Tuesday, October 26, 2010

innerwear as outerwear & how you can pull it off!

For Spring 2010 RTW designers from New York to Milan embraced innerwear as outerwear and while the weather's changing from summer to autumn you can still embrace the innerwear trend through the seasons. Lucky for you, we've got just the right must have for Fall so you can achieve the chic Lingerie look.
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Yves Saint Laurent (left) Jean Paul Gaultier (middle) Alexander Wang (right)

Bras on the runway is nothing new (Gaultier's infatuation with the brassier is legendary - i.e. Madonna's cone bra) but no one wants to look like they forgotten their blouse on the way out! Here's our take on the 'bra top' look.

There's nothing sexy like seeing a glimpse of the bra under a blouse, knit or worn under a tuxedo smoking jacket for an uber sex vixen look. We say go with interesting pieces, deep, rich vibrant hues and bustier tops that fit properly (ladies get measured!) that show off your curves while still looking polished.

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Fendi (left) Christian Dior (middle) Cushnie et Ochs (right)

Who doesn't love a sheer frock? A lot of women stay clear of sheerness (pun intended) when it comes to dressing in fear of looking anything less then stellar but dolls it can be worn!

Sheer clothing is haute! It can be worn as a chic sheer silk chiffon blouse (like the D&G shown above) or edgier like the McQueen lace leggings or the killer Sass&Bide dress. You can go from demure to full on sex kitten with just the right piece. If you are conscious about your torso area stick with a sheer top worn with a camisole under (Spanx makes amazing camisoles) that will conceal your problem areas. A little less shy? Go for the full gusto and get a sheer-er then sheer dress or leggings and show em' what your mama gave ya!

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Chloé (left) House of Holland (middle) Vanessa Bruno (right)

Who doesn't love lace? From wedding gowns to metal gloves - lace is one textile that can be worn and interpreted in a plethora of ways.

Designers far and wide have used lace in way way or the other. From haute jumpsuits to barely there dresses you can literally have your pick at this uber haute look. The only problem with lace is that when worn incorrectly it can look matronly. We say keep the silhouette fitted (as fitted as possible), wear it with fun accessories, mix textures (leather, suede, latex - have fun!) and please mon petites, no floor length lace anything unless your walking down the aisle -- yes...that aisle!

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Sophia Kokosalaki (left) Marc Jacobs (middle) Rochas (right)

Lady Gaga allegedly started the 'pant-less' trend but honestly hot pants have always been in vogue for years....literally!

Mon petits you do not have to be a size 0.2 to wear an amazing pair of shorts! Show off your gams and flaunt them in a pair of shorts that compliment your shape. Since the season's changing we say wear your haute hot pants with fun hosiery, amazing thigh or knee high boots or an edgy bootie to make a haute girl statement!

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Dolce & Gabbana (left) Bottega Veneta (middle) Christian Dior (right)

Have you seen Dita Von Tease lately? Corsets give woman the ultimate feminine look with the cinch waist, full bosom and va va voom appeal. This look truly is a timeless piece and we here at LPB feel every woman should own one sometime in their life!

Corsets can be interpreted in bustiers, dresses, skirts - the full gamut. The structure of a corset improves and/or enhances one's shape and when worn properly can give you smooth unbelievable Jessica Rabbit curves. If you want to go classic wear a corset bustier with a high waisted pant or skirt (for Fashion God's sake - please no low rise anything --- it will give you a stuffed muffin top look that is just offensive!) , a corseted style dress (Dolce & Gabbana has those down to a T!) or wear a corset-esque accessorie like the KDM corset belt.

So ladies, take those haute innerwear pieces and wear them out...now!