3 Ways to master the lingerie trend 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!
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.
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.
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!