Designer Spotlight: Empreinte



With it’s namesake derived from the French lyrics “Je ne peux effacer l’empreinte du passé,” which translates to “you can never erase the imprint of the past,” it’s clear from just the name alone, that Empreinte lingerie will leave a lasting impression.


Founded by Jean Le Her in 1946 just after WWII, Empreinte’s factory initially specialized in making girdles and underskirts for the ladies of Brest, France. In 1948 with the rise of high, pointed busts worn by American fashion models, Mr. Le Her’s two closest collaborators met the latest trends with a new bra style created in cup sizes A, B and C. Always on the cusp of the latest style trends and innovation Empreinte released cup size D in 1960 and size E in 1962. But with the liberation of women’s style in the late 1960s and introduction of Lycra to lingerie in 1968, Empreinte shifted focus from the girdles and underskirts that pioneered their early success to more lightweight and natural looking underwear. The new and improved styles were met with great response from women all over the world as the brand continued to evolve and thrive. In the seventy plus years since its inception Empreinte has grown into the international brand we know and love today, leading the industry in seamless corsetry on rigid lace and embroidery, providing women with an exceptional fit, cutting edge innovation and absolute luxury.

When we had the great pleasure of visiting the Empreinte factory in Brest, France this past January we were simply in awe watching all of these pillars of excellence come together in front of our eyes to create some of our most favorite bras.

When you step foot in the door at Empreinte you can immediately feel that something special is happening. The company that has 130 employees who cut and assemble every single bra in house with fabrics sourced exclusively from Europe prides itself on the upholding the highest standard of excellence. Each of the thirty seamstresses at Empreinte have been trained for no less than one year in each of the operations that takes place at the factory, it will take about three years to train an Empreinte artisan to all the skills she needs. There are approximately thirty different operations, from heated molding, sewing techniques and the precise cutting of each cup to make Empreinte’s signature one piece molded cup. Each bra is inspired by “made to measure” styling, takes almost two years to create from start to sales floor and truly feels like a custom made bra – all due to the patented technology that Empreinte has developed. Empreinte utilizes unparalleled materials in the construction of their bras. Each bra cup is made with a non-stretch lace or tulle, creating a perfect shape for each woman’s breasts. And any issue with discomfort or digging in the bra’s strap has been eliminated with 40% less elasticity than other brands and a strap that widens in design as the cup size goes up. When you’re wearing an Empreinte bra you are literally wearing a piece of perfection, crafted by the experts who emphatically claim to “dress the best breasts in Brest!”

What helps to increase the allure of Empreinte is the air of mystery surrounding the brand.   With Empreinte’s distribution being limited to only three thousand retailers across the world, the brand can only be found at select retailers in the United States and can rarely be found online – so when you’ve found these amazing bras you know it’s something extraordinary! We’re going to let you in on our best secrets and show you some of our favorite styles here. Plus we’ve got all of these beauties in stock at the boutique just waiting for you to come in and try them out! A bra from Empreinte is an investment that you will cherish forever!

empreinte melodyAn Empreinte best seller known for it’s classic shape, t-shirt bra effect and completely seamless cups constructed with Chantilly lace.

 Available in sizes 30D-46G.


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The latest addition to the seamless collection boasts Empreinte’s latest innovation in bra cup design featuring molded, rigid embroidered tulle.  This fabulous bra has incredibly light, soft and refined fabric combined with outstanding support. 

Available in sizes 30D-46G

Haven’t experienced the amazing fit and design of Empreinte?  Stop into the boutique any day this week to check out these beautiful bras, get fit by one of our professional bra fitters and leave feeling refreshed, supported and confident!

Already an Empreinte fanatic?  We’ll just leave you with a little sneak peek of what’s in store for our guests come Spring time!

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Lingerie Tips for Every Part Of Your Wedding by Sweetest Sin Boutique

The music starts to play. Your guests slowly rise and turn to face you while you walk down the aisle. The flowers you chose months ago are now hanging perfectly on the chairs around you. The flower petals tossed in the air by your flower girl now flutter along with your dress as it glides and falls behind you. You see your friends and your family smiling around you, and then you look forward. There’s your groom. The man you love; the man you are walking towards to start an amazing life together. You have your something old, something new. Your something borrowed, something blue. And soon, you’ll have your “I Do’s” with your one and only and forever and always.

Wedding season has begun! We have everything the bride needs for a magical day, night, and honeymoon.
Let’s start with the wedding day. There are a couple under-the-dress necessities every bride needs before walking down the aisle. First, the garter. Worn under the dress, the garter can be fun and flirty or romantic and delicate. If you’re unsure, we would suggest going with the latter. Also worn under the dress is the optional corset, depending on the style of your dress. Formfitting and structured, we have corsets that will help your dress will fit perfectly while maintaining your body’s beautiful shape.
A helpful hint during the ceremony: make sure to keep everything in place with some double sided tape! The last thing you want is an awkward bra strap popping out or your v-neck of your dress moving around while everyone stares at you.
Photographers mainly focus on the bride when she walks down the aisle and when she interacts with her guests. However, be sure to have your photographer capture a picture of your groom while you walk towards him. Trust us, it is definitely an image you’ll want to see and cherish.
After dancing the night away with your wedding guests, end the night with your, wait for it, husband. Enjoy your first night of the rest of your lives together with something special. Even if you don’t love the tradition where the groom removes the wedding garter in front of everyone, we recommend wearing a pretty garter and saving it as a romantic keepsake for yourself and your husband. When you leave for your honeymoon, have one of your bridesmaids pack you an overnight bag before you leave. Discuss the items beforehand, and arrive with nothing to worry about.
The wedding night calls for sexy, yet elegant attire. It’s your first night as man and wife – your first night together after vowing your endless love for each other. This night calls for very special attire. Go for silks and lace. These fabrics scream femininity and elegance, while bringing out your sensual nature.
While you can obviously pick any type of lingerie that is your style, the wedding night can also be a great time to stick with traditional. We love two piece peignoir sets to set the scene for a romantic evening. You can go with either a long gown and long robe or short gown and short robe, but either way you’ll feel like a star.
Last, but certainly not least, the honeymoon. Whether you are staying close to home or jet setting away, we have what you’ll need to stay sexy and comfortable for the entire time. Your first must-have item is the robe. The robe should be elegant, beautiful, and ethereal. Look pristine, perfect, while the light shines to show your silhouette.
When you’re lounging around drinking mimosas and chocolate covered strawberries, do it in a teddy or a silk 2 piece. These lingerie pieces are simple and subtle, yet flirty and elegant. They are also incredibly comfortable with the silky fabric resting effortlessly on your skin. However, when you step out of your hotel room, take pictures of your time together as the new Mr. and Mrs.
Remember that honeymoon lingerie doesn’t have to be all about sexy bra and panty sets. We love classic and comfy pajamas for lounging and elegant loungewear sets that can go from your bedroom to sunbathing poolside. Make sure you pack enough variety that you can enjoy a different set for each day of your honeymoon.
You have been planning your wedding for months, maybe even years. Let us provide you some of your wedding necessities. If you want help with your planning, we offer an in-store bridal registry so your shower guests can buy you exactly what you want! But most of all, the best advice we could give you is to soak in the moment.
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