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Get Your Best Beach Body Ever – How to Rock The Best Swimsuits This Summer

If you clicked on this hoping to find the latest fitness or diet trends, you might be disappointed. While we want you to feel your very best on the beach this year, this has nothing to do with crunches or kale. Of course, being healthy is awesome – but feeling confident in a bathing suit is all about the right fit and staying true to you.

You can find a hundred articles about how to find the right bathing suit for you (and they’ll probably link you to a meal and exercise plan too) but why should you avoid patterns or bright colours just because solids could be more slimming. Black looks great on everyone – but what if your soul screams for rainbows? You might look banging in a plunge bikini top – but what if a high-neck style is calling your name?

Just because someone else is telling you what should be best for you doesn’t mean that it is right for you. That’s the beauty of being true to you – you ultimately get to decide!

We at Forever Yours Lingerie believe that the best way to get a bikini body is to take your body – yes the one you have right now, curves, bumps, stretch marks and all – and put a bikini on it. Voila! Bikini body. Obviously, confidence and self-love is an ever-evolving process and not all of us are there yet (hello gorgeous cover-ups and maxi skirts!) but you should always love what you wear regardless of where you are in your body love journey.

Now, there are some things to consider when looking at the fit of your swimsuit to keep you feeling comfortable and confident.

  1. If you have a larger bust and/or prefer extra support, many brands offer bra cup sized bikini, tankini, and one piece options. Because of the underwire and cup sizing, it is always a good idea to be professionally fit to make sure that you are well supported, comfortable and that your suit will last.
  2. All swimsuits will stretch out in the water. When looking for the right fit, allow the bathing suit to be a little bt snug against you. Snug does not mean too tight, uncomfortable or painful! Honour your body and know what’s right for you. But a long-lasting fit will do you best if you plan for the fabric to stretch out.
  3. Consider the fabric of the suit. What do you plan to do in it? Any swimsuit will be perfect for lounging or tanning but if you plan to be in chlorinated water, be mindful of your choice. Look for a suit with a higher polyester content (one that is preferably chlorine resistant) and lower spandex/lycra mix. Hot tubs will always be rough on any suit: high heat and chlorine will break down the structure of the fabric. It is best to use an older and worn down suit in a hot tub.
  4. Don’t rule out design details just because of your body shape – high cut legs and ruching can be flattering on everyone!
  5. Try everything on. Okay, maybe not everything, but don’t go into a shopping session close-minded. You never know what style might surprise you. Just because you’ve only worn sporty one pieces for years or you’ve been told that you can only pull off a boyshorts, that doesn’t mean there isn’t something different and exciting out there for you.

Colours, patterns, every style imaginable, regular and plus sizing – there are so many options available to help you find your very best beach body. Take the dive today and find your perfect fit.



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West Coast Loungewear – Why You Need Paper Label in Your Closet

Let’s be honest; as much as we all love a night out in a new little black dress, nothing beats a Sunday morning in your favourite shirt and a cozy chair. We all spend so much time perfecting our weekday wardrobe that when it comes to your day-off outfits they should be easy and comfortable decisions. North Vancouver’s Paper Label agrees and is here to provide you with perfect West Coast-inspired options for elevated loungewear.

Designed with style and wearability in mind, Paper Label is, “created by women for women. [It] is well-considered, clever lounge and sleepwear that will move you through the day from sleep to street.  Intentional style and contemporary lines for women who are on the move and want to feel ready for anything.”

Paper Label Loungewear

There is a rising trend that sees many of us taking our love for comfort from the bedroom out into the world. Here on the West Coast, we are known for our yoga inspired day-to-day style. But Paper Label’s goal is to elevate us beyond worn out spandex and gym wear; a mission they are succeeding at.

Their evolving collections are rooted in contentment and relaxation but aim to put style and fashion at the forefront. There is no reason why loungewear should be confined to your living room. Take any of their pieces, alone or layered together, for a spin to the coffee shop, on your weekend errands or to brunch with friends. Tanks, joggers, cardigans and tees, there are plenty of ways to mix and match your perfect relaxation look.

