Thursday, November 11, 2010

Test Driving Trends: Underwear as Outerwear

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The Underwear as Outerwear Trend was all over the runways.. but is it wearable in real life? I decided my black shapewear corset was just too pretty to be kept underwraps. I paired it with a full skirt and chunky necklace & some good friends for moral support test drive the trend.. The sweetheart neckline was the perfect compliment to the buffalo plaid print. My gorgeous friends in their little black dresses were the perfect accessories!
Underwear as Outerwear 
Maybe it's all the 18th century fashion we've been studying in my History of Dress class, but the corset wasn't as intimidating to wear as I thought it would be! The one I wore had a shaper, so it kept me pulled together all evening. The trick to wearing underwear as outerwear is to balance the coverage to keep it from looking to risque; by adding a fuller skirt and statement necklace.
Would you wear underwear as outerwear?
xoxo, lauren

16 comments:

Lindsay said...

You are a braver girl than I! You pull this off beautifully!

Rosa said...

Love it Lauren! you look great
xx
Rosa

Petite Chic[k] said...

I love those little bandeau tops, but I always wear them under a sheer white boyfriend top so you can see a peek of print and color without revealing too much.

Alicia said...

I have been hesitant in regards to underwear as outwear but you pulled the look off perfectly!

Anonymous said...

i would totaly wear it! ive actually been looking for underwear to wear outerwear yday at H&M

borntoroyalty said...

Yes! I used to work at Victoria's Secret and would see tons of people buy intimate clothing/ nighties that you could totally rock mainstream status, all it takes is confidence. Love the necklace.
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I love the trend of wearing underwear as outwear. I love to wear lace slips/camis under blazers, it looks super cute, as do you && your friends.

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Leia said...

You look fantastic! I've been looking for the perfect corset for months now with no luck. I think I'm definitely on the modest side when it comes to hemlines, sheer materials, etc, but I would definitely wear a similar outfit to what you're wearing - it looks sexy and pretty without being too risqué!

Leia

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Sherin said...

Ooooo: gorgeous! I love this trend, although slightly scared to wear it.

Allison said...

You look gorgeous! This trend makes me nervous, because I do not want to get arrested for being a prostitute, but you have shown me that you can look gorgeous and classy while wearing underwear as outerwear :) (Seriously, I can't get over how gorge you look, girl!).
Enjoy your weekend! xox

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PinkLouLou said...

You look amazing! I am afraid I would look like a stripper. My BIG blonde hair is statement enough I think hahaha. xo ps is that girl on the left names Katie?? she looks SO familiar to me!

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