Fashion Lingerie Inspiration: How to Wear Underwear as Outerwear

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Fashion Lingerie Inspiration: How to Wear Underwear as Outerwear

You may have done a double-take at today’s article title, but before you go getting any ideas, let us explain. In case you’re not fashion-obsessed and you don’t follow trends too often, there’s a good chance you’re not aware of one of the biggest fashion trends out there right now.

And that is… Underwear as outerwear! This barely-there trend has taken runways by storm and is a hot look for any woman looking to change things up with her wardrobe. There are many ways to make your lingerie work double-duty as regular clothing, and we’re going to give you all kinds of lingerie inspiration to help you learn how to style your own unmentionables to make them appropriate for outerwear.

See below for the best fashion lingerie inspiration in 2018.


Layering is key

Fashion Lingerie Inspiration: How to Wear Underwear as Outerwear

When you’re first deciding which lingerie pieces you can transform into outerwear, think about the extra stylish bras and bralettes you may have hiding in your drawer. Even more, perhaps you’ve got a mesh cami or bodysuit just waiting to make its debut. All of these items are fantastic for turning into fashion statements, and you won’t even feel underdressed. Not when you layer, at least.

See, the key to wearing an undergarment as outerwear is to make sure you’re still keeping it classy. You wouldn’t walk outside in your sexiest bra and undies without anything covering them, would you? Probably not. Instead of going bare with your lingerie, remember to layer. A bra, for example, becomes a lot more mysterious and stylish when you add a cool bomber jacket or oversized blazer to the mix.

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Additionally,  you can make up for skin showing by pairing your bra and jacket with high-to-mid-waisted pants. This will help the outfit feel balanced, and it’ll also help you feel more comfortable.


Borrow from the boys

Fashion Lingerie Inspiration: How to Wear Underwear as Outerwear

Remember our tip about pairing a blazer with your brassiere? Not only is this look extra hot this season (plaid blazers will be everywhere—mark our words), but it's also a fun way to play with new styles. Thanks to the way fashion norms have progressed within the past decade, androgyny is at an all-time high.

By pairing your feminine bra with an oversized blazer and/or boyfriend jeans, you're successfully balancing the two looks to create one sizzling fashion statement. Because undergarments are naturally sexy, it pays to play down the sexiness with less form-fitting clothing. Hence, borrowing from the boys. Your look will be much more tasteful this way, and you'll have fun trying out new pieces to mix in with your darling unmentionables.

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When in doubt, accessorize

Fashion Lingerie Inspiration: How to Wear Underwear as Outerwear

Lastly, just as with any outfit, when you're trying to complete the look, accessories always save the day. Especially when you're trying to rock your underwear as outerwear, a few well-placed accessories can drive the look home. After all, you don't usually accessorize your bedroom outfits as much as you would a going-out outfit.

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With that in mind, try adding a statement necklace or hairpiece to your ensemble. Jewelry and accessories can help your look be regarded as an outfit for the outside world instead of one to be worn behind closed doors. Little touches like these are what turn your underwear into outerwear, and hopefully these images of fashion lingerie inspiration are helpful for you as you visualize your next bedroom-inspired style.

Fashion Lingerie Inspiration: How to Wear Underwear as Outerwear

As you enter the world of underwear as outerwear, just remember that you must balance the delicate details of lingerie to make it suitable for outside wear. Pieces such as masculine blazers and well-placed jewelry can turn your lingerie into star wardrobe items. It's all about how you style them.

For some more inspiration check out Lola Savage in her Lingerie Diva Velvet Kitten Bodysuit as she relaxes in her rope hammock. When it's your backyard inCalabasas California, you don't have to worry about all the rules 😉.

Ready to try your hand at this hot new fashion trend? Start shopping stylish lingerie pieces to add to your collection. 

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Jennifer Tiemeyer

Jennifer Tiemeyer is a multi-faceted social media director with over 10 years’ experience at Lingerie Diva. Jennifer is passionate for lingerie and helping people find the perfect pieces to complement their inner beauty.

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