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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.



*READY TO TAKE THAT DIVE?*

Enter our Beach Buddies Swimsuit Contest to win a fitting and brand new swimsuit for you and your best beach buddy!


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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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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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How to ACE your Casting Call

The word is out, the message has been spread…And it’s almost time! The Forever Yours casting call for our big annual Fashion Show is this Thursday! (January 21st, 2016)

Wanna leave a memorable impression with us? (and perhaps get chosen to be our newest runway model!) Keep on reading and find out how to razzle dazzle your audition…

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Travel Essentials – Let Us Help You Pack!

Planning a holiday with the kids this Spring Break? Maybe you’re lucky enough to be jetting off with your significant other or on a spontaneous trip on your own. Whatever you get up to, we want to help make your escape as fashionable and comfortable as possible. Many travel essentials are waiting for you in our store. Read on to discover some travel tips and tricks we bet you didn’t know when it comes to bras, panties, swimwear and lingerie!

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Where is the Plus Size Section?

We often have new customers that come into the store already knowing that we carry all sizes (what the industry would label as straight sizes and plus sizes) and will ask…’Where is your plus size section?’ ‘Everywhere’ is always my response. Here’s why…

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