Princess Tam-Tam and SpoyLt
New contributor carolinehope and I recently came to the conclusion that women should wear matching underwear. And not just so if you get into a car accident and some cute ER doctor has to cut your clothes from your body you are looking smokin hot on a gurney. Because knowing you have adorable matching underwear on is like having a secret private joke with yourself, and gives you the leeway that any day - even a work day - could end up kind of unexpectedly sexy and cool. You feel like Jamie Lee Curtis in "True Lies", I guess.
So with some sadness, I tossed all my mismatched underwear and started investing in some dope new unmentionables. Great lingerie is outrageously expensive and there are million considerations given what works for you body. Shops like Agent Provocateur are fun but those bras are of the ooh-la-la variety and not appropriate for going to work in your sunless bunker in Van Nuys.
So that leaves Victoria's Secret and boutique brands.
There is a bit of a divided stance among the women I know if Victoria's Secret bras are actually any good. I tend to think they're fine, but I'm never too jazzed on their designs. However, Victoria's Secret does carry designer lines of gorgeously designed and well-made brands like Chantal Thomass, Princesse Tam-Tam and SpoyLt (also, coincidentally, the names of the other girls in my phone sex operation). And during the semi-annual sale, you can get them at a huge discount. Bras for $128 are for $79, bras for $79 are for $49 (still pricey, I know, but they are so, so, so great.)
I'd advise shopping online for this. The stock flies at the stores and the lines are insane.
www.victoriassecret.com (then click on "Designer Lines")
p.s. In New York, there was a great lingerie shop called BodyHints. They are the self-proclaimed Sephora of lingerie shops. Go there if you're lucky enough to live in New York.
462 West Broadway between Prince and Houston Sts., 212-777-8677