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Q: online lingerie shops without photos of models ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   6 Comments )
Subject: online lingerie shops without photos of models
Category: Relationships and Society > Romance
Asked by: anonymous1-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 24 Jan 2003 20:20 PST
Expires: 23 Feb 2003 20:20 PST
Question ID: 148258
Where (online) can my wife and I shop for women's intimate apparel
without being confronted with photographs of scantily-clad women? We
have discovered only one such site: What are
some others?

A good answer will be a list of several other online shops which sell
romantic garments, but display them without the use of a model. The
shops must be open for business to an English speaking person ordering
from a location in the U.S.

The best of all possible answers would include links to a shop or
shops that offers a selection of lingerie which is both classy &
alluring. (We thought many of the products offered by
lacked in the classy dept.)

Request for Question Clarification by angy-ga on 25 Jan 2003 01:22 PST
Hi !

I've spent quite a bit of time looking for what you want without any
luck - though I've seen some lovely garments along the way.

Part of the problem seems to be that designers design for women, so
they like to see their products displayed by women, not dummies; and
also that manufacturers supply the retailers with the photographs that
they feel represent their products best; so the individual retailer
may not have much say in what photos they are allowed to display of a
particular garment.

There are however several sites that use models in much the same way
that the Kmart catalogue does - displaying the garment rather than
using suggestive poses. Would a site like that be acceptable to you?

I suspect from what you say that the kind of lingerie you are looking
for in terms of quality and appeal is the sort sold by Victoria's
Secret. They do, of course, use models and their catalogue is famous
for its glamour, but I personally (female) find the models elegant but
not provocative.

Clarification of Question by anonymous1-ga on 31 Jan 2003 20:19 PST

Thank you for your prompt and helpful response. I apologize for my
delay in responding to your request for clarification.

Your explanation as to why we have had difficulty finding what we are
looking for is both plausible and even, perhaps, justifiable.

We also agree with your assessment re: the quality of merchandise
offered by Victoria's Secret; however, it appears to us that
Victoria's Secret has become more aggressive in capitalizing on the
revenues generated by sexy images, supermodels, etc. As, we have come
to feel that their marketing practices are neither discreet nor
glorifying to marriage, we have begun looking for alternatives.

But to the point--we would be grateful if you would share with us the
shops that you have discovered which display garments without sensual
or provocative marketing.

Thank you again for the time you have invested in responding to our
Subject: Re: online lingerie shops without photos of models
Answered By: angy-ga on 31 Jan 2003 23:59 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi, anonymous1 !

Thank you for getting back to me. I've listed belowe some sites which
I personally, as a woman, found inoffensive, though obviously you will
have to make your own judgement. I didn't find any site without one or
two sensual poses, but as far as I can tell these sites do not seem to
be exploitative of the women in the pictures. Obviously, I haven't
looked at every pisture on every site.

EDA has a very pretty line, some on elegant models, not offensive, at:

Their nightwear is displayed on a washing line in a garden, and on

Maple Drive in Europe ships world wide and its pictures are mostly

Annoyingly, their opening page is perhaps the most suggestive. The
range  can mostly be viewed as thumbnails, so there is no need to
enlarge a picture you don't like. The Pretty Polly Italia tights
picture was about the most provocative, and that's actually a picture
of the product pack, and one of the baby doll nightie sets  is rather
over sexy-cute. The quality looks good. Some of the models are heavily
made-up, and they have elaborate hair styles, but I guess that's
because Maple Drive also sells wigs. Their quality looks good and
their styles are interesting.

Smart Bras is at:

Their models generally a la Kmart - wholesome types. The Classified
brand range  uses a slightly more consciously sexy model. As I
mentioned before, I think this is dictated by the manufacturer, not
the retailer.

Bare Necessities is at:

They do use models, but they are generally very modest, and initially
are seen as tiny thumbnails, so there is no need to enlarge a photo
you feel might be offensive. Most display poses are very similar to
the plastic mannequins at Integrity Intimates. Products are not high
glamour but seem to be high quality. They also carry men's lines. Use
your judgement if exploring their Valentine's gift section - that's
definitely more deliberately sexy.

A similar range is carried by Essential Apparel:

And there is Lingerie Direct in the same vein - mostly foundation

The Hong Kong Silk company

uses models who one the whole reflect that countries more modest
approach to sensulaity - and the clothes look great, too ! The
steamiest I found was about the level of a Harlequin Romance cover. If
that's too strong, then don't go there.

Iris Silks at:

has men's and ladies' lines modelled Kmart style. 

Models are sexy but not offensive (to me, anyway).

I do hope you find something suitable.

Search terms: "lingerie online"
"Christian lingerie"
"night wear"
anonymous1-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00

Thank you again for your research! I appreciate your sensitivity to my
question and  the care with which you annotated the links in your

Subject: Re: online lingerie shops without photos of models
From: jenny777-ga on 24 Jun 2003 23:52 PDT
Better try
Best regards Jenny.
Subject: Re: online lingerie shops without photos of models
From: aaronm0709-ga on 07 Jun 2004 12:48 PDT
I am in the process of doing some shopping for my wedding night for my
wife-to-be.  I don't want to go into Victoria's Secret or look through
the magazine.  However, I do want to pick out something nice.  The
websites provided didn't really help as they seemed to be one size
fits all.  Where would I go to find some more specific sizes?  Any
helpful suggestions?
Subject: Re: online lingerie shops without photos of models
From: aaronm0709-ga on 07 Jun 2004 12:58 PDT
I just had my finace look at the sites to preview them for me and she
told me that as a guy, I would struggle looking at some of those
pictures.  So I guess from a Christian young man's perspective, it's
probably not a good site. is probably the
best site we've found.
Subject: Re: online lingerie shops without photos of models
From: idunnonething-ga on 02 Feb 2005 01:11 PST
This page provides some links.  I haven't gone through all of the
lingerie sections of these web sites so have a female scope it out
Subject: Re: online lingerie shops without photos of models
From: thomo3976-ga on 28 Feb 2005 02:22 PST
try this site
Regards and good luck
Subject: Re: online lingerie shops without photos of models
From: thomo3976-ga on 28 Feb 2005 02:25 PST
try this site for all your lingerie needs
i found it very easy to use and the pics arent to bad
Regards and good luck

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