Beautiful lingerie is like jewelry. On the other hand, unlike jewelry, we can’t expose it for everyone to see. In fact, the few lucky ones to enjoy good lingerie are you, your mirror and perhaps someone very special. There’s something intimate and exciting about it, and with all the details and the delicate, intricate designs involved in it, it’s sometimes such a shame to bury the lingerie in a dark, lonely drawer…
If you feel the same way, you’ll be glad to hear that one of the season’s key trends offers a solution! According to all the fashion magazines, it’s time for the lingerie to shine. I’m not even talking about pajama-style designs, like the popular trend a few years ago, but pieces straight from the lingerie department – for example, Chloe’s slip dress or Dolce&Gabbana lingerie-looking tops.
After seeing that Givenchy and even Zara are selling sensual, delicate slip dresses inspired by the original lingerie slip, I bravely decided to wear as a dress a real slip I had at the bottom of my closet. This is, if you will, personal interpretation or ‘bohemian style’. Anyway, until recently I wouldn’t imagine dressing like this for an event.
But, as I wrote here a number of times, in fashion one must adapt fast to new ideas, be it mom jeans or 7/8 length. However, unlike my previous dilemmas, around not-so-feminine or not-sexy trends, this time I thought, is this too sexy? On the other hand, a slip dress with a top like this is exactly the amount of sex appeal I like!
To be entirely honest, it’s the unique leather throw that inspired the slip dress and my whole take on the lingerie trend – and not the other way around. This perforated, elaborate piece was a very successful purchase from my favorite boutique in New York city, 3NY. Along with the slip dress, there’s plenty of room for the real stars of the show, magical Chanel shoes, which are truly like jewels. They speak the lingerie’s gentle language, too – you can easily imagine this shoe in the lingerie drawer, right?
I completed the look with a pair of earrings (speaking of jewelry). The choice of blue earrings isn’t accidental: it’s always important to introduce some color into a look, and this cool blue works perfectly, giving a contrast to the natural, warm colors of the clothes. For the same reason, I added a metallic square clutch which corresponds with the earrings and balances, with its edgy modern look, the romantic femininity of the whole outfit.
That’s it, I’m ready!
This look is a perfect fit for an elegant, somewhat casual event. A unique look for a unique evening. Have an evening of this kind approaching this summer and you haven’t a clue what to wear? I hope I inspired you :)
I assembled a similar look for you here, and added a link to the brand behind the leather top in the picture: