7 New Lingerie Rules To Live By

PHOTOGRAPH BY SACHA MARIC.
When it comes to breaking style rules, we're old pros. White before Labor Day? Done. Sequins during the day? Yes, please. Dresses over pants? Easy. But, when it comes to what we wear under our clothes, we've got to admit, we tend to stick to what we know. It's hard to discard our grandmothers' warnings about sagging boobs (ostensibly what happens when you ditch your molded cups) or even modesty (three decades after "Like a Virgin," we still feel a little defiant when our bra shows). But, there's no reason why our intimates can't warrant the same experimentation and fearlessness we exhibit when putting together an outfit. In fact, breaking underwear rules can be just as fun — and look just as awesome — as wearing cutouts at the office (hey, where there's a will, there's a way).

With some of the latest daring intimates from cult favorites like Only Hearts and Lane Bryant's Cacique collection, we asked stylist and lingerie savant Jen Steele to deliver out-of-the-box, rule-busting ideas for wearing — and showing off — bras, panties, and even shapewear. Ahead, find seven ways to rethink your lingerie, including bringing back the slip (now there's one rule your grandma would approve).