BEST LINGERIE Minneapolis 2000 - Frederick's of Hollywood
Real women (of all genders) buy and wear Jockey for Her French-cut briefs and JC Penney store-brand bras. Unfortunately, those garments don't provide the zip of that cancan-dancer-holding-a-slumber-party look that's elemental to our culture. In the Twin Cities, of course, clothes for mommies to play dress-up in only tend to show up in stores without battery-operated appliances around traditional holidays like Valentine's Day and Christmas. If your schedule's a little more spontaneous and you're allergic to latex, your best local bet is Frederick's of Hollywood, which for more than half a century has been supplying the day's version of leopard-print cat suits, water bras, and patent-leather bikinis. (Nowadays they don't leave the guys out, either: How do silk briefs stroke--er, strike you? Or boxers with chili peppers printed on--get it?). If you can't find your size in the store, try the catalog.