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Pricey Panties - Expensive Lingerie Panties

Lingerie's priciest labels and their mass-market counterparts


Sultry-eyed supermodels grace pricey campaign spreads, swathed in barely-there intimates and lots of shadow.  Seeing these silky chemises and rhinestone-detailed bustiers, one thing is proven:  Luxe doesn't come cheap.

With lingerie, “You get what you pay for” is partly true.  Materials used in high-priced shaping garments are often sturdier than mass-market versions.  Luxurious fabric, multiple linings and panel construction add to the cost, but are more effective for comfort, lifting cleavage and shaping the waist.  A La Perla tulle shaping bodysuit, sheerly paneled with molded cups, carries a hefty price tag of $305. Details, from intricate lace to tiny diamonds, also make a garment's retail skyrocket.  However, there are boutiquefuls of great alternatives that only look like their price is high.

Victoria's Secret is one of the friendliest and cost-effective sources for seductive (and affordable) underpinnings.  High-end styled hosiery, sleepwear, teddies and the most advanced brassieres may be found through the company's catalog or one of the 1,003 VS boutiques, located in nearly every US shopping mall and outdoor centre.  Collections like Body by Victoria, Sexy Little Things and Pout offer super-seductive choices racy enough to rival any european lingerie.  The label is known for intricate attention to details and no-fail push-up action and are typically priced $30-$58 for bra/panty sets or lightweight lace babydolls.  Josie, the moderately-priced line by lingerie queen Josie Natori, is full of amazingly printed, flowy chemises in crinkled fabrics, semi-sheers and halter styles.  These couture-worthy intimates look good enough for cocktails; at $58-$78, you can afford a matching purse.  Calvin Klein's remains a household underwear brand with it's skimpy simplicity; D&G houses fun and scandalous hipsters, bras and babydolls at a fraction of the price of couture.

Lingerie's biggest value lies in how it makes you look and feel.  Confidence is most appealing;  let your assets set the scene for the supermodel in you. 


Last Updated ( Monday, 29 September 2008 )