|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS|
|SAFETY & SECURITY|
|Is it safe to use my credit card?
Yes, shopping with your credit card at LaviniaLingerie.com is safe. Our server uses Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) technology to protect the security of your credit card information as it is transmitted to us. SSL is the universal standard in Internet encryption technology, which uses a highly sophisticated method for scrambling data communications between Web users and Web servers, ensuring that Internet transactions stay private and protected.
How do I know if my connection is secure?
Look at the lower corner of your browser window after accessing our server. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock—the symbol will vary based on your web browser, then the SSL is active and the server is secure. You can also double check by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure server, the first characters of the site address will change from "http" to "https." At Lavinia Lingerie, all pages that transmit personal information are secure.
|SHOPPING CART, PAYMENT & CHECKOUT|
When I added an item, it displayed the item in the mini-basket,
but when I selected the shopping cart page the cart was empty?
What are my payment options?
LaviniaLingerie.com accepts PayPal, Discover, Mastercard, Visa credit cards, Google Checkout and money orders as payment for purchases. We do not accept personal checks at this time.
I can not choose the option for shipping on checkout screen, itís does not work!
For the Checkout process using 'Lavinia Checkout' to function properly, you need to adjust your internet security settings from 'High' to either 'Medium High' or 'Medium'. When the setting is 'High', it disables the support needed for the underlying programming language. Once you reduce the setting, the Checkout processor should work properly.
Will sales taxes be added to my order?
We are required by law to collect sales or other applicable state taxes for orders shipped to a state in which we have a facility. At the present time, Lavinia Lingerie collects sales taxes on all orders shipped to New York. Some states may also access sales taxes on shipping and handling charges. All applicable taxes will be clearly displayed on your final order or receipt.
|SHIPPING & RETURN|
|What are my shipping options?
Everyday Low Flat Rate Shipping
♦ USPS First Class Mail to US Addresses: $2.99 (for orders below $70.00)
♦ USPS Priority Mail to all US Addresses: $5.99 (for orders below $200.00)
♦ USPS Express Mail to all US Addresses: $19.99
♦ USPS Express Shipping to all Canadian Addresses: $36.99
♦ International Shipping - $12.99 (for orders below $150.00; UK, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, France, Sweden, Singapore, Japan and Honk Kong. If your country is not listed and you wish to place an order, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org)
Everyday Free Shipping Promotion
What is Lavinia Lingerie return policy?
See Return Policy.
How do I know if my order has been shipped?
You will receive three e-mails after you have placed your order and provided us with a valid e-mail address. The first e-mail confirms that your order has been received and includes your order confirmation number. This e-mail should arrive within approximately 1 min. The second e-mail will contain a copy of your invoice. The third e-mail confirms that your order has been shipped; tracking information will be included.
|ORDER & STATUS|
|How long will it take to receive my order?
It will take about 2 to 8 business days.
How do I track my order?
You will find the USPS tracking number in the e-mail we sent you confirming that your order has been shipped. Go to the Customer Care tab on our website and click Order Status. Use the tracking number provided to check your order status on our website or go directly to www.usps.com. It may take 24 hours before tracking information appears on the carrier's web site.
Does Lavinia Lingerie accept international orders?
Currently we accept orders that ship to the Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, France, Sweden, Singapore, Japan and Honk Kong. If your country is not listed and you wish to place an order, please contact us email@example.com .
Do I have to pay any additional charges for orders shipped to Canada?
Lavinia Lingerie's products are imported into the United States. As such, you may be charged customs duties when an order is shipped to Canada. Import duties are applied by Canadian customs and custom brokerage fees are collected by the delivery company when delivered. Lavinia Lingerie does not collect duties and taxes and cannot predict what your charges may be. Your credit card company may also add a charge for currency conversion. If you have questions about Canada customs and duties, please call the Canada Customs Office.
I didn't receive an order confirmation. What should I do?
If you did not receive an e-mail confirmation of your order, please contact our Customer Care Department by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 571-333-1071.
