Trend: Underwear as Outerwear

Posted by PZ on December 21st, 2009

This Autumn/Winter, we saw underwear become outerwear, as designers took a trip into their boudoir’s for inspiration.

Louis Vuitton (3rd picture from left) made underwear visible through sheer tops, while Yve’s Saint Laurent designer Stefano Pilati (4th picture from left)  went for the dominatrix look – with a leather all in one piece and a whole lot of skin on show.

Hussein Chalayan  (1st picture from left) made his collection all about the chest, with coloured chest pieces and neutral toned dresses – your eyes are glued to the sculptural, luminous upper half of each model.

Givenchy’s Richardo Tisci (2nd picture from left) channelled 80’s chic with his transparent blouse and structured bodice piece. The attached leather sleeves give this piece the wow factor!

Celebrities love to show off their underwear too and this trend provided the perfect excuse for them to prance about in their finest undergarments.

That bald woman that follows Kanye West around – Amber Rose, was seen in what looks like a sports bra.

Rihanna chose to team her lacy number with a shoulder padded Balmain jacket and some tortoise shades, while lady Gaga went completely mad and put lace everywhere – including her head.

To get a subtle version of this look – add some lace or satin to your outfit.  This is a simple way of capturing the boudoir inspired look without having to wear your underwear on the outside!

If you’re interested in shopping for some outerwear for the big and tall person, check out Big and Tall Outerwear.




Category: Amber Rose, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Style