Dress­ing up­side down... bras not hid­den

Central and North Burnett Times - - CLOSET -

SEE-through body­suits and lace bras worn as tops ... un­der­wear is meant to be seen now. But how do you wear it with­out look­ing un­dressed? Bella Ha­did, Emily Rata­jkowski, Ken­dall Jen­ner and, of course, the Kar­dashi­ans aren’t cov­er­ing up their bras or body­suits any more but, in­stead, wear­ing them as ac­tual cloth­ing.

Luxe la­bels like Dior and Stella McCart­ney, along with lin­gerie chains Bras N Things and Goose­berry In­ti­mates and even Spanx are de­sign­ing brassieres and body­suits to be seen.

Kim and Khloe Kar­dashian have really been into this look, team­ing sheer bras and body­suits with ath­leisure pants, in­clud­ing adi­das’ three-stripe snap track­ies that you may have worn circa 1998. They went one step fur­ther by wear­ing com­pletely sheer lace body­suits that could only be made PG enough to wear out­side with the help of nip­ple cov­ers.

Bras N Things de­signer/buyer Jes­sica Lauppe-Guy said the un­der­wear as out­er­wear trend was a key look for Aus­tralian

‘‘ Then it looks like a com­plete out­fit rather than a ran­dom bra that you happen to be show­ing.

shop­pers at the mo­ment.

“It’s su­per fem­i­nine with sheer and mesh de­tails and eye­lash lace that is used tra­di­tion­ally in lin­gerie,” Lauppe-Guy told News Corp Aus­tralia.

She said fash­ion for­ward shop­pers were team­ing lin­gerie “with harder el­e­ments like chok­ers, studs, thick and heavy fab­rics like vel­vet” a la the Kar­dashi­ans and Ha­dids.

The look, she said, could be worn in the au­tumn months by show­ing off lace bras and camisoles un­der chunky knitwear, so you can see “a hint of it un­der­neath”.

“Then it looks like a com­plete out­fit rather than a ran­dom bra that you happen to be show­ing,” Lauppe-Guy said.

PHOTO: IAN WEST/PA

Kim Kar­dashian is an ex­pert at wear­ing un­der­wear as out­er­wear. Here she poses for pho­tog­ra­phers as she ar­rives for The Vogue 100 Gala Din­ner, in Lon­don, last year.

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