Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays - A Boxing Day Gift

We've had a joyous holiday season helping men and women find the perfect comfy, svelte or sexy item for under the tree. We hope that today there are many faces filled with delight while unwrapping our apparel.

Open Boxing Day

As an extra gift, for the first time we will be open on boxing day. Select Lejaby bras, lacy Hanky Panky, Frankie and Johnny pajamas and assorted exquisite bras and undies are up to 50% off.

Join us for an after-Christmas treat.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Are you feeling a little strapped for time with only four days before Christmas? Well not to worry, we have a few ideas that will fill your stockings in a breeze.

1. Hanky Panky - these thongs are known as the most comfortable thongs in the world for a reason. They come in a 3-pack gift box or select one in a colour or pattern that is just for her. Paired with a camisole or alone, these one-size thongs will make any stocking more full of cheer.

2. Get some Cozy Toes - these are the ultimate solution to cold feet and they keep those ankles warm too. Choose from several colours of Cozy Toes with or without a non-skid sole.

3. Wrap up a Cashmere scarf from Scotland - these scarves are new for us this year and have proven to be very popular. They keep a neck warm without any of the scratchiness sometimes associated with woolen scarves. There are multiple colours to choose from and they are only $32.

4. Get Naked for the man in your life - if you're stumped for something that he'll love wearing and you'll love seeing, try some Naked underwear in a long or a short brief. These underwear are made in Vancouver in a superior Italian microfibre. One touch makes it obvious why these have become popular with men and women alike.

And of course, if you can't decide which gift is just right, a gift certificate is always a good option. We sell them in any denomination and they're guaranteed to bring good cheer into the New Year.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Diamond Tea Robes - Wrap or Zip One Up

Diamond Tea Gown Inc. designs and manufactures an exclusive line of fine quality ladies robes and loungewear. The company is family owned and operated, and has been in business for sixty years. All Diamond Tea's styles are manufactured in Canada.

We have often mentioned Diamond Tea robes as some of the superior options in luxury robes, but we rarely have pictures that do their designs justice. Today though, we have some images to tantalize your holiday gift-giving desires.

We have three designs of Diamond Tea robes available. The first design has a zippered front. This front is preferred by some of our clients as it provides full, cozy coverage without the concern of accidental openings. This piece is 90% polyester and 10% spandex so it bends, flexes and never restricts movement. You can find this robe in navy, pewter and, perfect for Christmas, cranberry.

The second is a wrap design made of 75% cotton and 25% polyester. The exquisite fabric has a light shimmer and is accented with contrasting cording. This piece comes in teal, royal blue and plum.

The final style is designed with the traditional bathrobe in mind. It is a wrap design in 100% cotton, plain-loop terry. This warming basic is available in white, willow, seabreeze and vanilla.

Each of these elegant pieces are designed to be your favorite thing to wear, but you have to see and feel these garments in person to truly understand why Diamond Tea was awarded the D.I.V.A. Fashion Award Intimate Apparel / Sleepwear Designer of the year.

Give one of these under the tree this year and watch how it's what she's wearing while tearing open the gifts next year.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Hanky Panky for Under the Tree - Part Two

Yesterday we showed you new Hanky Panky styles to cover your bottom, well today we're going to let you know about new designs on top.

Up first we have the Signature Lace Thong-Back Teddy. This is a completely new design brought in just for the holidays. It hits high on the hip, just like a Hanky Panky thong, and is made of the stretch lace for which Hanky Panky is famous. The triangle cups and chest band flatter the breasts while the three small bows in the middle are a sweetheart detail.

Next we have a piece that will have you sparkling during this season of celebration. Hanky Panky's Metallic Zebra tank will make sure all eyes are on you as you make your entrance into a holiday party. If you're feeling a bit more demure one evening, this piece also works extremely well under a low-cut blouse or jacket to give just the hint of the shimmer underneath. Lace trim is found at the neckline and around the arms.

Our Hanky Panky camis are a popular choice throughout the year, so we've brought in additional sizing to allow all women to enjoy the flirty nature of these comfortable stretch lace tops. These popular camis are now available up to 3 XL. After all, why should skinny girls have all the fun?

You'll find these camis in granite (seen right) as well as traditional black and white.

