3 Ways to mas­ter the lin­gerie trend By War­rick Gau­tier

Glamour (South Africa) - - Front Page - by War­rick gau­tier

If you’re one of those women who wishes she could show off her lin­gerie and sleep­wear, your time has come! This year’s run­ways were awash with silk slip dresses, slinky py­jama trousers, dress­ing gown-style jack­ets and sheer night­shirts. How to wear it all without look­ing like you fell out of bed? War­rick Gau­tier, who’s just opened his own stu­dio and has worked with Louis Vuit­ton and Chloé, to the res­cue!

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Don’t think day or night. Think both! The lin­gerie look can go from the boudoir to the red car­pet with ease, and it also works for day. The trick is to style it well. To wear the trend by day, start with satin trousers or a lace neg­ligée dress, and add heeled an­kle boots and a tai­lored jacket. To tran­si­tion into night, swap the jacket and boots for a knee-skim­ming coat and dou­ble-strap heels. Lace, silk and satin are ele­gant fabrics to dress up or down.

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Mix and match Fem­i­nine buys and soft sil­hou­ettes work beau­ti­fully when they are jux­ta­posed against tai­lored, an­drog­y­nous pieces. Try a silk, lace or chif­fon slip dress or py­jama trousers with an over­sized coat or mas­cu­line jacket, and cool train­ers or be­jew­elled heels by day. And for evening? Throw a big silk puffer jacket or leather biker over pieces in mesh or satin.

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smart Style doesn’t need to cost a for­tune, but the trick is to in­vest in strong pieces. This win­ter, spend your big money on a great dress or trouser suit in cash­mere or wool, a chunky tweed coat, knee-high stiletto boots and a ’70s sad­dle bag or sling bag. With those sta­ples, it’s easy to work in a well-priced trend like the lin­gerie one. Want to try the lin­gerie trend, but not look like you are in lin­gerie? The su­per-stylish War­rick is in the house!

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