but it does not have a sheathing power.

The Beauty Secret collection is very effective in terms of sheathing.

The brand goes high in sizes in different cuts.

High brief, very high under the bra or panty to hide the saddlebags.

Shaping brief Sexy Shaping ; Shape brief Shape Air– Wacoal

Sizes available : From size S (36) to size XL (42)

From size S (36) to size XXL (44)

The big day is coming up, so what lingerie will look best with your dress ?

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Bye Bye underwires

29 March 2022

Comfort above all ! Bye Bye underwires

The health crisis has changed many things in our lives, not the least of which is going out, travelling and wearing masks. Beyond the few superfluous kilos, these different confinements will have had reason for our small daily routine.

During this period, our dear friend bra was clearly put aside in favor of comfort. No long having to constrain your chest has been a release for many women.

Non-wired bra Net Effects by Wacoal

Bra available from 32 (EU 70) to 42 (EU 95) for the Net Effects model.

The Net Effects bra from Wacoal is made with a fine mesh and the cups are lined with tulle. This one combines comfort and fashion with a strapless shape that adds a touch of modernity.

The underwireless is an undeniable craze in France and abroad.

Since 2020, the major lingerie brands have been interested in underwireless for our greatest pleasure.

Today, they show ingenuity and technicality to ensure comfort and discretion while enhancing the silhouette.

Nevertheless, comfort is not everything. Women certainly want to feel comfortable, but they also want to feel beautiful and feminine !


At Lise Charmel for example, the bandeau bra offers an enveloping but sexy effect at the same time. The cups ensure a natural curve while the embroidered flowers and their imitation leather petals reveal particularly seductive curves.

Glamour couture bra by Lise Charmel

Bra available from size S to size L for the Glamour Couture model.

The elastic around the chest offers a perfect fit despite the absence of underwiring and provides comfort in all circumstances. The straps are satin and adjustable.


Clearly becoming a « must-have » item of the wardrobe, you will find Chez Mademoiselle a wide choice of shapes and styles of non-wired bras.

For small budgets :


Non-wired bra Carnet de Voyage by Antigel

Bra available from size 32A (EU 70) to 38C (EU 85) for Carnet de Voyage model.   

The cups are lined by tulle, the triangle shape naturally curves the chest to enhance the neckline. The straps are adjustable and satin.

For fashionistas :

Andres Sarda with the Franklin collection.

Franklin bra by Andres Sarda

Bra available from size 32A (EU 70) to 38C (EU 85)  for the Franklin model.

The Franklin model from the Andres Sarda brand is made of a fine lace that covers a very pretty red silk satin. The shells are thin an the straps are lined.


Softness in 100% cotton :

For women who have undergone cancer surgery, cotton non-wired bras are particularly suitable.

Very soft for skin sensitized and irritated by the rays.

Sensation bra by Hanro and Cotton bra by Lisanza

Bra available from size 32A (EU 70) to 38E (EU 85)  for the Sensation model.
Bra available from size 32B (EU 70) to 42E (EU 95) for the cotton model.

The Sensation bra from Hanro is made of high quality cotton and is ultra-comfortable and pleasant to wear every day.

The one from Lisanza has a classic interlocking shpa with excellent support.


And generous breats in all this ?

Of course, it’s necessary that these non-wired bras must be accessible to all body types. And for this, many lingerie brands stand out to satisfy the generous breasts.

Magnolia bra by Prima Donna and Moments bra by Felina

Bra available from size 34C (EU 75) to 44F (EU 100) for the Magnolia model.
Bra available from size 32D (EU 70) to 44E (EU 100) for the Moments model.

Magnolia from Prima Donna is veiled in a beautiful vintage lace that covers both the cups and the straps.

The Felina Moments perfectly support the chest thanks to its simplex material and foam on the sides allowing optimal support.

This large size model is the brand’s best-seller.


Eglantine bra by Wacoal (different colors)

Bra available from size 32B (EU 70) to 38D (EU 85)  for Eglantine model.

