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Lingerie-inspired style has been around a while and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon. It’s often we see high-end fashion designers like Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior incorporating the look into their fashion shows and of course, many celebrities like Rhianna, Lady Gaga and Victoria Beckham, are fans of wearing lingerie as outerwear too. In terms of nailing the boudoir-inspired look, it does take a bit of creativity and natural fashion flair. However, we’ve put together some helpful tips that should help you to perfect this fashion trend in no time. 


Choose the Right Fabrics


The key to creating the lingerie-inspired look is to choose fabrics that complement your lingerie. For example, lace, ruffles, silk and sheer materials all tend to work really well with lingerie and enhance the boudoir-inspired feel. A mix of different fabrics is a good idea but just remember to keep the look simple and tasteful.


Keep a Balance


When trying to achieve the lingerie-inspired look, it is important to strike a balance. You don’t want to be too daring but at the same time, of course you will want to make a fashion statement. Try and follow a simple rule in that if you wear a somewhat revealing garment on top (like a crop top/corset), choose something a little more demure for the bottom half of your body, for example, a below-the-knee skirt or a pair of tailored trousers. Also, if you’re hoping to pull off this look during the day time, a good tip is to wear a jacket or a classy blazer over your lingerie. This will help to balance the look and can be suitable for a more low-key setting – ideal for camisoles, crop tops or bustier tops.


Wear High Quality Lingerie


It probably goes without saying, but if you’re wearing lingerie as outerwear, it is vital that the lingerie is of a high quality and looks appealing. For example, simple t-shirt bras are a definite no, instead think white or black lace bra tops and corseted and silky camisoles. Importantly, avoid any bright colours or bold patterns. Remember, sophistication is key.

Finally, it is really worth investing in some handmade luxury lingerie to nail this look. This type of lingerie has intricate detailing and a superior finish. Of course, the quality becomes even more apparent when lingerie is worn on the outside.