Draw the Shades
Posted On Feb 19, 2016
There’s never been a better time to don some “Grey” apparel. If you want to revolutionize your sex life the way Christian and Anastasia do in Fifty Shades of Grey, invest in some luxurious lingerie. Here, we share with you some of our favorite brands.
Agent Provocateur Show off your inner vixen with the sexy silhouettes and fashion-forward sensibilities of Agent Provocateur. These saucy skivvies, brassieres, swimsuits, and accessories are beloved by the most beautiful women in the world. Visit agentprovocateur.com.
Bradelis Accentuate your individual brand of sexiness with these soft and sensual offerings from Bradelis. These incredibly feminine bras and panties bestow fantastic support and shape, and the elegant fabrications and lace work are just sublime. Visit bradelisny.com.
Cosabella Classic, elegant, and flattering for virtually any woman, this Italian lingerie line will make your feel like a Botticelli beauty. Alluring without ever seeming “vulgar,” these comfortable and beautifully constructed slips, camisoles, and skivvies are invisible beneath clothes yet beautiful enough that you won’t want to cover them up. Visit cosabella.com.
Kiki de Montparnasse If you feel like a “kitten with a whip,” pounce upon these saucy pieces that accentuate all the right assets. This brand doesn’t shy away from the sex factor, and brings extra sizzle to the already exquisite female form. If you plan to be extra frisky, Kiki also specializes in lace masks, pearl restraints, and opera gloves. Visit kikidm.com.
La Perla If you’re in an Eyes Wide Shut kind of mood, dive derriere-first into the sumptuous offerings of legendary underclothing line La Perla. From coquette-ish bras and bodysuits to ultra-luxe nightgowns, slips, and swimsuits, these shapes and form-loving fabrications are right out of your delicious dreams. Visit laperla.com.
Here, our favorite lingerie locations across the U.S.A.
Intimacy This boutique chain specializes in custom-fit bras and carries an impressive selection, including Freya and PrimaDonna. Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, 404-261-9333; myintimacy.com.
LiviRae Lingerie For top-tier shapewear, corsets, hosiery, and intimates, this fun, friendly boutique lifts your spirits and separates the good from the bad. 440 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway NW, Kennesaw, 770-429-7004; liviraelingerie.com.
Forty Winks If you’re scoping out seriously sexy C-cups, thongs, sleepwear, and nighties, this Boston boutique has high-end garments galore. 56 JFK Street, Cambridge, 617-492-9100; shopfortywinks.com.
Sedurre Look no further for an eclectic selection of virtuous underwear and slinky apparel, from brands like Only Hearts, Amulette, and Claire Pettibone. 28½ Prince Street, Boston, 617-720-4400; sedurreboston.com.
Enchante Lingerie Love every bit of your body with some saucy new skivvies from brands like Patricia Fieldwalker, Aubade, and Luxxa. 900 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 312-951-7290; enchantelingerie.com.
G Boutique Give your curves the lingerie they crave (Mary Green, Blush, Huit, and more) at this sophisticated, affirming, and sex-positive Windy City boutique. 2131 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, 773-235-1234; boutiqueg.com.
Soma Intimates There are lots of pretty, flirty undergarment options of every type—bridal pieces, nursing bras, sports bras, and everyday delights. 533 Preston Royal Shopping Center, 469-232-5885; soma.com.
Trousseau of Dallas Experience plenty of va-va-voom, deep in the heart of Texas, with lines such as Fleur of England, Kenan, and Sherry et Cie. Plaza on Oak Lawn, 4266 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, 214-520-9333; shoptrousseauofdallas.com.
The Loved One The throwback-style underwear at this vintage-esque women’s apparel destination will help you conjure your inner Bettie Page. 2 East Holly Street, Pasadena, 626-304-0009; thelovedone.net.
Panty Raid These bras, undies, and other wonderful unmentionables from the likes of Stella McCartney and Maison Close are so flattering, you’ll find it hard to cover them up. 1953 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, 323-668-1888; pantyraidshop.com.
L.A. Boudoir This exquisite and irresistible vintage story carries and covetable selection of heavenly panties, bras, nightgowns, and slips—many from decades of yore. 6900 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, 305-555-1212; laboudoirmiami.com.
Nelson & Miriam If your body insists on being celebrated, head to this cheeky emporium of all things “supportive,” including top-notch shapewear and sexy swimsuits. 2293 NW 20th Street, Miami, 305-636-1555; miriamlingerie.com.
New York City
Journelle You’ll feel pretty, oh-so pretty when you treat yourself to the soft, sumptuous selections at this Manhattan intimates destination. Expect to sift through sought-after brands like Dita Von Teese, Wolford, Tocca, and many more.
3 East 17th Street, New York, 212-255-7800; journelle.com.
La Petite Coquette One of our favorite lingerie locations in the nation, this divine, diminutive boutique carries Fleur Du Mal, Natori, and Gossard. 51 University Place, New York, 212-473-2478; thelittleflirt.com.
Bellefleur Lingerie If you absolutely, positively must feel like a goddess, make your way to the confines of Bellefleur, where a wide selection of skimpy wonders await. 3504 Fremont Place North, Seattle, 206-545-0222; bellefleurlingerie.com.
Nancy Meyer Slip into a downright sublime selection of flattering underclothing and swimwear, including sizzling selections from Eres, Bordelle, and Cotton Club. 1318 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, 800-605-5098; nancymeyer.com.