It would seem that autumnal weather is now well and truly upon us - my wardrobe is starting to transition from floaty dresses and denim minis to turtlenecks and chunky sweaters. Nonetheless, I thought I would still squeeze in one last Summer inspired outfit before my outfit posts consist exclusively of A/W weather appropriate pieces.
So let's chat about a trend that has been dominating fashion for a couple of seasons now: 'luxe lingerie'. We're talking floaty, sensuous slip dresses, barely there lace camis, satin pyjama tops and even slippery silk robes. .
Now the concept of underwear as outerwear is nothing particularly new. After all, Queen Madge has been provocatively parading around in a cone bra over her clothes for years now, and we might also recall 1930s hollywood glamour; silver screen sirens adorned in silk perfectly skimming over the form, or even more recently, 90's glam grunge - hello, major Kate Moss vibes! But, the trend has been revived in a big way of late, as every major designer has flirted with the richest of fabrics in their collections.
Now I must confess, initially I found it difficult to embrace for the mere fact that, well, it is all too easy to feel as though you've left your house in your underwear. The trend seemed not too dissimilar from the classic nightmare of turning up to school or work in one's pyjamas, and thus, the thought of walking down the street in garments that carried a pervading sense of undress led me to feel that at best, I may be perceived as a rather forgetful or slightly quirky individual who casually popped out in my nighty. Or, at worst, one dressed a bit too raunchy for the day; as such I would inevitably fall prey to the unwanted ogling and hollers of 'alright, darling?' from all the builders and men in vans I would happen to pass by (ok ok, a generalisation, perhaps, but let's face it, we've all been there).
Now let us consider the slip dress. Unashamedly feminine and super comfortable, this was a piece I was immediately drawn to. I admired the countless fashion girls on the 'gram working the slip, who looked so effortlessly cool, as opposed to overly sexual and seductive. Yet when I tried the same, I felt out of my realms of comfort - essentially, I felt underdressed.
So, how do we tone down the perceived sexiness of the slip? Well, the answer is in your ever trusty basic white tee. A staple in every wardrobe, throw this on underneath and the t-shirt balances out the more risqué nature of the lace slip, making it far more daytime apropos.
Pair with mules, or perhaps some converse and a choker for 90s glam grunge (because when is it not a good time to channel Kate Moss?!) I decided to pair this outfit with my lace up kitten heels from topshop (the heels of which have now completely worn down.. le cry!), to play up the femininity of the outfit.
Summer is well and truly over for me now, not only due to the colder temperatures, but also as my holidays have come to an end given that I go back to uni this weekend. Nevertheless, I doubt I'll be saying goodbye to my new friend just yet. Autumn is all about nailing the art of layering, and this season I fully intend to embrace this with this slip. I'm talking turtlenecks, oversized sweaters, ankle boots - let me know if you want to see me style the slip for Autumn!
Have you been embracing 'luxe lingerie', as we've been seeing everywhere? What do you think of the slip dress trend and how have you been making it more daytime appropriate? Let me know in the comments down below!
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Until next time,
Bag: Primark (Yep, still that £1.99 bag I always use lol! Similar Here)
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