How to style lingerie as part of your outerwear
When your innerwear is too pretty to stay under wraps, here’s how you can flaunt them like a style.
There’s no doubt wearing sexy lingerie as outerwear is one of the hottest trends among celebrities and street style stars on Instagram. After all, what’s not to love about letting some of your lingerie peek out as a part of your #ootd? A glimpse of beautiful lace or intricate straps can add a touch of softness and femininity to what you are wearing and when done well, can be sexy without being overly risqué.
Still, we can understand this could be a little intimidating, especially for those who have not tried this before. Just for you, here’s our style guide to copping the intimates as outerwear look, without overexposing yourself.
Show a little lace
Beginners, start here. Instead of keeping your pretty, lacy bras completely hidden away, wear tops that will show off a glimpse of the exquisite fabric. Bras that offer a little more coverage over your bust like the Bluebella Marseille Bra are a safe start and will peek out nicely under tank tops or sleeveless blouses. For those who want to show off a little more, wear lower cut camisoles or even a pretty sundress with bras that have unique details, like Atelier Amour After Midnight Triangle Bra, which has sexy cut-outs and lace detailing for a flirtier look.
If you prefer something sportier, tops with larger armholes are great for showing off stylish bralettes like the Bluebella Bailey. This trendy velvet bralette has delicate eyelash lace details that will contrast perfectly with a sporty outerwear.
Wear “body jewellery”
When you get bored of sticking to classic jewellery like earrings or bangles, body jewellery is the latest trend that adds an edge to an outfit. Instead of buying separate pieces of body jewellery, you can let your bras double up as accessories too. Pick bras with interesting straps and harness fastenings around the neckline and you can wear them under shirts and blouses so they look like chokers or harness jewellery.
With gold tone hardware fastening at the chest, the Atelier Amour Rendez-vous Kit will never go out of style. Another piece we adore is the Bluebella Slade Bra, featuring a gold tone buckle on both sides of the upper chest, a piece that will turn heads for sure.
We love the Bluebella Calypso Bra which features gold chain hardware on both straps that looks like you are wearing body jewellery without the extra accessory. Or, to rock a tough chick look, check out Bluebella Highgate open bra which has multi-directional straps for a caged look. For maximum effect, were this under - or over - a cropped top.
Flaunt your sexy back
It’s time to ditch those old bras with thick granny bands that feel super tight around your chest. And while you’re at it, don’t bother fiddling with nipple pasties. Instead, the next time you wear a low-back top, dress or romper, pick a designer bra that’s made with intricate straps on the back and show them off with pride.
Both the Bordelle Art Deco Mesh Wrap Bra and Agent Provocateur Vallentina High Neck Bra have directional back straps for those who wants to feel that less is more.
Now that you’ve mastered the basics of wearing your underwear as outerwear, don’t be afraid to experiment further with layering lingerie with your other clothes! Think sheer outerwear, wearing bras on top of your clothes or even as a top on its own.
With scalloped lace detailing, wide band and quarter cup sling, the Coco de Mer Hera High Neck Bra is a stylish piece to wear underneath trendy sheer tops or oversized knits. For a very strong look, wear a corset or suspender belt like the Lovis Lola Corset on top of a white shirt or t-shirt. It is a great way to add structure to an outfit but remember to accessories with plenty of confidence! On a date or ladies night, you might even consider wearing a bra as a top on its own. Pick a longline bra like the The Lovis Missy Bra, which has a black stretch lace underband with delicate embroidery for just a little more coverage and pair it with high waisted skirts or pants. You can easily throw on a boxy jacket over your bra if you’re feeling a little exposed and you are good to go. The sky’s the limit, so be creative!
Now that you’ve mastered the art of showing off your lingerie as part of your outfit, it sure makes it so much more fun to add even more gorgeous underthings to your wardrobe, doesn’t it? It’s time to shop away!
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