And finally, to add a little va va zoom to Santa's visit we've brought in Hanky Panky's Signature Lace Garter Belt. This seductive item is available in the traditional black and has hook and eye closures in the back. Multiple styles of pantyhose are available to pair with this garter belt.

Hanky Panky practically flies out the door during the holiday season because it's so easy to grab a one-size product like their thong to top off anyone's stocking. We think you'll agree though, these additional pieces deserve a place under your tree too, because let's face it, during the holidays, underwear matters...

Monday, December 13, 2010

New Hanky Panky for Under the Tree

We just received a shipment of new Hanky Panky designs just in time for holiday gift-giving. Today and tomorrow we'll be revealing all the new looks.

Already-wrapped for you, we have three-packs of Hanky Panky's original thong known as the most comfortable thong in the world. These come in Santorini colours like those seen right and we have them both in original and in low-rise cuts.

We also have a new design from Hanky Panky: the Signature Lace Bikini. Seen here in sapphire, this is a traditional bikini brief with improved leg elastic to make sure you never have to pull or tug while wearing these underwear. These are also available in black or white and you can complete the look with a matching camisole.

Finally, a fashion piece this season, the Paisley original-rise thong. This holiday collection original has a deep black and ivory pattern with the traditional v-cut stretch lace on the band. Make sure to also check out the matching camisole and chemise to create a sassy holiday look.

Want more? Not to worry, here's some more new Hanky Panky in our drawers.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mary Green Cami and Chemise Impressive Quality and Price

We wanted to make sure and feature these new Mary Green items today or they will fly out of the store completely before we have a chance to tell you about them. New items in for Christmas include a cami, machting undies and a chemise.

Long Cami and Matching Undies

This camisole is tone-on-tone iris blue, and long enough to flatter a range of body types. It's a cotton-spandex mix so it breathes and stretches as you move and bend. The straps are adjustable and the lace detailing is designed to accent your curves.

The accompanying underwear echos the wave found in the cami and is also in matching tone-on-tone blue iris. This is Mary Green's best-selling, hip-hugging, boy pant design. While they are low-wasted, they are not so low that you're uncomfortable or self-conscious. The scalloped edges are an extra fun detail.

Olya Printed Burnout Satin Chemise

This chemise is perfect for both flirty style and comfort. Like other Mary Green designs, the fabric is cut on the bias for a superior fit and fabric fall. It has lace detailing along the edges and up the sexy slit, as seen right. The straps are also adjustable so the garment lays where you want it.

Mary Green for Christmas

We love bringing in Mary Green pieces because they offer great value for money; that's proving to make them very popular Christmas gifts. Make sure you hurry in if you're looking for one of these pieces before your choice of sizing is no longer available.

Mary Green, affordable underwear that matters.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Satin and Velour Robes by Bella Notte and Diamond Tea

Some of our most luxurious robes come from Bella Notte and Diamond Tea. These lines produce the most decadent fabrics and designs perfect to accent your silhouette right out of a candlelit bath.

Bella Notte

We have gorgeous new Bella Notte robes in a deep chocolate brown and a burgundy wine, a sample design is seen right. These robes are satin, with elastic and buttons at the waist, instead of the standard tie, ensuring the slippery fabric stays where you want it. Accidental openings are a thing of the past.

Diamond Tea

Our new Diamond Tea robes are velour in a long wrap design. These robes are cuddly and comforting and come in blue and turquoise with gold piping. Diamond Tea is designed with the discerning customer in mind.

Robes Are Perfect Christmas Gifts

Not sure what to get the glamorous woman in your life? Robes are a great choice because their sizing is forgiving and we defy anyone to try on one of these robes and not be swept away. They are comfort and old-world Hollywood decadence combined.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Meet Estar McMillan – The Woman Behind the Window

December marks the Walk the Windows contest in downtown Courtenay so it’s the perfect time to talk about E. M. Interior Design, the firm behind the window displays of Secret Drawers Lingerie.

