Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sleep Masks

We have been contemplating whether or not we should get eye masks into the store or not. The following pictures are some examples of the styles we would get from the Mary Green collection. They are high quality, real silk eye masks that make for great gifts for a good nights sleep!

The infamous Breakfast at Tiffany's sleep mask that Audrey Hepburn wore in the 1961 hit film.

Dreaming of Paris worn by Kim Kardashian.

Follow Your Dreams sleep mask worn by Khloe Kardashian.

Supermodel/Entrepreneur Tyra Banks with the Sleeping sleep mask on.

Closing Time

Sweet Dreams

Not Tonight

Good Night and Good Morning

Kiss the Bride


Sleeping Beauty

Do Not Disturb


Out of Service


Saturday, November 19, 2011

12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas at Bertha Church!

With the holiday's being right around the corner we thought we would give you a little preview of all the exciting merchandise you can expect to find at the store. Come in to buy gifts for your loved ones or treat yourself to something new. After all, us women deserve it!

1 - Flannel pajama sets and separates are a hit for all ages!

2 - Classy silk pieces in pajamas, chemises, robes and sleep shirts

3 - Sexy negligee to heat up the bedroom with that special someone. Men love to be surprised every now and then. Our selection will be sure to help you stay sexy through these winter months while keeping it classy at the same time.

4 - Cosabella, Hanky Panky and Commando panties are great gifts and everyday essentials that can be bought in bundles at cheaper prices and in holiday wrapping. Take note that Hanky Panky will be raising their signature lace thong prices on January 1st so if you are a fan of these products now is the time to stock up!

5 - Lanz of Salzburg nightgowns are a classic signature item at Bertha Church. These 100% cotton flannel gowns are fabulous gifts and are rare to find around town. Unfortunately we run out fast, beat the holiday rush and get yours today!

6 - This year has been a Coobie Crazed one. These one size fits most items have branched out and made a plus size bra that accommodates fuller busts. Bandeau strapless lace bras and camisoles are also available to try. These are a no brain er gift that everyone needs this holiday. Come check out the new patterns and colors we have.

7 - Frasier Fir or better known as "Christmas in a bottle" is a scent that is simply irresistible and a necessity to get the mood set right this holiday!

8 - Hosiery in all styles, colors and sizes. Companies such as Spanx and Commando and DKNY will be sure to change you life and improve your winter wardrobe. Come stock up while they are on sale!

9 - Accessories such as Alex and Isabelle hair ties and flash tape make great stocking stuffers.

10 - Stylish nursing night gowns and pajamas are great for soon to be or new mothers. They will be sure to put them to use and will be grateful to own something cute, that is great quality and helps them get the job done!

11 - ROBES! What more is there to say. Every women needs to have a few good robes in her wardrobe. We've got many different styles to choose from. These are such a popular item for us, be sure to come in soon to grab the size you need!

12 - Festive bras and panties are always a fun way to get into the holiday mood.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Choosing The Right Sports Bra

Choosing the right sports bra should be taken seriously for everyone! No matter what level impact you will be using it for, this task should not be taken lightly. Wearing the right sports bra will not only make your activity easier and more fulfilling, it can save your body from injury and prevent damage to be done to your breasts.

First off, analyze the exercise you will be needing the bra for. A large part of your decision depends upon the level of impact you will be performing. Weight training, walking and yoga are examples of lower impact action, where as running, aerobics and mountain biking are high impact.

Next, find a store where you can get measured so that you are positive what your bra size is and ideally has a selection of sports bras for all sizes. Bertha Church and smaller boutiques are great for this! If you do not have a professional helping you, here are some things to be on the lookout for when trying them on.
  1. Your breasts should be level and all of your breast tissue should be held securely within the cups.
  2. The fabric should be wrinkle free. Puckering indicates that the bra is too big.
  3. The band should be more snug than your everyday bras, but should not dig into your body and leave marks on your skin. The band should also stay in place. If it rides up, the band is too loose.
  4. Lastly, the straps should allow minimal breast movement and should not move around on your shoulders. Consider choosing a sports bra with adjustable straps so you can get the exact fit you desire.
Why is a precisely fitting sports bra a must?
If your sports bra is too big, it will fail to provide you with the adequate amount of support. When your breasts are not supported, the movement and bouncing around can cause internal bleeding and soreness. If your sports bra is too small, you run the risk of damaging your back and other body parts.

Your breasts are made up of connective tissue, fat, nerves, blood vessels and the lymphatic system. The ligaments in your chest hold up your breasts giving them their size and shape. When they are stretched, they do not go back to their original position. This right here is the cause of saggy breasts. Keeping those breasts in place by purchasing a good quality, well fitted athletic bra is a MUST in order to prolong the life of your young lady shape!

Here are some of the sports bras we have experience with in the store and recommend for others:

Best for A,B,C Cups

Moving Comfort: Pheobe Bra

Moving Comfort: Serena Bra

Champion: Double Dry Seamless Cami Bra

Isis: Active Bra

Moving Comfort: Vixen A/B Bra


CWX: Xtra Support Bra

Moving Comfort: Fiona Bra
Champion: Double Dry Seamless Full Support Underwire Bra

E, F, G and beyond!

Freya: Active Storm Moulded Sports Bra

Moving Comfort: Maia Bra

Elomi: Energise Underwire Sports Bra

Wacoal: Underwire Sports Bra