Friday, April 17, 2015

Help Us Celebrate Our New Secret Drawers Lingerie Site

We're extremely pleased to announce a complete redesign of our Underwear Matters lingerie blog and the Secret Drawers Lingerie site. Please join us at our new home at

At our new site you will find our popular Underwear Matter lingerie blog but you will also find out more about the services at Secret Drawers Lingerie and be able to search our drawers by brand.

Take a spin at and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Has Sprung with Hanky Panky's Colorburst Line

As usual, as the seasons change, so do our lines of Hanky Panky. And now, spring is here and the colorburst designs by Hanky Panky celebrate it wildly.

New in store are the cami, bralette, boyshort, low-rise thong and original Hanky Panky thong in the brushstroked, colorburst design. To the right, is the unlined, 24-inch cami. It absolutely is a burst of colour suitable for wearing under that starched, cotton shirt that needs a remodel or under a plain jacket needing some life.

To the left, is the bralette in the same Hanky Panky colorburst design. Like all Hanky Panky bralettes, this piece works best for the smaller-bosomed or augmented woman. It slips over the head with no back closure that can scratch. It is made from the signature, stretch Hanky Panky lace.

Find this fabulous floral in matching thongs and boyshort as well for a complete look.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ando, By Marie Jo, Brings a New Definition to Feeling Blue

Do you love blue? How about midnight blue? How about a lavish, midnight blue highlighted with turquoise? If that sounds as sumptuous to you as it does to us, then the Marie Jo Ando is for you.

This stunning piece uses a modern, floral cross-stitch technique atop a soft, glossy fabric to create a look that's unforgettable. This is one that goes far beyond a basic black.

The Ando, by Marie Jo, is perfect for the smaller-busted women so we are carrying it in sizes 32-36, cups A-C. Try it on today and see how this design will turn heads -- even your own.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Joy of Roses by Felina

Check out the new Joy Roses by Felina for a feminine and understated look in an icy, crystal blue. Joy Roses, by Felina, isn't just another tone-on-tone print, but, rather, it's a subtle heat-embossed design; this gives it a unique look that you just won't find anywhere else.

In addition to the classic look of roses on the fabric, you'll also find superior comfort and support on this Felina piece thanks, in part, to a flexible underwire and wider straps that won't dig into your shoulders.

The Joy Roses Felina design will fit a wide range of women as we're offering it in sizes 34-40, cups B-F. And don't forget the matching undies in sizes M-XL.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Chic and Trendy Loungewear by Nanso

Nanso is a Finnish line, so you would think they wouldn't be experts on fun in the sun -- but as it turns out, their fashion sure is. Nanso is known for producing comfy loungewear that is perfect as a beach cover-up, cruisewear and just for lounging around in the summer.

We carry many designs of Nanso, but the one seen right is called the Sail. Feel like an Indian goddess in this chic and flowing caftan. Nanso Sail's colours are flattering and its cut will work for any body type in sizes S-XL.

Join us in-store to see the other Nanso pieces we have recently brought in. These pieces include designs with and without sleeves, with different silhouettes and some with spaghetti straps. In short, we have something that will work for your needs and desires. And remember, these pieces are made from a cotton-wood blend so they won't shrink, fade, stretch out or pill.

Nanso creates classic, go-to pieces. Try one on to see for yourself.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Love Chantelle? You'll Love Its Convertible Addition

Chantelle's signature logo is elegant and classy and you can see it overlaid on today's addition: the Chantelle C-Chic Sexy. Another stunning bra in curacao, this one contains the unique design features of a softly contoured design and pleats on the straps. Also note the striking jeweled detail and fabric tie at the breastbone.

The C-Chic Sexy by Chantelle is twice as useful as your standard bra as you can wear a racer back and still hide those straps. The C-Chic Sexy allows for an optional strap crossover in the back. Our clients love this convertible feature -- it's an investment that's two bras in one!

Chantelle's C-Chic Sexy is available in sizes 32-38, cups B-E. We are also carrying the matching briefs (S-XL) so make sure to also check those out to complete the look. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

This Lingerie Set by Prima Donna Simply Says, "Call Me!"

Okay, so it's pretty on the nose, but sometimes you just want to say, "Call me!" and that's what this bra, by Pirma Donna, says, quite proudly. And it says it in the stunning, clear, sparkling, summer colour of Barcelona blue.

The Call Me, by Prima Donna, is a trendy piece with an ethnic look and a dévoré feel. (Dévoré is an old technique of creating patterns by burning the pile away from velvet fabric.) It is a full cup that will provide great coverage with superior lift, separation and styling. Pima Donna's Call Me surprises with silver stud details on the straps and a transparent tulle bow at the breastbone.

