We’ve seen it on the red carpet, with celebrities such as model Bella Hadid and influencer Caro Daur embracing the trend, underwear as outerwear is in. But how can you possibly wear lingerie as outerwear you may ask? Sometimes, even when wearing a crop top, we feel a little exposed, never mind being outside with corsets or lace bralettes. People are a little sceptical about this trend, and it’s often a controversial one. Pieces that you would once wear in the bedroom are now being shown to everyone as part of your outfit, and many people shy away from this trend.
How can you wear lingerie as outerwear without feeling naked? Let us give you our top tips, and you’ll master the trend in no time!
The slip dress
The slip dress is an easy way to try out the lingerie as outerwear trend. You can now wear it as a sexy number alone or over a t-shirt for a grunge-inspired look. The more lace trims there are, the more the slip will look like négligée. Dress your slip dress up with heels and jewellery, or make the slip dress more streetwear-appropriate with your trusty pair of trainers and a leather jacket for a little edge.
Team with timeless pieces
As we just mentioned, you can wear your lingerie with timeless pieces such as a leather jacket to help them blend in with your outfits more. A corset top looks oh-so-sophisticated with a blazer, and puts a twist on your tailored looks. By combining with these kinds of pieces, you won’t look like you’ve stepped straight from your bedroom into the streets-and sure to turn heads with your unique looks.
Play with fabrics
Be playful with this trend - after all, that’s what fashion is all about! With the lingerie trend, there are some pieces that will be sheer. A sheer lace bra may not be suitable to wear alone but can be layered over a crop top, or be seen poking out of a plunging v-neck jumper for a feminine touch. Alone some pieces are NSFW, but mixing your go-to everyday fabrics with the sultry side of lingerie will definitely reignite your wardrobe
Take baby steps
The lingerie trend is certainly an intimidating one, and if you’re just about feeling brave enough, then take baby steps. For the body-conscious, the best place to start is the slip dress, or a lace body that can be worn with a pair of high-waist trousers or jeans for example. These pieces aren’t naturally obvious, but still allow you to try out the trend for yourself. Once you’re feeling braver, you can try rocking the corset or a bralette.We’re sure you will look amazing!
Not just lace
When it comes to lingerie, people’s minds tend to go automatically to floral lace -and though we love something elegant and timeless, mesh lingerie will modernize your looks. It helps you lean towards the lingerie look, and more mesh-style pieces are being created by designers to create illusions. This will perfectly contour the body for a flattering silhouette.
High waist briefs are in
Another way you can wear the lingerie trend is by showing off your high waist briefs.Yes, you read that right! A very sought-after look is wearing a sheer maxi dress and with a black body or black bralette, with high waist briefs underneath. The key is to show off and embrace your body. - To see-through fabrics such as organza and chiffon are the best at letting you do just that! Just accessorise and you are good to go!