How to wear your underwear as outerwear in public

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The trick to wearing underwear as outerwear is to make it look as though it’s not even underwear. Here are some underwear as outerwear looks for inspiration.
We all take notice when Khloe Kardashian wears her seriously sexy lingerie bodysuits with a pair of skinny denims. She somehow manages to pull off this look as if it were just a regular jeans-and-tee combo. Follow in Koko's footsteps and master the art of wearing underwear as outerwear with these easy tips. 
Written by Jocelyn Stiebel
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The sports bra

Over the years, athleisure has taken a major hold and it's become more acceptable to wear your sports bra from gym to the grocery store, making it an easy choice to style with your outfit. It's a no brainer! If you’re keen to give this trend a good ol’ sporting try, a denim jacket and a leather backpack are your go-to items.

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The lace bodysuit outfit #1

Koko’s uniform is actually easier to pull off than we first thought. When pairing the sexy lace bodysuit with a sensible blazer, it takes the steam levels down a notch or two, making it appropriate to wear for a night on the town. Wear it with blue jeans for a more casual take and to break up the otherwise all-black outfit.

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The lace bodysuit outfit #2

We’re knocking two trends out the park in one outfit – sea foam green and tailored suit pants! This time round it’s the colour of the bodysuit that breaks the all-black 'fit. The sophisticated tailoring works well with both a heel and a loafer depending on the time of day or the occasion.

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The lace bodysuit outfit #3

Paired with a midi skirt, this navy lace bodysuit is giving us life. Wear this look to a wedding or a special dinner party and you will be the talk of the night for all the right reasons. The A-line silhouette of the skirt and its modest length makes it flattering for all body shapes and the lace bodysuit will show just the right amount of skin. Pair it with nude accessories for balance, and you’re on-point.

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The pretty slip

This slip is the very definition of pretty, which is why you need to add a little cool to the mix to balance out the look. And, seriously, what’s more cool than a denim jacket and platform sneakers? A muted purple pair of sneaks will match the tones of the slip for a very on-trend tonal outfit. And a clutch always makes everything more chic!

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The kimono

The kimono is as easy and acceptable to wear out in public as the sports bra – maybe even more so. Just find a really cute pair of versatile high-waisted shorts, much like these button-up ones in a hue that perfectly complements the pink of the kimono. The shirt you choose to wear underneath will determine the look of your outfit. And we love the idea of finishing off a full-blown kimono look with a pair of animal-print block heels!

Fashion editor: Brittany Penebre. Junior fashion editor: Rushana Burton. Photography: André Wepener/Pixel Lounge.
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1 comment

  1. Experimenting is essential in such a way of wearing I guess, to understand what suits you the most and pick up the best variant due to your individual demands.