The Call Me lingerie set is perfect for the larger-bosommed woman as it's available in sizes 34-40, cups C-F. We're also carrying the matching brief in sizes S-XL and thong in M-L. Find these pieces in-store to liven up your underwear drawer today.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Check Out This Season's New Krokus, By Prima Donna

Prima Donna is known for chic elegance and this new design, the Gracious, adds a subtle, summer sparkle to the mix. This new arrival is in the fashion colour Krokus. Krokus is a lilac with with tints of light pink and blue in the embroidery.

The Gracious by Prima Donna combines the best of both worlds: comfort and class. The comfort comes from an ultra-soft microfibre and the class comes from the stunning tone-on-tone embroidery. Silver accents in the in the floral print create a sparkling, fresh look.

Find Prima Donna's Gracious in sizes 34-50, cups C-I with matching briefs in sizes L-2XL. This range means that everyone can enjoy this beautiful, new flower.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

What Do You Cherish? Maybe It Should Be Blush's New Corset

It's not every day that we bring a new corset design into Secret Drawers Lingerie. However, today is such a day and it's a winner for brides everywhere, among others, who love a white piece that cinches and lifts in all the right places.

Pictured here is Blush's Cherish -- a padded corset. This corset has flexible boning for comfort but will still tuck you enough to give you extra shape. The padded cups (with cookies) will also enhance your figure. And when you spy the delicate satin and embroidered mesh front, you'll know it's the perfect piece for your wedding night. The off-white and peach colouring is flattering against a wide variety of skin tones.

The Cherish corset by Blush comes in sizes small through large and even includes a matching thong and leg garter. We think this look is perfect under a traditional or antique wedding dress but would also be great for just celebrating a Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Marie Jo Twists the Timeless Trend that is Bluejeans

Everyone has a pair of bluejeans in their closet. In fact, if you're like most people, you have a few. This is because the look of jeans can go from classic, to stylish, to trendy and more. And what never fails is that a dark navy makes us look good.

So, can a lingerie design do the same thing for under those classics? Well, Marie Jo thinks so and Marie Jo's new design, the Robbie, proves it.

The Robbie, by Marie Jo, is a new take on the navy trend that combines a handsome design with a feminine feel. The Robbie is made from an ultra-soft microfibre that feels sumptuous on and offers tone-on-tone stripes both on the top and bottom. Semi-transparent in places, opaque in others, Marie Jo's Robbie hints at what's underneath without giving it all away.

Find the Robbie by Marie Jo in sizes 32-40, cups A-D and make sure to check out the matching bottom in both a brief and a thong in sizes M-XXL.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Have a Say in Marie Jo's New Design and Enter to Win a Marie Jo Set!

Marie Jo creates one of our best-sellers -- the Marie Jo Avero. The Avero has been in stores in a new fashion colour every season for almost 20 years! We love this bra. It fits so many beautifully and its straps are a line of daisies that are a joy to let peek out on a shoulder.

And now you have a chance to win one of 20 sets that Marie Jo is giving away, just for sharing your opinion on what design the iconic Avero will be offered in next year.

We think the designers at Marie Jo have made this a tough decision -- any design would be gorgeous, but which one do you like best? Tell Marie Jo which design should be produced and hopefully you'll see your choice in stores next year, or, better yet, even win a set for free.

Have your say and enter Marie Jo's contest here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Convertible Blush That's Sinfully Yours

Everyone is looking to do more with less and the world of lingerie is no exception. That's where convertible lingerie like this new piece from Blush steps in. The Sinfully Yours convertible longline strapless allows you to get two looks with just one piece.

Sinfully Yours by Blush in concord purple can be worn with or without straps. Both looks are said to be sinful but we think they're heavenly. This piece has flexible boning and an elastic at the bottom for comfort. Additionally, there are removable cookies for a level of padding that works for you.

Find a powermesh wing and back on Blush's Sinfully Yours and hook and eye closures. This piece is in sizes S-XL which fits approximately up to a 38D. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wildflower Hanky Panky

Check out this new vintage-inspired print by Hanky Panky. It's colourful, it's playful, it's flirty and it's called Wildflower.

Today we're featuring the new Hanky Panky design, perfect for spring. The Wildflower Chemise is in the classic Hanky Panky lace, unlined, with adjustable straps and a 32 inch length. It has a lettuce edge shirtfall hem.

Add to this look by also picking up a Hanky Panky thong in wildflower. Hanky Panky low, original and retro thongs are available along with boy shorts.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Blue Curaçao Bra By Chantelle

Our clients are often looking for everyday wear -- with a twist, because a modern woman doesn't just expect a bra to fit well, it also has to look great too. And today we're pleased to add another edition to our t-shirt bra (an everyday essential) lineup: the Illusion demi t-shirt bra in blue curaço by Chantelle.

Just like the hot, tropical island the colour is named for, this bra offers a Caribbean hue with but with a geometric aesthetic. In fact, this new Chantelle bra was inspired by the art deco Crysler building in New York city.

