Ask Belle: Lace Is in the Air
Jan 28, 2014
Want to tell you that I absolutely live for your blog…keep up the awesome work! Today, I was wondering if you could give good suggestions for lingerie/intimates. I’m a little tired of Victoria’s Secret, hate Fredrick’s, and want something kinda fun and more earthy. I don’t mind if it’s a little pricier or something that’s from out of the country. Free People seems to be the kind of style that’s catching my eye, but I’m open for others. Let me know what you think when you can.
Thank you, SW from Atlanta
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this topic seemed an appropriate one to discuss.
If you’re new to buying lingerie, I suggest going for a fitting. Your area Nordstrom or a local boutique like Coupe de Foudre in Penn Quarter can help you find out what size you need. Why go for a fitting? Because if your not comfortable in what you’re wearing, you won’t feel sexy.
One of my favorite places to buy lingerie is Anthropologie. They carry a lot of pieces that are a bit more unique and relaxed than what you’ll find at most retailers. I especially like that they carry some vintage-inspired pieces. Their Carina set is a good mix of structure and bohemian. This corset set is also a lovely choice, but my favorite is this lacy bodysuit.
If you’re attracted to the look of Free People, I recommend a brand called Eberjey. This lace-trimmed teddy is a pretty, relaxed piece. I own their racerback lace bras, and they’re lovely. And if you want something pretty for every day, they also make a lace-trimmed, racerback camisole.
Lastly, if you adore the look of Agent Provacateur, they’re now producing a less-expensive diffusion line called L’Agent. You can buy a simple lingerie set or add accessories, like garters and hosiery. The price is either similar to or just above Victoria’s Secret, but the quality is much better.
Where do you go shop for lingerie? And do you like to wear it regularly or just on special occasions? I’m a bit of an odd duck because if I have a big meeting or an important occasion, I like to build the perfect outfit from the foundation up.