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A Guide to Finding Tasteful Lingerie (Online) Somewhat Modestly Presented

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The Safety Rating

Stars indicate my “safety” rating. This refers to how “modestly presented” the lingerie is.

* Typical

** Typical, but on the conservative side.

***In between.

****Live models but amply covered.

*****No live models.

I don’t link to sites that I would give a negative number rating. I only link to sites I would give a 0 rating if I link to a specific category within the site that has a higher rating. This will be indicated in the notes. Rating is for the site as a whole unless otherwise noted. Many entries do include notes. Please note that websites may change at any time and, of course, they are not going to inform me when they do!

The Heart Rating

What are the ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ for? I’m assuming brides and gift buyers are not shopping primarily for long underwear. Right? So that’s what the heart rating is for. While I do include sites that offer very basic, practical sleepwear and undergarments for trousseau shoppers, that’s not the primary purpose of this guide. Hearts indicate how “bride-ish” or “honeymoonish” the offerings are, primarily in terms of sleepwear but also considering undergarments and loungewear. The hearts may refer to the entire site or to only a few products, and sometimes the notes will indicate this. When rating, I look for things that are luxurious, sweet, delicate, feminine (lace, ruffles, etc.), romantic, and sexy (and tasteful). More hearts indicates offerings toward the latter end of the list. Undergarments and loungewear automatically get lower ratings than sleepwear. Ratings are subjective ~ just use them as a general guide.

Abbreviations

Size abbreviations I use:

M= Misses’

P= Petites

W= Women’s (plus)

J =Juniors

T= Tall

XS through XL is usually Misses’

XL + is usually equal to Women’s

RTW= Ready to wear (stores are ready-to-wear unless noted otherwise).

MTO= Made to order

 

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~ A ~

 

Appleseeds

Sleepwear and robes.

Ratings: ****

Sizes Offered: M, P, W

Last Updated: April 9, 2014

 

April Cornell

Feminine nightgowns, pjs, slips.

Ratings: ****♥♥♥

Sizes Offered: M, W

Last Updated: April 9, 2014

 

~ B ~

 

Bedford Fair – Quality Women’s Clothing and Shoes

Bras, panties, slips, camisoles, sleepwear, loungewear, robes. Also has socks.

Ratings: **

Sizes Offered: M, W

Last Updated: Unknown

 

Blair

Bras and briefs, Sleepwear and loungewear

Ratings: **

Sizes Offered: M, W

Last Updated: Unknown

Notes: †Sleepwear has a rating of ****

 

Brook’s Brothers

Pajamas and robes.

Ratings: ****

Sizes Offered: Unknown

Last Updated: Unknown

~ C ~

 

Cabela’s

Sleepwear and baselayer

Ratings: ****

Sizes Offered: M ~ Maybe others? Saw a T.

Last Updated:  Unknown

 

Campmoor

Baselayer

Ratings: ****

Sizes Offered: Varies ~ mostly M but some W.

Last Updated:Unknown

 

Coldwater Creek

Tanks and shells in the Tops and Tees category.

Ratings: *****

Sizes Offered: M, P, W

Last Updated: Unknown

~ D ~

Diviine ModesTee

Camisoles and layering tees. 

Ratings: *****

Sizes Offered: XS-XL, sometimes higher

Notes: Homepage and swimwear are *

Last Updated: Unknown

 

DownEast Basics

Tees and Camis

Ratings: *****

Sizes Offered: XS-XL

 Last Updated: Unknown

~ E ~

 

Eddie Bauer

Long underwear, Tees and tanks Also has socks and tights (with a lovely 5 stars for the tights)

Ratings: ****

Sizes Offered: M, some P and T

Last Updated: Unknown

 

Essential Apparel

Bras (see note below), panties (the rating is for all but the thongs/ g-strings–shop by style), sleepwear (** with a few exceptions), long underwear. Also has socks/hosiery (not rated).

Ratings: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Sizes Offered: Unknown

Last Updated:Unknown

Notes: Bras did not quite get a * due a few 0 photos. See note above on panties.

~ G ~

Gaiam

Organic cotton undergarments and sleepwear.

Ratings: ** ♥ ♥

Sizes Offered: M

Last Updated: Unknown

 

GAP

Bras, panties, sleepwear. Also has tights and leggings.

Ratings: * ♥ ♥ ♥

Sizes Offered: M

Last Updated: November 30, 2014

 

Garnet Hill

Intimates (bras, panties, slips, camisoles) Sleepwear and robes Tanks and camis.

Ratings: ** ♥ ♥♥

Sizes Offered: XS-XL

Last Updated: Unknown

 

Graceful Threads

MTO slips, blouseslips, bloomers, nightgowns (under “women”). Also has a few RTW items.

Ratings: *****

Sizes Offered: M, P

Last Updated: Unknown

 

~ H ~

Hanna Andersson

Organic cotton knit long johns, short johns, and nightgowns. Also sells tights.

Ratings: *****

Sizes Offered: XS-XL

Last Updated: April 9, 2014

~ J ~

J.Jill

Camisoles and tanks. Sleepwear and robes.

Ratings: ***

Sizes Offered: M, P, W

Last Updated: Unknown

 

Janice’s

Natural Comfort Collection Cotton or silk bras, underwear, robes, sleepwear, camisoles.

Ratings: **

Sizes Offered: Varies

Last Updated: Unknown

 

JCPenny

Bras, panties, and lingerie. Sleepwear (including chemises and babydolls). Camisoles, tanks, slips. Leggings. Also sells socks and hosiery (not rated).

