Wednesday, 20 October 2010

trend alert: Underwear as Outerwear

Lingerie's change in place

Lingerie, up until the early 20th century was purely do support, comfort and practicality for both men and women to wear underneath their clothes.  Recently, a revival of the 1980's trend of underwear as outerwear  has seen catwalk and on-the-street fashion change vastly.  


Stay-ups and suspenders have become extremely popular to wear as outerwear.

This can be seen in the Ellery L'Oreal Melbourn Fashion Festival 2010 with knee-high boots paired with suspenders and stockings.  I love, love this look.

Street Style:
Numero Magazine featuring Natasha Poly:
Tulle Trim Bras:

Karolin Wolter in Tush Magazine:

Slips & Camisoles:

This trend first emerged on catwalks and on the fasion scene in spring/summer 2008.  It has now re-ammerged and is being adopted not only in the industry but also on the streets.  The garments usually involve intricate design detailing, lace, and sheer flowing fabrics.  Due to these luxurious features one might find these garments quite pricey.  The thin and sheer fabrics used in this trend only allow this trend to be followed during spring/summer.

I will leave you with some other images of the trend which will hopefully inspire you to either try it or wear your lingerie in new and exciting ways.  Let me know what you think of this trend and whether or not you would wear any of these looks.

Love to hear from you!


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