Pairing Lingerie with Jeans Like a Pro

Pairing Lingerie with Jeans Like a Pro

You've seen the innerwear-as-outerwear trend everywhere lately, and you consider yourself to be a fairly adventurous and stylish person... But does the thought of showing off your bra to the entire world still make you clutch your pearls? It can definitely sound intimidating - we know! That's why we've put together this list of 9 ways to style your favourite lingerie pieces to wear out: We'll teach you how to pick the right pieces, to coordinate them beautifully, and to ensure that your innerwear-as-outerwear look is just perfect, and not over-the-top.

So, where do you start? Of course, with lovely knickers! You don't need an entire wardrobe of luxury lingerie to pull this off, but a few crucial purchases will make a major impact. Consider adaptability when making your choices: A bright orange camisole may catch your eye in a store window, but will it go with the rest of your outfit? Perhaps a more neutral loungewear garment, such as black or soft pink, might be easier to include. Before you buy something, try to come up with at least three distinct ways to dress and wear it. If you can only think of one way to wear it, you should reevaluate your colour or style selection. (Unless, of course, you have the means to purchase a fantastic bralette in every hue, in which case we wholeheartedly concur!)


1. Put on that bodysuit!

Bodysuits are our absolute favourite! Aside from the comfort of being enveloped in silky, sheer mesh, they are the ideal addition to your wardrobe of underwear-as-outerwear. Because open-back blouses and tops are popular right now, you can easily fill in the holes with a bodysuit. Put on a high-waisted skirt, and that flash of French lace or embroidery will take your ensemble to the next level.


2. Layers of sheerness

Don't dismiss sheer lounge wear because they can't be worn on their own. Remember that layering is the key to outerwear dressing. Transparent dressing gowns are the ideal accessory for a night on the town, as long as they are properly layered. Combine a long, black sheer dressing gown with a lace cocktail dress or a satin midi skirt and blouse. The flowing fabric will add a decorative touch to your attire, giving you even more reasons to luxuriate in our luscious robes!


3. Corsets as tops

If you keep your corset collection hidden in the boudoir, you're missing out on half the fun! Corsets are far more adaptable than that. Outside, wear an overbust corset with a silk scarf around the shoulders or a satin blazer. Alternatively, throw a waist cincher over a little black dress to accentuate your curves and liven up an otherwise boring outfit. You don't have to knot yourself too tightly to achieve that nipped-in waist impression, which will lend a touch of retro elegance to your style. With a little experimentation, you'll discover thousands of ways to wear corsets with your other clothes. Start with a black corset to allow for easy mixing and matching.


4. Longline bras as tops

When you think about it, a longline bra covers about as much skin as a crop top (and certainly more skin than most swimming suits, which you're undoubtedly fine wearing in public! ), making them the ideal answer for wearing lingerie outside. Pair your longline bra with fuller-coverage bottoms, such as high-waisted pants or a midi skirt, to balance out the amount of skin you're displaying. For a breezy day, toss a simple cardigan over your shoulders, exposing a sliver of your midriff for the first time!


5. Bralettes that peek

That gets us to the first guideline for innerwear as outerwear: A glimpse of your bralette. Choose an eye-catching style, such as an intricately embroidered bralette, a fitted crop top with colourful straps, or a semi-sheer bra with eyelash lace edges. The idea is to choose something more visually appealing than your basic, beige T-shirt bras. Wear your outfit with an oversized pullover or a wide-neck top that shows just a hint of your bra. A smidgeon of lace or a bright strap is all you need to send a fashionable or flirtatious statement.


6. Slip dressing

Moving on to more complicated looks: wearing a slip as a dress takes some finesse, but we're convinced you can pull it off. Choose a totally opaque slip to guarantee that it seems purposeful - if it's a touch thin, you might be showing off more than you intended, especially in direct sunlight. Dark shades are a simple solution, and a black or pale pink silk slip dress is always in style. To eliminate clinging panty-lines, wear a silk slip with a seamless thong, and throw a lightweight jacket or shawl over your shoulders if you still feel a little exposed.


7. Wear a robe to be cosy.

Who said dressing gowns had to be kept in the bedroom? Not us! We adore dressing robes as outerwear because it's such a cosy way to leave the house. You may (and should!) leave the house in your pyjamas, whether for a laid-back brunch with the girls or an evening cocktail party. Take your robes with you outside. We personally swear by the trick of layering a silk satin robe over a pair of leggings for the best in casual stylish clothing. The more ornamental the robe, the better for wearing out, and a glimpse of lace hem is no excuse to keep your robes inside.


8. Flip your layers around.

Recall how we said layering is important? You might be prepared for something a little more risqué once you've mastered some of the easier knickers as outerwear options. similar to showing out your bra! This approach can truly pay off, but it's not for the weak of heart: Try wearing a black lace bralette or a strappy frame bra over a translucent blouse. For those who are shy, choose a single colour scheme in monochrome. Keeping it from looking over the top requires matching your tones, such as wearing black undergarments with a black shirt, and the variety of textures will give you extra style points.

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