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occasions: formal, romantic, bridal, cocktail - AM
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER
Va Bien designs underpinnings for life’s most memorable affairs. An ethereally appointed
wedding celebration, a sparkling formal charity gala, an ambrosial cocktail event – moments
of beauty and glamour that give pause and in memory are everlasting. Va Bien puts the body
en valeur at each occasion, with styles ranging from luxurious but versatile bras that support
beneath challenging formal gowns, to waist-cinching bustiers that add allure to cocktail
dresses - both when hidden and revealed.
bridal
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black tie
cocktail
boudoir
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CONTENTS
The following catalog of Va Bien designs is organized by product feature,
specifically highlighting the brand’s reputation of nearly four decades
for addressing the greatest fit challenges of event dressing,
such as low backs and strapless necklines.
Va Bien’s reputation for such versatility and innovation
has endeared the line with Hollywood and fashion industry stylists,
who dress their clients in the brand for their biggest events and
performances, from the red carpet to stage and screen.
From left: early low back bodysuit; first best-seller
- soft cup bodysuit; first bra collection - low plunge
convertible; first catalog cover.
VA BIEN WAS FOUNDED WITH LOVE
In 1975, a young French girl named Marianne Gerard left France
for New York City. She adventured off for academics - to study
medicine - but found the fashion world waiting instead. Upon
arriving in New York, she met Richard Gimble who together with
his father ran Image O’Youth - a designer of longline bras and
garter belts (Image O’Youth bustiers can still be found in some
American vintage shops.)
Marianne soon fell in love with the intimates industry
(and Richard) and decided to put aside her studies to launch a new
line together with him. Her initial target was shapewear, which at the
time featured bulky outer paneling that showed through clothes particularly the knits that Marianne wore to cocktail events.
With inspiration from her mother back in France, Madame
Paulette Gerard, Marianne responded with a collection of
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bodysuits and bottoms that for the first time hid paneling
on the inside - and with silky-soft fabrics that felt more like
lingerie than any shaping piece had before. Aesthetically,
the pieces channeled her, and her mother’s, sensible
contemporary-French style; it was well-received by the trade
and caught on quickly. Soon the collection was carried in top
luxury department stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Saks Fifth
Avenue, and Nordstrom’s.
A collection of bras soon followed to address further event
dressing needs, such as low plunge necklines and low backs,
along with a series of bustiers designed to be worn both for
event dressing and the boudoir. Marianne wanted to cover every
special occasion and by the 90’s, Va Bien sported a full range of
underpinnings that was sold in over 30 countries worldwide.
Today, Va Bien continues its rich tradition of intimates
design and has been awarded multiple patents for its
innovations - the most notable of which is the ultra-lift
bra cup, which seals three thin stays within foam cups,
providing an unparalleled level of support and preventing
the age-long problem of strapless bras sliding down all the way up to an I cup.
Yet, Va Bien today hardly excludes its focus to function
alone: its seasonal couture line, Atelier Va Bien, proposes
pieces hand-crafted from some of the most inspiring
textiles in the world, each piece designed to cross over into
ready-to-wear. The collection’s design is led by Richard and
Marianne’s son, Gregory, who is Va Bien’s Vice President
and Creative Director.
STRAPLESS AND LOW BACK
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LOW PLUNGE
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SHAPEWEAR
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ESSENTIALS
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STRAPLESS AND LOW BACK
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STRAPLESS SOLUTIONS
occasions: formal, bridal, cocktail
STRAPLESS AND LOW BACK
AVAILABLE
UP TO
I CUP
Va Bien’s event dressing focus often draws its attention to strapless
bras - a category that does not often inspire confidence, better known
for sliding down than providing support. As a solution, Va Bien
developed and patented a technology that seals three thin stays within
each foam cup. The stays provide extra support to prevent the bust
from pressing down over the underwire and pulling the bra down.
The result is a droop-proof strapless that runs all the way up to I cup,
along with a series of bustiers and bodysuits that support and shape
the body like never before. Introducing Ultra-Lift™.
HAUTE TECHNOLOGY
- UP TO I CUP
NO-SLIP, WITH A TOUCH OF
LACE - AND A LOW BACK
VINTAGE LONGLINE
STYLING
Features: Patented Ultra-Lift™ technology combines with
double-lined back panels and silicone elastic for the ultimate
in strapless support. Available all the way up to I cup.
