THE MARKET: Lingerie for Everyday
Making the most of our expensive lingerie habit (thanks, Agent Provocateur and Kiki de Montparnasse!) by making it do double duty on the inside… and outside.
While our love of pajama dressing is definitely well-documented, our inclination towards all things loose and slinky (à la Hugh Hefner) is directly opposite to lingerie on the loungewear spectrum. And while we've boasted the benefits of buying yourself lacy under-things before (Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse), wearing them on the outside, proverbially showing the entire world your skivvies is another story all together.
It seems as if each season, innerwear as outerwear is being touted as a trend, but we're hardly about to advocate popping a bra over your favorite basic tee. Remember that Margiela x H&M bodysuit we spied at the Beckerman’s abode? Anyways, we're all about taking cues from our past Coveteurs and incorporating lingerie into our everyday ensembles in more (how do we put this politely?) nuanced, subtle way.
When she's not busting out her OdlR ball gowns, Erika Bearman's been known to live in bra tops, typically balanced with longer hemlines and plenty of volume on the bottom. Nevena Borissova was a big fan of the bralette, too. And we’ll go on record to say Phoebe Philo did the bra top better than anyone (in floral, nonetheless!) for Céline. Are we right, Gaia Repossi and Ramya Giangola?
While it seems a little easier to get away with carrying off a little bralet during daytime than a lace panty, there's certainly a case to be made for silk bloomers and tap shorts as bottoms. Taking a cue from Cov-alum Stephanie LaCava, flirty bloomers pair well with everything from a sporty varsity jacket to structural blouses.
When it comes to taking baby steps towards the world of exhibitionism (kidding!), we have an equally soft spot for the ease and 90's nostalgia of slip dresses; Elizabeth Taylor to Courtney Love did it so well. As did Emily Current and Noot Seear. Like all lingerie, carrying off delicate slinky slips is a bit of a balancing act—we suggest juxtaposing it with a tuxedo or leather biker jacket.
“Good lingerie can get you into trouble,” Lola Rykiel joked.
Our mother’s always told us: a good undergarment goes a long way. And based on the luxury lingerie found in Rachel Roy (she’s partial to La Perla) and Rykiel’s closets, it’s safe to say they’re with us on that one. And now, we’re making the most of our expensive lingerie habit (thanks, Agent Provocateur and Kiki de Montparnasse!) by making it do double duty. If you need any more convincing, allow us to put it like this: getting twice the amount of wear from your lingerie totally justifies the hit on your credit card.
Shop the Story
- Nastygal Delilah Lace Bralette $38.00 -SHOP-
- LNA Rhodes Slip Dress$225.00 -SHOP-
- JIN Soon Nail Lacquer$18.00 -SHOP-
- alice + olivia High waisted lace short$285.00 -SHOP-
- Kiki De Montparnasse Siren Slip$395.00 -SHOP-
- VPL Insertion Bra$95.00 -SHOP-
- BB Dakota Rohan Blazer $78.40 -SHOP-
- HELMUT Helmut Lang Asymmetrical Bra $90.00 -SHOP-
- Diane von Furstenberg Scotia Lace Skirt $245.00 -SHOP-
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