I want to purchase an item that I see online, but you do not have my size. Will it be back in stock?
We are a specialty company and make limited quantities of our intimate apparel and active wear. Not all items that sell out will be re-stocked. If we are expecting to re-stock an item, we will display a re-stock date on the page.
What if I change my mind and want a different size or color after my order is placed?
Once an order is placed at LaviniaLingerie.com, you cannot make changes. For assistance, please contact our Customer Care Department by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at 571-333-1071.
How can I cancel my order?
Due to our commitment to process orders quickly, there is a short period of time in which you may cancel your order. You may choose to cancel your entire order or a portion of your order as long as the order has not yet been shipped out. For assistance, please contact our Customer Care Department by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 571-333-1071.
|STORE & PRODUCTS|
|Do you have a store that I can visit?
No. At this time, we have a web-based store only.
Where else can I buy your products?
Lavinia's Lingerie products can be purchased on this web site as well as on Amazon.com (Lavinia Lingerie Storefront).
Do you have a catalog?
We do not have a print catalog at this time. Our products are available online only.
Do you offer any padded no wire bras?
Currently Lavinia Lingerie does not offer a traditional bra without an underwire. Our seamless activewear sports bra (8190), wireless sports bra-top (8061) would be the only one that would qualify in this category.
Do you sell wholesale to other online retailers?
At this time, we do not sell wholesale. We may offer wholesale in future.
I wear a size 40dd in a bra. Do you carry anything in this size ?
Does any of your active wear have inner shelf bra for support?
No, unfortunately our activewear tops do not have this feature at this time. We may add it in the future.
Could you tell me the Mid-Thigh Legging measurements for the waist and the inseam?
Our mid-thigh legging is made with a soft microfiber that gently clings to the body. Given the stretchy nature of the fabric, the inseam of this legging, when it is worn, ranges from 8.5 to 10 inches. The waistband (unworn) measures 22 inches, but it can comfortably stretch (when worn) up to approximately 35.5 inches. However, we recommend that you measure your hips to determine the size. For example, if your hips measure between 38 and 42 inches, you would need the M/L size. You would be a size XS/S if your hips measure between 34 and 38 inches, XL size measurements ranging from 42 to 46 inches.
I'm a women's size 6. Would your Mid-thigh Legging fit me?
We recommend size XS/S for women size 2 to 6. Lavinia Activewear is made with microfiber, which stretches to your body shape. It's important to select the correct size so that you feel comfortable with the fit and how you look in it. If you select a size that is too small, the fabric will stretch too much and the garment will loose its opacity. If it does not fit, we will gladly exchange the size as long as all tags are attached and the item is unsoiled/unworn.
How can I determine what size I am with your activewear line?
Lavinia Activewear is made with microfiber, which stretches to your body shape. It's important to select the correct size so that you feel comfortable with the fit and how you look in it. If you select a size that is too small, the fabric will stretch too much and the garment will loose its opacity. Our activewear garments are available in either two or three sizes: extra small/small (XS/S), medium/large (M/L) and extra large (XL). In general, the XS/S size is equivalent to a 2-6; the M/L size is equivalent to a 8-12; and the XL is equivalent to a 14-16.
It's not unusual for two, size-10 woman to look different. As most women are proportioned differently, we recommend checking your measurements. Making it more difficult, manufacturers do not always define sizes in the same manner. Here is how we define Lavinia Activewear sizes.
What is the inseam length of your Yoga Shorts in M/L?
Our Yoga Shorts are made with a soft microfiber that gently clings to the body. Given the stretchy nature of the fabric, the inseam of this short, when it is worn, ranges from 2 to 3 inches.
Does this Spaghetti strap sports bra (8221) have adjustable straps?
Yes, but not like a traditional bra with sliding clips. The fabric of the straps stretches to accommodate the shape of your body. These clingy straps should not slip off of your shoulder.
What is the waist measurement, when worn, of your Sheer thong (6477) in XL ?
