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Etsy Stylist: Lovely Lingerie
Where to find sweet underthings on the Web’s best handmade resource By Amber Taylor
Comments () | Published January 14, 2011
Gildapearl's pretty satin underpieces.

For Washington women yearning to find unique pieces on a budget, Etsy.com—which sells handmade and vintage items ranging from T-shirts and hair accessories to bespoke suits and ball gowns—is a great option if you know where to look. Every week, Amber Taylor finds Etsy’s best, whether you’re dressing for an A-list event or brightening up a trusty dress.

Lingerie certainly isn’t easy to shop for. Department-store brands run plain and conservative, everyone buys from Victoria’s Secret, and the prices at specialty boutiques are often nothing short of absurd.

Looking for a unique—and affordable—alternative? Etsy’s got everything from cozy pajamas to honeymoon ensembles.

The broad selection at sandmaidensleepwear is a great place to start. All the pieces are in organic cotton or other natural fiber blends and made by hand to your measurements. A pajama set ($120), romantic ruffled chemise ($90), or colorful jersey piece ($75) will ensure sweet dreams.

You might also like this babydoll set ($84) in a cheerful pink print by lovebabygrand.

If your top and bottom are different sizes, ontheinside has matching camisoles and panties sold separately and will take custom orders. We like the sassafrass camisole ($34) and forget-me-not panties ($19).

Brookthere’s sustainable lingerie ($60) made from bamboo fabric and a touch of lace will appeal to those who prefer simple styles.

If you’re looking for something special to tuck into that vacation suitcase, majoreystore has sexy sets and separates. The grey lace set ($69) is a pretty choice.

The slouchy bow on this Marlene bra ($109) from gildapearl makes it a perfect present.

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