TO GENERATIONS OF WOMEN
Eve Lingerie is a treasure trove of exquisite lingerie, select ladies’ wear and gifts, with a personal fitting service that attracts customers from far and wide, writes Susan Osborne. Photography: DocB Photography
This quaint boutique that is Eve Lingerie, in the fashionable Cathedral Quarter of Blackburn, has convenient nearby parking, and is full of delightful items. Beautiful display cabinets, and an eclectic mix of clothing, gifts and top-branded lingerie are waiting to be discovered in this secret feminine sanctuary, overflowing with cosy atmosphere and a warm-hearted Lancashire welcome.
Janet Bailey founded Eve Lingerie 10 years ago, after spending years struggling to get a well-fitting bra for her voluptuous 34J figure. Disillusioned with the industry and determined to help women into better fitting bras without compromising looks, style or comfort, Eve Lingerie offers a bespoke fitting service to women of all ages, shapes and sizes from an impressive range of beautifully made top-brands including Chantelle, Fantasie, Prima Donna, Panache, Empreinte, Wacoal, Maidenform shape wear and many more. They cater for all sizes from A to K cup and 28 to 52 back.
“Women wear bras from puberty to the end of life,” says Janet. “It makes sense to invest in your chest.”
It’s about breast health too. A good, well-fitted bra supports breasts, elongates the midriff shows the waist, helps strengthen core and can improve posture.
Janet is passionate about what she does. She has brought a service to the high street that was somehow missing and after trading for 10 years, is pleased and proud to have advised and fitted some customers from first bra at the age of 13, through to lovely bridal lingerie for the wedding day.
Janet and her daughter Holly offer solutions to every woman’s lingerie requirements, from a discreet fitting service that offers out of hours appointments, to a range of corsets, bridal, nursing, swimming and mastectomy wear.
“No-one can make a bra that suits everyone. That’s why it’s important to have a fitting every time,” explains Janet.
She and Holly are both trained fitters with years of experience. A trained lingerie fitter can fit by eye, and rarely needs a tape measure.
On the first Sunday of every month the shop opens for special appointments. Janet will even make house calls for the less mobile.
Next year there are plans to expand the range of lovely clothing and gifts that are proving popular with customers. Already in stock are gloves, leather bags, jewellery and some beautiful scarves will make ideal Christmas gifts. Silk tops, cashmere jumpers and pashminas are very tempting too and for the man in your life, you can choose from PJs, dressing gowns, socks and underwear. Coats, PJs, negligees, and Japanese kimonos will give you lots of luscious browsing moments.
Whatever your reason for a visit to Eve Lingerie, you will be uplifted, in more ways than one!
19 Fleming Square, Blackburn BB2 2DG
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10.00am-4.00pm