5 Subtle, But Sexy Ways To Wear Lingerie In Public

Wearing your bra over a T-shirt (à la the Man Repeller) isn't the most intuitive thing to do. It also isn't the most likely trend to be replicated by all women everywhere. That said, the whole visible-lingerie fad isn't only for designer runways and street-style bloggers. Au contraire. You can join in and wear your bras out and about, too. When styled properly, some underwear even becomes surprisingly wearable outerwear.

There are plenty of not-too-exposed ways make your intimates work double-duty. To give you an idea, we styled longline bras with blazers, high-waisted panties with sheer skirts, bodysuits with jeans, and more. The five resulting looks are definitely sexy, but also subtle. We know what you'll be wearing this February 14. 
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The Bodysuit
Bodysuits are your bra and underwear, all in one piece. Not only will they make dressing quicker; they're also a handy alternative to tucking blouses into pencils skirts or jeans. A simple, black bodysuit, like the one here, will go with everything.
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The Longline Bra
The lingerie version of a crop top, longline bras pretty much mimic outerwear already. Find a style and color that suits you and pair it with a wide-legged pant suit and sneakers for a cool, sporty effect.
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The Silk Slip
Stella McCartney's silk slip will easily pass for a dress when layered over a turtleneck. Add funky, platform heels and a printed crossbody bag, and you'll be amply covered to take on the day (or, more likely, Saturday night).
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The Triangle Bralette
So, maybe you bought a top online and didn't realize it was sheer until it arrived. Maybe you did this knowingly. Whatever the case, a triangle bra is a chic solution to the "How on earth do I wear this?" conundrum. A high-waisted culotte and heels should finish the outfit off nicely.
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The High-Waisted Panty
This particular intimate is a bit more complex: Usually VPLs are a major faux pas, but, in this instance, you want your underwear to be seen. Layered under a sheer dress, like this Topshop one, a high-waisted panty offers a retro vibe and plenty of coverage for your lady bits. For added modesty, slip on a sleek waistcoat.

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