Paper Label Loungewear

The highlight of this loungewear-as-outerwear style is their Tencel fabric. Tencel is made from extracted wood and offers so many wonderful West Coast benefits: it is more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen. Because of its structure, there is a gentle, draping quality to each item that adds to their femininity and coziness. There is no risk of shrinkage after washing with Tencel and its moisture absorption and release makes it perfect for our rainy climate. Tencel is a sustainable and eco-friendly fabric making it even easier to love.

Paper Label Loungewear

We at Forever Yours Lingerie are super fans (as you can see if you creep us on Instagram!) and are always stoked when a new collection hits our store. Being comfortable and stylish is something we take seriously – even if we aren’t a very serious bunch. Paper Label is absolutely one of our favourite new and local brands and we’re so excited to share it with you.

From your couch to the cabin to the cafe, Paper Label loungewear is everything you’re looking for when it comes to elevated and cozy day to night wear. So grab a new loungewear item and share some wearable West Coast style around.

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Acts of Kindness for Valentine’s Day

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind”.

February is a great month to celebrate love and kindness. And while Valentine’s Day tends to shine a spotlight on romance and couples, there are plenty of ways for you to share of yourself with the world that don’t rely on hearts and chocolate and teddy bears (okay, but a little chocolate never hurts).

Christmas and New Years have come and gone, Spring is still far off on the horizon and sometimes the rainy, grey days can feel endless. February is a month that often requires us to dig a little deeper to find something that makes us smile. But the one thing that will never fail to lighten your soul is to give of yourself to others. This month, Forever Your Lingerie would like to challenge you to act in kindness – to those you love, to those who can be hard to love, to those you’ve never met and – sometimes the hardest of all – to yourself.

We at Forever Yours Lingerie are all about daily selfless acts of love and acceptance, but we won’t let that stop us from celebrating Valentine’s Day with a purpose. Our goal is to listen to our hearts and to intentionally reach out in love to those around us.

Bake your neighbour some cookies.

Buy a stranger a coffee.

Call your mother and tell her about your week.

Treat yourself to some new underwear.

Do the dishes even though it’s not your day.

Take some flowers to a nursing home and sit a listen to someone’s stories.

Go for a long drive and clear your head.

Buy your husband some comfortable boxers.

Volunteer at your local food bank.

Ignore the laundry and make a fort with the kids.

Tell your boss what you admire about her.

Take the initiative and plan the romantic evening.

Light the expensive candle and take a few deep breaths.

Invite someone new to your community over for dinner.

Ignore your inner critic and wear the sexy lingerie.

Whatever you can think of, let it be done with sincerity and out of love. We bet that the love you give will find its way back to you. With all that is heavy and terrible in this world, let’s be people who cultivate and encourage kindness and watch it spread.

And whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner or alone, whether you make it a Galentine’s Day with the girls or you focus on all the love you can pour out on your kids, we hope that you will find ways this month to be authentically you. We wish you a very love-filled February with kindness around every corner.

 

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Luxury, Fashion and Function – What’s Not To Love About Empreinte?

I know that for the majority of us, putting a lot of thought into what we wear under our clothes is usually the last thing on our minds. But after a long day at the office or chasing after the kids, what is the first thing to wiggle out of place, start to chafe or ride it’s way up your backside? Right – those sneaky, ill-fitting undergarments.

Likewise, how many of us are willing to make an investment into our lingerie wardrobes on an annual basis? We don’t always think about the quality, comfort and fit of our bras and panties when crossing them off our shopping list. We find something that looks like it will do the job and we’re onto the next task.

But what if we took a few extra minutes and truly made an vested interest in our selves and what we put on our bodies; to truly honour our figures, our daily comfort and our closets – all with one bra? I assure you that the pay off is well worth it.

And since 1946, Empreinte has been here to help us reach our luxurious bras goals and to set us on the path towards our best breast life.

