Frills, lace and luxury: Lovely Calgary lingerie boutiques

Buying lingerie and intimates can give you fits – and not the good kind. The conflicting issues of size, comfort and sex appeal are sometimes overwhelming. But the potential boost in confidence (and proper support!) justifies the search for the right shop to address your specific needs. These Calgary lingerie retailers have the smarts and sensitivity to suit every taste.

Bratopia Inc

102 4 St Ne, Calgary, AB T2E 3R9

This privately owned shop stocks all the leading brands and latest styles in lingerie, sports and maternity bras, swimwear and other undergarments. Struggling with sizes? They’re committed to helping you find the best fit. To paraphrase their slogan: All women are born perfect, and it’s BraTopia’s role to find garments that fit your perfect body perfectly. Staff is ever mindful of matching customers with products that make them look and feel beautiful.

Exotic Moments Lingerie

9667 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2J 0P6

This store truly knows what it means to be inclusive, both in fashion sense and gender appeal. With lingerie for plus-size and petite women, and a men’s line, Exotic Moments carries lingerie that works for every body type and personality. You’ll find imaginative pieces in vinyl, leather, lace and fishnet, designed for those “exotic moments.” Shop alone, or with your partner. The friendly, open-minded sales staff will help you coordinate your intimates.

Commitments Lingerie

179-5005 Dalhousie Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3A 5R8

Billing itself as “Calgary’s Lingerie Superstore,” it’s hard to argue that any rival outlet has a bigger selection of the best brands. If you’re looking for that one Marie Jo balconette or something by Empreinte, Wacoal, Marlies Dekker or PrimaDonna, you’re in luck. Commitments is ultra-high-end, so you know you’re getting quality intimate wear that will last. Whether it’s for a special occasion, or just because you deserve it, they’ll have something in stock that’s sexy and perfect.

Crimson Lingerie Inc

1684-1632 14th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1M7

When the sales staff go out of their way to help you, you know you’re in a good place. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Crimson’s vast selection, they will order it for you at no charge. With the proper care and fitting, these are quality pieces designed to last a long time. Choose your favourites from an array of deluxe loungewear and cute lingerie by top brands and European collections.

Knickers 'n Lace

208-10816 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2J 5N8

Dedicated to “making you feel beautiful from the inside out,” the bra-fitting experts at Knickers ‘n Lace will ensure you make an informed choice and know your correct size before you buy. The professionally trained staff are ready to educate and help you find something that makes you feel powerful and sexy, which isn’t hard among the collections of corsets, loungewear, shapewear and even the shop’s exclusive maternity wear. It caters to everyone, whether you’re adapting to a new body shape or need better support for your morning jog.

The Bra Lounge

7-4801 51 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 4H2

This lingerie shop carries something for absolutely everyone. Tween, post-surgical, maternity, and men’s intimates are just a few of its many collections. Luxurious and supportive are usually mutually exclusive, but The Bra Lounge lingerie lines satisfy both requirements. Maybe you need a good, basic bra, or you want something extra special for your upcoming honeymoon – these folks have it.

Holt Renfrew | Canada’s Designer Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Retailer

510 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2P 4H9

One of the country’s leading luxury retailers, Holt features the Agent Provocateur line, representing the ultimate in British style and extravagance. This lingerie will run you a pretty penny, but it is absolutely to-die-for. With sheer panelling, detailed embroidery and daring esthetics, you’ll want to wear these corsets, swimsuits and pyjamas all day, every day.

The comfort and support of a good sports bra can help you take your workouts to the next level. You’ll find the best of brands like Panache, Champion and Anita. The ENELL Sport bra boasts a patented design that eliminates bounce for well-endowed athletes. The wide-stretch nylon straps reduce fatigue and friction during a long run or fitness session; moisture-wicking, technical fabrics keep you cool and dry. With help from the expert staff at Sportsbras, you can get a custom fitting on a durable bra that’s built to last.

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