The waistband size of our XL string thong stretches up to 42 inches.
What is the measurement across the top of your Sheer mesh low-rise brief panty (6813) in XS ?
The top band of our XS sheer briefs (without stretching them) measures 24 inches around and can be stretched up to 28 inches.
What is the inseam of your micro yoga shorts (8077) and are they see through?
Our Micro-Mini Shorts are made with a soft microfiber and given the stretchy nature of the fabric, the "inseam" of the shorts, when it is unworn, is about 1.5 to 2 inches. Please note that these are micro-mini shorts and do not provide a lot of coverage. We also have Stretch-fit Yoga Shorts. They have the same inseam measurement, but go further down the leg and buttocks. Both styles of shorts are opaque. If the incorrect size is worn and the fabric is stretched too far, the shorts may be semi-transparent.
I am wondering if it's possible to order a gift certificate with a little gift pouch and have it sent to me so that I can present it as a gift instead of just receiving an email?
Our gift certificate by default is delivered in the form of an e-mail, but it can be sent by mail upon request. At checkout, the gift pouch can be added to your order as "gift wrapping" for the gift certificate. In general, Gift Certificates can be applied toward any product purchase within the LaviniaLingerie.com store. Remaining balances are stored and may be applied to future purchases. You may also include an optional gift message, which will be displayed on the gift certificate. Gift certificates are available in values of $25, $50, $75, $100, $150, $200 and $250 or available in various increments (if you need another amount, just let us know). They expire two years from the date of purchase. There are no processing or non-usage charges or fees applied.
Can you tell me if there are removable pads with your Plunge Padded Bra (6753) and how thick the padding is?
Yes, our Plunge Padded Bra (6753) has removable pads, and the padding is 3/16 of an inch thick.
How can I find out what the true size is?
1. Measure around the chest directly under the breast at a constant height with the cloth measuring tape. Add 5 inches to that measurement. This dimension is your bra/band size (If the bra size works out to an ODD number go up one inch to the next EVEN number.) This should equal the circumference around the chest, directly above the breasts/under the arms.
I am planning to make a purchase, however I understand that your return policy is 30 days. These items will be a Christmas gift. Are there any return exceptions for the holidays?
For the holiday season (November 1, 2009 ó December 20, 2009), we will extend our return policy to 60 days. If you return the items later than 60 days, we will give you store credit that can be used within one year.
Is there a bra for full chested women to wear under swimsuits for better support/separation?
Most bras would be visible under your swimsuit as bra straps typically widen as the bra band and cup size increase. Swimsuits also tend to be more fitted and the outline of the bra underneath may show through. Depending on your bra size, you could potentially wear a bra with exchangeable clear straps. However, I would rather recommend that you buy a swimsuit manufactured by a lingerie company. Sizing is typically based on your bra size (e.g., 36DD) and panty size. We expect to add swimsuits such as this to our e-store in the near future. In the interim, I would suggest looking for brands such as Freya, Fantasie and Triumph. They manufacture swimwear as well as bras.
Before I order anything I need to know what's the next bra cup size after 40DDD? Would it be 40DDDD?
The next size after 40DDD or 40F would be 40G and you can view currently available bras in size 40G bras.
Does this full cup bra (#6478) run true to size?
Yes, this bra run true to size and we have not received any complains regarding sizing.
What is the width of the side panel for this plus size bra (#6182)? 3" 3.5" or what?
The width of the side panel is from 2.5" to 3.5" depending of the size of bra; size 38D bra, the width of the side panel tapers, ranging from 3 3/4" (point closest to the cup) to 2.5" (closest point to the hook and eye closure).
When I send things as gifts they donít have a receipt with them do they?
Usually we have the price listed on the Packing Slip, but if you do not want it to be displayed, let us know and we can leave it blank.
Whats the difference between a shelf bra and a balcony bra?
