Whether you’re looking for a new bra, post-mastectomy item or an entire undergarment makeover, these five destinations will outfit you perfectly and leave you with a confidence rivaling that of a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Visit our selection of the best lingerie boutiques in the city and be the best (un-)dressed girl in the Steel City.
Chelsea’s of New York
This incredible boutique may exist only online, but the owners happen to live and operate in Pittsburgh, which means exclusive sneak peeks for residents of the Steel City. Often featured in Whirl Magazine, promoting fashion shows and charity events and a prominent presence on the club scene, Chelsea’s of New York products can be seen all over Pittsburgh. Whether you’re looking for garters, corsets (handmade, no less), stockings, stilettos or all of the above, Chelsea’s of New York has you covered (literally). The site also carries unique dresses, costumes, accessories and is even launching yoga and swimwear next year. Like the company on Facebook for exclusive deals and offers and follow it on Twitter for the latest news. Cool fact: one of Chelsea’s models was just crowned Miss Pennsylvania.
6080 Steubenville Pike
Robinson, PA 15136
Whether you’re in the market for a chemise, baby doll or bustier, Sassy Sensations has a, well, sensational, selection of intimates. Offering XS-3X, Sassy carries enough products to satisfy nearly everyone’s size, preference and wallet. Break out of your comfort zone and try a pair of pasties, or buy an adorable petticoat to entice your sweetie. Sassy also carries an extensive selection of toys, games and novelties. Visit Sassy’s website to explore its three locations and find a store closest to you.
1601 Route 51
Pittsburgh, PA 15025
The beauty of this unique store is that it caters to every lifestyle; there’s no need to feel insecure or abashed when shopping because the staff has literally seen it all. From fantasy costumes (naughty librarian, anyone?) to lingerie and fetishwear, Lolita’s is appropriately named. Rely on this store’s knowledgeable staff for proper bustier fittings, recommendations and a “second opinion” – Lolita’s will ascertain that you try before you buy to satisfy all of your needs.
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The Outer Skin
416 E. 8th Ave.
Homestead, PA 15120
If you’re looking for something on the wilder side of lingerie, be sure to check out The Outer Skin. From sexy pirates, to school girls, cop uniforms, nurses and everything else imaginable, The Outer Skin offers even your most outlandish fantasy outfits. Bonus idea: take your sweetie along to offer their opinion and enjoy a sexy night out as you strut your stuff.
900 5th Ave., 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Last, but most certainly not least, is the only specialty women’s undergarment store in Pittsburgh that carries bras and girdles, but also post-mastectomy items, accessories for nursing mothers and wigs for patients currently undergoing radiation treatment. The bra selection at Smart Form is most impressive – the company carries bras in bands that range from 30-56″ and cups AA-N. Management also works with most major insurances, which have recently begun covering wigs and other cancer-aiding accessories, and also assists individuals who do not have any medical coverage. Family owned and operated in Pittsburgh for the last 60 years, this unique boutique schedules fitting appointments Tuesdays through Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Call to set up your own visit or check out Smart Form’s website for further details and a full list of products.
Nikki Tiani-Moroney is a full time mum of two boys, wife of a professional poker player/photographer/amateur pencil-sharpening competitor and writer from Pittsburgh, PA. When she isn’t studiously neglecting her housework in favor of a good book, she’s out simultaneously fighting crime and picking up sidewalk litter while savoring an occasional cigarette. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.