Spring is the period of adolescence before the season grows into a very hot woman by the name of Summer. We continue in a natural progression from last summer’s trend of innerwear as outerwear.
Last year was more about being free and embracing a sexy, gypsy like look.
A prime example – Pucci’s Spring 2012 ready to wear line
But this year has a more vintage contemporary feel, with more structured pieces of lingerie.
For example, pieces from Jason Wu’s Spring 2013 ready to wear line
Ways to Wear It
Treat a bustier or a cami as a pretty tank and structure it accordingly. A popular way is to show some skin before breaking it up with a skirt or slacks.
Another way is to place the bra top right above the skirt so it flows as one continuous piece. An A-line skirt works best for this.
Pair it with a blazer for a bit of cover up, with the lingerie just peaking through.
Some like to combine a bralette top with a sweater. A similar concept to the blazer, but it’s a more relaxed look.
Layer a sheer top over a bra or bandeau.
Contrast the delicate nature of the lingerie by accessorizing with chunky necklaces and edgy boots.
What does this mean for the everyday culture?
Earlier this decade, girls were whispered about for wearing sheer dresses. Things have really changed. I, for one, think we’re going in a positive direction. Women and girls alike are being bolder with their fashion choices. And this time, instead of being provocative for provocative’s sake, we have discernible females who understand the difference between slutty and sexy. There are some gorgeous pieces of lingerie out there, and showing them off has become established as a playful aspect of everyday style.