$95 bra, $75 panty
As I rifled through the racks at Catriona MacKechnie, my fingers came across the most unbelievably soft fabric. The light, gauzy pieces by Araks were navy-blue cotton edged with contrasting stretchy gray mesh. Both the bra and the rear of the panties had elastic, creating shirring down the centers of both, which made my butt look five times its actual size. Plus, the top was so thin and flimsy it offered absolutely no support. Catriona MacKechnie, 400 W. 14th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-242-3200.
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