Lingerie Store Directory
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This source for high-end underwear has sexy, comfortable underpinnings from top makers like Le Mystère and OnGossamer that look sleek underneath gowns. Brides can pick up pretty bra-and-panty sets (from $65) or a bustier (from $125).
This neighborhood shop stocks smooth, ready-to-wear strapless corsets ($125) that will please brides who want to avoid having a bra built into their dress. There’s also a fine selection of underpinnings, from basic stockings to very lacy white panties.
This local favorite is packed with styles that range from garters ($15 to $40) and pretty lace sets (from $150), to ornate numbers like the Simone Perele bridal bustier ($195). The store carries sleepwear for the honeymoon from names like Jane Woolrich and LioNella, and brides can register for its fine silk and lace chemises, robes, and bra-and-panty sets. From $200.
Whether customers are looking for a practical bra from Olga or Warner’s, or a racier style, Livi’s seasoned sizing experts will make sure they find the right fit. Especially popular with brides are the lacy bustiers. Livi’s also houses quality bridal garters ($20) and a sizable hosiery selection. Lingerie is $50 to $100.mixona.com
With its comprehensive supply of corsets, bustiers, and other trendy lingerie, this shop’s designer list is a who’s who of European fashion elite. Its outgoing staff eagerly directs brides-to-be toward the new line of Australian Pleasure State bras that come in sizes B to DD (from $80), as well as the store’s own private label.onlyhearts.com
This welcoming shop is the place to go for undergarment accoutrements, like a silk Helen Sanchez peignoir for the wedding night ($286) or a lacy Delicious bralette for the honeymoon ($45). Besides the shop’s eponymous line, they also carry tasteful sexywear from Christine, Vera Wang, and Alberta Ferretti.orchardcorset.com
This shop carries undergarments from sizes 32AA to 56L, and owner Peggy Berg can guess just about anyone’s size by looking at them. Women come here for customized satin or lace corsets by Goddess, Wacoal, Crêpe-Suzette, and Carnival ($40 to $80), or Edwardian-style whalebone lace-ups ($50 to $70).patriciafield.com
Brides who want something a little funky under their sweet white dress turn to Field’s famously offbeat collection. Her edgy fashion house offers ready-to-wear girdles and corsets galore ($80 to $350). Wedding options range from the ruffly Honeydew line to satin garter belts with pockets and crystal chains.
Korean designer Jean Yu understands a woman’s body: Her lovely lingerie is fashioned out of super-delicate chiffon or charmeuse, with ribbons and seams instead of elastic for a comfortable fit. Her made-to-measure sets (from $875) are extra luxe.townshop.com
In business since 1888, Town Shop carries an enormous selection of bustiers in sizes 32A to 40G, including designs from Le Mystère and Felina. Wild brides shouldn’t overlook the marabou-feather high-heeled slippers ($40) or the very intimate thong embroidered with the husband-to-be’s name ($22, in black, pink, white, or red). Alterations are free.victoriassecret.com
Victoria’s Secret is a reliable source for stockpiling pretty and practical underthings. For hot honeymoon items, a peek-a-boo teddy ($48) and baby-doll sets (from $35) are just right.
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide
- Camille La Vie
Palisades Center – 1611 Palisades Center Drive West Nyack, NY 10994 ; Tel: 845-727-7270 ; www.camillelavie.com
Camille La Vie & Group USA is a prime dress destination for prom, homecoming and all other occasions with other locations in Jersey Gardens, Secaucus and Franklin Mills Mall. Visit camillelavie.com.
- Designer Loft
226 West 37th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY ; Tel: 212-944-9013 ; www.designerloftnyc.com
Upscale atelier with over 15 bridal designers. Full service salon with alterations and custom build ups. Mother of the Bride, Bridesmaid and all bridal accessories. Unique and inspired selection.
- Lotus Bridal
1822 Avenue U Brooklyn, NY 11229 ; Tel: 718-332-4385 ; www.lotusbridal.com
This one-stop shop for brides has elegant designer gowns (from $800) and bridesmaid dresses (from $160), plus hair and makeup. Featured designers include Allure, Enzoani, Maggie Sottero and San Patrick, Jim Hjelm, Lazaro & Bari Jay.