The Alençon Sports Bra
Lorica sports bras use the same soft but strong recycled fabric as our leggings, moisture-wicking and UPF-50 resistant. They feature a wide waist elastic and are front-lined, with the option to include removable bra inserts for additional coverage.
Our Alençon design is based on a 16th century child-sized armor in the collection of Musée de l'Armée, thought to have been made for Hercules-François d'Alençon—the fourth and last son of King Henry II—when he was six years old. Like many French armors of this period, the extant armor does not include leg defenses beyond the tassets, though it is not clear whether these pieces never existed or have simply not survived to the present day. The beautiful harness features an intricate clover-like design, evoking Italian textile patterns of the time.
Our model typically wears a 32B and is wearing a size XS with cup inserts.
We recommend sizing to your waist measurement, especially if you are between sizes and your bust is the measurement that is pushing you up a size. Band-width is a better determinant of fit than cup size.
• 85% REPREVE Recycled Polyester, 15% Spandex
• UPF 50+ sun protection
• Made in the USA
We believe in "slow fashion" to reduce waste from mass production, so many of our garments are made-to-order, and we often keep little in stock. Please allow 3-5 weeks for shipment of your items with that in mind!
Domestic orders are shipped via USPS: rates will vary based on selected service, package weight, and location (we ship from Potomac, MD). Sales tax of 6% will be charged for orders shipped to Maryland.
International orders are shipped via USPS International in combination with your local postal service. International customers are responsible for all customs duties, VAT taxes, and any other applicable taxes, fees, or actions required In your country to receive your goodies.
Domestic returns are free! We offer returns within 30 days of receipt of your goodies. We can't offer exchanges, unfortunately, but you are welcome to initiate a return and repurchase another pair in the correct size or style.
If you wish to return any unworn and unwashed items, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a prepaid return label. International orders should still contact email@example.com for a return address, but unfortunately we cannot cover return postage for customers outside of the US. Please include in your email:
Reason (e.g. wrong size)
After we have received the Items In satisfactory condition, we will refund the purchase amount (less initial shipping charges).
If you received a faulty or incorrect item, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make it right!