Colors: Nude, Black
Sizes: 34-46B, 32-46C/D, 32-44E,
32-42F, 32-40G, 32-38H, 32-36I
Matching bottoms: Style 260 Thong,
261 Panty (Pictured)
Features: Ultra-Lift™ patented bust support in a
basque frame that holds in place beautifully and
allows for an elegant low back - with a glamorous
touch of stretch lace.
Colors: Nude, Black/Gold, White/Blue
Sizes: 34-38B, 32-38C/D, 32-36E
Matching bottoms: Style 201 Panty
(Pictured), 202 Thong
Features: Vintage-style boning and rigid
satin paneling hold the bra in place with
elegance under low back gowns.
Colors: White, Cream, Black
Sizes: 34-42B, 32-42C/D/DD, 34-40DDD
Matching bottoms: Style 053 String Bikini
Ultra-Lift™ Perfect Strapless (1506)
Marquise Strapless Basque (2527)
Vintage Low Back Longline (506)
*All styles come with removable straps
1506
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2527
506
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LOW BACK HOURGLASS
occasions: formal, bridal, cocktail
STRAPLESS AND LOW BACK
DRAMATIC
CINCHING
SUPER LOW, SUPER SEAMLESS
Ultra-Lift™ Low Back Bustier (1508)
Features: Seamless Ultra-Lift™ bra cups and a smooth microfiber
outer layer prevent show though - with a dramatic low back - while
a single-ply hidden inner corset with boning cinches the waist.
Colors: Nude, Black, White
Sizes: 34-38B, 32-38C/D, 32-36E
Matching bottoms: Style 260 Thong,
261 Panty (Pictured)
TOTALLY BACKLESS
Ultra-Lift™ Backless Bodysuit (1509)
Features: A thong back silhouette with Ultra-Lift™ cups
makes this totally backless bra possible. Seamless with a hidden
boned lining to cinch the waist and smooth the tummy.
Colors: Nude, Black
Sizes: 34-38B, 32-38C/D, 32-36E
INSTANT HOURGLASS
Ultra-Lift™ Hourglass Bustier (1503)
Features: Totally seamless, featuring a hidden double-layered
inner corset with spiral boning that creates the perfect
hourglass figure. Long in the stride for hip coverage and
a smooth silhouette. Excellent for full figures.
Colors: Nude, Black, White
Sizes: 34-42B/C/D/DD, 34-40DDD
Note: extender available, Style 104
Matching bottoms: Style 260 Thong, 261 Panty (Pictured)
*All styles come with removable straps
1508
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1508
1509
1509
1503
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LOW BACK GLAMOUR
occasions: romantic, bridal, formal
STRAPLESS AND LOW BACK
ELEGANT
IN WHITE,
SULTRY
IN BLACK
SATIN-PANELED CINCHING
Low Back Satin Bustier (6363)
Features: Vintage-style boning and rigid satin panels cinch
the waist, with a very low-cut back. Lace detailing highlights a
sweetheart neckline. 3-piece cut and sewn cups offer excellent
fit and support, with inner pockets for push-up inserts.
Colors: White, Cream, Black
Sizes: 32-38A, 32-40B/C/D
Matching bottoms: 053 String Bikini (Pictured),
052 Thong, 051 Panty (Pictured)
LOVELY IN LACE
Low Back Lacy Bustier (7474)
Features: Delicate floral lace paneling is reinforced
with rigid tulle to cinch the waist, with a beautiful
low back. Sweetheart neckline and 3-piece cut and
sewn cups offer excellent fit and support.
Colors: White, Cream, Black
Sizes: 32-38A, 32-40B/C/D
Matching bottoms: 053 String Bikini (Pictured),
052 Thong, 051 Panty (Pictured)
*All styles come with removable straps
6363
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7474
7474
6363
7474
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CLASSIC CURVES
occasions: romantic, bridal, formal
STRAPLESS AND LOW BACK
AVAILABLE
UP TO
48 BAND
ULTIMATE HOURGLASS
Smooth Satin Hourglass Bustier (513)
Features: Rigid satin paneling runs down to the hips
to create a gorgeous and smooth hourglass silhouette.
Fiberfill 3-piece cut and sewn cups offer excellent fit
and support.
Colors: White, Cream, Black
Sizes: 34-42B, 32-42C/D/DD, 34-40DDD
Matching bottoms: 053 String Bikini (Pictured),
052 Thong, 051 Panty (Pictured)
VINTAGE HOURGLASS
Lace Hourglass Bustier (523)
Features: Satin paneling combined with re-enforced lace
accents offer dramatic slimming. Extra long to provide hip
coverage and a smooth silhouette. Fiberfill 3-piece cut and
sewn cups offer excellent fit and support.