Eglantine model has a foam reinforcement on the sides to support the chest and tighten it with a stretch lace that suits everyone !

Very popular, it’s the best-seller of the store.



So, what are you waiting for ?

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How to choose a bra ?

14 April 2016
How to choose a bra ?

Uplift, full cup, padded … How to choose your bra?

Genuine seduction weapon and wellness tool, the choice of a bra should be taken seriously !

Whether you’re a lingerie shopping addict or not, maybe you’re apart of the 80% of women who ignore the size and shape of bra that suits her best.

However, a well-fitted bra is the key to the perfect outfit.

How to determine your size?

Badly fitted, the bra can become a living nightmare. Cups spilling out, straps digging in, underwire pulling up …

Here are a few tips to take your measurements:

  1. Measure under your breast, horizontally: add 12.5 cm to determine your chest size. g.: a measure between 73 and 77 means you’re a size 90.
  2. Now, measure just above the nipple. The gap between those two measures give you your cup size (A, B, C, D …)

Report those measures on the size guide to determine your exact size.

How to adjust the strap?

The common mistake is to tighten them too much and have the band riding up the back. It is important for the cup to fit and the band to be horizontal. To put on your bra, bend over, place your breast in the cups and attach the band on the second hook.

 What shape to wear everyday?

Practical and very comfortable, the padded bra doesn’t show under the clothes and fits every size and shape.

For those with larger breasts, more engaging bras exists, with wider strap and band for a better support.

For those who want to minimise their breast, the minimiser bra from Wacoal is the reference today.

A significant size reduction is now possible with leavers lace, supporting the breast without compressing it, straps starting lower than on a classic bra and wider and thinner underwire which equally distributes the breast in the cup. The minimizer is available in black, ivory and natural for 63 €.

 wacoal minimizer bra

Who does the triangle bra fit ?

Only for small sizes, the triangle bra allows to keep the natural shape of the breasts. For larger sizes, you can choose a bra with built-in underwire.

Above, bra without underwire and shorty from Wacoal Embrace lace collection.

triangle bra wireless wacoal

What about push up ?

There is nothing better to shape your breast.

Usually, a push up is padded in three strategic areas: under the breast to maintain it, on the side to bring the breast closer together and on the top to lift the breast.

To shape and give more volume to your breast, choose one with more padding under the breast.

Can you buy your lingerie on the Internet ?

If you know the size and shape that fits you best, it is easier to buy lingerie on internet than trousers or vest which shape are essential for the silhouette.

The good thing is you can find bargains; you can also find wider choice and big sizes. The other upside is that you can shop from your couche, anytime of the day! And what a pleasure to receive your order at home!

can we buy lingerie on the internet

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Here comes the bride !

4 March 2016
lingerie bride wedding

The most beautiful day of your life is on the way … everything is ready, or nearly so !

Ideal wedding gown tidy in its protective cover, shoes and hairstyle … Ok. But have you given any thought to your underclothing ?

This small detail you should ponder when choosing your wedding dress.

Don’t panic, there are some tricks you can use to find the ideal bride’s lingerie set.

A bustier gown ? Prefer a bandeau bra with removable straps, high quality and also 100% adapted to your morphology. The aim is to provides the best support all night long.

Today, almost 70% of the women wear the wrong bra size. So please, when trying your wedding dress take your measurements again.


                                                                                                                                                   Andres Sarda padded bandeau bra Manhattan collection

Halter dress ? 

You may say the most complicated ? The miracle solution does exist ! Available up to D cup the adhesive bra by Gilsa will save your life !

Available up to D cup this bra is side self-adhesive, padded with underwire cups, easy to apply and remove, washable and reusable
Ideal for sexy dresses, tank tops, wedding dresses.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gilsa, adhesive bra

Another useful product with a halter dress is the Bye bra breast lift tape.

