Thursday, November 26, 2009

Beestung For The Holidays

With the construction finally finished and the neighbourhood looking fabulous, come out and see what new merchandise we have in store at Beestung. We carefully select intimates that are not only pretty but also extremely comfortable... pieces she will wear over and over again. Beestung carries the best selection of her favourite lingerie lines including Elle MacPherson, Hanky Panky, Princesse Tam Tam and Eberjey. We are the place to find her something special for the holidays. Our aim is to make your holiday shopping easy and truly pleasurable, while giving you the outstanding service that only a boutique can deliver. Beestung stocks gifts in a range of price points, from small hostess gifts and stocking stuffers, to full sets of sleepwear with matching robes. Additionally, our gift certificates are a great option if you think she would like to pick out something special herself. The no-stress shopping at Beestung is complimented by our generous return policy. We give you a gift receipt with every purchase, so exchanges are no problem. Think Beestung for all the women on your list... you know she loves us!

Put Her Center Stage In Prima Ballerina

The Prima Ballerina sets from Eberjey are a perennial holiday favourite at Beestung, with new colours in stock each season. These sets come in several different styles that are sure to suit any sleepwear preference. If she likes a nightie, you can't go wrong with the pretty chemise. The men's-style pajamas are cozy and, thanks to the movie Coco Avant Chanel, evoke a romantic style that looks put together all the time. The robes can be worn with the sets or separately - they are the perfect item to curl up in when it's cold and snowy outside. The Prima Ballerina collection is super soft and wearable, and will make her feel like she is center stage.

Bedhead's Whimsy and Warmth

Beestung Lingerie knows she loves Bedhead's luxury pajama sets to keep her warm in the cold months ahead. These pajamas are known for their supreme quality, comfort and fabulous fun prints! Made of 100% cotton, Bedhead pajamas have a drawstring waist has a touch of elastic for an easy fit with just the right amount of stretch. Beestung has a great selection in both cotton flannel and cotton sateen. Bedhead pajamas suit every body type and are perfect gifts for any age. These cozy pj's are a must for the winter, they are your cutest option to stay warm. If nightshirts are your preference, the Bedhead flannel nightie is unmatched for cozy warmth and style.

Get Gorgeous With Elle

Elle 'The Body' MacPherson knows a thing or two about lingerie. If you are looking for a sexier gift, Elle Macpherson's stunning bras and chemises make for a beautiful holiday option. As always, the chemises are unique and stunning in colour and fabric. This season, the focus is on dark grey and coral tones and special silky fabrics, navy and nude. We also have several cotton slip-inspired pieces which come in more neutral colours, pairing comfort with gorgeous design. The Spree Chemise is an elegant modal number with gorgeous lace cups and back feature. With adjustable shoulder straps for comfort and fit this luxurious chemise is soft against the skin and sexy to look at. The exquisite details on each piece will draw her in, and the flattering cuts will make the line one of her favourites. Better yet, treat yourself to something special from Elle MacPherson... your lingerie collection will never be the same!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Happy Fall

Beestung Lingerie is happy to announce that the construction on our part of Yonge Street is finally finished! If you haven't dropped by Beestung lately, come see the results of a summer of road-work. After a dusty and long process, we must say our neighbourhood is looking grand.

To celebrate we have stocked our shelves with gorgeous sleepwear including pajamas from Eberjey, super feminine chemises from Elle MacPherson, and a fantastic selection of bras. We have considerably increased our range of bras, we are also stocking a number of options in cotton underwear, and a regular supply of underpinnings like full and half slips. Drop by and have a look at all the gorgeous intimates that Beestung offers.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Beestung Beestung Lingerie De Femme is located at 2504 Yonge Street in Toronto. The boutique setting is perfect for showcasing our all of our fantastic lines. We carry a wide selection of lingerie, pajamas, sleepwear, bras, underwear, thongs, babydolls and intimate apparel from only the best lines. Beestung has the best selection in Toronto of all your favourites, including Hanky Panky, Eberjey, Princesse Tam Tam and Betsey Johnson.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bra Fitting Made Easy

Beestung Lingerie offers full-service bra fittings. Better yet, there is no appointment necessary. Simply drop by, we will review your needs and suggest bras that will work for you and your figure. Then we will assess the fit of every bra you try on individually and determine the bras that are best for you.

At Beestung, we work with an educational approach. We don't feel that finding a correct fitting bra has to be such a mystery. Instead, we believe in empowering our customers by showing you the signs of a good fitting bra.