The terms shelf bra, balcony bra and balconette bra are different marketing names for the same bra style. The style provides less coverage than demi-cup bras and effectively serves to lift breasts up and create fullness on the top of the breast. Simply put, these terms are just creative ways to describe how the construction of the bra lifts your breast up as if they were uniformly held up or supported by a "shelf" or a "balcony".
What is best bra for 32d/32dd have narrow rib cage. 25-26inch below bra and measures 34 across breast. Want support, kift and cleavage. ?
Based on the measurements you provided, you would be a size 30DD in our line of bras. For support, lift and cleavage, I would generally recommend balcony/shelf bras similar to our styles BALCONY PUSH-UP BRA (6160) , SHELF BRA (6159) or UNDERWIRE SHELF BRA (6561). Bras with wide straps, lining or padding and reinforced side panels would also provide the desired fit. Unfortunately, we do not carry bras in the 30 band size; our smallest band size is 32. Given your measurements, you could potentially wear a 32C bra, but it may require tailoring on the band. Specialty shops often offer this service as well as select tailors. The styles I mentioned above might also work as the banding runs a little tighter than normal. Please note that balcony bras, also known as shelf bras, generally provide less coverage than a demi-cup bra and effectively serve to lift breasts up and create fullness on the top half of the breast. If you are a full DD, meaning your breasts are as round (full) on top as they are on the bottom half - not sloped (more shallow on top, full on bottom) - than the added boost a balcony bra creates may cause you to pop over the cup. If you fall into this category (full DD), I would recommend going up a cup size for this bra style. If you are more shallow on top, your existing size should be fine.
Does this balcony bra (6160) run true to size?
Yes and no. Let me explain. The best fit (size) for this bra is somewhat dependent on your breast shape as balcony bras generally provide less coverage than demi-cup bras and effectively serve to lift breasts up to create fullness on the top half of the breast. For example, if you are a full 38C, meaning your breasts are naturally as round (full) on top as they are on the bottom half - not sloped (sagging on top, fuller on bottom) - than the added boost this bra creates may cause you to pop over the cup. If you fall into this category (full 38C), we recommend going up a cup size for this bra style (i.e., a 38D in this example). If your breasts sag, as breasts can commonly lose firmness and elasticity with age and life experience (e.g., pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss, menopause...), your existing size should be fine.
Is a size E equal to DD?
Yes, our size E is equal to DD. Different manufacturers have diferent size charts. Our bras are made in Europe.
Do you deliver products to India?
Yes, we ship to India and it costs $4.99 or free shipping for orders of $100 and up.
Can you tell me what a good option for a comfortable bra would be in a full figure ie. 38dd? I like bras that show cleavage.
I would recommend our balcony/shelf bras (6160, 6145, 6561, 6877, 6920, 6691). They are comfortable, supportive and sexy.
I have smaller breasts but need a 40 band size B cup. Which style would give me the best over look of larger breasts with cleavage? Shelf or cleavage?
We currently have the following bra styles in 40B size. I would recommend our balcony bra/shelf bra styles as they lift your breasts up to create fullness on hte top half of the breasts. These styles include: 6160, 6145, 6718, 6877, 6018, 6272. Colors and materials (smooth finish vs. lace) vary.
Where can I find a specific bra size on this website?
There are two ways. First on the home page, you can select the drop down box with size or on the bra page, you can select the size on the left hand page navigation.
Do all your panties have liners? I am looking for one w/o a liner.
The only panties we have without liners are active wear panties.
Do I have to order online or is there a store I can go to?
Currently our business in online only. We also accept phone orders as well.
Where can i find a specific bra size on this website?
There are three ways. First on the home page, you can select the drop down box with size or on the bra page, you can select the size on the left hand page navigation. You can also add the size to the search box.
How long will it be before the item i purchased will be shiped?
We ship the same day, if order is placed before 3PM ET Monday to Friday.
Where do I get a Coupon Code?
Coupon Codes are most often offered through our newsletter mailing list and by signing up, you will get $10.00 coupon for your next purchase.
Last Updated: October 29, 2012