11 Celebrities Who Are Making "Lingerie as Clothes" a Thing

No matter what your stance is on wearing lingerie out in public, the general consensus among many fashion-minded celebrities is that it's no longer taboo. Although, some would argue that it hasn't been taboo in quite some time (e.g., Madonna in her cone bra while on tour in 1990).

If you happened to peruse our roundup of Met Gala after-party looks, you're well aware that the unofficial overarching theme was lingerie-inspired looks. In some cases, the attendees looked as though they were wearing actual lingerie. But it wasn't just the night of the Met Gala that inspired celebs to dress up in bra tops, corsets, bustier bodysuits, negligé-style dresses, and sheer pieces. We found plenty of recent instances of celebrities embracing this trend—usually for nights out but sometimes even during the day.

Obviously, the key to wearing lingerie-inspired looks out in the world is to ground them with things like jeans and to wear them with shoes that don't resemble bedroom slippers. Scroll on to see how stylish women such as Ashley Graham, Hailey Bieber, and Chrissy Teigen wear these risky pieces and shop our favorite lingerie-inspired items.


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Rihanna's pregnancy style was one for the books. This combination of a sheer bra and boxer shorts was a standout.

On Rihanna: Wardrobe.NYC x Carhartt WIP Reversible Canvas Hooded Jacket ($450); Alexander Wang Crystal-Embellished Cuff Shirt ($695) and shorts; Saint Laurent Studded-Logo Triangle Bra ($1190); Balenciaga bag; Amina Muaddi Black Giorgia Crystal Satin Sandals ($1380)


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Olivia Rodrigo's chain-mail dress worn the night before the Met Gala was quite fun, but it's not for the faint of heart.

On Olivia Rodrigo: Ambush dress; Self-Portrait Mini Capri Leather Top Handle Bag ($495); Versace Medusa Platform Sandals ($1575)


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Irina Shayk dressed a corset down for daytime by way of low-rise jeans and boots.

On Irina Shayk: Are You Am I Sunniva Corset ($295); Both boots; Celine sunglasses


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Miley Cyrus embraced the boudoir theme by pairing fishnets with her bustier dress.

On Miley Cyrus: John Galliano vintage dress; Dolce & Gabbana shoes


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Ashley Graham's bodysuit from her new collection for Knix is perfect under an oversize button-down.

On Ashley Graham: Knix Mesh Deep-V Bodysuit ($72)


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For a little more coverage, do as Winnie Harlow did and wear a white tank under a lacy bra.

On Winnie Harlow: Chanel bag


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Hailey Bieber's Met Gala after-party look featured a very sparkly bra, and it was one of the most memorable looks of the night.

On Hailey Bieber: Saint Laurent Monogram Bra ($3390), shorts, and bag


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Kourtney Kardashian's sheer bodysuit provided an even more unexpected take on the lingerie trend.

On Kourtney Kardashian: Rick Owens coat; La Perla bodysuit and leggings; Aquazzura shoes


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Bella Hadid's Met Gala after-party look needs no explanation.

On Bella Hadid: custom Dilara Findikoglu outfit; Prounis Granulated Pagoda Drop Earrings


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Chrissy Teigen's nightgown-esque minidress is all that's needed for a fun night out.

On Chrissy Teigen: Stella McCartney dress; Femme The London Lace-Up Electric Heels ($199)


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Emily Ratajkowski's underwear-exposing sheer dress is made daytime appropriate with trendy sneakers.

On Emily Ratajkowski: Coperni dress; Salomon sneakers

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.