There are many different methods of bra fitting, all of which work to varying degrees. At Beestung, we prefer the hand-test method over fitting with a measuring tape. We have researched many different methods and spoken with industry experts. Our research shows us that bra fitting with a measuring tape is not always accurate, especially in larger cup sizes. Bra sizing is not standardized. Due to inconsistencies and lack of standardization among manufacturers, as well as the varying stretch capacities of different bra textiles, we prefer to use the hand-test method. This method is employed by many of the best bra experts in the world.

The hand-test method of fitting is very simple. It provides a highly accurate method of bra fitting, because each individual bra is assessed for proper fit. When you shop for a pair of shoes, sometimes your size fluctuates. The make of the shoe, the fabrication, and other variables all affect the fit. For instance, if you are a size 7 1/2 in most shoes, you probably have shoes in your closet in size 7 and 8 as well. As much as we wish it were, measuring for a bra is not an exact science. With the hand-test fitting method, you ensure that the bra is fitting you correctly without being too hung up on the numbers. Here is some common-sense advice for a perfect fit.

Hand-Test Fitting Method

1. The first step is to try your bra on the loosest clasp. You want a new bra to fit snugly on the loosest clasp as this allows you to tighten the bra as it stretches with wear and washing.

2. Then, have someone put their hand in between your back and the back of your bra, and turn their hand so it is at a 90 degree angle to your back. Their hand should be firmly wedged, and they should not be able to pull the band away from your back more than an inch. If you can pull away more than an inch, you need to go down in the band size.

3. When you have the correct fitting band, you can proceed to find the right fit in the cup. It is important to fit the band first, as the cup size increases incrementally when you go up in band size. For instance, the cup in a 34C is roughly equivalent to the cup size in a 32D.

Factors including weight fluctuation, preganacy, and aging affect your bra size. In fact, the average woman will wear six different bra sizes throughout her life. A correctly sized band will fit firmly around your back, as it is the band that supports the weight of the bust.

Check List For A Proper Fit

1. The cups fit smoothly
If your breasts are overflowing or you have the 'double boob' effect, you need to try a larger cup size. If you don't fill out the cups, you need a smaller cup size.

2. The center panel lies flat against your breastbone
When the center panel does not lay flat against your breastbone, it is generally a sign that your cup size is too small. Try going up a cup size.

3. The bra is parallel in the front and back or slightly lower in the back
The lower edge of the band should sit below the shoulder blades. The band should not ride up in the back. If the band is riding up, you need a smaller band size.

4. The straps don't dig into your shoulders or slip
If the band of the bra is fitting correctly, the weight of your breast should be carried through the band. A smaller band size will reduce the strap's strain on your shoulders.

5. The underwire fully encircles each breast
The underwire should not poke into your breast tissue. The underwire should sit right beside the breast tissue, not on top of it. If the wire is poking your breast, you need a fuller cup size.

6. Your breast have good uplift
Your breasts should sit mid-way between your shoulders and your elbows. This position gives a more youthful a slimming appearance.

7. Your breasts face forward and do not fall to the sides
This breast position allows you to freely swing your arms. This position also gives the most slimming appearance because your breast tissue is not making you look heavier by pushing out to the side.

8. A finger can be run under the front band
Your new bra should be snug at first, but not too tight. You should easily be able to run a finger under the front of the band. This ensures a comfortable bra.

At Beestung Lingerie, we take assess all of these factors when fitting you in a bra. Please come in and be fitted by one of our bra professionals. We are knowledgeble about the bras that we carry and can assist you in getting the best possible fit for comfort and a great look.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Valentine's Day Done Right

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, Beestung Lingerie has a number of styles that will win over your heart. From sexy babydolls to cozy pajama pants, check out some of our featured items.

Elle MacPherson's Valour Contour Bra is stunning and sophisticated. Look gorgeous is this balconette made from the softest lace. This bra offers both support and beauty. $85

You can never go wrong with Hanky Panky Thongs. The adorable heart-shaped gift box says it all. Filled with two pairs, in either low rise or original, in hot Valentine colours. Perfect for the gal who adores her Hanky Pankys. $44

Playful and sexy, this Betsey Johnson Tricot Lace Babydoll channel vintage pin-up perfection. This number has a stunning black lace overlay and a keyhole tie at the back and comes with a matching thong. $86

We have many more options in our boutique and can help you select the very best pieces to make your Valentine's Day special. There is no better way to show your love!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Love Our Sale

Beestung Lingerie is cordially inviting you to our amazing sale! Come in early for the best selection. We have marked down gorgeous pieces from Betsey Johnson, Eberjey and Free People by up to 50% OFF.

Our sales rack has a great selection of pajama sets, chemises, babydolls and camis. We have also marked down select bras from Princesse Tam Tam and Cosabella by up to 50% OFF.