Lingerie dressing is a tricky trend to try: On the one hand, you’re taking inspiration from the bedroom, and on the other, you don’t want to look like you belong there. But with powerhouse brands like Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, and Alexander McQueen deeming this sultry trend a must for spring, there’s no better time than the present to master this look. Here’s the good news: Fashionable ladies like Ciara and Karlie Kloss are here to show you the way. Plus, there’s a slew of great pieces, from your classic slip dress to your lacy bralette, sure to suit any style and personality. Keep reading for all the goods!
Ciara had the right idea last month at the Givenchy show when she opted for chic with a touch of edge, balancing the provocative nature of her see-through lace top with wide-leg trousers and a silky trench.
Karlie Kloss gave us a dose of boudoir chic in February at the Brit Awards, wearing a sexy lace number from the Alexander McQueen S/S 16 runway. She polished off her look by layering cool body jewelry on top, toning down the sultriness by wearing sneakers and trousers.
At the Vanity Fair Oscars party, model Lily Aldridge turned heads in Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture. She gave a nod to bondage chic with the upper portion of her dress, featuring a cutout mesh bralette, and classed it up with the bottom portion, an elegant asymmetric ruffled skirt.
Kylie Jenner stunned in a bias-cut dress at Alexander Wang’s F/W 16 show a few weeks ago, grounding the bra-inspired bodice with the sportier look of her army-green bomber jacket, also by Wang.
Model Shanina Shaik attended the opening of the new Barneys flagship store in New York City in a black plunging neckline that was perfectly placed over her racy red bra. She elevated her level of sophistication by slipping into a pair of strappy heels and topped off her look with a black choker.
At the Elle Style Awards, Toni Garrn suited up with white trousers and a blazer with a side of fringe to match. To amp up the sultriness, she chose a lacy triangle-cut bra over a blouse.
Emma Roberts sat front row at the H&M show during Paris Fashion Week wearing a Fleur du Mal Rose Lace Balconette Bra ($128) underneath her semi-sheer top. She achieved her fashion-forward look by pairing this bedroom-friendly concoction with a metallic skirt and glittery clutch.
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