You’ve got the dress, the shoes, and the accessories—now, it’s time to think about the lingerie. When shopping for wedding lingerie, aesthetics may be top of mind. However, you’ll also want to make sure that your lingerie pieces are made from quality materials that hold up over time and are well-constructed. Other components, like versatility and style, are also important to consider.
Bridal lingerie can also be a great gift for bachelorette party or bridal shower. There are a few things to consider, depending on how well you know the person you are buying for. “True lingerie is probably best given by a close friend or family member,” says Jennifer Zuccarini, founder and CEO of lingerie brand Fleur du Mal. “A robe or silk pajamas is appropriate for someone you might not know as well.” If you’re selecting lingerie for someone else, think about both their wedding theme and how they dress on a day-to-day basis. “Take cues from her personal style,” says bridal fashion stylist Gabrielle Hurwitz. “Is she more boho? Romantic? Minimalist? When in doubt, white lace is usually a safe option.”
Meet the Expert
- Jennifer Zuccarini is the founder and CEO of lingerie brand Fleur du Mal. The brand launched online in 2012, and now operates flagship stores in New York City and Los Angeles.
To help make your intimates search a little less intimidating, we set out to find the best places to buy lingerie for all the upcoming wedding festivities, including rehearsal dinner, wedding night, and honeymoon. We looked at the style offerings, quality of materials, and return policy (just in case your delicates don’t fit).
Read on for the best places to buy lingerie.
Eberjey’s luxurious pajamas and loungewear collections have reached cult-like status over the years, but their lingerie is equally swoon-worthy. With a curated selection of designs that include classic triangle bralettes and matching brief undies (the Anouk Bralette and matching Anouk Thong are perfect for wedding day undergarments).
Return or exchange your items within 30 days of your purchase date for either a refund or new item. According to the brand’s policy, opened underwear is final sale, so you’ll want to be sure to check your measurements when purchasing.
Price range: $25-$150+
Nordstrom is another excellent place to buy lingerie, with lots of different brands and styles to choose from. Whether you’re looking for something classic like a silk slip (we love the In Bloom Chemise by Jonquil) or something a little saucier like an open gusset (hello, Hanky Panky), the department store has your lingerie needs covered.
Additionally, Nordstrom has a fantastic return and exchange policy in that you can make a free return in-store, curbside, or through mail within 45 days of the shipment date. That being said, Nordstrom’s return policy states that the company takes returns on a case-by-case basis, so we recommend keeping that in mind when trying on lingerie. For sanitation reasons, it’s always a good idea to keep your underwear on when slipping into undergarments.
Price range: $20-$160
Home to the fan-favorite Signature Lace Thong, Hanky Panky makes lingerie that is just as comfy, stretchy, and sexy as their popular undies. From sweet wedding night intimate gifts like the Victoria Lace Chemise with G-String to spicy lingerie party gifts like the All Tied Up Crotchless Thong and Handcuffs Pack, this lingerie brand has a nice mix of designs that fills the desires of every personal style.
The brand also offers free exchanges as well as returns on unworn, unwashed, and defective items within 30 days of receiving the order. The only lingerie items that are not eligible for a return are the rolled undies. If you’re stuck on what to gift the bride, you can also order a Hanky Panky E-Gift Card for $25-$500.
Price at time of publish: $20-$300
There are a few reasons why we love Victoria’s Secret for wedding lingerie. First, the brand has an incredible range of styles, designs, and sizes at a range of prices, making it all the more possible to find something for everyone. Victoria’s Secret also carries a collection of other lingerie brands (in addition to their own designs), including For Love & Lemons, and they have a fantastic Bridal Shop with curated selections of items, including intimates, robes, and sleep sets.
The Victoria’s Secret return policy is also quite generous—you can return online orders for free within 30 days of purchase. Just make sure to keep the tags on and save your receipt for proof of purchase.
Price range: $35-$300+
Adore Me is one of our favorites for a multitude of reasons—not only can you get all of your wedding day lingerie from the brand’s vast collection, but you can also subscribe to their Elite Box and receive sexy goodies every month. Similar to Fabletics, Adore Me also offers a VIP subscription that allows you to shop items at an exclusive discounted price, so you get get high-quality lingerie without the high price tag (a perk when budgeting for your wedding).
Adore Me also has a Live Shopping feature where you can experience the products on a more personal level, allowing you to get a better idea of fit, fabric feel, and more through online shopping events. To top things off, it’s a B Corp-certified company that focuses on creating more sustainable practices and protecting Mother Earth. The brand also offers free exchanges as well as returns on items within 30 days from purchase for a $5.95 restocking fee. When returning lingerie, be sure that the items are unworn, with tags and adhesive strips still intact.
Price range: $30-$70+
For Love & Lemons
We’ve been long-time fans of the brand For Love & Lemon for their incredible designs, but also for the craftsmanship and quality that the brand offers. Each piece feels like a piece of couture and the styles are unmatched. From colorful bras, underwear, and garter belt sets to sexy white slip dresses, For Love & Lemons lingerie is perfect for everything from your wedding night to your honeymoon.
The brand also has its own curated wedding shop which, in addition to lingerie selections, includes chic bachelorette dresses, honeymoon ensembles, and more. As far as returns are concerned, you have 31 days from when your order ships to return unworn and unwashed items.
Price range: $30-$170+
Cosabella is another lingerie brand that offers sexy designs that are crafted from super-comfortable materials. In fact, some of our Cosabella undergarments have turned into everyday items because they’re so comfy, breathable, and well-made.
