If you’ve always reserved your finest lingerie for special occasions, you no longer have to. Thanks to the rising trend of boudoir dressing, your prettiest undergarments can finally see the light of day (literally).
This concept of wearing your most intimate pieces in, well, the least intimate of situations started first with matching pajama separates worn by trendsetters around the world. Next came the slip dresses and, shortly after, the boxer shorts. This trend has now gone full throttle with celebrities wearing their bedroom staples, such as bodysuits, lacy bralettes, and bustiers, out in public.
Scroll down to see how your favorite fashion girls the likes of Olivia Palermo, Karlie Kloss, and Lily Aldridge tackle this tricky trend and keep reading for four expert styling tips to keep in mind when working the looks.
A word to the wise: We recommend you wait for your annual summer holiday abroad to try some of these out.
Style Tip #1: Deck Out
The goal is not to look like you belong in the bedroom, so amp up the sophistication by piling on the jewelry. Think outside the box and go for a bodychain like Karlie Kloss or a harness like Lily Aldridge. You can also give your look an edge by adding a choker necklace, whether it’s dainty, wide, or bejeweled.
Style Tip #2: Layer Up
Corset tops and bustiers are great to be layered underneath a sheer ensemble for a bit of a pin-up vibe à la Emma Roberts or over a basic tank top like fashion blogger Aimee Song.
Style Tip #3: Casual Comforts
Rely on your denim and sneakers to keep the look daytime appropriate and on the more casual side. Take your cue from American supermodel Karlie Kloss, who rocked the trend by wearing it with straight-leg jeans and platform sneakers at the 2016 Brit Awards.
Style Tip #4: Desk-to-Dinner Chic
Amp up your workwear for the night by changing into a bustier or a bralette to bring about a hint of sultriness without going overboard.