Underwear as Outerwear February 3, 2010Posted by Lauren Cooke in Fashion, Vintage.
Tags: Fashion, slips, trends, underwear as outerwear, vintage fashion
Everyone has been going on and on about underwear as outerwear in this seasons fashion recommendations. Much of the talk has been pretty incredulous – do people really do that?! The general consensus seems to be that on rare occasion this could work (with a corset for example), but that generally this lends itself to promiscuous tasteless looks and a certain lack of dignity. I have to say that I disagree. I don’t think we should go all Superman, with knickers over our tights, but a little clever layering and underwear usage can make for a great and intelligent outfit.
Inspired by Caroline, Queen of Slips, I have had a bit of a hunt for slips that are as pretty as dresses, lounge-wear that would be wonderful as outerwear, and even the occasional leather corset. Let me know what you think!
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First, the slips:
This one is beautiful and incredibly feminine, and I could see if being worn with quite a wintery jumper in white.This skirt makes me think of flamenco dancers and Spanish passion. The opaque colour makes it perfect outerwear, whilst the flared skirt adds some variety.
I surprisingly love this tiered leopard print full slip. You would need to wear another slip underneath it (of course!), but I think this could make a surprisingly tasteful outfit. It would look great under clothes too!
Next, the nightgowns!I doubt this would be everyday wear, but this nightgown would look gorgeous dressed up for an evening do!
If you have ever fancied being a princess this nightgown is for you. Whether for twirling around the house or actually wearing to a ladylike event, I reckon it will be gorgeous!
Next, bit and pieces, such as Corsets and so on!This style allows you to combine a corset into your outfit without going over-the-top. This will work as a dramatically clinching Obi belt, and is plain gorgeous!
I can’t believe that this skirt used to be worn inside only. This beautiful retro print would work so well as a pencil skirt, and I think it deserves to see the light of day!
For the brave amongst you, this leather corset will work with Victorian-inspired steampunk outfits and full-skirted dresses – it doesn’t have to be as risky as it first appears!