Lingerie inspired clothing has hit the catwalk and so will be launching into the high streets in a big way over the next few weeks.
From bralets to camisoles to nighties, lacy see through clothing has been on the runway shows of big designers such as Louis Vuitton, Dolce and Gabana as well as Jean Paul Gaultier. We even saw Victoria Beckham don a lingerie style dress at this year’s Wimbleton final to the Royal Box.
Now some thought her dress was inappropriate for the occasion and indeed the Royal Box but I think the fact that the body of the dress was in a heavy fabric with just a touch of lace detail at the bust that she got away with it. Do I love the dress? The answer would have to be no. I think it’s too young for her and also she’s bound to have had much nicer things in her wardrobe to wear than that! It actually reminded me of her less fashionable Spice Girl days when her look I have to admit was “cheap chic” …
Things to bear in mind if you want to wear this latest craze of wearing your underwear on the outside for a night out is to actually avoid this trend completely if you are heavy busted. It will just end up looking cheap and will attract the wrong attention. Also, if the fabric is satin or synthetic based it will cling to your body! Satin usually picks up static electricity so it will not be the most comfortable thing in the world to wear and will show off every lump and bump that you have!
If you want to test out this latest trend, go easy and perhaps try a silky camisole in the first instance and team with classy, black pencil trousers and lots of pearls for a sexy, yet polished and sophisticated look. Think SJP in Sex In The City ….