Colors: White, Cream, Black
Sizes: 34-42B, 32-48C/D, 32-46DD
Matching bottoms: Same as above
BELLE FORME
Lace Hourglass Waist Cincher (6101)
Features: Slims the waist not only with boned satin and
lace paneling, but also with flattering hourglass shaped lines.
Colors: White, Cream, Black
Sizes: S-2XL
Matching bottoms: Same as above
*All styles come with removable straps
513
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523
6101
513
6101
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PUSH UP PERFECTION
occasions: romantic, formal, bridal, cocktail
STRAPLESS AND LOW BACK
SECRET WEAPON
FRONT
CLOSURE
BUSTIER
Front-Closure Push-Up Bustier (810)
Features: Floral lace panels with front closure cinch the waist,
and fiberfill 3-piece cups include satin pockets for push-up pads.
Colors: White, Cream, Black
Sizes: 32-36A, 32-38B/C, 34-38D
SO FEMME
Low Plunge Push-Up Bustier (6163)
Features: Alluring strapless push-up cups with a dramatic deep
plunge combine with waist-cinching rigid lace panels to create
an irresistible figure.
Colors: White, Black
Sizes: 32-38B/C, 32-36D, 32-34E
Matching bottoms: Same as above
Lace Push-Up Bra (6162)
Features: Lightly padded, extra soft foam cups and
a versatile sweetheart neckline create a stunning
décolleté. Floral allover lace detailing. Available with
smooth cups as Style 6162A.
Colors: White, Black
Sizes: 32-38B/C, 32-36D, 32-34E
Matching bottoms: 053 Bikini (Pictured), 052 Thong, 051 Panty
Lace Garter Belt (6102)
Features: Delicate floral lace garter belt completes a bridal
trousseau in white or spices up the boudoir in black.
Colors: White, Black
Sizes: S - 2XL
*All styles come with removable straps
810
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6163
6162
6163
6162
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LOW PLUNGE
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SECURE ALLURE
occasions: formal, romantic, bridal, cocktail
LOW PLUNGE
Low plunge necklines call for both support and security.
Va Bien’s patented bra cup technology addresses both by
sealing three thin stays within each foam cup. The stays
provide extra support and lift, while securing the bustline
under the most daring dresses, for total confidence
and a stunning décolleté.
MAXIMUM
VERSATILITY
GORGEOUS
DÉCOLLETÉ,
SUPPORT
+ SLIMMING
Features: Straps adjustable to halter,
criss-cross, one-shoulder, and even
backless using a 1” wide “backless”
band that is included with the bra.
Colors: Nude, Black
Sizes: 34-38B, 32-38C/D, 32-36E
Matching bottoms: Style 260 Thong
(Pictured), 261 Panty
Features: Ultra-Lift™ cups combine
with a flexible U-wire for a perfect fit
with a hint of push-up. Basque frame
holds in place beautifully and offers an
elegant low back. Straps convertible to
halter and criss-cross.
Colors: Nude, Black/Gold,
White/Blue
Sizes: 34-38B, 32-38C/D, 32-36E
Matching bottoms: Style 201 Panty
(Pictured), 202 Thong
Features: Glamorous all-in-one
solution for a low cut gown.
Shapes the body and the bust
beautifully, with patented Ultra-Lift™
cups and a flexible U-wire, while the
thong back prevents show-through.
Convertible to halter and
criss-cross.
Colors: Nude, Black/Gold,
White/Blue
Sizes: 34-38B, 32-38C/D, 32-36E
Ultra-Lift™ Low Plunge
Convertible Bra (1502)
STYLIST
FAVORITE!
1502
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2526
2526
Marquise Low Plunge
Basque (2526)
Marquise Low Plunge
Thong-Back Bodysuit (2525)
2525
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PLUNGE + SHAPING
occasions: formal, romantic, bridal
LOW PLUNGE
PERFECT BUSTLINE
AND WAISTLINE
TOTAL
SHAPING
LOW PLUNGE
GLAMOUR
Features: Extra-firm body shaping
in-style with double-ply front panels
and elegant sheer side panels.
Ultra-Lift™ cups combine with a flexible
U-wire that opens to adjust to torso
width for the perfect fit. Low back and
convertible to halter and criss-cross.
