Lady in a black bustier layered with a black blazer and black high waisted jeans

Underwear as Outerwear

The underwear worn as outerwear trend is holding its position as the must-have look for yet another season. There’s nothing quite as luxe as lingerie, whether it be a beautiful matching set or sultry satin pyjamas. We all know that slipping into your favourite underwear can make you feel comfortable, sexy and just plain fierce, so you’ll be pleased to know that sexy underwear is no longer just for the bedroom or for hiding underneath your everyday clothing!

Before you conjure up ideas of Superman-style pants on the outside, this trend is all about using layers to create stunning looks. We’ve got some great ideas to help you make this look your own and get on board the underwear as outerwear trend.

How to Wear Underwear as Outerwear

Lingerie can make a statement without being the main focus of an outfit. Paired with the right clothes, your underwear as outerwear look can be unassuming but easily complement your favourite garments from your wardrobe. Layering your look is the ideal way to help create outfits featuring underwear as a statement that complements your personal style.

Below we have some of our top tips on how to style certain types of underwear as outerwear, whilst making the look your own!

Top Tips: Here are a few underwear as outerwear secrets to try out on your own look…

  • Pair a pretty bra with a blazer or top with a plunging neckline for a sexy and sophisticated look.
  • Pair black with black for a more demure, unassuming take on the trend.
  • Go bold and pick a brightly coloured bra or body and pair it with something pale.
Woman in bright read suit wearing a blue bra under the jacket.

How to Style a Bralette as Outerwear

Bralettes are the go-to when it comes to wearing underwear as outerwear, whether you’re wearing it as a layer underneath a crochet or mesh top, or the bralette is the highlight of the outfit, they can be easily dressed up or down. You can choose from eye-catching, bold styles, or opt for the more delicate, low-key styles.

It doesn’t have to stop at a bralette, you could opt for a plunge or stylish balcony bra as an alternative, but ensure you choose a style that compliments your outfit and helps you show off your assets. Our bra style guide will help you pick the perfect fit for you.

Top Tip: Just as we mentioned above, in order to successfully master the underwear as outerwear trend, becoming a master of layering is key. Throw a blazer over a bra or wear a bra with statement strapping under a super flirty, feminine dress for a harder edge. The possibilities are endless.

What to Wear with a Bodysuit

Bodies are key in creating the most downright desirable underwear-based outfits, proving to be one of the most popular choices for jumping on board this popular trend. We’ve worked to create a range of bodysuits that make the transition from underwear to outerwear effortless – helping you take your look from inside the bedroom to out and back again with minimal fuss.

Top Tip: Get a truly show-stopping style by teaming a body with a pair of high waisted jeans or a skirt, or finish with a simple cover-up for a super sexy, chic look.

Woman in a white corset paired with high waisted flared red trousers layered with a navy blazer.

How to Wear a Corset as Outerwear

A must-have for sexy underwear outfits, corsets are an incredibly versatile lingerie choice, they can help you display a fuller bust, experience a shape-enhancing confidence boost and feel sexy all at the same time. Wearing your corset as outerwear works with a whole range of outfits, from out-there looks to more everyday glamour.

Top Tips: There are so many ways you can wear a corset as part of an underwear as outerwear look, but here are a few of our faves to make you feel great and catch the eye…

  • If you want your corset to be the focus of your outfit, pair it simply with a pair of skinny jeans, letting the corset itself be the focal point.
  • High-waisted jeans or trousers will help you create a look where your corset is a little more understated.
  • If you’re conscious of showing off too much shoulder, try pairing with a blazer or cardigan over the top of your corset.

Embrace the underwear worn as outerwear trend and feel just as hot when you’re out as when you’re in the bedroom – sizzle in strapping or go daring or demure in a body, just choose the right lingerie for your look and get set to wow. Whatever your style, show them your strong and sexy side!