All Lingerie $20 off regular price till September 02. This includes Chemises, babydolls, corsets, 2pc sets, long gowns, wraps, robes. Great bridal gift ideas here and planning for a special boudoir gift this fall get a head start now.
FREE DRAW - Every purchase you make this month you get your name entered in a draw to win Bra and Pantie sets, Saxx also is giving us a draw for each store. And lots of other bag stuffers from the companies still to come over what we already have.
10 Bra and Panty Set to give away.
2 Gift Certificates for Forever New.
TEN YEARS OPEN…….Wow.......40,800 customers later and 2 stores later.
Kinda hit home last week that I have never lived anywhere long enough growing up or in life until I moved to Warman Jun 01, 2007. I made the comment to many people that it felt like I had finally moved home. I was born in Victoria, B.C. but my roots go back to Elbow, SK where my great grandparents owned the general store there and raised a large family until the dirty 30’s hit and the family migrated west to Chemainus, B.C.
The love affair with beautiful lingerie started way back when I was 14 when I ventured into a boutique on Douglas St. in Victoria. I remember going in and just touching all the beautiful laces, satins and fabrics. I would spend hours there trying on bras, panties and lingerie, I loved the feel of it and how it made me feel. It inspired me on such a subconscious level.
The fashion industry always had my attention growing up starting at 9 years old when my grandmother taught me how to sew. Through school I walked to a different drum always creating or wearing odd weird styles and doing lots of weird wild things to my hair and fashion. I was out of the house and working at 16 and all over the board, until I started Fashion Arts in the early 80’s. I was 21 and finally figuring out what direction to take in life. In 1989 I was living in Ft. McMurray, AB. when I finally opened my first retail store. That was the true beginning of my purpose in life.
Opening my 4th store in Warman was not what I intended when initially moving here. My daughter was going into grade 5 and needing less of her mom, so I was considering making a career change and going into culinary arts. I love food and cooking and thought what the heck why not. The universe had other plans. My business partner in Airdrie could not raise the money to buy me out so I ended up with half the stock and half the assets instead. This all happened in a whirl wind short time and August 15th, 2007 I opened the store in Warman.
…….and what a ride it has been over the last 10 years.
Many people have suggested I write a book with all the interesting stories I have accumulated over the years. I actually did a short story called “The fly on the Change room wall”, insights into bra fitting 101. Yes maybe in another 10 years I might do that. So here we are today with 2 stores an a 3rd in the works. We will keep you posted on this new adventure into the exotic side of my industry.
I have pondered and mulled over why I have been so successful here in Saskatchewan vs other places and I have to put it down to the people. Like I said before I have felt like I moved home, but it goes further then that, I was meant to be here. To make a difference in peoples lives and to make a difference in the bra industry. That destiny is still before me, the making a difference in the industry. We now work with two, possibly three big companies on product development. With my background in the design manufacturing industry and my years of experience I have a lot to offer.
Again it has been so different here. It is like my mind opened up and I started to do business differently in this niche industry. How I measured. I went back to my roots of sewing and design and said, “How they measure and fit out there is wrong!” So I started doing it and training my staff to do it from a pattern making standard. Many people say to us on a daily basis, “why do your bras fit so differently”? It is not the bras as many brands we carry you can buy in department stores and other stores. What we do is fit you into the bras differently and measure as if we are going to make you a bra. Then we show you some good tips on how to wear that particular style of bra. It is not rocket science but good old basic sewing which is a lost art.
The adventure that has become Bodacious Bustlines………the sega continues.
BRIDAL Season is going strong with many early June weddings this year, right through to end of October!
1. When you are shopping for your dress make sure you have a proper fitting bra or purchase a strapless convertible bra. Wear your shape wear that comes right to the bra line in either a panty or panty leg. This will smooth the wobbly bits and you will not feel so exposed while trying on many dresses.
2. Come try on corsets or the foundation you wish to wear with your dress at least minimum of 3 months prior to your event. This gives us time to order and make alterations to the bustier / corset / strapless foundations you choose.
3. Bring in the dress if possible it makes our job sooooo much easier. If that is not possible mark on yourself with pen where the dress line is front and back. We also offer with a VISA or MC the foundation on loan for your fittings. Please ask the staff for further information.
4. Most Brides see us on the average of three times, initial fitting, then a refit and then for all the fun stuff for the honeymoon.
We specialize in the difficult to fit to the impossible to fit as one customer told us. Sizes start at 28 bands and go to 52. Cups are AA to 52F and 30A - 46H in many of the styles. I, J, K’s are limited to smaller bands up to 36 / 38. We have 3 seamstresses on staff that specialize in corsets and modifications all formally trained in design and pattern making. We have added panels in, taken out panels nipped tucked and cut down. The dress shops are really good about marking with pins or thread what we need to do.
One of the biggest challenges this season and next is the Illusion back or key hole back dresses that are cut right down to the very waist. If your are considering these styles really think through your foundation. We have low back bustiers and U-Bras that we can convert to clear back straps and shoulder straps. Be very aware that stick on cups or putting in a “cup” is not going to give you any support or lift and not a good option.
When the seamstress says they can put in cups step back and take a picture of yourself in the dress with a proper foundation and without and see the different. Cups DO NOT stop the dress from collapsing in the torso. Also those cups may show up in pictures as a slight circle under the fabric, specially on a breast bigger then a D cup. This has been shared from many of a photographer.
There are so many does and dont’s in formal foundations it is best to visit our knowledgeable staff in either store to explore your options. Bring a picture if you can. The best selection for bridal / grad foundations is Warman hands down! It is the bigger store with 5 change rooms and room to spread out the gowns to view properly.
Make it a boobalicious event.