Colors: Nude, Black
Sizes: 34-38B, 32-38C/D, 32-36E
Features: Extra-firm body shaping in
style with double-ply front panels and
elegant sheer side panels. Ultra-Lift™
cups combine with a flexible U-wire that
opens to adjust to torso width for the
perfect fit. Low back and convertible to
halter and criss-cross.
Colors: Nude, Black
Sizes: 34-38B/C/D
Features: Strapless push-up cups
with a dramatic deep plunge create
an alluring décolleté while rigid lace
panels cinch the waist.
Colors: White, Black
Sizes: 32-38B/C, 32-36D, 32-34E
Ultra-Lift™ Low Plunge
Bodysuit (1500)
FIRM
CONTROL
SHAPING
1500
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1501
6163
Ultra-Lift™ Low Plunge
Bodysuit with Legs (1501)
Low Plunge Push-Up
Bustier (6163)
6163
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SHAPEWEAR
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SEAMLESS CINCHING
occasions: formal, cocktail, bridal
SHAPEWEAR
LIGHTWEIGHT BUT FIRM
EXTRA FIRM SHAPING
Features: Lightweight but firm control powernet is cut and
sewn to sculpt the body beautifully while minimizing
show-through. Cinching waist section features microfiber outer
layer for added strength and side boning to prevent rolldown.
Colors: Nude, Black
Sizes: S - 2XL
Features: Seamless molded cups with an inner
sling support the bust, while a triple-paneled
front section provides firm control shaping.
Extra wide rigid straps for comfort.
Colors: Champagne, Black
Sizes: 34-44B, 34-48C/D, 34-46DD, 34-44DDD
PERFECT LEGS
SHAPE + MINIMIZE
Features: Lightweight but firm control powernet is cut and sewn
to sculpt the body beautifully while minimizing show-through.
Cinching waist section features microfiber outer layer for added
strength and side boning to prevent rolldown.
Colors: Nude, Black
Sizes: S - 2XL
Features: Designed with seamless molded cups
that minimize the bust, and a triple-paneled front
section for firm control shaping. Leotard back and
rigid straps.
Colors: Champagne, Black
Sizes: 34-42 C/D/DD
Smooth Couture Short (632)
Smooth Couture Tights (633)
RED
CARPET
FAVORITES!
632
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633
1191
Seamless Firm Control Bodysuit (1191)
Seamless Minimizer Bodysuit (701)
701
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VINTAGE BRIEFS
occasions: formal, cocktail
SHAPEWEAR
For occasions that call for true firm control shaping, Va Bien offers
the Minus Touch Collection. Vintage-style rigid satin front panels
flatten the tummy while powernet sections sculpt the hips and
derrière. Instantly drop a pant or dress size , for a dramatic
“before” and “after”.
AVAILABLE
UP TO
6XL
FLAT TUMMY
ALL OVER SHAPING
Features: High cut leg openings prevent binding. Brushed
1˝ elastic band at waistband for comfort. Runs just above
belly button.
Colors: Nude, White, Black
Sizes: S-4XL
Features: High waist with boning plus long legs for a totally
smooth silhouette. Runs long in the stride, suiting long torsos
well. Brushed 1˝ elastic band at waistband for comfort.
Colors: Nude, White, Black
Sizes: S-3XL (for 4-6XL order 3757A)
FIRM WAIST CINCHING
TUMMY TO THIGHS
Features: High waist runs up to the bra and features lightweight boning to prevent rolldown. High cut leg openings prevent binding. Brushed 1˝ elastic band at waistband for comfort.
Colors: Nude, White, Black
Sizes: S-3XL (for 4-6XL order 3766A)
Features: Waist runs just above belly button, with a short
to smooth the bottom and thighs. Suits shorter torsos well.
Brushed 1˝ elastic band at waistband for comfort.
Colors: Nude, White, Black
Sizes: S-3XL (for 4-6XL order 3765A)
Minus Touch™ Brief (3755)
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3755
3766
3757
3755
3766
3757
Minus Touch™ High Waist Brief (3766)
Minus Touch™ High Waist Short (3757)
Minus Touch™ Waistline Short (3765)
3765
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VINTAGE BODYSUITS
occasions: formal, cocktail, bridal
SHAPEWEAR
FULL BODY
STRAPLESS
SHAPING
VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR
CLASSIC ALL OVER SHAPING
vintage sTRAPLESS shaping
Features: One of Va Bien’s first best-sellers - features hidden
criss-cross paneling that cinches the body with true firm
control. Extra long in the stride. Wireless two-section
cups with vintage fit.
