Clare Tough’s Spring 2010 Line Takes On Sexy Spiderwebs And Slip-Dresses

It's not easy to wear the boudoir trend without appearing overtly sexual, but Clare Tough's new spring line makes the underwear-as-outerwear look seem like a choice based more on comfort than exhibitionism. Slip-dresses and lingerie can be lovely and romantic, but they can also risk being one-note garments, so Clare smartly uses them as the foundation for her looks. Bras, bustiers, and dresses constructed from layers of translucent fabrics form the base for outfits you'll want to lounge in hours after after you get home. Top them with the designer's chunky cardigans, spiderweb knits, and structured separates for a getup that will take you straight from business to pleasure. Clare Tough is available in NYC at Kirna Zabete. For more info, go to

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