Underwear as Outerwear

A guide to styling up lingerie

There is nothing quite as luxe as lingerie whether it be a beautiful matching set, or sultry satin pyjamas. This season, the luxury look is ready to leave the bedroom. Sheer does have to mean sexy; it's the summer of love and glamour doesn't take a holiday. Underwear as outerwear has never been hotter than right now.

From between the sheets to gracing the streets; these are Ann Summers top 5 ways to style up your lingerie.

1. Peepshow

Lingerie can make a statement without being the main focus of an outfit. Pair a pretty bra with top or dress with a plunging neckline for subtle seduction. Pair black with black for a more demure, unassuming take on the trend or embrace the summer time vibes and pick a bold and bright bra and pair it with something pale. Take some celeb' style inspiration from Rosie Fortescue and throw an oversized shirt on over some heavy strapping or pretty lace for a hint of androgyny and masses of sex appeal.

For a punchy peepshow, try:

2. Sexy Strapping

Alternately you can pair a high neck bra or sexy strapped lingerie piece with a cami style top to hint at the hotness beneath. In order to successfully master the underwear as outerwear trend layering is key. Throw a blazer over a bralet and a rock a super sultry androgynous vibe or wear a bra with statement strapping under a super flirty, feminine dress for a harder edge, the possibilities are endless.

For some seriously sexy strapping, Try;

3. Body On Me

Bodies and corsets are key this season in creating the most downright desirable underwear based outfits. Our corsets are especially versatile this season combining fully lined cups with sexy, cut out bodices making them entirely wearable and super sexy. Ann Summers buyers have placed a huge focus on fashion pieces this season and have worked to create a range of bodies that make the transition from bedroom to boardroom exceptionally fluid. Style one of our sheer bodies with a simple black bra for a show stopping look. Get a truly show stopping style by teaming a body with a pair of high waisted jeans or a skirt, finish with a simple cover-up for a super sexy, chic look.

For some beautiful bodies, Try;

4. Bralet Babe

Be bold and brave; pair a longline bra or bralet with high wasted bottoms and show 'em what you've got. With the longline styles you are able to show just a slither of sun kissed midriff along with an always elegant décolletage; perfect for a sexed up and sassy evening look. Vamp up an all-black outfit with bright lips and accessories or incorporate a splash of colour by throwing on a bright jacket. Va-va-voom.

For the bold bralet look, Try;

5. Naughty nightwear come darling daywear

This season's hottest trend pays homage to Hollywood glam with silk nightwear repurposed as daywear. Silk chemises and lace gowns ooze elegance and don't look at all out of place when carefully layered with outerwear. Channel your inner Kourtney Kardashian and layer a satin chemise with a fine knit jumper and your hottest heels. Our longer, sheer gowns work beautifully when worn over jeans giving a floaty summer vibe to an outfit suitable to the Great British weather.

For nightwear to daydream, Try;

Embrace underwear as outerwear and be the hottest honey this summer; sizzle in strapping, get naughty in nightwear and choose whether to be daring or demure in a body or bralet. Channel the festival vibes, go Wireless, throw up your V's and show us how you party with #ASYourStyle.
Let the good times roll.

Love Team AS.x