5 Lingerie Trends We Called Months Ago That Are Now a Really Big Deal


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Earlier this year, we filled you in on all of the biggest spring trends of 2020. Amongst those trends was one particular overarching theme we saw in abundance on the spring/summer runways. We called it "beyond the bedroom," and you guessed it—this trend theme is all about lingerie and how it is making a name for itself in the ready-to-wear world. While we saw boudoir detailing as a whole declare quite a presence this season, we were pleasantly surprised to see how prominent the smaller trends within this category came to fruition as well.

Garters, corsets, slip dresses, bra tops, and hosiery are all lingerie trends we predicted would make it big in the sartorial world and just a few months later, the market has shown that we were right. What could have bubbled to become more of a micro-trend proved to be much bigger than that, as retailers in both the luxury and contemporary space are stocking up on the five lingerie trends you're about to read up on below.


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First off, corsets are undeniably one of the easiest and coolest ways to participate in the lingerie trend movement. These fitted and boned undergarments are now being worn casually as tops with everything from jeans to formal skirts and trousers.

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If you have no problem with a skin-baring look, then bra tops will be your best friend this season. Style them underneath big blazers or cropped cardigans or wear them solo for a summer-approved top.

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Garters may seem like an unreasonable trend to wear IRL, but once you see the shopping selection below, you'll think twice. This particular trend is more about the interpretation than the literal incorporation of garters into your wardrobe, but if you're game to try a more literal approach, by all means, go for it.

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This season, get creative with your accessories and incorporate some sultry stockings into the mix. Including everything from thigh-highs to seamed hosiery, this subtle addition to any outfit will make it feel ten times more fresh and 10 times more exciting. 

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(Image credit: Getty Images; Courtesy of Gabriella Hearst PICTURED: Vaquera S/S 20; Blumarine S/S 20; Gabriella Hearst S/S 20)

Slip dresses are one of the most versatile dress styles around, as they have the ability to transform from a casual frock into something evening-appropriate in absolutely no time at all. Whether you prefer lace trim or plain black silk, we can guarantee you that this easy-to-wear dress is going to be "in" for a while. 

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Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.