Ask Belle: Lingerie for Less
Jan 6, 2015
I need some lingerie for my honeymoon, but I’m not made of money. How can Bloomingdale’s charge $92 for this? Why would I pay more for a bra than a pair of shoes? Can you help me find something affordable?
I know this isn’t what you usually write about but Valentine’s is coming up, so other women might be having the same issue I am. Hope you can help me out.
Oh my gosh, lingerie is so expensive. Would you believe that bra you linked to is from Agent Provacateur’s diffusion (read: cheaper) line? Their regular-priced corsets run anywhere from $500 to $3,000. Who knew lace could cost so much? Let’s see what we can find in the under-$50 range.
H&M is a great place to start the lingerie search. The bras run in the under-$25 range, and they’re pretty as well as functional. I like this pale pink bra and thong set with black accents. This lacy, bright coral teddy is also a lot of fun. This pretty, black bra is a great option as well.
Other brands to try? Aerie is another low-price option; their lacy bralette is kind of adorable.The b.tempted line from Wacoal offers lots of options, including these cute, lace tangas that are sexy and full-coverage. BCBGeneration offers some fun choices at Macy’s (where there is almost always a discount).