Seen above: Chantelle bra with CASS body-shaper and a Diamond Tea robe.
Estar McMillan is the woman behind E. M. Interior Design and we always look forward to seeing her monthly vignettes. She shows a deft hand in creating seasonal displays featuring our products in sophisticated and fun ways. We sat down with McMillan to learn more about her design ideals.
“I make it (the window design) exude what we’re selling… my goal is to make it sensual, flirty, but not over the top or cheesy,” says McMillan, “I try hard to make it as classy as I can. It’s beautiful product; it’s a joy to be able to work with it. And every time my client is happy, I’m happy.”
McMillan started working with us about a year ago and immediately she was a natural fit.
“I really believe in their philosophy in dressing from the inside out, so I think about that all the time when I do the windows. It speaks loudly,” says McMillan.
Seen above: Prima Donna bra and panty, Chantelle bra and panty and Naked underwear for men.
The stunning window designs show our lingerie in its most desirous light. Her creative talent really shines; and maybe most creative of all is her ability to reuse, repurpose and even create some of the stunning elements seen in our windows. This season’s five-foot high snowflakes are her latest creation.
“I use my imagination a lot in a time when the economy is a bit tricky. It’s important not to throw everything out and start over. I believe design should be affordable for everyone not just people with money.”
And it seems that McMillan is as happy working with us as we are working with her,
“Pulling all the elements together, the plan of the space, and the materials for the end product: it’s a passion; it’s a joy. Lighting, colour, everything we use… (I love) helping people see the vision and see how pleased they are with the end product, it’s the compliments when they’re thrilled with the job.”
And while her designs are always topics of conversation for both us and our clients, we’ll give McMillan and her designs the last words,
“I like to let my work speak for itself.”
You can contact E. M. Interior Design at

[Remember, voting for your favorite window display enters you to win a $1000 downtown shopping spree other other great prizes. Come by and vote today.]

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Walk the Windows Contest in Downtown Courtenay

In addition to Moonlight Magic and our offer of free shipping there is even more happening around us on fifth street.

Walk the Windows

Starting Christmas Magic Weekend you can vote for your favorite downtown window display.

Diamond Tea robe with Frankie and Johnny pjs underneath and BedHead pjs
Voting is easy, just stop by and fill in a ballot or use the ballot printed in the Comox Valley Record. And the best part is that by voting you are entered to win a $1000 shopping spree in downtown Courtenay or one of three amazing getaway packages provided by Crown Isle and Kingfisher Oceanside resorts. You've got two weeks to enter, so get to walking!

See Santa Downtown this Weekend

And if the chance to win a shopping spree, beautiful windows and great sales weren't enough to get you downtown, the Comox Valley Christmas parade is happening November 28th at 2:00 PM.

The Christmas parade route is Fifth Street from Harmston to Cliffe Avenue. After the parade, visit with Santa Claus at the Sid Williams Theatre, have some hot chocolate and see a live nativity.

This weekend is the official launch of the festive season, so we do hope to see you in town enjoying the hot chocolate and candy canes.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Free Shipping - Our Gift to Friends Far and Wide

Christmas shopping is already in full-swing in downtown Courtenay. People aren't even waiting for the moonlight magic events this weekend to make sure people are crossed off their list.

In this season of giving it occurs to us that we have friends across the country who might not be able to make it to Secret Drawers Lingerie in person. To make this Christmas a little less stressful for everyone, we're offering free shipping to everyone across Canada until December 11th.

Just contact us and let us know what you need for under the tree and we'll get it into the mail as soon as possible. We hope this will make everyone's holidays just a little bit brighter.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Join Us for Magic (and Sales) in the Moonlight

Every year downtown Courtenay celebrates the winter season with Moonlight Magic as part of Christmas Magic Weekend. We love this event because it gives families - and savvy shoppers - a chance to enjoy the heart of Courtenay as much as we do every day.

Moonlight Magic

When: November 27th - this Saturday
Hours: 9 am - 9 pm
What: Sales in downtown stores

Secret Drawers Lingerie Sales

We're pleased to offer one-day only sales:

And remember, we offer sizing extra-small to three-XL in lines like Kenan Silks, Hanky Panky and pajama lines so there is something for everyone on your list.

Moonlight Magic is More Than Sales

While shopping you can sip hot beverages and enjoy the family-friendly entertainment like mini-magic shows, carolers, dancers and Frosty handing out candy-canes. At 5:30 you can enjoy the annual lighting of the downtown Courtenay Christmas tree. 

Watch this space this week for more information on great downtown winter events.

Need something but can't make it into town? We're offering free shipping from now until December 11th. Happy Holidays.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Are you Jane? (by Marie Jo)

The last time Marie Jo Haute Lingerie came up we mentioned that each of their pieces requires 25 to 30 minutes of manual work, which is 25% to 50% more than the average in the lingerie industry. I hate to repeat myself, but Jane by Marie Jo proves these facts are true, yet again.

