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V-Day shopping: Nordstrom helps you find your lingerie style

February 1, 2011 |  8:30 am

Betsey We never really gave our lingerie "style" much thought (does clean and rip-free count as a style?). But we understand that plenty of people take their lingerie much more seriously — especially around Valentine's Day.

And to help boost the sales of delicates this V-Day, Nordstrom is offering a fun little online quiz that will help you — or your significant other — discern lingerie looks that suit your personal style.

It's not scientific, but the multiple-choice quiz is a fun way to spend five minutes. An example of one of the finish-this-sentence questions: "My valentine just called. He's picking me up in an hour. I'm going to wear something...." And the choices are "ever-so-slightly revealing"; "supersoft and clingy"; and "fun, with a girlish edge."

Once you move through the quiz, you're shuffled into one of three styles: Seductive, Fun & Flirty and True Romantic, each of which link to pages of products the retailer deems compatible with your lingerie persona — though you can shop the other styles, too, with a  single click. 

We fell into the "True Romantic" category (so true!), which took us to pages of lacy, detailed bra-and-panty sets from brands including Chantelle Intimates and Natori.

Perhaps this is the year we upgrade those cotton hipster undies to something a tad racier.

--Emili Vesilind

Photo: Betsey Johnson leopard-print chemise, $69, in the "Fun & Flirty" category. Credit: Nordstrom.