The Illusion by Chantelle is a lightly-padded, low-cut bra that gives a seamless look under clothes thanks to the flat lace overlay. The picot trim detail at the top of the cups and the center front bow and charm give this piece a distinctly feminine feel.

Find Chantelle's Illusion in blue curaço in sizes 34-40, C-F cup. Bottoms with a matching design and semi-transparent sides are also available.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Looking for a Valentine's Day Gift? How About a Boudoir Photo Shoot?

More woman than you’d think have a secret – a very specific and sexy secret that we helped them create. Many women have had boudoir photo shoots done.

So what’s a boudoir photo shoot? It’s simply a photo shoot that features you at your sexy best wearing as little, or as much, as you would like. We’ve had women visit us and buy only a thong to accessorize the look for their photo shoot and women come by and pick out long and short robes. Any look is the right look if it makes you feel sensual and beautiful. Silk is a popular choice but so is lace, satin and other flowing fabrics. Babydolls are perennially popular as they can enhance the bust while skimming the curve of your hips.

Secret Drawers Lingerie often teams up with McKinnon Photography to make a woman’s dream a reality. Together, we make sure that the lingerie matches the mood the woman desires so that the photo shoot can create an image that will always bring a smile to her face.

 Whether you’re considering a boudoir photo shoot to impress that special someone, to celebrate who you are today, or simply because it’s on your bucket list, see us first. Picking out the most flattering look is a way of ensuring you take the most important thing with you to your boudoir photo shoot: confidence.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Wacoal Awareness Bra -- Now in Geranium

One of our favorite basics is the Awareness Bra by Wacoal. This bra is a full cup that fits so many women perfectly and flatters the fuller figure without sacrificing in style. And thankfully, Wacoal continues to update this style in the latest fashion colours like today's new hue: geranium.

Wacoal's Awareness Bra has a floral pattern on the cups and a breast cancer awareness ribbon at the breastbone. It also features wide, padded straps for added comfort. Also check out the matching pant in sizes up to XL.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Chantelle -- Support Without Sacrificing Style

Okay, we know, not a lot of people are going to be seeing your underthings and making fashion assessments but, still, style for ourselves really matters. It isn't about what others think of us, after all, but how we feel about ourselves that matters and stylish underwear can give a lift to our moods many-a-day.

And fashion meets function in many of our pieces. You should never have to sacrifice style for a beautiful silhouette, or visa versa. And this is where Chantelle's new Barocco steps in. This bra is incredibly stylish, with tone-on-tone embroidery, but also supportive and flattering to a woman's figure.

We love that the Barocco by Chantelle gives a minimizing look but with a real lift and that it lies flat under clothing. This bra is also a full cup so there's no chance of you spilling out. And the technology behind this bra will center your bust and give your breasts a natural, rounded shape.

This stunning, Chantelle piece, designed in France, is available in sizes 32-44, cups D-F.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Value of a $100 Bra

“$100 for a bra!” you say? “Well that’s plain crazy!”

And if you’re used to shopping in a big box store with cheaply made products, we can understand your surprise. But $100 bras are worth more than just money because of how they make you look and feel, not to mention the longevity of the product.

Consider this for a moment. A latte at Starbucks is $4.15. Many people pick up a latte daily. Well, for one of our best-selling Chantelle bras (under $100), it works out to only $3.50 per month. That’s less than one latte per month for an item of clothing that will sculpt your figure every day.

For a bras over $100, it works out to about $5.50 per month. And these numbers are based on only two years of wear and many clients find our bras are still in perfect condition for even years after that mark. In fact, most of our clients come in not because their bra has worn out, but, rather, because they are looking for a new style or colour to spruce up their underwear drawer.

And the best thing about getting a higher-quality bra is the professional fitting that comes with it so you know that when you wear your bra, you will always look your very best. Why would you settle for less just because an item is on sale.

While we admit, our daily caffeine fix is important, we think the stunning handwork that caresses our skin daily matters too. Join us in-store to see all the ways in which a superior piece of lingerie can make you feel about yourself while also making complete financial sense.

As a quick, final note, we’d like to thank the Comox Valley community for seeking us out during 2014 the holiday season. We enjoyed seeing you and appreciate all the referrals, including those made from other downtown merchants. We are looking forward to a beautiful 2015.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Roses Are Red, Hanky Panky is New

We know that many of our clients need to know when the latest Hanky Panky comes in. That's why we're happy to tell you that we have a new Hanky Panky in red rose sheer enchantment. This new design is available in a babydoll and in original and low-rise thongs.

Check out the sheer, stretch tulle with the red rose pattern. This is further adorned by a delicate Chantilly-style lace bralette overlay with adjustable straps. Both fabrics stretch like all the fantastic Hanky Panky lace does. The babydoll is sized small-large and includes a one-size g-string bottom.

This sexy, red and black piece is perfect for a Valentine's Day surprise (only a month away, you know) or maybe a special weekend away. Try it on to see how this seductive piece not only looks great, but feels comfortable too.