The items in a woman’s lingerie drawer used to be among her best kept secrets. But these days, more and more women are willing to flaunt their secrets by incorporating lingerie into their fashion.
If the thought of wearing a slip or bra out in public already has you cringing, think again. There are quite a few ways to make some of your intimate wear the highlight of your fashion statement.
Wearing Lingerie Outside the Bedroom?
Why not? You’ll find excellent, intricately detailed designs in some of your favorite lingerie pieces. For example, can you picture how fabulous you’d look wearing your favorite slip over a pair of skinny jeans?
Below are seven ways to incorporate bedroom lingerie to your fashion statement outside the bedroom. Trust us, you’ll look amazing wearing any one of these to work or on a hot a date.
1. Wear a bra or bralette with a jacket or suit.
Sometimes, it’s about just about letting your underwear peek out. For example, you can simply wear a bra or bralette beneath a jacket or a cardigan. Or, when wearing high-waisted pants or a short suit, swap your crop top for a lacy bralette.
The combination of lace, smooth shoulders, and a suit or a jacket creates a powerful, yet fabulously feminine, look.
2. Wear a great bra as an accessory on top of your clothing.
You can try reverse layering by wearing your bra as an accessory on top of your clothing. Fashion experts recommend a classic bra that goes with your base outfit. You want clean lines and solid complementary colors.
The key idea here is less is more. Visualize the silhouette you want to create. Will it be flowy, androgynous, sporty? Is there a particular shape you have in mind? Focus on it.
Pick a bra, a piece that you absolutely need to have as the central component of your outfit. Every other layer you choose underneath it should complement your bra.
3. Slip a sheer dress or blouse over your lingerie.
One of the best ways to let your lingerie stand out is by wearing something sheer or lacy over it. You can go for a bodysuit or high-waisted panties and a bralette. Be sure you choose a color that will pop from under your see-through dress or mesh top.
The added bonus? Sheer dresses and blouses allow you to show off your lingerie without exposing too much skin.
4. Pair bodystockings or a bodysuit with jeans or a miniskirt.
Both bodystockings and bodysuits are a true assets of seduction. These glamorous undergarments enhances feminine curves and also promise comfort throughout the day.
To put on a bodysuit, just open the snaps and slide it on from top to bottom.
Usually, it is possible to close the hooks on the back with the bodystocking in place. You might also rotate the bodysuit to snap the hooks in place then rotate it back. Finally, once the garment is in place, close the snaps at the bottom.
Both versatile and chic, black or red bodystockings are ideal for creating multiple looks according to your taste. Pair a classic and understated style with slim jeans and a fitted jacket. In the fall, a flattering bodystocking with a short skirt will radiate elegance.
5. Let your bra straps show under an off-shoulder sweater.
Wearing a loose, off-shoulder sweater over a lace bra top is all the rage these days. You can try a variety of colors with this combination. Off-shoulder blouses and sweaters have been rising up the style charts over the past few seasons. They’re modest and casual, but can transform any basic outfit into a fashionable look.
You have quite a few options when it comes to what type of bra you should wear with this top. The right bra depends on what style and level of comfort you want. But lacy straps will add a more feminine touch to your look when they’re visible above your top. You can complete the look by wearing skinny jeans, a shoulder bag, and oversized sunglasses.
6. Wear a camisole top over jeans, shorts, or a skirt.
Centuries ago, chemises were worn by men and women as an undergarment. However, as fashion developed, chemises grew unsatisfactory for covering corsets. Herein lies the origin of the first camisole shirt.
Today, the camisole is making a comeback. In the US, reports indicate that it has become a major trend over the past few years. There was a time when the worst faux-pas was to let it show. That is no longer the case today.
Now a new generation has discovered the allure and sensuality of camisole lingerie. No, not as underwear, but as a more sophisticated alternative to a blouse or t-shirt.
7. Turn your favorite corset into the main feature of your outfit.
Corsets are generally considered as a type of lingerie. But then some of the pieces are just too beautiful to wear just as an undergarment. What’s not to like about handcrafted lace and silk embroidery? Why not show off these details?
You can turn your favorite corset into the main feature of your outfit. Make sure the rest of your attire is understated and the corset itself will be the center of attention. For example, corsets look fabulous over loose style shirts and t-shirts.
You can also treat your corset as a top. But, for that, you’ll obviously want a piece that covers the bust section.
Experimenting with a New Fashion Trend
Yes, exposed lingerie is one of the biggest trends in fashion this year. There’s no need to explain why that’s controversial. Pieces that were once reserved for the bedroom have been in and out of style for years. However, we don’t recall a time when the trend was quite as dominant as it is today.
Designer brands as varied as Loewe, Alexander Wang, and Givenchy have sent an array of lingerie-inspired looks down the runway. Now, you’ll notice the inventory at some of your favorite retailers is starting to reflect that.
So, go ahead, experiment with a new look. When it comes to great style, knowing what looks good on you is only part of the equation. The other part is having the confidence and daring to wear those things.
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