With our unbridled passion for the world’s best lingerie, we’re always looking for ways to use beautiful underpinnings to enhance the wardrobe of the women who come through our door. What better time than the new year to pinpoint some fun, fresh ways that we see lingerie being worn? Below, a few ideas to pique your interest and perhaps inspire a resolution or two about experimenting with your look in and out of the boudoir.
1. Let your innerwear find its way out in elegant, unexpected ways
It seems that lingerie been a focus of every designer collection over the last several years, and naturally the fashion world is now looking for new twists on an old trend.
The high-waist brief has taken center stage among the fashion elite, meant to be seen under delicate, demure dresses and skirts. This fall, Dolce and Gabbana’s sirens rocked solid black bra and high-waist panty sets in the high-voltage, super sexy way that only they could:
Allowing just a flash of leg through beaded lace, Jessica Alba’s Elie Saab dress is the height of elegance and sex appeal worn over a black high brief:
Intricate laces are still coming out on top for risk-takers like Lea Michele, who paired a beautiful lace bodysuit with a simple black empire-waist gown:
At Valentino, collared menswear looks were softened by exquisitely delicate lace layered underneath. True vixens will follow the runway look and skip the bra:
We love the place where corsetry and apparel interlace, and designers these days do too. How we love Adelaide Kane’s Rhea Costa corset dress from last year’s People’s Choice Awards:
Costa’s designs often incorporate corset-style boning and the same stunning tattoo lace detailing that has been flying out of our shop for the last few seasons:
2. Bodysuits are the key to a fuss-free lifestyle
They’re sleek, great for layering, never come untucked, and even the most basic bodysuit turns ultra-sexy when you have an audience for undressing.
3. The boardroom is best conquered in a pair of outrageous knickers.
A little hint when you need a boost before a big meeting: your final preparation should include a pair of racy underthings. Sounds crazy, but trust us: a bold, feminine underwear choice will translate to confidence in front of a room full of suits. And they’re perfectly spicy for whatever rendezvous you have planned after-hours.
4. It’s okay to keep secrets, as long as they’re in the form of sexy hidden details on your stockings.
Lingerie dressing doesn’t always have to be overtly seductive—you can stick to comfortable bra and panty basics and add intrigue to the look with your hosiery instead. We love Wolford’s Romance and Eyla styles, below. Both are classic-looking stay-ups with a surprise twist that remains hidden from sight until you’re ready to unveil.
Wolford Romance Stay-Up
Wolford Eyla Stay-up
5. Move over, silk and lace: latex is the new sexy.
Pop starlets have been all over this trend for a while now, but designers are beginning to introduce latex right alongside their demure wool and tweed creations. Oscar de la Renta’s spring collection featured a blue latex frock; the dress’ conservative cut and the suit jacket styling almost made us forget the racy material it’s made of.
Martin Margiela and Burberry also played with latex:
We jumped on this trend early and are the exclusive New York destination for latex darling Atsuko Kudo. Her latest designs are racy and gorgeous:
If you have any fresh new ways you’re sporting your lingerie these days, we’d love to hear them! Leave a comment for us below or join us in the conversation on Facebook!
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