We will dress you
from head to toe,

Marianne's is Ottawa's largest lingerie boutique.

We are also a major retailer of women's clothing and swimwear. We are a one-stop shop for women of all shapes and sizes, whether you are shopping to prepare for a southern vacation or putting together a stunning special-occasion outfit.

We are also registered to fit mastectomy prosthesis and swimwear, all in a personal and intimate setting.

Much more than
a bra store.

Stop by our store for a fitting. You'll be glad you did.

Marianne's carries a full line of bras and lingerie, swimwear, fashion clothing and mastectomy apparel.

Bras

If you're going to look your best, your outfit requires the correct bra, whether you're wearing a jogging tank, T-shirt, silk blouse or strapless gown. From the 350 bra styles in our inventory, Marianne's has precisely the size you need in the precise shape for your body. If the bra is out of stock, we'll order it in with no obligation to buy.
We are proud to re-introduce Lejaby to our clients.

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Passionata logo
Wacoal logo
Triumph logo
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Lingerie

Cottons, silks, space-age fabrics—Marianne's offers a wide array of shapewear, camisoles, slips, and panties in an assortment of shapes, styles and colours.

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Shapeez logo
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Swimwear

Talk about your bathing beauties! Our gorgeous swimsuits and cover-ups are so pretty you might never want to get in the pool.

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Sunflair logo
Miraclesuit logo
Dunes logo
Rapz logo
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Fashion Wear

For dinner at the captain's table or a memorable evening on the town, Marianne's has inspired designs to make you look and feel your most attractive.

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Bryn Walker logo
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Sleepwear

Lounging around is elevated to an art form in our cozy robes, lovely nighties and elegant silk pajamas.

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NK logo

Mastectomy Wares

It's what made Marianne's famous—our wide selection of breast prostheses, bras, lingerie and swimwear. Our mastectomy line comes with caring, attentive and experienced customer service to find your perfect fit.

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Amoena logo
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Jewelry

Put the icing on the cake with our stunning statement jewelry by Montreal's Anne Marie Chagnon and pieces incorporating world-famous Murano glass by Alan K. Designs.

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Accessories

Hats, scarves, bags, sandals. We have all the items you need to complete your vacation wardrobe.

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Nine West logo
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Giftware

Our purse flasks, pill cases, compacts and tons of gorgeous goodies run the gamut from chic to cheeky.

Our customers send us flowers and cards.
It's that kind of service.

Every woman deserves to feel fabulous, and fabulousness starts with confidence.

Confidence starts with the right bra: right for your outfit, right for your budget and right for your unique body.

At Marianne's, we've always understood that finding the right bra is about more than knowing your measurements. It's about fitting your shape. Our experienced consultants will match you with the perfect bra from among the many hundreds of styles in our inventory—for every outfit and every occasion. We take time. We ask questions. We are frank and honest about the bras that work best for you. We'll make sure you walk out with the perfect fit.

Your fabulous self is waiting.
Come meet her today.

For every style of bra you buy, we recommend three: one to wash, one to wear and one to spare.

Ex: One t-shirt bra (seemless formed cup), one black bra, and one nude bra (skin tone), plus one pretty / sexy bra if your budget allows.

From mastectomy wares specialist to fashion boutique.

Marianne Weidemann saw a need.

In the 1980s, Ottawa women who had undergone partial or full mastectomies and needed prosthetics had to buy them from their local pharmacy. There was no fitting process or personal touch to this intimate and deeply personal undertaking—just an order form.

Marianne changed that. In 1986, she opened a boutique to provide not only breast prostheses and the specialized lingerie to fit them, but also a caring and supportive setting for her customers. Marianne's swiftly gained a reputation for knowledgeable, attentive service and remarkable dedication to excellence in her products and her sales process. In the early days, Marianne would often take apart bras and re-sew them herself to create a custom fit.

New vision, new business

Over more than 25 years, Marianne's has grown to become Ottawa's largest lingerie boutique. Though our namesake has retired, owner (and long-time staffer) Sue Furlong-Ieradi proudly continues Marianne's tradition of exceptional service and deep commitment to mastectomy clients.

