7 Ways to Nail the Boudoir Trend
How to look classy with your lingerie on show.

May 20, 2016 02:55
by Jae Rustia

Even if your style falls under the classic, sophisticated side of the fashion spectrum, wearing lingerie as an outer fashion piece has its allure. 

At least, that is how I look at this trend, despite being a woman who loves her classic silhouettes and timeless pieces.

 Wearing lingerie as outerwear doesn't mean you have to look vulgar or overly sexy; rather, it is about being sexy in a subtle way and feeling utterly feminine.

 There are a number of things you can do to master this trend with class and the following are a few tips to help you fall in love with this trend...


 1 - It's a question of colour

When it comes to sheer blouses that show your bra or bralette underneath, choose a colour that is the same or very similar for both. A sheer cream blouse looks best when paired with a cream bralette and the same goes for other colors like black or white. Going for a completely different colour, like a lime green or a bright red with a cream blouse, will only draw more attention to the fact that it is sheer.


2 - Go for structure

Tailoring should really be your best friend. A corset worn with that perfectly tailored jacket or a gorgeous camisole worn with tailored pants will keep your style sleek and chic.


3 - Keep the length

Lingerie pieces are already sensual as they are, so it’s better not to pair it with another seductive element like a camisole dress that is too tight or a corset that doesn't fit well. Choose pieces that perfectly embrace your curves or a size a bit bigger than your original size. 


 4 - Keep the rest classic

Pairing one lingerie piece with classic fashion pieces is the way to go to keep your style sophisticated and elegant. Wear peg trousers with a sheer blouse or pair a sheer skirt with a simple t-shirt to keep things balanced.


5 - Choose one attention-seeking piece

With the lingerie piece asking for attention, try and keep the rest of your accessories to a minimum so that you won't have too much going on.


 6 - Choose the right material

High waisted undies (or granny panties) are huge this season (literally) and celebrities have been showing them off under sheer gowns on formal to red carpet occasions. A sheer skirt showing everything may be too much for an everyday look but skirts with thick materials like lace or a damask-like feature with peep holes showing some skin and a hint of your granny panties is a daring look to tr. Another option is jumpsuits or dresses with crop sides or those with a bit deeper necklines that are in the trend for summer.


 7 - Tonal colours are best

You may have underwear in every colour but when it comes to wearing lingerie as outerwear, tonal colors like black, cream and grey work best and they will help keep your look classic and sophisticated, despite wearing such a daring piece.


 Have you tried this trend yet? Let us know by sharing your thoughts on Facebook!  


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