So you can’t have missed that wearing your pants on the outside is a big trend for Spring Summer?
I’ll be honest, my first thought when I read “underwear as outerwear” is along the lines of “*snort* whatever, bring me a nice chunky jumper and some opaque tights, please”.
However, the more I look at it the more I realise that this time round the “underwear as outerwear” incarnation doesn’t have to mean flashing your wonderbra with your tits pushed up to your chin. In fact, this is a look that can be subtly sexy. Lets face it, underwear styles from the 40s and 50s were hardly skimpy, so using these silhouettes means you can give a hint of retro boudoir, without being over exposed.
I have some very nice retro french knickers that I’m wondering if I can work with black opaques, but if you’re in the mood for flashing your pants, here’s some handy tips for Work, Rest and Play.
Only you know how far you can push it in your workplace. If that’s “not very far at all” then you could just add a touch of the boudoir in the form of some jewellery, like a subtle ribbon choker or these Tarina Tarantino earrings.
If it’s a “a little bit” then try wearing a coloured lace camisole UNDER a white shirt (just make sure it looks like you meant it!) or a lace obi belt.
If it’s “pretty far actually” then go the whole hog and sling on a bustier over your shirt.