Boudoir Style: How to Wear Lingerie-Inspired Looks

It’s time to slip into something a little sexy. And not just in the bedroom. Lingerie-inspired clothing is the new, modern outerwear. Here’s how to wear spring’s hottest trend when you go out, on the weekend and”gasp!”at the office.

Runway to Everyday

The spring runways were not shy when it came to showing a little skin. The more subtle designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Jason Wu and Nina Ricci played with different fabrics like lace, silk and ruffles in their collections for a sultry look. Fearless design houses, like Christian Dior and Fendi, sent girls down the catwalk in completely transparent tops “ say hello to underwear!

Perhaps the boldest was Marc Jacobs: he showed models with bras over their shirts and wearing no pants. If you’re worried you’ll be looking like Lady Gaga this spring, don’t fret: this trend isn’t all-or-nothing.

Lingerie-Inspired Look - Marc Jacobs

Incorporating subdued pieces into your wardrobe will not only add a boost of sexiness to your look, but you’ll feel more confident than ever.

Office Appropriate

Showing up to the office in your undergarments will not get you in the good books with your boss. But donning this daring trend at the workplace is achievable. Your everyday look should be classic and only inspired by the trend, or else you risk looking vampy. Opt for a slightly sheer, silk blouse tucked into a tailored pencil skirt (wear a camisole underneath for coverage).

Stella McCartney’s collection also showed a good option for work: a lace tank paired with a blazer and wide-legged trousers. Even lace detailing on a skirt or jacket is a good way to stay tasteful.

Lingerie-Inspired Looks Stella McCartney

Keep your palette neutral with nudes, taupes and soft pinks for a feminine look.

Evening Wear

The night time will always offer more freedom for sporting the lingerie trend (or any trend, for that matter). In other words, be brave and go bold! Isaac Mizrahi’s take on everyday lingerie was the bustier. Tucked into a skirt or matched with a pair of sleek pants, it’s a great option for a night out. If you’re still apprehensive about showing too much skin, slip on a dress with a sheer overlay or a frock that’s more form-fitting than you would usually wear.

Lingerie Inspired Isaac Mizra

Both options are demure and chic, but have a hint of sex appeal.

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Tags: bustier, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Isaac Mizrahi, Jason Wu Nina Ricci, Lady Gaga, Marc Jacobs, pencil skirt

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