While clothes can make the woman, it’s what’s underneath that can make her feel great. Downtown’s Nancy Meyer (1318 Fifth Ave.; 206.625.9200; nancymeyer.com) has been providing tasteful underpinnings for 35 years and was one of the first boutiques to introduce European brands such as La Perla and Eres to the United States. Nancy Meyer is the spot in town for designer swimwear and luxury loungewear, including all manner of negligees, peignoirs, chemises and other French unmentionables.
Also shop: Bellefleur (3504 Fremont Place N; 206.545.0222; bellefleurlingerie.com) in Fremont carries foundation garments functional enough for everyday, but pretty enough for special occasions. Comfy pajamas share shelf space with ultrasexy numbers meant for the boudoir. The knowledgeable sales staff confidently fits women for their perfect bra and walk men through the dicey landscape of gift buying. With a stunning range of bra sizes available (more than 100!), Zovo (University District, 4612 26th Ave. NE; 206.525.9686; zovolingerie.com), at University Village, is the place to go for all your bra needs, especially for those who are hard to fit or for special wardrobe needs, such as wedding gowns.