BOUTIQUE OF THE WEEK: Forty Winks

Blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe is said to have slept in her lingerie — including her bra. This may be no surprise, but for us Fashionistas, wearing one 24/7 can be a bit uncomfortable. But never underestimate the power of lingerie, for a pair of silks or lace can truly be a girl's best friend.

A short walk from the Harvard Station stop in Cambridge is the newly opened boutique Forty Winks. With brands like Cosabella and Elle MacPherson, you can choose from siren to sleeping beauty. They even have eco-friendly thongs in an array of patterns for granola girls such as myself. Either way, this is not your grandmother's underwear (unless your grandmother is Sophia Loren or Brigitte Bardot). Lingerie is not the only guilty pleasure you can find here. Be zen and stylish while you perform sun salutations in brightly colored racerback tanks. For a girl's night in, try a lacy chemise or whimsical PJ set. This summer calls for plenty of sun, water and sand, so be sure to check their bathing suits and bohemian cover-ups in stock during the season.

While trying on lingerie, not to mention bathing suits, can be intimidating, there's no need to worry. Forty Winks carries bras in all shapes and sizes: strapless, push-up, interchangeable, A to H cup, etc. The atmosphere is as cute and romantic as the selection it carries. No need to squirm under the smoldering stare of Glamazons here. Rather, be your best with your own luxurious secret underneath.

 

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