7 Cool Ways To Wear Your Lingerie In Public

Photographed by Meredith Jenks.
If you've ever been nervous about public speaking, someone may have advised you to picture the audience in their underwear. Today, whether you've noticed or not, you're probably encountering a similar image IRL — out on the streets, on the runway, or maybe even at work. (We swear on a new Chanel bag, we're not messing with you.) Underwear as outerwear is a bona fide fashion trend. And yes, now that you ask, we did layer our bra over our blouse. How good of you to notice.
No longer content to play a supporting role in our closet, lingerie is making its way to the main stage for fall — panties, bralets, slips, and more. You're probably wondering how on earth this trend translates into real life. Valid query, friends.
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Good thing we have all the styling tricks (seven in total) you'll need to nail the look. So, if you've been meaning to find a non-gym use for your sports bra — or if you really think your silk robe has what it takes to head outside your apartment — this one's for you. Ahead, cool-girl tricks to showing off your intimates without feeling over-exposed.
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Photographed by Meredith Jenks.
Just kidding! It's actually a slip. Though, this Araks style will easily pass for a dress when layered over a turtleneck. Add black flats and your trusty work bag, and you'll be amply (and work-appropriately) covered to take on the day.
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Photographed by Meredith Jenks.
People have a lot of feelings about the bra-over-shirt look. As for us, we're into it. Our take is also a lot cooler than the plain-white-tee version cropping up in stores of late. Try pairing a black bralet over an oversized button-down for an edgy, menswear-inspired take.

Milly culottes.
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These days, sports bras aren't just for working out — Irene Kim was a perfect example of this at NYFW. Proven here: The athletic staple will feel downright ladylike when teamed with lace skirts.
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If you're worried about feeling too exposed, add a denim jacket for extra coverage.
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How do we wear our Calvins? Peeking out from beneath our jeans, of course. In case you were wondering: We have no qualms about borrowing from the boys, and this look is proof.
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Photographed by Meredith Jenks.
Despite our best intentions, we struggle to maintain that tucked-in look for more than a few minutes. Bodysuits effortlessly resolve the age-old, "To tuck or not to tuck?" shirt conundrum. And, the lace back on this one is just right for nights out.
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Easily the most daring of the bunch, this outfit plays with two of our favorite lingerie trends: high-waisted panties and sheer slips. If you're bold enough to try a see-through look this weekend, be sure your underthings offer full coverage. And, accent with a pajama-style shirt to ward off chills.
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Photographed by Meredith Jenks.
The finishing touch of this getup? Confidence.

Pro tip: Tons of dresses have detachable slips built into them. We pulled this one from the Topshop dress credited below.
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Photographed by Meredith Jenks.
Who says silk robes are for the bedroom only? They're not — if we have any say in the matter, that is. Pair yours with a pencil skirt and structured top for a streamlined look that doesn't betray a #wokeuplikethis vibe. And, be sure to trade in your bunny slippers for cool oxfords before stepping out.
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