Instagram Round Up And HAPPY SPRING!

Happy Weekend Lovelies!!!  Like what you see?  Follow Meredith at @fortywinkshs and Rachel (me!) at @forty_winks_lingerie.  We’ll add a daily dose of lingerie to your feed.

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Spring Cleanse

We are excited to annouce a spring cleanse event with Hilary Bent-Mullings here at Forty Winks. Hilary is a certified yoga instructor, an Ayurveda Health Counselor and also Meredith’s sister! She has studied at the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and recently traveled to India for advanced training at the Jiva Institute in Vrindavan.

We are thrilled to have this “in” with Hilary as she has agreed to teach a comprehensive and interactive forum on spring detox and rejuvenation here at the store on Tuesday, April 21st from 7:30p-9p. Personally, we’ve all wanted to learn more about these cleanses and we’re happy to be able to extend the event to our clients as well.

We’ll start our evening with a 45 minute lecture on how to assess your body’s natural relationship to the spring as well as simple ways to kick start your metabolism, gain energy, reset your digestion and reduce seasonal allergies. Hilary is generously extending a discounted rate of $25 for this event (payment can be made by cash or credit the night of). The cost includes a dosa quiz, recipe handouts, an outline for the cleanse and special treats prepared by Hilary. We will leave time post lecture for any questions you may have for Hilary.

Please RSVP by April 20th to to secure your spot!

If you would like to learn more about Ayurveda for your unique body type and have a more personalized experience, Hilary is available for private consultations at Message Therapy Works in Somerville.

Learn more about Hilary and her services at You can also email her at

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It’s our 5th Birthday!

Thank you to all of our lovely customers for five wonderful years! Come by Forty Winks this Thursday for cupcakes, champagne and 20% off the entire store (including sale items). We love you all and are so grateful for your support! xo


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5 Signs You Need A New Bra

One of the questions we’re most commonly asked here at Winks is how to tell when your bra needs to be replaced.  There are so many reasons (ill-fit, the wrong style, discomfort, etc.) but as far as how much wear-and-tear you should be living with, here are 5 signs to look for when deciding to buy.

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Straight From The Designer: Introducing Luxxie Boston

We’re thrilled to welcome slip styles from Boston local, Stefanie Mnayarji to our racks here at Forty Winks.  Stefanie is the mastermind behind Luxxie Boston, a line of slips created to give you a smooth, seamless silhouette without the need for shapewear.  After an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, it became clear that Stefanie’s vision for layering pieces without “shaping” fabrics was a shared one; her Luxxies starting selling like crazy.  Made in the USA, from a patented (and amazing) washable silk blend, Luxxies exist to smooth and accentuate with no compression.   With prices around $200, these slips and camis aren’t cheap, but once you get your hands on one you’ll know why.

And now, straight from the designer, Stefanie tells us what’s behind Luxxie and the reasons we should be reshaping our world, not our bodies.  Welcome Luxxie!



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Fashionably Late At The Liberty Hotel

We’ve just wrapped up one of our busiest and most enjoyed times of the year…Valentine’s Day!  Even with the terrible weather, we are happy and grateful to report that we had an amazing season.  Thank you all!

One of our favorite things this year, was our Fashionably Late fashion show with The Liberty Hotel.  Below are some of the photos of our beautiful models in what we think is some pretty gorgeous lingerie.  Enjoy!






(A big thank you to Choya Amenkhienan for taking the time to take such great shots!)

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Valentine’s Day Fashion Show


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3 Valentine’s Day Looks To Try

The Bodysuit with Thigh Highs:

I love the look of a sexy bodysuit with thigh highs or even over patterned tights.  It’s sophisticated and sexy, and also a lingerie look that’s easily worn underneath date night clothing.   Another option is to skip the hosiery and slip into a pair of over the knee boots.  Same look and so stunning.


The Straight Up Sexy Garter Belt Ensemble:

A total no brainer when dressing for a special night, the addition of a garter belt to any lingerie ensemble is always a hit.    Despite the widespread use of  this look for sexy time, it’s not one that’s expected, it’s one that’s eagerly anticipated.



The Robe Over Nothing But Naughty Undies:

I love the more-is-more look of a slinky robe and then the less-is-more look of nothing but super sexy underwear underneath.  Try open back undies or a tiny g-string for a look that will appeal to those who like to, well, get naked fast.




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The Forty Winks Instagram Round Up

Meredith and I have a blast with our insta accounts and we hope you do too!  Click images to shop on our site (when available) and don’t forget to follow us at fortywinkshs and forty_winks_lingerie.

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The Forty Winks Winter Sale Starts Tonight!


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