$230 bra, $110 thong
I’ve never actually been brave enough to step foot inside La Perla before. Luckily, the sales staff was incredibly nice and helped me choose a mint-green lacy underwire bra with a matching thong. The color was exquisite, like a vibrant sea foam with a metallic lacy appliqué and a thin lining. I slipped on the garments carefully and waited for the magic to happen. But sadly, I did not turn into Sophia Loren. Instead, I was annoyed by the itchy lace and the tight straps. The thong was cut too high, and both pieces, though well made and delicate, were just not flattering. La Perla, 425 W. 14th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-242-6662.
The Find: Lingerie
From La Perla to American Apparel, a survey of high-cut bras and low-rise thongs.
Aug 15, 2007 issue of New York Magazine