Luxe & Less

When Halle Berry decided to invest in the French lingerie line Scandale – and put it in Target! – she told Vogue: “I have some friends of mine – who will remain nameless – who wear the same ‘janky’ bras for five years straight! As Americans, we can go there, but what I learned about the French woman is that she is always updating her lingerie.” Red strikes us as sufficiently merry for the holidays, whether you’re looking at Scandale or Simone Perele (also a Paris-pre-1950-born line, also now international). Given the right underpinnings, you can step into the essential little black dress, or maybe something with a little shimmer ... (Note: If you’re looking at buying lingerie for someone else, be sure to refer back to our helpful shopping tips.)