Readers' Pick


Sisters Cyla Weiner and Helen Kestler believe there are six types of bras every woman needs in her wardrobe: a strapless bra, a T-shirt bra, a sports bra, a sexy bra, a spa bra and a specialty bra for dresses with tricky straps.

Eight out of 10 women wear the wrong bra size, and the sisters are here to help: Since opening their lingerie store in 1975, they have offered personalized fittings to mothers, breast-surgery patients, brides-to-be and local celebrities—including former first lady Nancy Reagan.

“We’ve developed what we call our S-Factor—a Sylene Makeover,” Weiner says. “We try to get what is right for you at this particular time of your life.”

If you’re looking for that perfect fit, check out the diverse selection of lingerie, colorful, cup-sized swimwear and intimate accessories available at Sylene, which in addition to being a readers’ favorite this year was a “Best of Bethesda” winner in 2007.

4407 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-654-4200,

Other Top Vote Getters: Underwraps