Lingerie as outerwear

March 18, 2016


It's true - it seems to be happening. Slips are coming back into fashion, not as lingerie, but as outerwear. They were seen on the runway for numerous brands for spring 2016, including: Calvin Klein, Céline, Givenchy, Alexander Wang and the list goes on.

Now, how can you incorporate this trend without fully committing?

Not to worry, I got you covered.

Tip #1 - Add Lace

One of the quickest ways to bring about the lingerie vibe is to incorporate lace. And, the beauty of adding lace is that if you add it to your top, such as with Adea's Lace V Neck Camisole, you can simply layer a blazer over it for the office and dress it up with accessories for evening.

Tip #2 - A Bodysuit Meets A Skirt

A slip dress may not spring to mind straight away with this pairing; yet, that's exactly why I like it. With a bodysuit on top, such as Adea's 3/4 Sleeve Crewneck Bodysuit, you are creating a sleek silhouette on top. Then, by adding the skirt on the bottom, you are leaving a little to the imagination, especially if you pair it with a slightly fuller skirt. 

Tip #3 - The Neckline

One of the attractions of the slip is the neckline. Of course there are varying options for a neckline, although, when you aren't wearing a full slip, it's a great opportunity to make the neckline the focal point. Case in point is Adea's Reversible Camisole with Wide Straps, which is quite reminiscent of a slip dress and allows just enough of a hint of the trend without fully committing.

Of course, fabric plays a part too. Yet surprisingly, silk and dresses cut on the bias, which are often traditionally thought of when referring to slip dresses, aren't all we are seeing. In other words, have fun exploring other fabrics, such as Italian micro fiber

I do love myself some silk, but also appreciate fabrics that can be slightly more forgiving, which helps to make the reality of the slip dress trend available to even more individuals.

Happy styling!

- Aimee

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