Mamatoga Style: Fiat Feminae

Unfortunately it is all too common for moms to let some things fall by the wayside after having children. It's perfectly understandable, as priorities shift and time gets more and more precious things like taking a shower without having little ones barge in demanding Sponge Bob bandaids become a luxury. However, even if you're the type of mom who throws on yoga pants and a t-shirt to make the school run (aren't we all at some point?) we all know how much of a boost it can be to wear something special underneath it all, even if we do have a stray Cheerio in our hair occasionally. Now, we've all been into the chain lingerie stores, and quite frankly they seem to lack a certain sophistication nowadays. Their mass produced, generically appealing sexiness doesn't do much for me, and I really don't want to walk around wearing bright yellow sweatpants with the word PINK spelled out in green rhinestones across the butt. What I'm looking for is something a bit more unique and special, and I found that at Fiat Feminae. Tucked in a little jewel box of a shop on the Lower Level of the Saratoga Marketplace, Fiat Feminae feels like the upscale boudoir of some European screen siren, chic, sophisticated, and very alluring. It's full of pieces hand selected by the owner, Lisa Alden, and there is something that will appeal to anyone's personal style. There are more understated pieces made of the softest bamboo that suit someone with a more minimalist aesthetic and knockout bombshell styles when you want to let out your inner sexpot including plenty of options in between. During my visit there I saw sweetly girly slips, simple and so soft tanks, flat out sexy bras and panties, all with a style that you can't find anywhere else. Lisa, the owner, really knows her pieces too. As I moved around the shop she knew every detail of every piece, from who designed it to how it fit. She explained that she had personally tried on most of the pieces to make sure they fit comfortably and flatteringly, which is especially important when it comes to lingerie. If something fits weird or has even the tiniest bit of scratch it can really ruin the whole experience of wearing it. This attention to detail of hers is what makes visiting the shop such a personal experience. When you walk out of Fiat Feminae with your purchase you have the feeling that you've bought something that is just specifically for you, and that really adds to the special feeling of wearing it. The options in the shop are always changing and evolving as Lisa is constantly on the lookout for new stuff whether it be from European runways or small NYC based designers on Etsy. Her eye for chic, glamorous style also comes with a full understanding of what women want to wear, and being a local mom and business owner she knows how important it is to feel sexy and beautiful everyday, not only just for special occasions. While she does have some fabulous pieces perfect for an anniversary or Valentine's Day surprise the prices for the pieces she offers makes it possible to go home with more than one and incorporate this unique and feminine style into your everyday life, even under the leggings! Almost everything in the shop is under $100, which is hard to believe when looking at these pieces and the quality they all have, and she has a ton of fun little items you can stop in and pick up for next to nothing as well. I urge you to stop in today and add something to your undergarment repertoire, either to surprise that special someone in your life or just to make yourself feel a little bit sexier, either way you'll find exactly what you're looking for at Fiat Feminae. Plus, you can check them out and their neighbor, The Body Lounge, this weekend at the grand opening of the Lower Level of the Saratoga Marketplace at 454 Broadway. The Yoga Mandali Studio Store, Fiat Feminae, The Body Lounge, and McGillycuddy’s Naturals will all be offering 20% off, plus there will be a Scavenger Hunt with Prizes, a Grand Prize Giveaway and free food and refreshments, check out the flyer below for more information, and see you there Mamatogians! Contact Fiat Feminae at (518) 584-5147 and check them out on facebook for hours and more information.