When it comes to lingerie, which trends are worth paying attention to and which ones are worth ignoring right now? As it turns out, we can narrow the important holiday lingerie trends down to just four that are worthy of investing in, according to Agent Provocateur’s creative director, Sarah Shotton. We chatted with the lingerie expert about exactly which holiday lingerie trends are about to blow up, and her recommendations are spot-on.
From the revival of slip dresses to the rise of corsets to the trend of wearing bras as tops, there are plenty of pieces to add to your wardrobe at the moment and ways to wear them. The one she isn’t recommending buying right now? Minimal triangle tops, which she is seeing replaced by intricate lingerie. Ahead, read more about the lingerie trends that will be huge over the holidays this season, and shop our edit of pieces to add to your closet.
1. Corsets Are Back
When it comes to corsets, Shotton calls out corsets as the must-buy piece for the holiday season. "Brilliant for the festive season, there is nothing more glamorous than a corset, especially a '50s-inspired shape," she says. "Our Mercy corset is being worn at the moment by a list of celebrities; it nips in the waist, accentuates the hips, and pushes up the breasts."
2. Wearing Bras as Tops
"There is a huge trend at the moment for wearing your bra out with a jacket over the top," Shotton told Who What Wear. "It looks great styled with a bomber jacket, and for the more sophisticated look, women are opting for an oversize masculine blazer."
It turns out that more is more when it comes to lingerie this holiday season. According to Shotton, "The minimalist triangle cup is on its way out," she admits, "which, if you had a large breast, was not easy to wear anyway, so I'm relieved!" Instead, what's coming back are more intricate pieces. "Lingerie that makes you look like you have been poured into the straps and accentuates all your curves with a bondage twist is on-trend. Elaborate lingerie that pushes you up, pulls you in, and creates the hourglass shape is a big trend, and we want that in bright colors, fancy laces, or black embellished, sexy, campy lingerie."
4. Slips as Dresses
"This is great for parties!" Shotton says of slip dresses. "The cut slip dress with lace detailing is having a revival. Think Courtney Love circa 1995, worn with heels, boots, or trainers. Especially for the holiday season, a gorgeous green would be perfect."