Frederick's of Hollywood: Not totally awkward?
As a young Catholic girl, Frederick's of Hollywood stressed me out. I mean, I'd be 10 years old in the mall with my parents buying new Keds, sipping an Orange Julius, and then BAM, OH GOD. Naughty nurse! Garter belt! Fishnet shelf bra! Sexville City, U.S.A., right in the window!
These days, I'm chill enough to appreciate the store (and a Julius) without holy water. But here's something I just learned - Frederick's is not completely, hopelessly skanky! Imagine my surprise when I saw that the totally tasteful shoe (above) featured on the cover of People's Best and Worst Dressed 2008 issue came from the same company that sells rhinestone handcuffs.
Let's be clear. Don't crack this webpage open at your desk during lunch. There are definitely boobs and booty and thongs and - God help the children - clear plastic heels. But screen carefully and you may find a good deal. Just ignore that the models appear hungry for flesh.
The cafe sweater dress, $49, is all demure. The dockside dress (right) is pinup adorable, marked down from $74 to $34.99. I just might buy myself the knit shrug dress, $39.99. The satin blossom dress, $79.99, is wedding ready. The shoes aren't bad either. Check out the colorblock suede platform, $39, and the Faye slouch bootie, $49.
Or, if you're feeling traditional, there's a wide selection of crotchless underthings. I warned you.
~ Deal Diva Stephanie