The underwear-as-outerwear trend has been thriving for a few seasons now, and shows no signs of slowing down. If you’re wondering how the look can be translated from the red carpet and runways to real life, we’ve got you covered with this guide.
The first step is to pick your underwear of choice, the statement piece that you are going to base the rest of your look around. Is it going to be a pair of hot pants? A slip dress? For those looking to dip their toes into the trend, we recommend embarking on your sartorial journey by making a bra the focal point of your outfit. A bra has endless styling possibilities: you can wear it under a vest sans top, wear it over a top, or simply have it peeking out from an oversize cardi. The trick is to go for a bra that’s sleek yet modern; one that offers you a blank canvas, so to speak.
Our pick? Calvin Klein’s lace triangle bra from its CK Black for women collection, as seen on their brand ambassador Jennie. Made of 100 percent silk, and featuring soft and sensual lace detailing accented by mesh trim, it has a fresh and feminine aesthetic that is perfect for wearing both under, or as part of, your ensemble. Read on to find out how to pull off the trend in 3 different ways, as seen on local actress Chen Yixin.
Comfy Does It
Take baby steps by going for a peek-a-boo effect. Throw a slouchy cardigan over your bra, then button it up: one, all, or not at all—don’t be overly concerned if your knit slips off your shoulder to reveal a cheeky peek of your lace number. Balance out the silhouette with a pair of wide-leg cargo trousers, and you’re all set for an errand run or a chill session with your girlfriends.
The Workwear Edit
The trick to nailing this trend is to go for a perfect balance in contrasts. Pair your delicate lace bra with an oversized denim vest for a dose of cool insouciance, and keep the colour palette to a neutral hue to ensure a cohesive feel.
Double Down On Denim
Like a modern-day power suit, dark-washed blues in a relaxed, boxy silhouette worn with a lace bra makes for an effortlessly put-together look. Elevate your ensemble with a soft, textural hobo-style bag, chunky sneakers, and a hefty dose of attitude.
Watch on to see Chen Yixin model Calvin Klein’s lace triangle bra below:
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