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Welcome to Weddings Week 2013, our week-long ode to nuptials in Boston.


La Perla, because if not now, when?

Oh, the ever-popular lingerie party—it can really be hit or miss, huh? Weird themes give way to weird looks from grandma and that distant great aunt pretty quickly, so we recommend leaving the scandalous shindig to your bridesmaids and friends with a good sense of humor. If you're preparing to shower a soon-to-be blushing bride with sexy underthings (or are a bride yourself), head to these local shops for everything from pasties to sweet blue Hanky Pankys, and even naughtier cutout bottoms or lacy bodysuits.


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Forty Winks

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This Harvard Square boutique carries all the pieces for a bridal boudoir getup from brands like Mimi Holliday and Eberjey. Plenty of ivory hued sets and chemises are ideal for gift giving, while solution items (Spanx, nuBra) are on hand for difficult dresses.

Sedurre

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Sedurre—meaning "to seduce" in Italian—is North End gem full of accessibly priced underwear from Cosabella, Betsey Johnson, and Hanky Panky. The shop also has a nice bridal selection, including nighties from San Fran designer Mary Green.

KM Hudson

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This Boston outpost of the Mashpee-based company is staffed by the owner herself, Katherine Hudson. Dark wood floors and Persian rugs set an inviting tone for a bra fitting (pesky dress issues be damned). Bralette sets require a less exact fit, making them great for a lingerie party.

La Perla

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La Perla boasts the creme de la creme of lingerie. We're talking high end wearables from the likes of Marchesa, Baronessa, and Shanghai San—plus its own bridal line. Splurge for the honeymoon (or garter, or bustier, or really any part of the wedding bonanza).

Agent Provocateur

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Alongside its buddy La Perla, Agent Provocateur proves that there is nothing more luxurious than high fashion nobody can see. Save the wears coming out of this lingerie leader for the bedroom. Spending hundreds on intimates here includes champagne and chocolates (kind of like a date).

INTIMACY of Boston

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This chain is highly regarded for carrying an insane amount of bra sizes (90!), which they are experienced in matching to your own bosom. Alterations are offered, meaning this is the closest you'll get to a custom bridal piece.

Forty Winks

This Harvard Square boutique carries all the pieces for a bridal boudoir getup from brands like Mimi Holliday and Eberjey. Plenty of ivory hued sets and chemises are ideal for gift giving, while solution items (Spanx, nuBra) are on hand for difficult dresses.

Sedurre

Sedurre—meaning "to seduce" in Italian—is North End gem full of accessibly priced underwear from Cosabella, Betsey Johnson, and Hanky Panky. The shop also has a nice bridal selection, including nighties from San Fran designer Mary Green.

KM Hudson

This Boston outpost of the Mashpee-based company is staffed by the owner herself, Katherine Hudson. Dark wood floors and Persian rugs set an inviting tone for a bra fitting (pesky dress issues be damned). Bralette sets require a less exact fit, making them great for a lingerie party.

La Perla

La Perla boasts the creme de la creme of lingerie. We're talking high end wearables from the likes of Marchesa, Baronessa, and Shanghai San—plus its own bridal line. Splurge for the honeymoon (or garter, or bustier, or really any part of the wedding bonanza).

Agent Provocateur

Alongside its buddy La Perla, Agent Provocateur proves that there is nothing more luxurious than high fashion nobody can see. Save the wears coming out of this lingerie leader for the bedroom. Spending hundreds on intimates here includes champagne and chocolates (kind of like a date).

INTIMACY of Boston

This chain is highly regarded for carrying an insane amount of bra sizes (90!), which they are experienced in matching to your own bosom. Alterations are offered, meaning this is the closest you'll get to a custom bridal piece.