You have rummaged through your closet for the nth time now and still, haven’t found that one dress which you can wear for the upcoming New Year party. The dwindling bank balance at the end of the month is not allowing you to shop more, leaving you to make do with what you have. You wrack your brains and remember that it was only last month when you revamped your lingerie closet. That realization dear girl is your salvation and savior for the dilemma of ‘what to wear’. You can now double up your lingerie as outerwear. Plus think of the other advantage that comes with it. Lesser laundry to do! Need some pointers?
The cage bra look
You can easily pair the cage bra with a maxi skirt or high waist palazzos, under a tank or spaghetti top. Add on a shrug or a scarf and you are so ready for the New Year party with your friends or with your partner. A stringy cage bra also adds a touch of pizzazz to an off-shoulder black jumpsuit.
The bralette look
Over jeans, a pair of pants or even over a mini skirt, the bralette and especially the halter neck bralette, gives you a casual sexy look. Want to go for that party at a friends place and can’t decide whether to dress for warm indoors or to brave the cold wave at the barbeque set outside? A sexy bralette over pajamas and with a hooded sweatshirt is the new smart casual look for the night. For an ethnic dress for Your New Year party, the bralette in lace can also be worn as a blouse with a chiffon or georgette saree.
The body shaper look
A floral body shaper or a body suit when paired with tights or jeans looks amazing in winters when you don’t want to go in for too much of layering and also want to flaunt your perfect figure. The shapewear can also be worn with a long skirt in a solid color and a floral scarf or cape.
The sports bra look
Ever heard of the sports bra being used as a top or a blouse? You can wear it with sweatpants and sweatshirt or you can wear it as a top with your skirt. It wouldn’t be too OTT either to don it as a blouse with your saree or lehenga. Ready for a Breezy winter night party at a beach destination? Denim shorts, a waterfall shrug and a sports bra are what you are looking for to achieve the perfect beach look for the New Year party.
Strapless bra look
A strapless balconette with a blazer looks quite elegant when you want to strike a balance between smart, sexy and casual. You can also try a tube bra or a bandeau bra with this look. The strapless bra comes to the rescue when you want to change the look of your saree and swap its regular blouse with a lacey strapless bra.
The sexy slip look
This one can easily double up as a short dress under a trench coat. Knee length or calf length boots are what you need to turn the heat up. Too hot for boots? Some strappy stilettos will make you pub ready in no time and you can ditch the trench coat for a light jacket.
It serves as a spaghetti top when you want to wear just a simple top with an embellished skirt or sequined pants. You can add a jacket to the ensemble if you feel it might get a chilly late into the night.
When wearing the lingerie as outerwear you also need to keep these three points in mind:
- Mix and match the fabrics. Don’t wear lace on lace or a plain dupatta with a plain corset. If the lingerie is plain, go for a complementary clothing item in design or with some embellishments.
- Wearing lingerie as outerwear works best if you add some clothing layers your attire, like a blazer with a bralette or a scarf with a camisole.