Where to Buy Gorgeous Lace Intimates
By Lauren Kelly
, last updated November 23, 2011
Even if your lifestyle requires a no frills dressing mentality, lace intimates can be a dreamy, luxurious closet addition. With so many designers selling gorgeous lace panties, bras, slips, and more at every price point, shopping for new lingerie that suits your personality and fashion sense can be an enjoyable experience. You’re likely to already have a favorite intimate apparel retailer, but if you’re still searching for dazzling undergarments, here are six splurge worthy shopping destinations.
Recent lacy finds included the Anamosa Bralette and Short Set from La Fee Verte, the Maggie set with lace trim from Undrest, and the Sweet Divinity slip from Only Hearts. Be sure to visit the in store sales room for reductions on past season designs, or sign up for Anthropologie e-mails for special alerts regarding online clearances.
Desperate to buy shape wear that’s flattering and functional? Bare Necessities, one of the largest internet intimates stores, carries firming, lifting, and supportive undergarments that go beyond basic. Look for the Flexees Firm Control Waist Nipper with Lace and the Sassybax Sexy Slip with Underwire Bra for just two examples of this e-commerce site’s lacy stock. If you don’t require multitasking lingerie, scroll through the endless pages of womanly thongs, chemises and stockings from brands like Elle Macpherson Intimates and Le Mystere. Bare Necessities carries hundreds of plus size styles, and if you visit during select times of the year, you may be lucky enough to catch free shipping and markdown events.
Like a hidden treasure trove, Catriona Mackechnie is an underrated supplier of all things romantic. Representing lingerie sets from esteemed designers such as Stella McCartney and Vannina Versperini, this internet site may be small, but each lovingly selected garment is exquisite. Browse eye catching pieces like the Bisou, Bisou bra, thong and suspender set from Mimi Holliday, or the Peach Gabrielle camisole and shorts pair from Carine Gilson. Catriona Mackechnie stocks many bras with cup sizes in D to G, and the site even offers same day shipping to Manhattan customers. If you need advice on sizing and fit, just call the store’s friendly consultants. For the multitasking shopper, breathe a sigh of relief: this web store also carries dozens of bridal items, sleep sets, and eco-friendly items.
Fredericks of Hollywood
At Fredericks, you can go sexy with the Hollywood Dream Lace Strapless Corset or demure with the Dollicious Lace Babydoll. The famed national store carries a wide range of intimate apparel, including harder to find items like garter belts, half slips, and thigh highs. You can easily locate beautiful lace lingerie by searching the keyword “lace” on the official Fredericks of Hollywood website, or you can browse bras and panties by material. On the bridal section of the store’s homepage, special occasion intimates are divided into categories including “The Bachelorette Party” and “The Honeymoon.” You’ll find gorgeous lace pieces in any of these subsections: you can even narrow your search by “sexy,” “sweet,” or “wild” moods. You can visit Fredericks stores around the country: just use the locator tool on the official website for more information. If you shop online, you’ll be able to take advantage of special offers and savings, like occasional free shipping.
For a complete shopping experience, visit HerRoom.com, a massive e-commerce emporium selling brands as basic as Playtex and Hanes to lines as chic as Cosabella and Natori. A search for a lace bra turns up more than 700 styles, ranging in price from just $12 to more than $150. Almost every major intimates designer is represented in this online megastore, and you can choose from thousands of bras, panties, thongs, nighties and more. You’re bound to discover elegant pieces throughout the site, but the bridal gallery is especially rich in gorgeous lace designs. Whether you seek just the slightest bit of lace or an entirely frilly garment, Her Room is sure to have a shopping bagful of goodies to meet your needs.
A favorite shop for Hollywood starlets, La Perla stocks lavish, luxurious lingerie in hundreds of stunning styles. Such high quality goods don’t come cheap: a lace bra at La Perla averages around $200, while a slip rings in at about $400. If you can afford the splurge, you’ll be well rewarded with sumptuous, detail oriented designs, like those found in the Mezzanotte Babydoll, crafted from Chantilly lace. For a truly remarkable indulgence, browse La Perla’s selection of hosiery and garter belts. Visit the company’s website for a complete shopping experience, or use the retail locator to identify partner stores.