Every time I wear a bralette or a cute slip dress my mum LOVES asking me if I’m going to sleep or if I’m going outside. Does anyone else’s mum do this thinking they’re funny, because I know I can’t be the only one who suffers from these jokes??? It’s so annoying ?
I feel like I say this all the time using different words but this has to fashion’s cutest trend and by far my all-time favourite. I know for a fact it’s here to stay – it’s been popular since the 90s and to this day it continues to reinvent itself. Whoever came up with the idea to wear underwear as outerwear and then made it mainstream honestly deserves the world and more! I used to be one of those people who would literally buy the most basic bras and bralettes because in my head i was like “who else is gonna see this but me?” and then lingerie became acceptable to wear as clothing again and now I pride myself in owning cute lace bras because one day they could contribute to a cute outfit, so technically underwear companies owe fashion for this!
A BRIEF HISTORY OF UNDERWEAR AS OUTERWEAR
1984 – Madonna wears a lace bustier on the album cover for Like A Virgin
1990 – Madonna dons the (now infamous) John Paul Gaultier corset bustier during her Blonde Ambition tour
1996 – Princess Diana gives slip dresses the royal seal of approval
1996 – Sporty spice makes wearing a sports bra as a top a thing
1998 – Carrie Bradshaw (styled by Patricia Field) makes a visible bra a must-have style
2002 – Christina Aguilera releases the video clip for Dirrty and flaunts her underpants
2018 – Kim Kardashian popularizes the trend for wearing lingerie bodysuits with trousers and skirts
2019 – Kim again wears her underwear outside, this time popularizing the current trend for lace bike shorts
All I am going to say is, the key to this trend is to make it look intentional!
Here are my faves rn;