Underwear as outerwear is a trend that’s set to stay. Much loved by celebs from Rihanna to Beyonce, now it’s our turn to take on this tricky trend. From camisoles to slip dresses and even bralets, we’ve rounded up our fave pieces to get you started…
Not just restricted to little tops and silky dresses, this chic trend extends to playsuits, too. We love this pretty pink style, complete with delicate lace trim, and think it will look amazing on the beach teamed with a black bandeau bikini, some black oversized sunnies and a straw hat.
We’ve all probably got one hidden away in a drawer somewhere, and now is the time to pull out this faithful underwear hero and style it up as a top. Remember to keep the rest of your look low-key and team with some denim cut-offs and slides for a super-cool, luxe look in an instant.
There is nothing we love more than a pastel top, and this silky one ticks all the right boxes. The loose-fit, silky fabric will prove super-flattering, while the criss-cross detail at the back would look amazing with a top knot and a tan.
The easiest way to wear this trend is probably with a lace-trim top like this one from Zara. The muted colourway will prove so easy to pair with almost anything in your wardrobe – we plan to team ours with some black culottes – and for only £39.99, this is just too hard to refuse…
This one is a little out there we have to admit, but if you’ve got the abs for it, we would definitely go for it. Just add a red lip and a slick of black eye-liner and you’re good to go.
Starting with a bang, this embellished bralet from Topshop is all kinds of wonderful. Wear with some denim cut-offs and some slides for a festival-ready look in a flash.
This floral number may look like a silky something usually reserved for sleeping in, but we’re ready to bring this slip out as an updated LBD. Just add some metallic heels and a slick of coral lipstick to complete your look.
Go bold and go for the bralet look with this textured, cut-out style from Warehouse. Team with some printed shorts and espadrilles to complete your look.
Looking for a dress that will really stand out in a crowd? Look no further than this lace detail number from Topshop. The mini length, square-straps and figure hugging shape will make for a killer look at any glam event this summer.
For the slightly more reserved, this fuchsia slip dress is worth a look. Not too lingerie-like, this silky dress has all the crudentials of underwear, with some sturdy fabric and a modest hem length to keep you covered up. Just add some white strappy sandals and a black clutch bag to complete your look.
Who says leather can’t be worn in summer? This little lovely is definitely not for winter, thats for sure. Go all out for your next festival and team this beige leather bralet with a high waisted skirt and flat sandals for a truly statement look.
Monochrome, bralet AND a bargain – What’s not to love about this bold beauty?
For eveningwear, go all out glamour and pick up this embellished number from Miss Selfridge. It’s slightly pricier than our other finds, but it’s well worth the extra spend, and we reckon would look pretty amazing teamed with some silver heels and a red lip.
Nothing says underwear as outerweat quite like a corset, and we think there is nothing chicer than black. Enter this pleated style from Warehouse. Wear with distressed denim or a midi skirt.
For a more beach-ready look, why not tackle two trends at once and go for this tropical print bralet. Wear with some shorts or if your feeling the70’s trend as much as we are, why not try teaming with wide leg trousers and some oversized sunnies?
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, nothing says party dress like an LBD, and this one is quite possibly one of our faves. The black slip-style channels the lingerie trend pefectly, while the flippy hem will add a little something extra, too.
If you’re looking for subtlety, this one is well up there. The white vest top style is super-chic, has a longer length which is ideal for covering the waist area, and has a rather stylish contrasting black lace panel at the front, and back.
Not strictly lingerie, but we reckon this racy skirt should definitely be included in our round-up thanks to the super-sheer lace, showing off those lovley long legs in the process. And we’re pretty taken with the yellow hue, too.
Camisole dresses are top of the list when it comes to channeling this trend, and finding one that’s super colourful can be a little tricky. So we were more than pleased to find this fuchsia style from Topshop. And what’s more, it even has a cut out detal at the neckline, for extra racy points.
What’s not to love about this black strappy top. Pair with black silky bed shorts for a playsuit look that’s ideal for the beach, or dress it up with some white culottes and mules for a night out.
There is nothing we dont love about this dress, so much so, we plan to snap it up pretty fast ourselves. See you at the checkout.
One of the most obvious underwear pieces that doubles up nicely as outerwear has to be the body, and this one if our fave. Black is an ideal choice for mixing and matching with your current wares, while the mesh detail will add a sporting touch that would look amazing with some denim cut-offs and slides.
Meeting three of the key elements when it comes to successfully styling underwear as outerwear, this pretty dress is slinky, has a black lace trim and has a chic cross back strap, too. Sold.
Slightly easier to wear than a bralet, but just as chic – this polka dot top is a total bargain, and we think would look ah-mazing teamed with some black culotted and white mules for a low-key, luxe look.
Super-chic and super-cheap, what’s not to love about this black lace midi dress? Just add some barely-there nude sandals and some loose, toussled waves for an oh-so-glam Kim-K look in a flash.
This pretty pink style is one of our faves. The double layer fabric creates a floaty look that feels far more expensive than it’s purse-friendly price tag, and the multi-strap, cross-back detail is sheer perfecttion, too.
Lace, neon AND bodycon – yep, this one’s a bit of a winner.
This pretty bralet borders on the edge of crop top, and we reckon is a great choice for any beach hol. The bold print and bra style will be a welcome addition to your summer wardrobe, and we think would look super-cool teamed with some white shorts and tan sandals.
Keep it chic and opt for this simple style from H&M. The black vest style is so easy to wear, and the delicate lace edging will make it that little bit more styish. A great way to liven up an old pair of jeans, just add some white birkenstocks and a red lip to complete your look.
Nothing says underwear as outerwear quite like this lace top from Oasis. The pretty pink colour and fine strap detail is undoubtably feminine, and we think would look great teamed with a midi skirt and some mules.