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Double Up On Bras For A Cool Layering Trick
We've seen dresses over pants, shirts over shirts, but doubling up on bras? That's a new one. "It sounds weird, but it looks really pretty under a low-cut sweater or an unbuttoned blazer," says Steele. "And, it's a great way to show off color and interesting textures." To get the look, stick to a similar color palette and layer a skimpier, sheer bralette over a bra with a thick, long-line band at the bottom. "That helps keep everything in place," says Steele.
Wear A Bodysuit IRL
You don't have to have a ballerina body to rock a leotard. The key to wearing a bodysuit is finding one that is long enough, otherwise it won't have the right amount of stretch and prove too tight. "They can be super flattering, and they're really having a moment in fashion right now," says Steele. "I love this because of the heart on the butt area — it's like the perfect little secret, or surprise." The best part is that you can wear this look outside of the bedroom: layered under a high-waisted pant or skirt style, it functions as a body-conscious top.
Swap Your Thong For Seamless Briefs
Thongs. As much as we rely on them when wearing a clingy dress, they can dig into our skin, cause wedgies, or even create weird lumps and bumps. But, there's an easier — and more comfy — solution to our visible-panty-line woes: seamless briefs. "You don't see them under your clothes, you can wear them with anything, and they're sexy and fun," says Steele. (Especially in a high-waisted style with transparent panels and a matching bra.) Consider us sold.
Bring Back The Slip
Contrary to popular belief, slips are neither passé nor solely worn by grandmas. While lacy iterations have emerged as a clothing trend, they're actually very functional — perfect as an additional layer underneath unlined or sheer frocks and for smoothing out the lines of static-inducing or clingy dresses. A more fitted one can hold you in and contour your shape, too. "Slips are beautiful and can make the rest of a look a little prettier," says Steele. "They aren't something most twentysomethings think about, but they should be a staple."
Wear A Sports Bra As A Crop Top
Sports bras aren't just for the gym. "If they're comfy and not super tight, they have a chill vibe, and when paired with a high-waisted mesh skirt like this, it looks super confident," says Steele. High-waisted pants or an overalls-style jumpsuit also work. Opt for bras with ribbing, thicker straps, and a softer fabric "that's more malleable and falls into shape." This graphic, adjustable bra also snaps in the back, which makes it feel and fit more like lingerie.