Edge of Night: Corsets and Bralettes Make the Season a Little Sexier

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There's no question that a little hint of lace or sheer netting peeking out of a blouse is incredibly sexy. Though, these days, we're seeing provocative little under-things coming out from beneath clothing in a much bolder way.

It was back at Fashion Week in September when we first noticed structured bras and lacy satin camisoles worn beneath tiny jackets and shrunken cardigans. Of course, we totally understand if that's not quite your thing—it's definitely more on the daring side. But lucky for you, these delicate pieces work just as well serving their original purpose. And, if a whisper of lace should catch the eye, well, why not? So, whether you dare to bare, or prefer to give just a hint of what lies beneath, these 20 bras and corsets will definitely make your dress-up routine a little more interesting.

Above, from left: Street style from London fashion week, photo by Pete Miszuk; a look from Urban Outfitters spring 2009 collection, photo by Carlotta Manaigo.

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Above, from left: Spring '09 runway looks from Alexander Wang, Thakoon, Cynthia Steffe, and Prada, photos via Style.com.


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Above, from left: Silence & Noise Corsetry Bra, $24, available at Urban Outfitters; Stella McCartney Eve Giggling Padded Bra, $150, available at Net-A-Porter.


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Above, from left: Huit Anouk Half-Cup Bra, $78, available at Journelle; Bela's Dead Taffeta Tear-Drop Bra, about $220, available at Glamorous Amorous.


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Above, from left: Eres Reverence Constance Demi-Cup Bra, $360, available at Nancy Meyer; Topshop Vintage Lace Corset Top, $50, available at Topshop.


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Above, from left: Topshop Leopard Print Balconette Bra, $28, available at Topshop; American Apparel Shiny Ruched Tube Bra, $14, available at American Apparel.


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Above, from left: Agent Provocateur Nikita Bra, $150, available at Agent Provocateur; Eco Boudoir Bamboo Bra, $78, available at Journelle.


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Above, from left: The Lake & Stars Love Triangle Bralette, $96, available at Journelle; Constellation Bra, $28, available at Urban Outfitters.


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Above, from left: Araks Ivana Bralette, $154, available at Catroina Mackechnie; Dessous Sasha Bralette, $70, available at Journelle.


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Above, from left: Belabumbum Metallic Lace Dora Bralette, $22.10 (was $44), available at Blue Fly; Wundervoll Boogie Bra, about $108, available at StyleServer.


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Above, from left: Calvin Klein Danube Underwire Bra, $40, available at Net-A-Porter; La Perla Venus Demi-cup Bra, $268, available at Nancy Meyer.


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Above, from left: VPL Tidal Bra, $62 (was $176), available at Revolve Clothing; La Perla Opening Night Demi Bra, $111.35 (was $219), available at Blue Fly.