Lust-haves! From Ramp to Rack 6.0

Hi Guys!

This is the trend which is sweeping the globe, more so this Spring-Summer 2016 and this is what we will be talking about today. Let’s share notes?
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Chiffon, satin and lace-along with lots of skin-were all over the Paris runways as lingerie-inspired slipdresses, baby-doll minidresses, sheer nightshirts, rompers and lacy T-shirts with built-in molded bra cups went from in the bedroom to on-trend. Perhaps the most daring and probably the most tricky trend this season is hands down the ‘lingerie as outerwear” or to tone it down a little bit, let’s call it the “lingerie inspired” trend. How wearable it is for the regular woman next door is debatable. Some call it edgy and style for the daring while some call it risque and downright atrocious! Though it has been there since quite long, remember Liz Taylor in the slipdress in Butterfield 8? That was 1960! Or closer to now would be Madonna’s Jean Paul Gaultier conical corset which she wore in Wembley 1990!

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Liz Taylor in Butterfield 8, 1960 (L), Madonna at Wembley, 1990 (R)

Through all the years till now, we have seen celebs pushing the boundaries with ‘lingerie as outerwear’- flaunting the trend from subtle to sexy to  scandalous!

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Celebrities flaunting sheer outfits where the lingerie shows making it the most essential part of the ensemble. From Left to Right, Charlize Theron, Sarah Jessica Parker, Taylor Swift, Priyanka Chopra, Jacqueline Fernandes.
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Too many celebs have been seen wearing slip dresses or cami dresses as “dresses”, standalone or with jackets or shrugs, at various events. From Left to Right, Gigi Hadid in Nili Lotan, Rihanna wearing a neon on white Christopher Kane number, Rihanna (again!) in a pink satin maxi slip, Victoria Beckham in a plaid slip dress.
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Rooney Mara wearing a pretty Lanvin LBD, Rachel McAdams in Monique Lhuillier rose gold  corset bodysuit number and Bianca Balti in a Dolce & Gabbana semi-sheer midi dress, being the more wearable stuff from the trend diaries.

Good or bad, you just cannot ignore its presence, it’s still a Spring-Summer 2016 Trend and it’s bigger than ever before this time. Let’s try and figure out ways to incorporate this trend from the runways and red carpets in our wardrobe, without looking errm.. skanky? Before moving on further, let me tell you that this trend doesn’t necessarily mean outrageous skin-show, it CAN be pretty classy too. Read on to find out how!

Okay! So now these are a few pointers to flaunt this trend if you want to:

  • One of the most versatile lingerie pieces you could ever purchase are bodysuits. These can be combined with most of your wardrobe pieces and can be lace, lycra or plunging neckline, turtleneck, backless, etc etc etc!
  • A plunge balcony bodysuit or any fitted bodysuit when paired with pants or skirt suit, blazer and red lips can give you a confident yet stylish loo for office!
  • Lacy bodysuits are perfect for those night outs and easy breezy brunches when paired with wide-bottom pants.
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This lace number from Zara is so versatile you could pair it up with any anything for a girls night out or a Sunday brunch too!
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Yet another similar lace bodysuit from Zara.
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This number from Topshop available at Jabong.com is one to wear for those ladies lunches with pair of straight-cut white pants, an open denim shirt and cute colorful clutch bag.
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Wear this one from Koovs.com with a T-shirt inside for a cool look or with noodle strap vest to look chic.
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This one too can be worn with a tube top inside or a T-shirt too! Get this body suit from Forever21 at Myntra.
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This high neck bodysuit from Jabong.com would look cool with a trusty pair of black pants. Make it quirky looking with a bright floral printed flared midi skirt with a button open denim shirt thrown on top!
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This romper bodysuit from Myntra.com can be thrown on or under a number of outfits. Wear a white button down shirt on top of this for a pretty look!
  • Now coming onto the next piece, which is the cami-dress or slip dress. You can always layer a lace-trimmed slip under a dress or skirt. Some women will even wear a sheer dress with a slip underneath, but if that’s too adventurous, guess a subtle peek of lace is just as good.
  • Take hints from Rooney Mara’s outfit (above). Recreate the outfit by wearing a black lace slip under your trusted LBD. With the lace peaking out from above and below, you are get the bestest deal!
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This lace-trimmed black slip from Zara is ideal if you wear it with a white top underneath or a denim shirt on top or even  .
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This slip from Jabong.com would look so beautiful with a blue denim jacket and white sneakers (refer Rihanna above). By the way this has a single lace panel running down the back. Sexy!
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This long camisole dress from Zara can be styled with a quirky printed shrug on top.
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Try wearing an LBD over this slip from Myntra.com. Let the lace peak out and speak out!
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The print is fun and pretty on this slip from Jabong.com. Top it with any neutral shrug or a button down shirt or a denim jacket.
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This night-dress from Jabong.com can be made wearable as an outerwear. Try wearing it with a white form-fitted satin shirt underneath.
  • Next up, is the category merging bras, bralettes, corsets, bustiers. Wear silk camisoles, bralettes, bra tops, and bustiers under a jacket to keep them daytime-friendly.
  • For a casual look, wear a criss-cross strappy bra (think Marlies Dekkers) under a tank top with jeans.
  • If you like bright colors you can wear a neon colored bra under a semi-sheer blouse (not too sheer).
  • For nighttime a black sheer blouse over a pretty bra top can be seductively elegant.
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This bralette from Forever21 available at Myntra.com is pretty and can be worn with a pretty skirt. Any type of skirt. Really!
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This nude brallete from Zivame can be paired with a pair of high waist trousers and topped with a jacket.
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Get this cute bustier from Jabong.com. A denim jacket on top while you pair it with a girly skirt should make you look cute and sexy alright!
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A silk corset could amp up your look when it comes to a date night outfit. Get this button-down one from Zivame. Pair it with a pencil skirt or a side slit skirt.
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Tug this camisole from Zara in your trousers or skirt or leave it as is when paired with your denims for that casual look.
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This bright caged bra from Zivame.com is for the daring girl. Throw on a semi-sheer blouse on top and you will rock this trend like nobody’s business.
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This pretty piece of brallete from Myntra.com is again something which you can pair with just about everything from skirts to trousers to denims.
  • Lastly let’s walk through some edgier stuff.
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I found this sheer gown nighty at Privypleasures.com (brrr). But hey wear it over a cute white bodycon and see it turn into a pretty dress. Very wearable-very “outerwear” when you twist it like that!
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Open up the tie up detail and throw it over a neutral dress or your vest and denims to convert it into a shrug! Get this night-robe at Clovia.com.

Phewww!! That was quite a daring lot! Well, if you are up for it, then go for the “Underwear as Outerwear” trend. It isn’t for everybody, I know and it isn’t for the fashion-wise faint-hearted, but I hope I could convince you that it’s definitely not just and just risque and outrageous. It is definitely worth trying even for the most understated fashionistas! Let me know if I missed out on anything or if you have other ideas.

Have you been through the other posts on this series- Lust-haves! From Ramp to Rack. 1.0Lust-haves! From Ramp to Rack 2.0Lust-haves! From Ramp to Rack 3.0Lust-haves! From Ramp to Rack 4.0 and Lust-haves! From Ramp to Rack 5.0? Do read ’em for more fashion stuff. Till then, Happy styling and Happy fashion-experimenting!

Lots of Love! XOXO

 

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