Lingerie is a crucial part of every woman’s wardrobe. A beautiful foundation makes you feel sexy, confident and ready to face the world. Why not treat yourself to a bra that really fits, or pick up some fun new pajamas? Take a trip to one of the best lingerie stores in Washington, D.C., to find that special something to make you feel fabulous. — Amy Gardner McNeal
Coup de Foudre Lingerie
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (corner of 11th and E streets)
Washington, DC 20004
This elegant shop is the District source for high-end European lingerie. It’s a feast of elegance, evoking a trip to a fine lingerie shop in Paris. Coup de Foudre showcases some of the best brands available, including Chantelle, Cosabella and Simone Perele. The specialist fitters on staff will make sure that you are buying the perfect bra. Expect to pay designer prices, but get the best fitting bra of your life. Coup de Foudre also carries a beautiful selection of panties, foundation garments, nightwear and bridal ensembles. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Sunday.
306 Maple Avenue West
Vienna, VA 22180
If you’re looking for the perfect undergarments for your formal ensemble, look no further. Trousseau is the place to go for a foundation to put under even the trickiest dress. The friendly staff will help you find the perfect bra or corset for your shape, without high pressure sales tactics. Bra fittings are always available, even without an appointment. Trousseau carries an excellent selection of bridal accessories, including headpieces, shoes and jewelry, to make it a one-stop shop when getting the ready for the big day. Candy, lotions and accessories make it a great place to pick up the little extras you need. The store has great parking, too. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Sunday.
924 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fun is the first thing that comes to mind when you stroll into Bloomers in Alexandria. The cheerful color palette of the décor is the perfect backdrop for the fun, fresh things that it has to offer. You’ll find soft loungewear, adorable undies and comfortable sleepwear in a wide variety of vibrant shades, with nothing too precious in the place. Bloomers offers an excellent selection of the things you’ll wear every day, from brands like Juicy Couture and Spanx, plus fun extras. The sales staff is upbeat, the selection is great, and the vibe makes it one of the best lingerie stores in Washington, D.C. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.