In addition to classic lingerie styles—think bodysuits, chemises, and undies—Cosabella also offers a fantastic collection of pajamas and sleepwear, making it a great place to find more modest gifts for lingerie parties and bridal showers. This lingerie brand also has a 30-day return policy for items that are unworn with tags and, if you miss the 30-day window, you can still return items for store credit or exchange.
Price range: $30-$300
Fleur du Mal
Your wedding is a great excuse to splurge on luxury lingerie—and Fleur Du Mal is one of our absolute favorites. The brand’s bridal shop features a collection of some of the most beautiful and high-quality delicates that feel like an extension of your wedding gown. From pearl string thongs to lacy bodysuits, the iconic lingerie brand creates the most breathtaking pieces for your big day.
In addition to sexy lingerie, Fleur Du Mal also has beautiful loungewear pieces for getting ready—such as the Bride Embroidered Angel Sleeve Robe—that make excellent bridal showers gifts. Plus, Fleur Du Mal designs menswear lingerie with silk and lace boxers, robes, ad more. The brand offers free refunds and exchanges within 20 days of shipment, as long as tags are still in place and items are unworn and unwashed.
Price range: $30-
For saucy lingerie, look no further than the iconic designer brand Agent Provocateur. From cheeky bridal underwear like like adorable heart-cut out thong to corsets and “something blue” sets, there’s a style for everyone.
In addition to lingerie pieces, the brand also carries sexy sleep and loungewear items like this stunning robe, as well as other gifts and toys to spice things up. Should you need to return or exchange an item, the brand offers both within 28 days of purchase, so long as items are un unworn conditions with the tags still on.
Price range: $45-$2,000
Bare Necessities is an excellent one-stop-shop for undergarments, featuring everything from sexy lingerie to everyday delicates, pajamas and loungewear. In addition to the gorgeous selection of designs, the brand also offers a range of inclusive sizes for every body type.
The Bare Necessities bridal shop offers a curated collection of undergarments for your wedding dress (including backless and strapless bras), as well as getting ready items like robes and loungewear.
Price range: $10-$50
Journelle is another top pick because the undergarment company carries a fantastic selection of lingerie, shapewear, and solutions, all in beautiful designs. From mesh period underwear to lacy shapewear, Journelle’s collection is designed to made you feel beautiful, confident, and supported on your big day. And if you’re looking for inclusive sizing, the company also has some of the chicest and sexiest options out there for DD+ busts.
It’s possible to return or exchange many items within 14 days of receipt. However, all underwear, bodysuits, and swimwear are final sale due to sanitary reasons.
Price range: $10-$900
For fashion-forward lingerie items, we always turn to LIVY. In addition to its super chic, runway-worthy designs, the brand also offers ultra-sexy sporty styles like the Palm Soft Brallette and matching Palm String undies (the Holly Tanga undies with the Soft Triangle bra are also super cute), which are a nice change-up from the more traditional wedding day lingerie.
These delicates are made with high-quality materials and construction and the unique styles will feel like an extension of your wedding wardrobe. While the brand doesn’t offer exchanges, you can return unwashed and unworn items for a refund.
Price range: $40-$900
What to Look for in Lingerie Brands
When shopping for lingerie online, pay close attention to the company’s return and exchange policy, as you won’t be able to try items on before purchasing. Due to sanitary reasons, some lingerie brands might mark their undergarments as final sale, so it’s important to be aware of that. Also, if you are purchasing lingerie as a gift for the bride, the return and exchange policy is vital, as it’s hard to guess someone else’s sizing.
The material also important to consider when shopping for lingerie. Since they are already delicate items, lingerie should be made with high-quality fabrics and strong construction for multiple wears. To get a feel for how the company makes their lingerie, look on their websites for a frequently asked questions section or a page dedicated to their processes. For instance, Cosabella has an entire page about how its products are crafted in Italy. Additionally, it helps to check out product reviews so you can get a feel for what to expect from the customer side.
Your lingerie should feel like an extension of you—and it should be something that makes you feel sexy and empowered when you slip it on. It’s important to look for designs that you love and are representative of your personal style. Love for Lemons is perfect if you like sweet, yet sexy designs, while Agent Provocateur is for those who want to be, well, provocative. If you aren’t sure about the style, look for companies that sell a variety of designs to choose from.
“A wedding dress doesn’t need to be white, and honestly, neither does bridal lingerie,” says Hurwitz. “That being said, I think it depends on when you’re wearing it. If you’re wearing a more sheer wedding gown, Hurwitz suggests sticking to nudes and whites. But if your wedding dress is a more opaque fabric, feel free to incorporate color for a fun touch. “I’ve had a few brides wear blue panties as their ‘something blue’,” she says.
You can absolutely give lingerie as a bridal gift, however, it’s important to think about the bridal shower atmosphere and how the bride might react. If it’s more of a family affair, she might be uncomfortable unboxing undergarments, so consider gifting the lingerie in private.
Hurwitz adds that it’s important to include a gift receipt—and make sure to check the return policies ahead of time—in case they need a different size or style.
“Lingerie parties have become super popular—we see them as either part of a bachelorette or in place of a bridal shower,” says Zuccarini. “The point is to gift the bride-to-be new lingerie (and usually toys and accessories) for all of her wedding festivities and, of course, the honeymoon.”
Why Trust Brides
Contributing writer Jessie Quinn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Journalism from Academy of Art University. At Brides, Quinn covers everything from engagement rings to wedding decor, utilizing her fashion degree to meticulously research each topic to find the best of the best. When researching the best places to buy lingerie, she tapped into her fashion experience to research top brands and retailers, considering everything from quality of construction to design offerings to return and exchange policies.