EW grades celebrity lingerie
From A-list to D-cup, more and more stars are playing agent provocateur. Heck, even country music stars Big & Rich are hawking ladies' thongs, emblazoned with the title of their hit song ''Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)'' (10,000 pairs sold so far). We go undercover to grade some other star-powered unmentionables.
Heavenly Body JLO BY JENNIFER LOPEZ LINGERIE Sweetest Nothings Black velvet bustier with detachable garters ($52) and matching thong ($18); chiffon babydoll with lavender, pink, or blue edging and matching thong ($48). Under-Statement She's got you (almost) covered with sporty cotton thongs all the way to red-carpet-worthy, lace mini G's. Extra credit for those witty velvet bows on teeny thongs. (As in ''You da gift, girl!'') A-
Heavenly Body CURVATION (inspired by plus-size spokesmodel Queen Latifah) Sweetest Nothings The Waist Nipper Thong flaunts power edge lace to shape and smooth ($11.46); the Side Shaper Bra comes in two-toned lace: Cupid Pink with Tasty Mint ($12.87). Under-Statement Talk about asset management: The line goes the distance on high-tech support and style all the way to size 44DD! and at extremely seductive prices. A
Heavenly Body THE PAMELA COLLECTION Sweetest Nothings Pamela Anderson's line offers smile-size lace-lined thongs ($6) and matching halter camisoles ($28). Under-Statement The ultimate stocking stuffer for your naughtiest, yet most politically correct (no sweatshops, no animal testing) girlfriend: ''Even a dominatrix can be cruelty-free,'' says Anderson. B+
Heavenly Body ELLE MACPHERSON INTIMATES Sweetest Nothings Boy-leg hipster briefs ($27); French Maid bikini ($27); semi-sheer Tango French knickers ($36). Under-Statement Occasionally resorts to tiresome swirling embroidery motifs, but for the most part a cheeky blend of boudoir and basic modern chic. B