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News Flash: Your smalls are going to be a big deal for SS17.
We’ve seen it all before, but believe us: this trend is garnering whole exposure levels from runway to celebrity and street style.
Catwalks have been craving a modest take on the less-is-more styles of seasons past, with an exhibit of elegant pieces in delicately soft and sheer fabric. A tasteful glimpse of skin is key to mastering this craze; it’s all about playing peek-a-boo with your best undergarms.
We reveal how to wear the lingerie look below.
Moving away from dare-to-bare ensembles, designers such as Giambattista Valli are favouring demure details from lacy triangle bras to soft bralets and smooth satin bustiers. Meanwhile, Miuccia Prada took a slightly more peacocking approach with bustiers embellished with lavish ostrich feathers worn over shirts.
How to wear: a bralet
The trick to the bralet is layering – whether over a white T-shirt with distressed jeans like Kendall Jenner’s 90s-vibes look, with a flowing kimono for a vintage, bohemian edge, or under a tailored blazer to give your power dressing a subtle reveal.
Get the look: Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner proudly parades a barely-there, see-through bralet over her white tee. Channelling hippie-chic style, she makes it work for day with ankle boots and 70s sunnies – so right now!
How to wear: a slip dress
When your petticoat is too pretty to keep covered up. A flirty favourite in 2016, the fuss-free slip is set to return, but this time in luxed-up fabrics like velvet and silks. The slip was seen by fashion powerhouse, Christopher Kane, who favoured pansy flourishes.
Revisit the 90s and wear a sleek, figure-skimming slip dress with barely-there heels for a stripped-back yet sultry after-dark look.
Get the look: Millie Mackintosh
Made In Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh sticks to her signature boho look by layering a nude slip under a cool biker and finishing with western boots.
How to wear: Pyjamas
Silky pyjamas are not just strictly reserved for the bedroom. From the likes of Lanvin to Roberto Cavalli, nightwear is set to be your new go-to for SS17 with chic silhouettes in the form of wrap tops and wide-leg trousers.
Join the slumber party by pairing your PJs with mules and a bucket bag to make your sleepwear appropriate for daylight, or strappy heels and a clutch when staying up all night.
Get the look: Olivia Palermo
An easy alternative to a suit, Olivia Palermo stuns in all-white satin pyjamas. The elegant, oversized fit is cinched at the waist by a tie belt to flatter her smallest part. So chic.