In Marie Jo's words:
Jane's body speaks of class thanks to the filmy embroidery, which gives her curves a gentle, sensual sheen.
And really, I couldn't say it better myself. This luxurious set comes in the burgundy seen in the image. We're carrying the smooth, molded cup which looks great under everything from a t-shirt to a silk blouse, and as always, it is available in a range of sizes.

Because the cup is smooth the embroidery frames every inch of the cup. This provides a scalloped edge against the skin producing striking lines. This is breathtaking lingerie that demands your attention. It's a look that cannot be missed.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mary Green in Sweetheart Red

Vanity Fair Italy calls her "The Queen of Lingerie" and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calls her "a visionary of ethical and sustainable entrepreneurship." That is one weighty crown to wear, but Mary Green doesn't seem to mind, possibly because she's wearing it to accent one of her silk lingerie pieces.

Mary Green specializes in silk undergarments combining the beauty of the finest Chinese silk with creativity and design. That's probably why her underthings have found their way into the drawers of Renee Zellweger, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria. Everyone, it seems, wants to be around royalty.

Our latest Mary Green in-store piece, the Stretch Silk Satin Doll Chemise with Lace, certainly lives up to her reputation (seen left, in pink). We are carrying this chemise in sweetheart red. This luxurious silk frock has scalloped, tone-on-tone lace and an alluring side-slit. The gathered cups and adjustable straps make for a great fit on a range of curves. The silk is bias-cut which allows for the most graceful, flowing fabric.

Mary Green combines her great design skills and her commitment to creating better lives for people living in the shadow of poverty and deprivation throughout the third world proving that even internationally, underwear matters.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Do you have toes? Then you need Cozies!

Slippers are wonderful things. They keep your feet toasty warm as you pad across the tiled kitchen floor to make coffee every morning.

Of course, they don't do much for your frigid ankles. And sometimes you trip over the tip because you haven't successfully made your coffee yet. Oh, and they don't look quite so cute anymore since you spilled yesterday's coffee on them and they can't go in the washing machine.

Luckily for your feet, there's Cozy Toes.

Cozy Toes are our answer to the need for toasty tootsies. Instead of a modified flip-flop, like so many slippers, these are decedent, thick socks with sticky rubber pads on the bottom so you don't slip even if you do wear them first thing in the morning on a polished hallway floor.

These are one-size-fits-all socks with a lamb's fleece inner lining and a seamless outer lining of acrylic and nylon. The fabric wicks moisture away from your skin, keeping your feet from overheating, while the thick padding prevents pressure points on sensitive feet.

And not to worry if you're not into footprints, we've got stars, hearts and stripes in all sorts of cheery colours. These would make the perfect stocking stuffer with a pair of pj's or a robe under the tree. Make sure you come in soon though, by Christmas there won't be any left.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

CASS - A Shape Women Can Get Behind

At Secret Drawers Lingerie we aim to make you feel beautiful every day and in every look, be it a business suit, yoga pants or that slinky body-caressing silk dress you bought for the office Christmas party.

Enter CASS. We offer different lines of shapewear for unique looks and body types. Our CASS pieces are specifically designed for those who wish to smooth as well as shape their bottom half. The strategically placed panels and stitching lift as well as smooth the bottom. We also carry a model that slims down to the knee.

And as you can see in the image, these pieces not only look good under clothes but also on their own. These pieces aren't just underpinning, they are everyday wear.

For those looking to slim their torso or upper-half, check out the Unbelievabra or the Sveltesse line, both with superior control and shaping. A seamless shape simply no longer requires suffering.

If you're buying a body-shaper for a special outfit, make sure to bring that outfit with you and we can fit you in the perfect shaper for your look.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Some Brief Fun

At Secret Drawers Lingerie we provide sophisticated surroundings complimented by personal customer service. We create an air of respect and acceptance when you walk through our door.

But every now and then we're reminded that underwear, lingerie and nudity doesn't need to be taken quite so seriously.

Get Naked

This cheeky line of men's underwear is Canadian made with Italian fabrics and the company, Naked Boxer Brief Clothing, obviously relishes in the near nakedness of their male models.

