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Lingerie expert Victoria Cullen reveals the best places in Melbourne to find your perfect match

Kitty K

Kitty K has a particularly soft, dainty style of lingerie, stocking many brands such as Chantal Thomas, Chantelle, Mimi Holliday, Love and Lustre, La Fee Verte and Huit. To check out their new arrivals every month follow their blog. The latest collection from Mimi Holliday features animal print, floral, and many pinks, all beautifully delicate. Prahran.

Kisskill Lingerie

The child of lingerie designer, Jane Carrodus, and entrepreneur, Vicky Marcoulis. You will find the full Kisskill line here, including a collaboration with Australian model Cheyenne Tozzi. They also stock harnesses by Melbourne designers, Lady Bellentina and Kitte. Their strappy ‘fashion lingerie’ is made to be seen. Sizes: 10A - 14D. South Yarra.

Passionfruit: The Sensuality Shop

Michelle Temminghoff founded Passionfruit 16 years ago as a reinvention of the sex shop. It is a friendly, comfortable space for women to explore their sensuality. You will find body-safe toys as well as luxury lingerie chosen on red-hot seduction value. Brands include Lascivious, Hopeless Lingerie, Nichole De Carle, Marlies Dekkers and fetish fashion by CreepyYeha. Richmond.

French Bikini

French Bikini is on every lingerie connoisseur’s must-visit list. This boutique is home to a range of exquisite styles from European and Australian brands, including Chantal Thomass, LeJaby and the hand-made Italian label Jenel Corsetteria. They also offer four-hour delivery for orders within Melbourne CBD; perfect for those stuck in an office... or a hotel room. Carlton North.

Siren Doll

The Mardi Gras of lingerie boutiques. You’ll find PVC superhero onesies, glittery nipple tassels, french maid costumes, body-stockings-in-a-packet and fishnets. This Collingwood institution is held dearly in the hearts of performers, dancers and hens parties, and also stocks Marlies Dekkers lingerie for the showy-but-practical-minded. Collingwood.

La Donna

This year, this family-run luxury boutique are celebrating their 40th anniversary. They specialise in Italian lingerie, with an exclusive Roberto Crescentini range. They also offer Love and Lustre sleepwear, delicate bridal sets and Simone Pérèle for the affordable end of quality. You can gift private appointments to your loved ones (including yourself). 
 South Yarra.

im Lingerie: Crown Casino

This is a high-end boutique catering for the rich and famous with flawless service to match. They offer private after-hours appointments and the lamborghinis of lingerie labels, La Perla and Bordelle. They also house designer intimates for the refined gents. Southbank.

Brava: Melbourne

Brava originated when Lin Windram and daughter Maxine struggled to find attractive bras in their size. As a result, you can now find lingerie, swimwear, sleepwear and sportswear, sizes range from 6-22 in the back, D-K in the cup. There is even a treadmill-changing-room at the CBD and Highpoint stores for bounce testing! Melbourne.

Betty McDowell

Betty caters to the practical classics with everyday lingerie sets and sleepwear. Brands include Simone Pérèle, Berlei, Triumph and Levante. The emphasis here is on well-fitting bras; every fitter is accredited by Amoena (a women’s wellness brand, specialising in post-mastectomy bras), and they operate a workroom to make adjustments for regulars. Brighton.

Bendon Outlet

Designer lingerie at $20? Don’t mind if I do! Richmond is the biggest store and caters for larger sizes (up to a 24G). Discounted styles include Heidi Klume, Stella McCartney and Pleasure State. There are a few lacey numbers on offer, mainly Bendom nails the everyday basics including maternity, sports and sleepwear. Richmond.

Victoria Cullen runs Ladies Who Lingerie (an online newsletter for lingerie pop-up sales around Melbourne) and works at Passionfruit the Sensuality Shop.

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Updated on 21 May 2015.

By Victoria Cullen   |  
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