We will continue to carry the products and fashion lines our customers have come to know and love. At the same time, we have evolved as a business, bringing new life to Marianne's vision. Today, we're on the lookout for exciting new fashions and designers, many of which you won't find anywhere else in Ottawa.

You have questions. We have the answer.

Discover vital information every woman needs before shopping for your next mastectomy item.

Q: When can I start to wear a breast form?

A: This is a personal decision. Many women are ready for their fitting four to six weeks after surgery, with some coming in as early as three weeks after and others waiting up to three months. It depends on how quickly your body heals and when you feel you are ready. Make your appointment on your own terms.

Q: What happens in my fitting?

A: You and your personal fitter will go into a private fitting room where you can discuss your situation and communicate your needs. Your fitter will ascertain your bra size and provide you with a selection of bras based on your requirements. She will then show you a selection of breast forms, which you will try in the bra. This process will enable you and your fitter to find the best prosthesis possible in size, shape and weight for your body.

Q: How do I go about getting a breast form?

A: Come in to our store any time to purchase a breast form. We carry a variety of shapes, weights and sizes, including partial breast forms. We recommend you make an appointment, as your fitting may take up to one hour.

Q: What kind of lingerie or bras can I look forward to after my surgery?

A: Not all women want or need to wear traditional surgical bras. In fact, the selection of traditional mastectomy bras has increased dramatically in recent years due to a high demand for smooth, comfortable t-shirt bras as well as prettier, lacy bras. Many of our customers began to wear beautiful lingerie only after their surgery!

Our seamstress can adapt your bra to work with a pocket sewn in. In fact, many of the new prostheses on the market are designed to be worn in bras without pockets. You can even buy attachable breast forms, which opens up a whole new world in lingerie. Your bra fitting is the most important part of your post surgery fitting to ensure your prosthesis conforms properly to your body.

Q: What happens in my fitting?

A: You and your personal fitter will go into a private fitting room where you can discuss your situation and communicate your needs. Your fitter will ascertain your bra size and provide you with a selection of bras based on your requirements. She will then show you a selection of breast forms, which you will try in the bra. This process will enable you and your fitter to find the best prosthesis possible in size, shape and weight for your body.

Q: What kind of swimsuit can I wear?

A: Swimming is a great exercise and our fitters will help you find the suit and swim form that is perfect for your body. Swimwear designers have realized the importance of providing suits for women with mastectomies, and the selection has never been better. Even the world's top fashion swimwear brands carry suits that have pockets for swim forms. Should you be unable to find a suit you like that a pocket, our in-house seamstress can adapt some suits to accommodate your swim form.

*Please note that we alter swimsuits purchased at our boutique. However, we do not alter swimsuits or bras that are purchased from other stores.

Q: What does a breast form cost?

A: Silicone forms are subsidized by the Ontario Ministry of Health. As your purchase for a breast prosthesis is paid in full at the time of your fitting, we will supply you with the application for your OHIP reimbursement. Coverage for a full prosthesis is $195; coverage for a partial is $105. The balance may be claimed through private insurance or income tax reimbursements. Coverage is also available through the City of Ottawa and First Nation.

Q: What if my prosthesis breaks?

A: Your prosthesis is under a two-year warranty with the manufacturer. If there is a fault with the prosthesis in the form of bubbles or separation, the manufacturer will replace it.

Q: What am I eligible for?

A: You are eligible for a new prosthesis every two years should you need one.

Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Or schedule an appointment. Our friendly consultants will gladly help you find the perfect fit.

We're conveniently located in the Westgate Shopping Centre on Carling Avenue, just off the Queensway.

Westgate Shopping Centre

1309 CARLING AVE. W.
OTTAWA ON K1Z 7L3

PHONE 613-722-6614

TOLL FREE 1-877-210-1090

fashion@mariannesboutique.ca

Monday to Wednesday, 9:30am to 6:00pm
Thursday to Friday, 9:30am to 9:00pm
Saturday, 9:30am to 6:00pm
CLOSED SUNDAYS

Credit note / exchange within 10 days with receipt.
Intimate apparel, swimwear and sale items are all final sales. No refunds.