In addition to provocative images, this company also boasts seamless designs and from the feedback we get, is one of the most comfortable undergarments available for men. In-store you can get Naked in a brief or a long-legged boxer.

And yes, as the company says, we are compelled to ask, "Are you going Naked™ tonight?"

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Romance of Chantelle

Many women are looking for white or beige lingerie due to those tones practicality under light-coloured clothing. While we certainly appreciate the usefulness of underwear that matches your skin tone, sometimes a woman needs a little spice. The Romance by Chantelle is just the piece for this moment.

The Chantelle Romance is a candy apple red demi bra with a deep plunge and a keyhole accent. Its cup is sheer lace with tone-on-tone embroidery and vertical uplifting seams. The adjustable straps are also embroidered and have bow accents.

While this bra will compliment your curves on top, there is also a flattering matching bottom. The low-rise thong maintains the theme with red tone-on-tone embroidery and adds short pleated tulle around the sides, lightly skimming the hips. These details make this a thong perfect for a woman who wants a little more coverage.

The Chantelle Romance is a reminder that our underwear drawers cannot live on black and white alone.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Secret Drawers Lingerie Takes Part in a Military Family Event

Secret Drawers Lingerie is pleased to take part in a networking and shopping event in connection with the Comox Military Family Resource Center (MFRC) in conjunction with the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association.

On Saturday, November 6th Secret Drawers Lingerie and other downtown businesses will welcome military families as a part of the Comox MFRC's Quality of Life event series.

This is a special pre-Christmas shopping day for military spouses and families. We are looking forward to seeing these families and showing them all downtown Courtenay has to offer - there even may be a few surprises in store.

For more information on this event, see the official Military Event poster or page 22 in the Autumn edition of In the Air.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pajamas Are Extremely Popular Christmas Gifts

Yes, that's right, I said the word: Christmas. I know, of course, that it's two months away, but the earlier you browse the selection at Secret Drawers Lingerie, the more satisfied you and your giftee will be.

Today's pajama selection is from Frankie and Johnny. Frankie and Johnny's idea is a simple one: Create a line of fun, comfy, cozy jammies that you can live in, 24/7.

Frankie and Johnny pull their inspiration from family adventure and everyday things, like these moccasin-clad lounge pjs, seen right. Like every Frankie and Johnny style we have selected this year, these are made of bamboo rayon and cotton. And yes, the deep red utters the word Christmas, but the whimsical print makes it in season any time.

Sleepshirts by Frankie and Johnny are also available. The Le Maroc sleepshirt, seen left, consists of a classic black-and-white pattern adorned with contrasting trim and buttons, and one front pocket under the left shoulder.

This sleepshirt is designed not only for comfort but to also create a flattering sillouette as you sip hot cocoa with your kids. And just like all Frankie and Johnny fabrics, the texture of this sleepshirt feels like a blend of cashmere and silk.

Not feeling Christmassy yet? No problem. The bamboo-climbing pandas on this lounge pj don't require the addition of a holiday. This endearing design, seen right, reminds the wearer that they are indeed wearing fabric made of bamboo. The fabric wicks away moisture making Frankie and Johnny pajamas versatile in both winter and summer.

True, the bamboo flannel of these garments make them snuggly, but the pandas on the print don't hurt either. On the lounge styles there is a button-up front with two pockets, as well as an elastic drawstring waistband on the pant.

We do admit, it's hard to choose between Bedhead Pajamas, The Cat's Pajamas, Blush pajamas or Frankie and Johnny pajamas. The only advice we can give is to come in and see for yourself. By the time you leave, you may find your Christmas list half done.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Winner Announced for The Cat's Pajamas

We'd like to thank everyone who entered to win sleepwear by The Cat's Pajamas. Not only did people comment on the pajamas, but there were other great things said too, so we thought we'd share a few comments with you.

