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Perhaps it's not something you can discuss with your mom (or your mother-in-law-to-be for that matter!), but what to wear underneath your wedding gown deserves as much attention as what's on top. Donning something that makes you feel beautiful will make you shine even brighter on the big day. For San Francisco brides looking for a little lingerie flair, here are some must-see boutiques for that special, sultry something.
The London-based brand Agent Provocateur is known throughout the world as one of the sexiest, most luxurious lingerie houses in existence. Their boutique near Union Square will not disappoint. You'll walk into a sensual wonderland of exquisite lingerie — from the demure to the adventurous. They also have their own bridal line that offers lingerie, nightwear, and even elaborate garters for the reception toss. Read real brides' reviews here!
Alla Prima Fine Lingerie
Alla Prima's two locations in Hayes Valley and North Beach are stocked with luxurious picks from the likes of La Perla and Epure, among others. Here you'll find that elegant underpinning to make you feel amazing. They also offer bra fittings to makes sure everything is an ideal size.
Eres has its own freestanding boutique with styles for the bride-to-be with a more streamlined, pared-down aesthetic in mind. The French brand also offers sleek swimwear if you're inclined to pre-plan for the honeymoon.
Neiman Marcus is located in a grand atrium-style building near the city's bustling Union Square. Inside you'll discover a pleasantly surprising variety of the most luxurious lingerie. It also offers the best mix of sultry lingerie and necessary shapewear from brands like Commando, Spanx, and Wolford. Stay for lunch in the famed (and delectable!) Rotunda restaurant while you're there. Read real brides' reviews here!
Explore Aricie in the Crocker Galleria near downtown San Francisco. The quaint shop is filled with beautiful and luxurious lingerie pieces, including lacy bras, panties, hosiery, and shapewear. They carry hard-to-find brands from all over Europe.
Dark Garden Corsetry & Couture
For the bride who wishes to inject some decadent romance into her bridal lingerie repertoire, she can have all of her needs met at the Hayes Valley boutique, Dark Garden. They specialize in both modern and alternative styles, so every bride can have the perfect corset and accoutrements made to order just for her. Read real brides' reviews here!