Underwear As Outerwear - How to Make it Work

Underwear As Outerwear - How to Make it Work

Wearing underwear as outerwear isn’t a new idea, but there’s a reason why celebrities and the general public alike, love this look. Whether you’re edgy or girly, quirky or more into simple styles, there’s an option for everyone. 

Whatever you wear, wear it with confidence.

Finding Your Style

Your first step is finding your style, with body suits and bras on show, fit is more important than ever to reduce slips or spillage whilst out and about. 

There are lots of styles including pieces with sheer panels, lace details, or interesting cutouts, which can add more interest to the look you're trying to achieve.

Layering & Pairing

Layering is key when it comes to wearing underwear as outerwear. If you’re opting for a bodysuit, styling with jeans, leather-look trousers or a pencil skirt for a sleek evening look. 

To pair down your look for a more subtle approach, throw on a sheer or opaque top over your body or bra, or even wear a t-shirt under your bodysuit for a more edgy look.

Contrasting colours such as a bright pink bra under a white top can look deliberate and stylish, whilst still maintaining a modest look.

For slightly more coverage, you can pick a complimentary blazer or cardigan that can be added over the top to only give a flash of underwear. 

If you’re looking for something more exciting, consider oversized shirts layered with contrasting underwear pieces or even simply flashing your underwear band with some oversized pants, there are heaps of options for every body.

Choose Your Accessories

Accessorising can really elevate your underwear as outerwear look. Pair a lace bodysuit with a statement necklace or earrings to draw attention to the neckline. 

Adding a belt to cinch in the waist of a bodysuit and create a flattering silhouette, or contrasting delicate lace with leather or metal based accessories can create a high fashion look.

Build Up Your Confidence

It might feel daunting leaving the house feeling like you may be half-dressed, but so long as you feel great, all of those worries will wash away. If you’re unsure if you will feel comfortable, you can always take a vest or jacket with you, so that you can adjust your look based on how you’re feeling.

Part of feeling confident in underwear as outerwear is ensuring you have a well fitted bra or bodysuit to wear. Ensure that you find a shape and size that fits correctly, feels comfortable and is supportive enough to ensure no unwanted slips whilst out and about.

If you’re unsure of how to measure yourself or how to calculate your correct size, please refer to our size chart guide and our international size guide.

Our Top Underwear as Outerwear Picks

Check out our favourite underwear to wear as outerwear - these pieces are too good to be hidden under clothes!

Ivory Rose Unpadded Floral Lace And Mesh Layer Body In White

Our ivory white body, with floral lace detailing and sheer mesh panels, is ideal for styling under a blazer with jeans. Fully adjustable straps and a high leg style, for the perfect fit. 

Ivory Rose Unpadded Lace Longline Bra In White

With beautiful soft lace, this longline bra is this seasons must have for your lingerie drawer. Style it under a sheer blouse for a sexy evening outfit, whether you're heading out for a date night or for drinks with your girls.

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Ivory Rose Unpadded High Apex Daisy Jacquard Body In Coral

Stand out from the crowd in this coral jacquard bodysuit. Add a pop of colour to any outfit whether you style this fuller bust bodysuit with jeans or a flowing skirt, take your look to the next level.

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Wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident, and don't be afraid to take risks with your fashion choices. If you're feeling unsure, remember, owning your look is the most important thing, so wear it with confidence.

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