Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. One of spring’s emerging trends is sure to leave you feeling quite exposed, as stars take their style cues from the spring runways and put the focus on their underwear. If you’re game, the exposed underwear trend is a great way to add a little zing to your look, so read on for some style tips from some very fashion-forward celebrities.
Many of the budding trends we showcase for Style Spy are first seen on the runways. The Fall 2009 Miu Miu show featured a sleek triangle bra which was later seen on Zoe Saldana and Chloe Sevigny. Fast forward to the Spring 2010 shows, brands like Marc Jacobs, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana all tried variations of the exposed underwear trend; Marc Jacobs even went as far as layering silk bras over tops.
Whether you opt for a subtle look by showing a hint of underwear, or you go all-out like Leighton Meester, this is a great trend to take into spring. With that, we present Style Spy, with five fashionable celebrity muses to lead the way.
Gorgeous model Natalia Vodianova (far left) wore a black bra under a revealing lace tunic when she attended Matthew Williamson’s spring show at London Fashion Week in September. This Signature Lace Glam Bra ($56) by Hanky Panky is a good addition to your lingerie draw, especially underneath this White Cotton Crochet Lace Tunic ($72.99) by Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent.
At Prada’s book launch party in Los Angeles, actresses Chloe Sevigny (second from left) and Zoe Saldana (second from right) showed their allegiance to Miucca Prada by wearing a Miu Miu triangle bra. Both girls offset the exposed element by pairing it with a demure, below-the-knee skirt. Our three favorite options: this Lace Triangle Bralette ($16) by Urban Outfitters, this Second Skin Soft Cup Bra ($35) by Only Hearts and, for a version of the real thing, this Silk Ruffle Triangle Bra ($115.50) by Miu Miu.
Our final two trendsetters are Gossip Girl actresses Taylor Momsen (middle) and Leighton Meester (far right). Leighton stuck with Natalia, Chloe and Zoe, choosing to wear a black triangle bra under a sheer lace top. For your version of Leighton’s look, try this Ruffle Heart Bralette ($28) by Honeydew Intimates under this Lace Bodysuit ($15.80) from Forever21.
Taylor, however, went for a different route when trying out the exposed underwear look, opting for a pair of suspender tights under a super-short skirt. You can get a similar look by grabbing Wolford’s Affaire 10 Sheer Thigh-Highs ($40). If you prefer a simpler look, try these Heart Suspender Sheer Tights ($17.09) from Asos.
On a side note, if you’re not ready to expose your underwear, there are other options for trying this trend. Start simple by wearing a bodysuit with a pair of jeans. We like this Brulee Boudoir Collection Bodysuit ($200) and this Knitted Lace Up Bodysuit ($70) from Topshop.
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