Tricia O from Denman Island said,
I love the way I'm remembered and treated as a VIP every time I stop by your store. Your staff is so knowledgeable and friendly. I anticipate my next visit to view your fall and winter selections.
Karen said,
Oh, these p.j.'s look dreamy!!! Nena, it was delightful to meet you today, and I am LOVING my new bra...I can't believe that I endured the discomfort of my old, ill-fitting bra for so long. My next purchase will definitely be of the hanky panky variety!
On Facebook, Trudy Bottrell said,
These are the coziest pj's ever! You can wrap yourself up in the warmth of flannel this winter in these adorable pajamas ...the best place on Vancouver Island for lingerie, and sleepwear is Secret Drawers, in Courtenay !
Thanks to everyone for the great comments and interest, but the winner was Venessa who said,
Hey Nena- I love the bra, and knickers teehee! Thanks for fitting me and just being generally lovely! I'll be returning to your store in a very short little while..
Vanessa has already visited us and walked out with her prize, smiling wildly. Watch Underwear Matters and our Facebook page for your next chance to win some underwear that matters.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Elixir Cassiopée by Lejaby

Elixir Lingerie is a creation of Lejaby, which has been a favorite or ours for years. Elixir takes the exquisite quality and design of Lejaby but is designed to offer sizes A through H cup.

New in-store this week is the Elixir Cassiopée (above). It is a perfect example of how offering a range of sizes doesn't mean a sacrifice of beauty or elegance. We're finding this line a good fit for women of many shapes and sizes due to its superior design.

We're offering this style in aubergine and have panties and thongs to match. When something is this beautiful, you really should splurge for the whole look. This feminine and flirty lingerie will keep your shape looking great throughout the day and provide a stylish reveal at night.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wacoal Brings Awareness to the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Each October Secret Drawers Lingerie is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and yearly, part of this support is the Awareness bra by Wacoal.

The Awareness Underwire Bra is the best-selling of the Wacoal line and each one displays a ribbon flag as a reminder to do monthly self breast exams. We carry it in a stand-out tone-on-tone red jacquard calla lily fabric. It has padded straps and is a great fit for the fuller-figure.

Between October 3 - October 16 Wacoal is giving a portion of sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, so be sure to pick yours up soon.

No matter how you plan to spend your October, take a moment and get educated about breast cancer. We want to see you digging through our Drawers for a long time to come.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Felina - Passionate Fashion

Felina is a German lingerie company with over 120 years of experience. While it began simply as a corset factory, in 1922 the name Felina was chosen as it was derived from a cotton jersey brassière (later known as a bra), which had become amazingly successful. This new popular undergarment became the concept behind the whole company as it provided practicality and beauty in one package.

Above is the Passion, a part of the Felina Dessous line. We are carrying this finely-detailed line in both ivory and chestnut. One of the most noticeable touches is the intricately-embroidered leaf edging along the upper-cup and the straps. This creates a unique look setting it apart from the standard straight lines seen elsewhere.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Win The Cat's Pajamas

It’s true, here on the West Coast winters can be a bit cold, wet and dreary, but we always bring in lots of snuggly pajamas to help ward off the chills.

And just to make sure you stay warm into the coming season, we’re giving away sleepwear by The Cat’s Pajamas. These pajamas come in fun, flannel patterns and will not only keep you warm but are also guaranteed make you smile.

For your chance to win, leave a comment on any of our articles here, at Underwear Matters, or on Secret Drawers Lingerie's Facebook page. The drawing is October 14th.

For other items to warm you up check out pajamas by Bedhead, robes by Bella Notte and stockings by Trasparenze to really get the blood pumping.

You don’t have to worry about the weather this season as long as you remember one thing: underwear matters...

* Note: Make sure there is a way to contact you in your comment.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Unbelievabra's Benefits - Thoughts From a Chiropractor

Secret Drawers Lingerie has been open more than a decade, and in that time we've managed to ferret out what we consider to be the very best in sleepwear, lingerie and well, every kind of underwear. We rave about our products because we've personally gotten to know and love them. But you don't have to just take our word for it, here is a doctor's unique thoughts on one of our latest purchases: the Unbelievabra Ultimate by Shapeez.
The Unbelievabra — Postural support never looked so good

The Uubelievabra is everything that I have been telling my patients to buy for the past eighteen years and I just did not know it existed. I, in the past, suggested my female patients wear a posture bra/sports bra of their choosing... of course as any woman knows sports bras smash the breasts and are all made from none breathable nylon/spandex making them something that most of my patients would refuse to wear.

The reason I would tell my female patients, especially large breasted patients, to wear sports bras is because any bra that puts all of the weight of your breasts on a 1-2" back band puts too much stress on one maybe two of your thoracic vertebra. This situation ends up causing a lot of the much more common in women than men middle back pain. Thus the reason for me suggesting the use of sports bras in the past that is until my wife found the Unbelievabra. Wow is all I can say!! Perfect back support plus beautifully designed cups for great breast support and very pretty lace embroidery detail work, all of this and it gets rid of "back fat and muffin top" too. Finally an unbelievable bra that both women and their Doctor of Chiropractic can appreciate.

