Victoria Classic Lingerie

We have a large selection of brands, sizes and styles.
We specialize in professional bra fittings.
1181 Fort Street, Victoria BC 250-382-7720
Monday to Saturday 10 AM - 5:30 PM

Come in for your complimentary fitting.

VCL Official Website

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bra fitting information.

Bra fitting guide
I have found that most bra fitting guides leave out is what specific brands or styles are best for your body. The cups on my 40B, the cups were perfect but I took in the back to fit, and 34F are almost identical in capacity. 

Measuring guidelines are a good place to start but do not let that dictate your decision. I have entered my measurements into 4 online guides and got very different recommendations from each. 40B to 34G. When I do it myself with a tape measure the calculations are 38DD and a half. I have tried many styles in 38DD and they just don't fit right or feel comfortable. The band rides up my back and the cups are just wrong. 

Making sure the cup fits is key, the underwire must fit snuggly at the crease between the breast and body with enough cup to encase the whole breast. The underwire should just stay in place. If it rides on the rib cage it is not a correct fit. Try a different size combination, most likely go down in the band and up in the cup. The band must be snug, not painful but snug, with a little bounce in the elastic. If you slip your straps off goes the band hold your bust up? It should. 

Recently a woman came in and said she had been fitted at a department store and was a 34B. She looking for a push up bra and always did them up at the tightest hook. I gave her a few different styles in 30DD to try. The band was a tiny bit loose for my standards but still held in place and the cups fit perfectly. 

Not all styles are created equal. A full cup will fit very different from a minimizer or a balcony bra.  Quality plays a big factor. Poorly designed bra will leave you disappointed. Thin or flimsy fabric will not offer the same support even if the size is correct. A thin underwire may poke or twist and cause discomfort. 

Keep in mind that not all bras work with every body. If you have loose, soft skin or bust a plunge bra will let everything spill out. If your breast are set wider apart a push up bra will not necessarily work to give you cleavage. 

Instead of the traditional nude and black bras try colours. For under a white or light shirt you will want a colour that matches your skin tone. There are many shades of neutrals and pink even may work. The main reason for getting a black bra to wear with darker clothes is to prevent dye transfer. You may want to try a colour like purple, teal, blue and red look fabulous and are still fairly dark. 

How you care for your bra also affects its overall performance. I recommend having 5-9 high quality, correctly fit bras in your wardrobe at any given time. The variety will accommodate the different styles and purposes of your wardrobe from working out to a fancy evening out.  Every day wear a different bra and after every couple wearings, or if you sweat in it, gently hand wash your bra.  The firm molded cups should always be stored in the open position, never flip on inside the other. It will create permanent creases that show through clothes. 

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Remembrance Day

We will be closed for the November 11th Statutory Holiday.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Holiday shopping. Lingerie - Tips for men.

An alternative to the hit and miss shopping method many use for purchasing gifts for a significant other.
    1. Correct size is key. Too big or too small it will be a FAIL. No matter how well meaning you are.  In this case " it's the thought that counts" does not apply.
Look at the labels of clothing in the laundry basket as those fit she actually wears them often. 
    1. Have your sweetheart come for a bra fitting. Choose 3 or 4 sets that fit, and that they like, both are key elements.
    2. Put the sets aside for you to choose from.
    3. Have us gift wrap the set, or sets, you like.

This is a win/win situation. 

Diamond Tea Zip Velour Robes 4-237

New Stock - Diamond Tea Robes

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Annual November Sale

For the whole month of November 

we have 50% off selected bras and panties.

Further 25% off already reduced sale items: Bras, thongs, panties, full briefs, cotton nightgowns, light cotton seersucker wrap robes, cotton pyjamas, flannel pyjamas, fleece wrap robes, velour lounge robe, with one blue silk tunic left as well as a few Diamond Tea Robes.

Some matching sets, t-shirt bras, convertible to strapless, lace seamed bras.

Bra brands: Chantelle, Elomi, Felina, Fit Fully Yours, Grenier, Passionata, Pleasure State and Triumph.

While you are here check out the New Fall Stock in bras, sleepwear and robes.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Camisoles from Arianne

Camisole 5459 Norma Cami-Corset

Camisole 5898 Nikki Cami Corset

Camisole 5413 Kylie

4043 Ankle Length Leggings

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New Style Bras from Passionata, Fantasie and Freya.

30-36E 32-34F 32-36FF 34G 34GG 
2955 Small to Large

Halloween Corsets

6122 white size 38

6119 white lace over beige size 38

1195 lilac/black M

Shirley of Hollywood 
1264 reversible size 34

 25953 purple zip front size 34

25907 purple pink black 34 36 38

26903 tuxedo size 34

It is easy to create a costume with a corset. Everything from Powerful Women to Princess to Pirates. 

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Cozy Robes and Sleepwear

Flannel Nightgowns and Pyjamas
Wrap and Zip Robes

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Fall Stock of Fancy Bras


34-36A 32 and 38B 32-36C 32D
Matching Panty 5254 Thong 5263


30-36E 34F 32-36FF 34G 34GG
Seamed Cup Bra. Scalloped edge on delicate lace. Blue and pink floral print on black. Matching Panty 2955 Small to Large.

32-36F 32-38G 32-38H Violet Fatal is a beautiful purple. 3-part full coverage seamed bra. Matching panty 1383 Brazilian Brief Also in White and Black

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

La Cera Sleepwear

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Shirley of Hollywood Men's Rayon Robe 30132

30132 SOFT KNIT LONG ROBE With tie belt and Pockets. Color: Black, Charcol.
Sizes: M/L. Shown with no. 30131 boxers that are not in stock.

Shirley of Hollywood Corsets 25953 25907

Shirley of Hollywood 25953 Satin and Spandex Corset Top
With a sexy zipper front, pretty Venice trim at top and bottom and a form fitting, comfortable spandex back. Colors: Purple/Black Shown with No. 6618 Stockings. (G-string for photography only.)

Shirley of Hollywood 25907 Satin Corset with Break Away Zipper Front

With slimming boning, lace up back with strong cording lacers and comes with removable, adjustable garters and G-string. Colors: Black, Hot Pink, Emerald. Sizes: 32-34-36-38.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shirley of Hollywood - Rayon and Silk Chemises

Intimate Attitudes x30107 COLORFUL BUTTERFLIES ARE DEPICTED ON OUR PRINTED BURNOUT SILK CHEMISE Embellished with brilliant sequins. Open sides and adjustable straps. Comes with G-string. This chemise is a delight to wear. Colors: Black, Ivory Sizes: 1X, 2X, 3X.

3253 FEELS SO INCREDIBLY SOFT AND SUPPLE, OUR RAYON/SPANDEX KNIT CHEMISE Has delicate stretch lace cups and sexy front panels. Adjustable straps and G-string included. Colors: Lilac, Black, Deep Coral. Sizes: S-M-L-XL.

3252 SEXY AND SLEEK, OUR SUPER SOFT, FEEL GOOD KNIT BALLERINA GOWN Has alluring, deep plunge neckline, ultra comfortable sides with “T” back and an alluring asymmetrical chiffon hem. Colors: Black, Deep Coral, Peacock Sizes: S-M-L-XL. Also available in Plus Sizes.

x3252 SEXY AND SLEEK, OUR SUPER SOFT, FEEL GOOD KNIT BALLERINA GOWN Has alluring, deep plunge neckline, ultra comfortable sides with “T” back and an alluring asymmetrical chiffon hem. Colors: Black, Deep Coral, Peacock. Sizes: 1X-2X-3X.