Ratings: *♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Sizes Offered: M, W, P, J

Last Updated: November 30, 2014

Notes: Bras ~ if you shop by style and avoid “corsets and bustiers” and “bra accessories.” Panties ~ If you shop by style and avoid “thong and G-string.” You get what you shop for, basically. Excludes “sexy lingerie” category (it’s about a “0”).  “Matching bras and panties” overlaps with “0” categories. Excludes “chemises and babydolls” (not bad but not quite “*” either).

~ K ~

Kate’s Camisoles

Camisoles

Ratings: *****

Sizes Offered: Varies

Last Updated: April 9, 2014

 

Katie’s Mercantile

Ready-made (?) slips, petticoats, bloomers, nightgowns.

Ratings: ****

Sizes Offered: XS-3X

Last Updated: April 9, 2014

~ L ~

 

Lilies of the Field

MTO Nightgowns, slips, bloomers, camisole.

Ratings:*****♥ ♥

Sizes Offered: S-XL

Last Updated:Unknown

 

LLBean

Comfy sleepwear and robes, long underwear, tanks and shells

Ratings: *****

Sizes Offered: M, P, W

Last Updated:Unknown

Notes: † Except for tanks and shells

~ M ~

Molly’s Modest Clothing

Cropped camisoles, layering tees.

Ratings:**

Sizes Offered: XS-3XL

Last Updated: April 9, 2014

 

~ N ~

National

Bras, panties, camisoles, slips, thermal underwear, gowns, pajamas, robes, loungewear. Also sells hosiery (not rated).

Ratings: **

Sizes Offered: M, W

Last Updated: Unknown

 

New Creation Women’s Apparel

Half slips (long), nightgown

Ratings: *****

Sizes Offered: Varies

Last Updated: Unknown

 

Norm Thompson

Camisoles, sleepwear, robes.

Ratings: ***♥ ♥

Sizes Offered: M, P, W

Last Updated: Unknown

 

Northstyle

Sleep and lounge

Ratings: ****♥ ♥

Sizes Offered: M, W

Last Updated: Unknown

Notes: Almost 5.

~ O ~

Old Navy

Lounge and Sleep Camis and Tanks

Ratings: ***

Sizes Offered: M, some MP, MT. W ††

Last Updated: Unknown

Notes: Sleepwear is *****. †† Much more limited selection in plus sizes.

 

Old Pueblo Traders

Bras, panties, slips, robes, sleepwear, camisoles, loungewear. Also has hosiery and socks (not rated).

Ratings: ** ♥ ♥ ♥

Sizes Offered: M, W, some MP, MT, WP

Last Updated: Unknown

 

OneStopPlus

Bras, panties, gowns, teddies, chemises, robes, pajamas, loungewear, slips, camisoles, long underwear., hosiery and socks.

Ratings: *♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Sizes Offered: W

Last Updated: November 30, 2014

Notes: Includes “sexy lingerie” category but excludes “ultra sexy.” Most higher than one star.

 

Orvis

Underwear, tanks, sleepwear.

Ratings: ****

Sizes Offered: XS-XL M and P

Last Updated: Unknown

Notes: If you count the “soft knit” gowns

 

~ P ~

Purely Modest

MTO nightgowns

Ratings: *****

Sizes Offered: XS-XL

Last Updated: Unknown

~ R ~

Ringger Clothing

MTO slips, petticoats, nightgowns

Ratings: ****

Sizes Offered: S-1X

Last Updated: Unknown

~ S ~

Shade Clothing

Tees and tanks Lounge and intimates (camis, tanks, lounge pants, leggings).

Ratings: ***

Sizes Offered: XS-XL

Last Updated: Unknown

 

Soft Surroundings

Luxurious sleepwear and robes

Ratings:***♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Sizes Offered: M, P, T, W

Last Updated: Unknown

~ T ~

Tall Women’s Clothes

Sleepwear (pants and pj’s)

Ratings:  ***

Sizes Offered:  T

Last Updated: Unknown

 

Taylor’s Scarlet Thread

Cotton nightgowns (some of them embroidered).

Ratings: *****♥ ♥

Sizes Offered:

Last Updated: Unknown

 

The King’s Daughters

Pettiblouses, pantaloons, petticoats, slips, old-fashioned nightgowns. Also has socks and tights. Also has a RTW section.

Ratings: *****

Sizes Offered: M (but can often make W as well)

Last Updated: Unknown

 

TravelSmith

A small selection of undergarments.

Ratings: **

Sizes Offered: M

Last Updated: Unknown

 

~ U-V ~

Vermont Country Store

Bras. camis, undershirts, long underwear, panties, slips, socks/hosiery, gowns (lots), pj’s, robes,

Ratings: **♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Sizes Offered: M, W

Last Updated: Unknown

 

~ W ~

Willow Ridge

Bras, panties, slips, sleepwear, robes, loungewear.

Ratings: ** ♥ ♥

Sizes Offered: M, W

Last Updated: Unknown

 

Woman Within

Lingerie (bras, panties, thermal knits, slips, camis). Sleepwear (pj’s, gowns, robes, sleepshirts).

Ratings: *♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Sizes Offered: W

Last Updated: November 30, 2014

Notes: † Almost all better than that.

 

Works of the Heart

Nightgowns, pantaloons, slips, camisoles.

Ratings: *****

Sizes Offered: XS-XXL

Last Updated: Unknwon

Notes: One nightgown has optional lace “for a pretty touch.”

 

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