We imagine watching the Paris Fashion Week runways is like watching a fashion fairytale – the most brilliant pret-a-porter and couture designers create magical pieces we can only dream to wear.
With a little creativity, we can recreate similar looks ourselves with pieces we can afford. Thankfully, one of the biggest trends that easiest to recreate is a lingerie inspired outfit – and the Spring Summer 2018 Paris runway was full of amazing inspiration!
Here’s some of our favorite looks and the foundations pieces to make it your own.
Wearing Your Bra as a Top
Why hide something so pretty?
Fresh off the crop top trend, wearing your bra as clothing is no longer considered overt. Just take a look at the ensembles created by Yves Saint Laurent and Giambattista Valli, where bras were the stars of the show. Pair your bra with a fabulous coordinated set, and you’ve got yourself an outfit worthy of runway status.
In some cases, bras even appeared as a design element for an outfit, as can be seen in Alexander McQueen’s coordinated set.
We recommend opting for a bra that’s not completely sheer, although some cute nipple covers will help if you’ve got a sheer bra in mind. Create your own lingerie look with the comfortable Belle Epoque bralette from Fleur’t or the Darling Lace bralette from Triumph.
Let It Loose
We all know we can show off our lingerie under something sheer (we’ll talk more about that below), but one new spin we saw on the Paris runways were tops that show off your bra.
They hang fairly loose so that, unless you wear a cami, your bra is exposed. Vera Wang designed an edgy leisuree outfit with a simple black sports bra, while Lanvin dressed up this trend with a shiny triangle bra.
A sports bra like the Nana from Miel that’s lightweight but still supportive is perfect for a casual look. If you’re going to dress up, go all out with The Skyfall bralette from Montelle that’s highly designed with fun details.
Sheer is Still Here
Don’t expect those sheer garments to get pushed to the back of the closet yet!
This is easily one of the most wearable trends, as the ways to show off your lingerie either subtly or openly are endless. Isabel Marant created a look we’re sure everyone will wear to the beach next year with a sheer white dress over a black bodysuit. Meanwhile, John Galliano freshened up the trend with a colored lingerie set, which is such a nice change from the black lingerie we’re used to seeing.
The Shapewear Body from Cybele is the perfect bodysuit for any of your sheer outfits, with support and coverage that you’ll love. If you want to get bright and cheery like John Galliano, the sweet purple Sun Kissed set from Fleur’t is so pretty, you’ll love showing it off!
The New Lingerie Dressing
Thankfully, Paris Fashion Week also gave us some fresh new ways to incorporate our favorite lingerie into our outfits.
Of course, bodysuits are nothing new, but Elie Saab’s stunning creation made the case for the more decorated, elaborate bodysuit. It’s no longer just the basics replacing your tee; it’s the dressy, stylized bodysuits that will become more of a statement piece in our wardrobe. The Smolder Demi Teddy from Blush has amazing bits of detail that’ll skyrocket you to the best dressed list.
There was also a lot of mesh on the runway, especially in Balmain’s show that displayed the fabric in various ways. The creativity of mesh as a sort of undershirt worn under a corset-inspired top is such a sexy new look. Recreate this look with the Alex Long Sleeve Mesh Top from Arianne.
Lastly, Kenzo expertly threw a bandeau bra over a white button up, and it dramatically made the very basic outfit look dynamic and new. We think the lace bralette from Montelle is so beautiful, it needs to be shown on top of a shirt instead of underneath!
Which of these lingerie looks are you going to recreate?
Share with us in the comments below!
Until next time!