nnerwear as outerwear might sound a little too out there, but if you’re aiming that ultra sexy look, that’s just what you need to pull off! If you thought lace and sheer fabrics were sizzling; this trend takes it to a whole new level. From brocade corsets to embellished camisoles, there is plenty to indulge in when it comes to wearing your innerwear as outerwear.
Celebrities and A-listers have been spotted wearing their lingerie as outerwear all over the world. Back in the day, Madonna dared to bare, while more recently this trend was flaunted by Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyonce, Priyanka Chopra and Zoe Saldana. The boys have been spotted working this trend too, with John Mayer, Kellan Lutz and Prateik Babbar wearing tanks and vests while going out. The options for men are limited, but vests and tank when worn over lived in jeans or cargo bermudas redefine casual chic.
The credit for pioneering this trend certainly goes to the ultimate fashion icon, Madonna, who, decades ago, in her Jean Paul Gaultier conical bra, raised more than just a few eyebrows. Now the trend is in its most demure avtar, with runaways of included Bottega Veneta, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabanna, Marc Jacobs and Fendi coming alive with corsets and sheer bodysuits.
Wearing this trend itself proves you’ve got the daredevil gene. Although it breaks a lot of conventions, there are some key points to keep in mind.
- Ensure you don’t cross the line between bold and tacky. Neutrals and soft hues like blush pink and beige are good. And if you think you are a little too exposed, layer up with chiffon or a sexy sequined jacket.
- A crystal encrusted bustier is perfect for a glitzy party, while corsets are great for lending structure and tucking that muffin top in. Wear these under a fitted leather jacket to cover up a bit if you feel like.
- The other really sexy thing to do is wear a satin/ silk black bra under a crisp white button down shirt and let the innerwear peek a little bit.
Want to just dip your toes in this trend? How about a sexy camisole or a dress with some lace mischievously peeping out?
If there’s one thing this trend guarantees, it is to get you noticed; and when was that ever for the faint hearted?