Lingerie styles in fashion trends & how to wear them
Trendwatch: Lingerie styles in fashion trends
Designers have a love affair with lingerie. The
connotations of sex, the idle rich and silk-on-the-skin with
fashion are strong and importantly, they sell. Making women look
like sexual objects from the bedroom to the party is a tried and
true fashion ploy that all the designers have employed from
Armani to Donna Karan, but this season the trend is dominating
Sure, lingerie has been floating round for seasons, and model
actresses like Milla Jovovich and Jennifer Lopez often
wear slips and frilled necklines with lingerie influenced
designs to look feminine and sexy. But it was Janet Jackson
in the long white bias satin dress by Monique Lhuillier
that looked like she’d stepped out of the boudoir and into the
premiere and stopped the cameras dead.
Lingerie has arrived.
Ralph Lauren has designed a big lingerie influenced
collection this summer 03 season with his Americana sexy satin
silky shirts and wide pants like pajamas on the skin and drop
dead gorgeous to wear. Similarly, Kate Hudson in a Ralph
Lauren white slip of a night-dress with pin-tucking neckline and
accessorized only by a shawl she’d grabbed from the bedside and
bed hair curls, looking all the part like she’d loved-and-left
in her lingerie. So sexy.
The other big trend of twenties inspired clothes teams
perfectly with lingerie inspired garments- the bias cuts, the
vintage looks and the retro styles of pleats, pin-tucking and
knee-length dresses and slips. The Prada twenties dress,
as worn by actress Amanda Peet and Milla Jovovich, sums
up this trend- little sweet nothing of a slip with pleated
panels on the front and shiny fabrics moved from the sheets to
How to wear the lingerie Look
So, on hot summer nights will you pare down to the seductiveness
of lace and satin, in a teeny weeny slip or camisole top, or
take a more conservative approach with a lingerie-inspired
twenties slip dress?
How about pairing a slip top with your favourite jeans?
Enjoy the sheer lightness of being with a little camisole from a
genuine lingerie label like Bendon or Warners, and tone it down
with casual jeans or a denim skirt and flat shoes.
Or try a vintage slip dress with a shawl, like Kate
Hudson. Wear with pointy toe heeled shoes for a feminine glamour
puss look. Diamante earrings finish off the look and you don’t
need a necklace- let the neckline be your jewellery.
How about a long-sleeved shirt in satin lingerie fabric-
a silky satin shirt with straight wide legged trousers and flat
shoes, for drinks or office work under your jacket.
Lingerie fashion is everywhere this season- get your gear off
and flirt a little. At least you’ll be dressed for bed