Sunday, 6 June 2010

Underwear as Outerwear

Underwear as outerwear is one of those trends that looks great on the catwalk but is difficult, nigh on impossible, to translate to everyday life. Where the likes of Lady Gaga and Madonna can get away with going out in public with their bras on show, it would no doubt cause a bit of a stir (understatement for disciplinary action) as a wardrobe choice for the office. Either you are labelled as the office tramp or pitied as having experienced a Judy Finnegan-style wardrobe malfunction. Even boho goddess Sienna Miller failed to convince us that the trend would be a goer, when she arrived at the Factory Girl launch party in New York sporting what appeared to be an old pair of P.E. knickers over her tights.

Surprisingly, there are wearable options available. A silk cami top with lace trim is a more elegant way to follow the trend. Primark and Miss Selfridge both have a range of designs in a palette of pretty pastels. I love the vintage vibe of this cami from Topshop Boutique (pictured left, £45). Dresses with cup detailing are another failsafe option and can be found everywhere on the High Street at the moment. Topshop's utilitarian dress (£75) is bound to be a hit with the fashion pack as it ticks off two of the season's biggest trends in one go.

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