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

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Come in for your complimentary fitting.

VCL Official Website

Monday, July 14, 2014

Things to consider regarding bras when packing to travel.

1. What is the climate like that you are going to? Will it be hot and muggy or hot and dry? Either way, if it is hot you will be less comfortable than usual and small irritations will be magnified. You will need to wash your bras more often in a hotter climate as well. We reccomend Forever New powdered wash. It is very concentrated so a little goes a long way.

2. How much rooom do you have in your luggage? Softer cups are easier to squash more of them into small spaces without damage. Whereas molded cup t-shirt bras get permanently creased when they are smushed and if one cup is folded into another.

3. Will you have time to shop for a properly fitting bras if something goes wrong with yours? If the underwire pops out or snaps or the band just gives up on you. Many vacations and trips are on a tight schedual and finding specialty shops can be a challenge.

4. Will there BE anywhere to purchase a properly fitting bra where you are going? I can find a suitable tshirt or pair of shorts to get by just about anywhere but the small town my sister lives in has a selection of 3 bras avaliable. None, however, are in anything close to my size.

You may want to pack an extra bra or two in place of a t-shirt or pair of shorts but if that is not an option find ways to roll things smaller or tuck the bras down the side of the suitcase.

One way to protect the molded cup bras is to put a shoe box in your suitcase, place the bra in the suitcase and pack small belongings all around the bra. It does not take up more room and your bra will not get smushed.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Mary Green going out of business.

It is unfortunate but the the deadline for the last order we can place is July 31st 2014.
Mary Green has been one of our favorite suppliers of silk panties, slips and nighties. They also had a line called Mansilk. Which is a line of robes, pj pants, boxers and underwear for men. To prevent dissapontment, as the items you want may sell out quickly, check out the Mary Green website if you want to get in on last minute sales.

The stock we have currently is not on sale.

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An alternative to the hit and miss shopping method many use for purchasing gifts for a significant other.

When it comes to buying a gift for your wife, girlfriend or lover the process can be overwhelming. If reading her mind were possible it would be much easier. This is the next best thing.

1. Have your sweetheart come for a bra fitting. With our assisitance and guidence she will then choose sets that she likes and that fit properly.

2. She will then have us put the sets aside for you to choose from.

3. When you come in at all you have to do is choose the set, or sets, that you like.


We also gift wrap free of charge.

This is a simple Win/Win situation.


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Measuring for a bra size is a guideline but rarely works as each body fits 3 to 4 size combinations.

One of the most common statements I hear, after "I hate bra shopping!" is "My size is..."

After years of fitting I have found that one body is not defined by a specific size as the bra industry has not regulated the sizing or measurements of actual bras.  While there are commonalities within brands even a style or colour change will have an effect on the size combination required. There are times when a 34F will have a larger/longer band than a 36DD, even in similar styles and fabrics.

The key is to keep an open mind, avoid getting hung up on the number or letter, know the fitter has an in-depth knowledge of bras and how each style fits different bodies.  At Victoria Classic Lingerie the staff has over 35 years experience collectively.  There are so many cup shapes: full, demi, t-shirt, seamed, three part seamed, contour, minimizer, balcony, shelf, petite, and blaconette. Each fits differently and work with some bodies and not others.


Three key fitting guidelines that make the size of the bra irrelevant:

1. The underwires must fit snuggly, like a glove, at the crease between body and breast. No spaces, no skin on skin, no folding and smooshing. Avoid the coconuts on a string effect. If the underwires do not fit snuggly at the crease DO NOT buy the bra. No matter what other elements you like another size combination or style will work better so keep looking. You deserve the comfort and support of a correct fit. The underwire must also encase all the breast tissue. Some are a shallow curve and others sharp.

2. The band has to be snug, can only be pulled an inch away from the body at the back, and is parallel to the floor.  The bra may feel tight but that is ok.  Tight, firm, snug and secure are good. on the other hand painful is bad. Wider bands are more secure, stay snug longer and smoosh back flesh less. If the band rides up it is too big.

3. There has to be enough fabric in the cup to encase all breast tissue and have a smooth transition from bra to body. This includes the side boob as this must be encased in the wires as well. If when you  raise your arms the underiwre comes arway from your body the cups are too small. If there is a cut or indentation at the top of your breast creating a quad boob effect the bra is too small. To fix this go up in the cup size NEVER go up in the band size to get a bigger cup. 

Sizes have changed. I lined up a Chantelle 166 in 34D, which has been around for 20 years or more, and a Fantasie Deco 1554 in a 28FF, which is a new style, the bands and cups are the same. Though one is a full coverage bra and the other is a plunge balcony bra. 


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Monday, July 7, 2014

Pride Parade 2014 with The Eves of Destruction.

Representing the skating officials for roller derby. Also the first time back on skates after an injury. A great way to celebrate.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bras that are convertable to strapless.

Strapless bras by Chantelle, Triumph, Fantasie and Fit Full Yours 

For all your strapless, halter, and scoop neck tops and dresses. 

Chantelle
 Chantelle Strapless 3954




 Chantelle 3812

Triumph

Underwired half cup padded T-Shirt bra in a soft diamond Jaquard microfibre fabric. 


Fantasie 


 Fantasie 4530

Molded foam cups for smooth, seam-free natural shaping.  Firm, supportive fit with a soft fee. Natural cotton inside cups feels soft against your skin. Microfiber wing panels offer comfortable support. With gripper elastic to hold the bra in place The detachable straps for halter, criss cross, traditional wearing options.



Deep projection for lift and support. The angle of the smooth foam cups give the lift and projection of a balcony bra without bulk. Silicone grippy at top and bottom edges around the whole bra for added stay-put-ness.

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Canada Day Celebrations

Pride Dragball and Weenie Raost with the Eves of Destruction. 


Playing tourist. 


A hot walk ended with a cool foot soak in the ocean. 


Fireworks. 

The smokey aftermath. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Happy Canada Day




Happy Canada Day!


We are open Monday June 30th but closed Tuesday July 1st for Canada Day celebrations. 






Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Shadowline - traditional nylon gowns.


 Shadowline Beloved 38" Gown


 Shadowline Beloved 38inch gown
Shadowline Beloved 38inch Gown











 Not all colours in stock at all times. Come in sizes Small to 3X. Inquire about special orders. 


Friday, June 20, 2014

New stock: Fantasie, Freya, Elomi & Goddess

Fantasie
4510 Smooth Cup Balcony Bra 30DD 30-34E

4520 Smooth Cup Molded Balcony Bra 34-36F 32-38FF 32G 38G

Freya
4234 Deco 28-30DD 30E 28-30G 28-30GG




Elomi
8030 38-40E 36-44F 36-40G 40-44GG 34-38H 34-36HH


8170 36GG 36H



8510 36-38G 36-38GG


8720 40F 38G 38GG 34HH


Goddess
6092 Nursing Bra 38J 38K

6093 44DDD 42-44G 36H

6121 40-42G 38J


Monday, June 16, 2014

My younger sister got married.




She wore the Va Bein 513 Strapless bustier as the foundation garment. As well as the garters that I made for her to toss.  I am a seamstress so was able to alter her dress to fit perfectly. 

Inquire about custom garters to match your wedding colours. Have 2 made one to toss and one to keep as a momento.