Empreinte is a luxury lingerie brand from France with a focus on building a better and more glamourous bra experience for every woman. Lingerie from Empreinte is built with wearability, comfort and luxury in mind; their bras are created unlike any others in the world. Every Empreinte bra is made with the full busted woman in mind.

  1. Their gorgeous cups are always made from tulle, lace or microfibre to provide a sturdy, reliable and durable fit. There is no elastane fibres in their cups, like many other brands. Overtime, the cups will not lose their shape and will hold you securely all day long.
  2. The back bands have been researched and designed so that they will always return to their original shape. Again, these are not features like many other brands that will stretch and loose their fit over time.
  3. Empreinte bras have a “chimney” back: a special construction that centers and balances the weight of the breasts, creating a balance between the middle of the back. Comfort and long wear are always the main goals. The straps are designed to ensure that they will not slip off your shoulders as the day wears on.
  4. Empreinte’s bra straps have a low degree of elasticity, only stretching 30% unlike the industry standard,  50% stretch.  Empreinte’s specific elasticity guarantees a longer life for the bra. And less stretch means a higher and firmer looking breast.
  5. Empreinte uses a full, closed underwire in the underside of each bra. A closed underwire is extremely slimming and slenderizing. Their underwires are thicker and more sturdy than standard bras, ensuring they lie flat on the body and do not twist.

With hand made detailing and architecturally inspired shapes and designs, there is a lot of extra love that goes into the creation of each Empreinte style. And yes, the price of each piece reflects all of these amazing benefits.

These luxurious items are absolutely investment pieces for your wardrobe. But with gentle care, each Empreinte piece will more than pay for itself time and time again.

I was skeptical of the price differences when I first encountered Empreinte in comparison to other high end brands. As a large busted woman, would the expenditure be worthwhile? But after I slipped the proper fitting and exactingly placed Cassiopee onto my frame and saw my new figure under my clothes, I was sold. I have never experienced such a life changing piece of clothing. The rounded shape, close fitting underwire and gorgeous lace have made this one of my most favourite articles of clothing and I still revel with delight every time I put it on. Paired with the matching shorts, this is easily one of my husband’s most favourite looks as well.

Every season there is a new collection of colours and breath-taking styles from Empreinte. The hand stitched lace embroidery, elegant charm or bow details and deliciously designed matching panties make these collections a must see ever year. I always look forward to trying the new collections on and dreaming about what to treat myself to for the coming year.

Be sure to consider the revolutionary power of a luxurious and uplifting bra such as the many beautiful offerings from Empreinte the next time you stop by Forever Yours Lingerie for your next fitting.

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Dita Von Teese Comes to Canada – and Only at Forever Yours Lingerie

Just like the changing leaves, cool mornings, and that cup of pumpkin spice in your hands, something fresh and new is in the air at Forever Yours Lingerie. In our quest to bring you the most beautiful, accessible and well-fitting lingerie we can find, the team here at FYL are so very excited to announce our newest brand…

The pure magic and enchantment of Dita von Teese has come to Canada! And Forever Yours Lingerie is so honoured to be the exclusive hosts of these amazing and iconic pieces of luxurious lingerie.

Dita Von Teese Madame X

Madame X Collection

As a fashion icon, Dita Von Teese has taken her illustrious burlesque stage show around the world. She embodies femininity and a desire to celebrate the female form. Her unique vintage style has gained its own following across the globe. Christian Louboutin creates all of the shoes for her shows and her costumes never fail to surprise and delight.

I am honoured to have my lingerie debut globally with premium retailers that represent style and sophistication. I’ve taken inspiration from my own vintage collection to create beautiful lingerie that captures the spirit of retro glamour while being accessible and functional for moments of everyday beauty and luxury”. – Dita Von Teese

With her own sense of grace in mind, timeless design, contemporary wear and accessibility, and deluxe details are the guiding principles of all Dita’s collections. Woman have always had curves. Her styles, with velvet straps, embroidered lace and sheer revealing panels, are made to celebrate those curves.

These alluring collections personify modern-day glamour, sex appeal and Dita’s love of everything burlesque.

