There’s nothing new about utilising innerwear as outerwear, ask anybody who grew up in the 80s and one name springs into mind, Madonna. Her 1984 MTV performance in that white lace corset wedding dress was a defining moment in pop fashion history. The key to working this trend is to keep it modest. Showing too much skin will risk you looking like you got locked out of your house in your underwear. So where do you begin with this trend? If you are a little hesitant, you can always start with a simple lace camisole worn as a top. Tuck it into a pencil skirt and throw on a structured blazer for a refined evening look. If you are willing to commit, wear a black lace slip dress as a sassy alternative to the classic LBD.
My shoot with the lovely Jess Gong had her working an elegant lace slip dress. One thing to note here is that she’s kept it clean by pairing the slip with delicate heels. It lets the slip take centre stage and allows us to appreciate the prettiness of the lace detail. If it gets a little chilly, throw on denim jacket for a fresh modern twist.
Get this look:
a. Lingerie Lace Slip Dress, £35, Warehouse, houseoffraser.co.uk
b. Lace Trim Jersey Slip Dress, £39, Hallhuber, houseoffraser.co.uk
c. Lace-Trimmed Cami Dress, $22.80, forever21.com
d. Black Kami Lace Dress, £10, Vero Moda, bankfashion.co.uk
e. Nude Kami Lace Dress, £10, Vero Moda, bankfashion.co.uk
f. White Kami Lace Dress, £10, Vero Moda, bankfashion.co.uk
g. Coline Two-tone Patent-leather Sandals, £301, Giuseppe Zanotti, net-a-porter.com
h. Keiki Black Vanquish Heel, $159.95, tonybianco.com
i. Ripple Skinny Strap Sandal, £58, topshop.com
Note: Prices correct at time of posting