Meet Dalena @HD Entertainment

June 24, 2019

Image of Dalena Leggieri from HD Entertainment

Today we're sitting down with the amazing and talented performer, highly skilled costume designer and manufacturer as well as proficient music editor and of course, half the team of HD Entertainment Studios in Melbourne, Dalena.


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Danielle: Today we're sitting down with the amazing and talented performer, highly skilled costume designer and manufacturer as well as proficient music editor and of course, half the team of HD Entertainment Studios in Melbourne, Dalena.

We wanted to sit down and have a chat with you obviously with the industry that you're in. You're exposed to so many different women. How do you find that, you know, for you and your body confidence, how has that been for you having to be out there?

Dalena: I guess, look, I was probably around 23, 24 when I kind of started really feeling confident within my own body. And I think getting jobs and things like that probably boosted my confidence. We do have younger dancers working with us as well. And they look fabulous anyway. I don't really need to do anything about that.

But I do probably tell them how fabulous they look all the time, which I think is important. But I think leading by example is probably the most important thing to me. If I'm ... I don't feel great all the time. Sometimes I'm bloated. Sometimes I just feel like crap, and I don't want to be in a costume.

Danielle: And that's it. That's how we are. Whether man or woman, I don't think it actually is gender specific. A lot of the time we talk about the women in this but there's men too. There are days when we all as human beings, we just don't feel our best.

Dalena: Yeah. It's really important if I stay positive about my body, and I tend to not complain about myself in front of dancers and things like that. I think that's really important. Because I want them to feel great about themselves and know that they look good no matter what.

Danielle: What's one piece of advice you could give to your younger self. What would it be?

Dalena: Okay. I would probably say go with the confidence. You kind of go in and out of the confidence stage.

Danielle: Especially in your 20s.

Dalena: You do. You go up and down. You don't know what's going on sometimes.

Danielle: You think you're so grown up.

Dalena: Yeah, you do. If I could chat to my younger self, I would love to have said, "You know what, you look great already. Just keep pushing. Keep going. Do what you love. Keep striving for more."

Danielle: Love that. All right. Gotta ask. Are you a G string, a brief, or a boyleg short girl?

Dalena: I've got to go G string. Well how else, the boyleg shorts under a [inaudible] outfit. How great are they?

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Sizing

Trying to find the right underwear size can be difficult due to different companies making different sizes. To make things easier we have created a step by step guide to take the guess work out of the equation.

Below we have measuring instructions with images to assist you.  

Finding your size in our Underwear Range:

All you need to do is take a couple of simple measurements; your waist, your lower waist and your hips. The best way to do this is by using a soft measuring tape and a mirror to ensure you are accurate.  If possible stand in front of a mirror when taking your measurements to ensure that the measuring tape is also parallel to the floor and is flat.

Measurement 1: Your waist

Your waist is the natural in indentation above your hips or just below your rib cage (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down.

Measurement 2: Your Lower Waist

Your lower waist is approx. 12cm down from your waist.  Take your measuring tape and run this down from your waist to 12cm (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around this area firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down.  

Measurement 3: Your hips

Now wrap the soft measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips, this is approximately 25cm below your waist (see image). Use the mirror to check that your measuring tape is completely straight and parallel to the floor – write this measurement down.

 

 

Finding your size in our Crop Top Bralette Range:

All you need to do is take a couple of simple measurements; your Full Bust and your Lower or under bust. The best way to do this is by using a soft measuring tape and a mirror to ensure you are accurate.

Measurement 1: Your Full Bust

Your Full Bust is the fullest part of your bust (see image). Ensure that the measuring tape is completely straight and parallel to the floor. Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down

Measurement 2: Your Lower or Under Bust

The Lower or Under bust is measured by wrapping the measuring tape around your rib cage directly under your bust (see image). Wrap the soft measuring tape around firmly without pitching your skin together – write this measurement down

 

ELC Size 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Full Bust Measurements (cm) 81-87 87-93 93-99 99-105 106-114 115-123 124-130 131-137
Lower or Under Bust Measurement (cm) 61-67 67-73 73-79 80-86 87-39 94-100 100-106 107-113
Waist Measurement (cm) 75 80 85 90 95 100 110 115
Lower Waist Measurement (cm) 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 125
Hip Measurement (cm) 95 100 105 110 115 120 125 130
USA 4 to 6 6 to 8 8 to 10 10 to 12 12 to 14 14 to 16 16 to 18 18 to 20
UK 6 to 8 8 to 10 10 to 12 12 to 14 14 to 16 16 to 18 18 to 20 20 to 22
EUROPE 34 to 36 36 to 38 38 to 40 40 to 42 42 to 44 44 to 46 46 to 48 48 to 50

 

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