Ideal under a light and low-cut dress. Simple to use, just peel off the adhesive paper and apply the sticker on the upper chest.

High quality product. The tapes are designed by an American company specializing in medical adhesive.


                                                                                                                                                                                                               Breast lift tape Bye bra 


A plunging neckline ? Good idea if you choose the shape appropriate to your body. A balcony will reveal more or less the upper chest.

For smallest chests, choose a padded bra that sublimate your cleavage.

Tailored pencil dress ? You will need invisible underwear like a second skin.

Don’t forget invisible panties with control effect. Today, shaping underwear is so comfortable that you will feel completely at ease until the end of the night !

Last word, to avoid sore feet, don’t forget stockings !


                                                                                                                                                                       Wolford satin touch 20 stockings

A stunning silk and lace babydoll with her dressing gown will look great to end this magical day !


                                                                                                                                                    Marjolaine silk and lace nighty – Summer 2016 collection

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This summer, reveal your bra

9 February 2016

The white blouse is back in many pretty shops

Always stylish and practical, it could be worn in many occasions

Sometimes chic with an invisible bra, sometimes sexy if you show a few part of your prestigious bra

A trendy party planned ?

You’ll be perfect with a lovely “couture” bra





Here are some examples

Under a filmy lace black blouse, « Louise » collection by Andres Sarda will look great

Bold but chic !

For a sensible look with a white blouse, choose New Diamant by Millesia or Nœuds et Merveilles by Chantal Thomass.


The must, a simple white shirt worn with your best jean, high heels and just a gorgeous bra

It’s chic and sexy, all that we love !


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18 January 2016
tricot en laine et soie

When all is about bio and natural fabric, how can we still wear Thermolactyl?

A particularly unpleasant textil which makes hair looks electric and above all make us sweat from the first move.


Fortunalutely, a wide range of delightful and warm underwear is available. In wool and silk or pure silk made in Italy and not in China!

These are slighly more expensive, but are also much more pleasant to wear and long-lasting.

Lisanza, Oscalito et Hanro are today’s market leaders with varied collections of underwear or ready-to-wear for the most luxury ones. Wore under a suit jacket, these are looking stunning!



From 39€ for a sleeveless top woven in wool and silk, to nearly 180€ with silk and/or Calais’s lace insert.

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Beautiful after new year’s eve… You have no excuses

9 January 2016

This little belly is frightening you?

Don’t feel guilty about yourself at first, festive season’s meals are excellent for the soul. Always good to take!

Resume a healthy diet will help you recover your sublime silhouette again. But sometimes you have to know how to give a good boost to mother nature to save time. Our ultimate dream would be to have a slim waist and well rounded bottom, an harmonious and dynamic silhouette in other words.


When many hollywood stars confess to choose sculpted underwears under their “haute couture” dresses, one can wonder, why not me?

All the more when we know that in 2015, 25% of the ladies often use sculpted lingery. Lingery’s brands finds ingenious ways and rescues us with a wide range of specific products which fits every small complexe.

Today’s  sculpted lingery (or “shapewear”) is far from the grany pants we used to know.

Innovative and technical fabrics without any sewing or elastic makes them second skin underwears. These fits your morphology without make you feel compressed.

Both useful during day and evening, these are shaping the body and fits every outfit.

Brands developed a wide range of products to answer all our needs:

  • Flat belly pants to hide a flabby stomach
  • High waisted panties to reshape hips and make waist look slimmer
  • Buttock lifter panties for a higher and round bottom
  • Panty or Shorty to show slim tights
  • Without forgetting the bodies, more and more glamourous which smarltly integrates bra.
  • Shaping panty hose which makes stunning legs.


No need to be plumped to wear sculpted but why not allow us to wear a beautiful dress when we have a slightly flabby stomach or small love handles.

We tried out before and after, the benefit is here and you breath self-confidence.

Know however that good fabric and efficiency have a price: from 38€ for a flat belly pantie to 148€ for a sculpted body with integrated bra.