Top drawer: fashion news and views

Angels Trumpet bra ($34) and Lily of the Valley panty in wine and black stretch lace ($18).

Stylish, unique clothing matters, but what goes underneath counts, too. Forget those three-pack undies purchased at the discount store: There are plenty of options for cute, one-of-a-kind undergarments available locally.

To start with, ambitious do-it-yourself types can make their own. The Costume Shoppe (243 Haywood St., Asheville, 252-8404) occasionally offers classes in panty making.

Want instant gratification? Asheville-based designers Elise Olson and Maya Hubbell recently created lingerie line On the Inside. The sexy-meets-comfy bra-and-panty sets were dreamed up, fittingly, one Valentine’s Day. Fashioned from luxurious laces, organic cotton and bamboo fabric, the sassy pieces can be purchased at Honeypot (86 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, 225-0304) and Zakya Boutique (61 Haywood St., Asheville, 254-9890) or online at For more info, contact

Photos by Megan Richardson,

• [left] Stretch-to-fit Sweetspire camisole ($32) and low-rise Morning Glory panties in gray and brown cotton with tan lace ($18).

• [right] Sassafras camisole in red and gold floral stretch lace ($34) and tanga-style Forget Me Not panties ($18).

• Lily of the Valley panties with stretch lace and black-velvet polka dots ($18).

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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One thought on “Top drawer: fashion news and views

  1. Terri Blair

    REALLY attractive and fun lingerie. Nice to see something that is sensual but not “over the top”.
    Also looks really comfortable!

    I think the photography is terrific, relaxed and fresh.

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