Trend Tip Tuesday – Underwear as Outerwear

The Spring Summer 2010 catwalks were loaded with flirty lingerie inspired looks, various designers used fabrics remniscent of underwear such as silk and lace to create luxurious and delicate outfits. The designers varied their interpretation of this trend – Christian Dior sent models down the runway in sublime underwear sets simply covered by a light layer of lace edged chiffon, whereas Yves Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta used the basic outlines of the tailoring, structure or fabrics of brassieres and corsets to create structured dresses and tops. Below are examples from the ss10 runway collection of Antonio Berardi and Fendi

When attempting the ‘underwear as outwear’ look this spring,  try to avoid reds and blacks, focus more on softer colours such as neutrals and pastels to create a more romantic style, making it appropriate for spring and less vampy than underwear inspired looks can run the risk of appearing. Depending on the weather (or how confident you are feeling!) you can always layer on a blazer or fine knit cardigan to soften the look even further.

The highstreet is going to become loaded with lace edged tops and pretty chiffon dresses inspired by the lingerie filled catwalks as summer gets closer and here at FashAddict we are loving the silk and lace edged ‘Carla’ top from ‘Chandelier’ which is the perfect garment to dress up a pair of skinny jeans with some heels whilst remaining on trend. ‘Carla’ is available now on our fabulous new website


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