Undressed: Lingerie-Inspired Looks That Go Beyond The Morning After

by Lisanne Silverman • Jan 20, 2010 10:19 AM PST

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Undressed: Lingerie-Inspired Looks That Go Beyond The Morning After

Alexander Wang seems to favor the undressed/dressed down look, so it was no surprise when a hint of boudoir styling made its way into his recent collections. Christian Dior, never hesitating to push the fashion envelope while maintaining an exceptional level of elegance, presented a more intentional, more seductive lingerie-inspired collection at this past fall's ready-to-wear shows. And Marc Jacobs took the trend to new levels when he showed satin bralettes worn outside of tops at his most recent Spring show. Fans of these design houses know by now that extreme runway trends like these aren't always meant for the streets, but can certainly be adapted into looks that are appropriately alluring enough to see the light of day. Instead of letting that lacy slip work overtime with heels and a coat, try the silk pieced dress from Banana Republic's Monogram collection. LnA's garter leggings, though not for the faint of heart, are ideal for those who want to play peek-a-boo without getting caught (though we make no guarantees.) The idea here is to temper the racy statement piece with casual additions, like a bustier-inspired top with a chunky cardigan or a slip dress with rugged flat boots. Done right, the result is unexpectedly put-together, one we'd like to call "morning after-chic"... minus last night's makeup, of course. Click my slideshow for 10 ways to get the look.

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