THE RULES OF UNDRESSING
Don’t clutch your pearls just yet—we’re talking about good underwear, the kind that you can actually show off yet still look classy in.
SPORTY SPICE A good bustier can take you places. In the case of Esteban Cortazar, it takes you back to the ’90s. Paired with a plaid jumpsuit tied around the waist, this laid-back look is anything but dated. TIP: Make sure to double-check your cup and waist size, as the bustier should be snug in all the right places. The correct fit will tuck and flaunt what’s needed. Bodysuit, P5650, MAIDENFORM NUDE AWAKENING A nude ensemble like Dennis Basso’s embellished dress is what we imagine fairies must wear. The sheerness of the fabric, mixed with tiny sparkling stones set against the skin, makes for a whimsical sight. TIP: Make sure that your body suit is the same nude hue as your skin tone so as not to distract the eye from the elements of the dress. THE SWITCH We love a good waist. Giambattista Valli shows how curves are created even in a chunky, textured outfit by using innerwear as outerwear. Whoever says corsets are meant to be worn under clothes clearly hasn’t read this. TIP: Corsets that fasten with hooks give a tighter, more secure closure, and boning holds you in place. Look for these two elements when scouting for a waist-cincher. Instant waist nipper slimmer, P3650,
BLACK AT IT Black is always a good idea, says Christian Dior’s femme fatale in her sheer black maxi dress, leather beret and fishnet stockings. Of course, this look skirts inappropriateness with the correct undergarments. TIP: To make this look more provocative than raunchy, make sure your boy shorts are highwaisted enough to cover your belly button. As for your bandeau, cover any signs of cleavage for a modest yet still fashionable take on sheer.
The Dream Collection bandeau, P1850; Genius seamless boy shorts, P1250; both MAIDENFORM
Strapless body briefer, P5650, MAIDENFORM, Rustan’s