The Dahlia collection with exquisite floral embroidery and soft velvet straps are the shining example of how small details can elevate a piece from basic to brilliant.

Dita Von Teese Dahlia

Sheer Witchery, with a perfect blend of nude underlay and delicious black floral lace and tulle accents, is everything you want your lingerie to be.

Dita Von Teese Sheer Witchery

In classic black or rich jewel tones, there are underwire and non-underwire bras with matching panties in all styles. There are sexy vintage garter belts and seductive chemises with coordinating robes. Delightedly, there is something for everyone. For the time being, the bras are sized from B to F cups with G and H cups due to arrive in early 2018.

Be the very first to shop this exciting brand, both in-store or online, starting September 15th. We can’t wait for you to fall in love with Dita and her gorgeous style as much as we have!

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The Beauty of Bralettes

Let’s be honest – there’s nothing quite like coming home from a long, hard day and being able to immediately get cozy. Now ladies, what is the number one action that instantly leads to relief and comfort? Reaching our hands up the back of our shirts and letting that clasp go… free the girls! Now while your bras should never, ever be that uncomfortable or have the ability to hurt you, there is something to be said for allowing your skin and shoulders a little freedom from the hours making your breast look fantastic in that properly fitting bra.

But what about those days off made for cute sundresses, lazy afternoons with friends or relaxing weekends spent shuffling around the house? Do we really want to bustle up and clasp our beloved boobies into our everyday brassieres? Not always.

Enter the bralette!

Sweet, simple, less confining, more comfort.

In recent years, the bralette has made a huge burst onto the fashion scene. From perfectly plain non-underwire pairings made to be worn in bed to lavish lace numbers that are meant to be seen and swooned over, the bralette is a must have comfort staple in any woman’s lingerie wardrobe.

Now I know exactly what you’re thinking… “Hold on a minute lady. There’s no way that a bralette is going to support, let alone cover, my gorgeous double G’s”. And you may have a point. But not all bralettes are made to only be enjoyed by our lovely sisters from the itty bitty tittie club. I hear your concern because when scrolling through my Instagram feed or browsing fabulous fashion pins on Pinterest, I have the same misgivings. All we tend to see are bralettes that highlight fashion over function and that certainly will not work for everyone.

But I am here to alleviate your fears my busty and voluptuous friends. Sure there are many flirty and flimsy bralettes to choose from, but I assure you, not all bralettes are created with only the small chested in mind. More and more well known, and well trusted, lingerie brands around the world are entering the bralette ring with their own cute and comfortable non-underwire bralette offerings. With large lace coverings to quarter wire side support, there are ways to get that lovely lingerie look without having to sacrifice all hope that your girls will still be able to swing free.

To be completely honest, most bralettes will not provide the same support that you’ve come to expect from your tried and true over the should bolder holders, but some of them will come close and still allow you that coveted comfort that those footloose and fancy free Instagram famous girls have found.

Here are a few of our favourite brands:

Freya Fanices

With new colours available each season, the Fancies bralettes from Freya Lingerie have become instant fan favourites. Hints of lace and plenty of support for even our largest chested staff, these flirty Fancies are a staple in our store.

Cosabella Sweetie Soft Bralette

Made with fine Italian lace, the Sweetie Soft Bralettes from Cosabella come in a plethora of pretty colours and are perfect for under any brunch worthy outfit.

Leto Bralettes

Leto and their bralettes have been an exciting discovery with many styles made to fit up to a 3X. Fill your boots with any trend you desire: strappy, cut-outs, floral. The Leto range has it all and they deliver in comfort and fashion.

Blush Reverie Bralette

Blush Lingerie has perfectly married the longline bra look with the simplicity of a bralette. The Reverie design features triangle cups and small quarter wires for gentle side support. While these are still not bra cup sized, they do provide some of the look and feel of a traditional underwire bra.

There is a whole wonderful world of cute, comfortable and accommodating bralettes available to all the boobs, both big and small. Try a few and find your favourite. You’ll be living your best bralette life in no time!

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