Get ready to reveal a bit more than usual this Spring as your underwear becomes outerwear. The Spring 2010 runways were replete with romantic boudoir-inspired designs, and it wasn’t just steadfast lingerie lovers like Dolce & Gabbana and Jean Paul Gaultier who embraced the trend. Fashion heavyweights like Dior and Fendi also turned out plenty of delicate, barely-there threads, and the look has now gone mainstream, proving popular with fashionistas everywhere. The key to wearing this look? Less is more. Think pretty slip dresses with lingerie-inspired details like lace or corset boning, and bustier style tops layered under a blazer or cardigan. Choosing understated and feminine pieces will keep the trend looking classy, not trashy. Don’t play coy, take a cue from our picks and let your inner exhibitionist come out to play.
Left to right: Betsey Johnson Harley Corset Dress $358, Marciano Corset Dress $188, Talula Lace Bustier $55, Lily and Jae Tuesday Top $129, French Connection Bustier Dress $148, French Connection Floral Bustier $68
By: Chloe Berge