Colors: Champagne, Black
Sizes: 34-48 B/C/D/DD, 34-46 DDD
Features: Hidden criss-cross paneling cinches the body with
true firm control. Leg sections with silicone-applied lace hold
in place and slim the hips and thighs. Extra long in the stride.
Wireless two-section cups with vintage fit.
Colors: Champagne, Black
Sizes: 34-48 B/C/D, 34-46 DD
Features: Hidden criss-cross paneling provides firm control,
while lace accents and vintage-style boning decorate the
bodice glamorously and provide excellent strapless support
with a moderately low back.
Colors: Champagne, Black, White
Sizes: 34-40 B/C/D
Minus Touch™ Soft Cup Bodysuit (1291)
1291
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1292
Minus Touch™ Soft Cup Bodysuit with Legs (1292)
Minus Touch™ Strapless Bodysuit with Legs (1294)
1294
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ESSENTIALS
occasions: cocktail, formal, casual
SEAMLESS BRAS
ESSENTIALS
For certain special occasion looks, a basic well-fitting and seamless
bra will do - completely hidden yet wonderfully supportive.
Va Bien designs a small selection of such bras, accompanied
by comfort bras to slip into after the event is over.
Both with and without underwire.
AVAILABLE
AS A
NURSING
BRA #602
601
32
603
606
MINIMIZER
MICROFIBER
Smooth Solutions Minimizing Bra (601)
Smooth Solutions Microfiber Bra (603)
Features: Molded minimizing cups reduce bust size.
Underwire is covered with two layers of extra-soft casing
for maximum comfort. Rigid straps and leotard back.
Colors: Nude, Black, Champagne, Bordeaux
Sizes: 32-42B/C/D/DD/DDD
Features: Double-ply molded microfiber cups with a
supporting sling provide beautiful support with amazing
comfort. Wide comfort straps and leotard back.
Colors: Nude
Sizes: 34-40B, 32-40C/D/E/F/G, 32-38H
WIRE FREE
SEAMLESS LIFT
Smooth Solutions Wireless Bra (606)
Smooth Solutions Sculpting Bra (605)
Features: Lightly minimizes the bust with a wireless design
and seamless molded cups. Rigid straps and leotard back.
Colors: Nude
Sizes: 32-40 B/C/D
Features: Seamless molded cups provide lift and support while
disappearing under clothes. Rigid straps and extra wide back
panels smooth underarm and sides.
Colors: Nude, Black, Bordeaux
Sizes: 34-42B, 32-42C/D/E/F/G, 32-40H, 32-38I
605
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SIZING CHARTS
STYLE INDEX
Va Bien follows both the EU and US sizing scales within its line.
Please refer to the tables below to convert any sizes as necessary.
DD+ BRA CUPS
BOTTOMS
USA
EU
FRA
AUS/NZ
S
38
40
10
StylePage
506 9
1502 20
513 14
1503 11
US
EU
UK
JAP
M
40
42
12
523 14
1506 9
DD
E
DD
F
L
42
44
14
601 32
1508 10
DDD
F
E
G
XL
44
46
16
603 32
1509 10
G
G
F
H
2XL
46
48
18
606 32
2525 21
H
H
FF
I
3XL
48
50
20
I
I
G
J
4XL
50
52
22
605 33
2526 20
632 26
2527 9
633 26
3755 28
701 27
3765 29
810 16
3766 28
1191 26
3757 28
1291 30
6101 14
BRA BANDS
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StylePage
BOT TOM SIZING
USA
EU/JAP
FRA/ESP/BEL
AUS/NZ
SIZE
SLACK SIZE
WAIST
HIPS
32
70
85
10
S
4-6
25-26”
35-36”
34
75
90
12
M
8-10
27-28”
37-38”
36
80
95
14
L
12-14
29-30”
39-40”
38
85
100
16
XL
16
31-32”
41-42”
1292 30
6162 16
40
90
105
18
2XL
18
33-34”
43-44”
1294 30
6163 16
42
95
110
20
3XL
20
35-36”
45-46”
1500 22
6363 12
USA
EU/JAP
FRA/ESP/BEL
AUS/NZ
4XL
22-24
37-38”
47-48”
1501 22
7474 12
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