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Spring 2010 Trends: Underwear as Outerwear

11 Jan
Lingerie as outerwear is a trend which does the rounds, and it’s about time it came around again! I’m not normally one to quote celebrity trends, but the likes of Rihanna and Lady Gaga have been championing this look for a while. It’s been bubbling under the surface, lace and over the knee socks have been around for a couple of seasons now. But the underwear as outerwear trend is really going to blow up this Spring, lingerie inspired looks have been all over the catwalk from Dior to Proenza Schouler.

L – R: Dolce & Gabbanna, Fendi, Felder Felder x 2, Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior
          Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier x 2, Hannah Marshall, House of Holland, Proenza Schouler

It’s not all about having lots of flesh on show, bras were on show under sheer fabrics at Fendi, while House of Holland prefered bralets worn over the top. The brave amongst you can simply wear them along or with a light jacket over the top, a look seen at Gaultier which is one of my favourite looks. Of course, longline bras aren’t the only way to wear this trend. Let’s not overlook exposes suspenders and highwaisted shorts/knickers, the latter has been around for a couple of seasons now. I’m fan of the shorts/knickers, any leg lengthening tricks are very welcome by me! Exposes suspenders will be a bit trickier to wear, but I never say never. An easier way of adopting this trend are the House of Holland faux stocking tights. Rumi of Fashion Toast pulls them off absolutely effortlessly. 

Will you be wearing your underwear as outerwear this Spring?