Dr. Bret R Staley
While we don't completely agree with Dr. Staley's view on sport's bras, we are thrilled to know that this new foundation garment may have benefits that even we hadn't noticed. Dr. Staley has alerted us to another way that underwear matters.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Keep Cozy and Feel Pampered All Winter Long

On Vancouver Island we experience a varied climate from crisp and sunny, to mild and wet and even cold and icy atop Mt. Washington. Luckily, whether you play in the snow, or escape the chill in front of a fire, we have winter pieces to keep you feeling cozy.

Thick and Cozy

A perennial favorite is Bedhead pajamas and we have been carrying them for years due to their comfort and universally popular designs. To the right is the Bedhead Jade Vienna design, in cotton, which has just arrived in-store.

For those looking to mix-and-match, Blush pajamas come in colourful, cotton tops and plaid, flannel bottoms, allowing you to create your own unique look.

And of course, look for new lines of robes from Diamond Tea and Bella Notte for the ultimate decadence right out of the shower, or lounging all day long.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Trasparenze, Voilà, Philippe Matignon - Stockings to Seduce

The term "stockings" refers to a garment that covers the foot and lower-leg, while pantyhose actually refers to the toes to waist garment that women commonly wear now. These terms are currently often used interchangeably. Pantyhose proper weren't introduced into the market until 1959 and became a fashion necessity in the 1960's with the popularity of the mini-skirt.

We've come a long way since hand-sown silk, and stockings are now a fashion piece in their own right.


Trasparenze is an Italian company, and while they offer a full-line of stockings, we bring in their particularly seductive pieces.On the right, is an example of a provocative Seisho design. This is one of our most seductive offerings as it appears to be an outfit of stockings, panties and a garter belt, but it actually is a one-piece pantyhose. This is sometimes known as garter hose. It is an 80-denier material, thick enough to hide any leg or thigh blemishes.

On the left is a Trasparenze JKay stay-up. It's more sheer in a 20 denier and sports red criss-crossing ribbons with a buckle at the thigh and ankle.

(Having trouble keeping track of your deniers? The larger the number, the more opaque the material. Most everyday sheer stockings are a 20 denier, but keep in mind each company's idea of a denier is different. More stocking and lingerie information can be found here.)


We have carried Voilà in our stores for years for their everyday looks as well as something a touch more daring. Below an everyday pantyhose is shown with the ever-popular Voilà fishnet stay-up.

Philippe Matignon

Searching for more coverage? No problem, we can help you there too. Philippe Matignon offers a tight that is all the way at 180 denier. No need to have cold legs on a cool Vancouver Island morning this winter.

In-store, at Secret Drawers Lingerie, we have many more designs to suit any outfit or mood because whether you like coverage to your thigh or your waist, whether you're using them to seduce or stay warm, stockings are just another type of underwear that matters.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Hanky Panky - Try a Retro Plunge or V-Kini

OK, we admit it, we are in love with our Hanky Panky. They really are the most comfortable thong in the world, but their traditional thong isn't their only offering. They create other other panty cuts as well as a range of tops.

Retro Plunge Chemise

New in-store, the Retro Plunge Chemise (seen right) has a daring plunge neckline with a flattering horizontal panel beneath its cups. The lace is Hanky Panky's retro pattern in a supportive Spandex nylon blend. Our favorite feature is the adjustable straps, creating a better fit for women of all shapes. This chemise is offered in a deep pink that verges on red.

The V-kini

A new take on Hanky Panky's traditional thong is the V-kini. This design is perfect for the woman who loves the traditional Hanky Panky lines in the front, seen left, but would like a little more coverage in the back.

Whereas the boyshort design has a cheeky higher cut on the bottom, the V-kini has full panty coverage (seen right).
This panty retains a delicate 'v' along the trim, both in the front and back, and the Spandex blend ensures it hugs your curves. We're carrying this design in white, black and nude.

We get new Hanky Panky designs throughout the year, so there is always something new to discover in our drawers. Drop by Secret Drawers Lingerie to discover your favorite.