Soft & Sensuous
A boutique’s expertise for fitting fine lingerie
By Elizabeth Sugg » Photos by Mollie Tobias
Sweet nothings for a Valentine; a handsome robe for Him; lacy underthings for a bride-to-be; soft loungewear for a mother who is mostly indoors these days; a great sports bra; a proper fitting for a mastectomy bra. These services and swath of intimate apparel are the niche of KNICKERS, a one-of-a-kind lingerie store in Southern Pines. This is the locally owned boutique to seek out for garments of stunning quality for the items we wear closest to our skin, from proprietor Kerry Snyder Husted, who long dreamed and researched bringing to life a store dedicated to the fashion of luxury lingerie. Husted had a long career in oncology management when she took an interest in fitting bras for women who had mastectomies. When she had the chance to travel, she began to find and source garments for herself from around the world, from France to Peru. When she retired from the medical field, Husted poured herself and her knowledge into this specialty business. With the emphasis on being comfortable working from home nowadays, the arrival of Valentine’s Day soon, and wedding bells coming in the spring and summer, it may be time to indulge yourself or someone special with something seductive and beautiful.
Simone Perele of Paris, Demicup Bra in Wedding Blue, $130; Simone Perele of Paris, Boyshort in Wedding Blue, $75; Lise Charmel of Paris, Ivory Wedding Lace Bra; $225; Lise Charmel of Paris, Ivory Wedding Lace Italian Brief Panty, $200; Simone Perele of Paris Lace Wedding Garter, $75.
Lise Charmel of Paris, Red Demicup Lace bra, $195; Lise Charmel of Paris, Red Italian Brief Panty, $155; Lise Charmel of Paris, Black Bodysuit adorned with Swarovski Crystals, $300.
Zimmerli of Switzerland Men’s Knit Pima Cotton Short-sleeve Striped PJ Set, $260; Zimmerli of Switzerland Men’s Navy Blue and White Woven Cotton Boxer, $95; Zimmerli of Switzerland Men’s Navy Blue Cotton and Modal Lounge Pant, $205; Carmen Von Glaser of Peru Men’s Navy Blue Pima Cotton Jacquard Robe, $275; Christine of Vancouver Pure Silk Black Cherry/Black Lace Chemise, $290; Paul Stuart of New York Custom Cut Pure Silk Turquoise Butterfly Print, $595.
Anita of Germany Momentum Sports Bra in Anthracite and Neon Yellow, $110; Anita of Germany Air Control Sports Bra in Neon Yellow, $120; Anita of Germany Capri-length Workout Pant in Anthracite and Neon Yellow, $115; Skin International Heather Grey Organic Cotton Lounge Jacket/Robe, $150; Skin International Charcoal Heather Modal Jumpsuit, $165.
Carmen Von Glaser of Peru Pima Cotton Popcorn Robe in Pink, Blue and Taupe, $240; Carmen Von Glaser of Peru V-neck, Short-sleeve Pima Cotton Knee-length Mila Gown in Pink, Blue and Taupe, $140.
Claire de Lune of Peru Short-sleeve Button-front Top, Long Pant Pima Cotton PJ Set in Celebrate Print; $120; Zimmerli of Switzerland Ribbed Knit Cotton Camisole in Apricot, $150; Zimmerli of Switzerland Ribbed Knit Cotton French Cut Bikini Panty in Apricot, $95.