Lingerie-inspired dressing is hot right now, and celebrities are taking note. Just last night, Miley Cyrus attended the premiere of “The Hunger Games” in a glorified bra-and-maxi skirt combo. While her interpretation fell flat for us, I would totally snag that bustier top and pair it with something less matchy-matchy, or even wear it under a sheer blouse. Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry are all repeat offenders, and Madonna made it famous in her day, so maybe it’s a pop star thing. However, just because they wear theirs cropped above the bellybutton doesn’t mean you have to — a bustier-style tank top or dress is equally alluring without the added midriff exposure. So, what do you think? Would you wear it? After the jump, check out my choice picks for emulating the trend. Keep reading »
Boudoir dressing is undeniably trendy right now, but nobody ever said it was easy to pull off. The concept in and of itself is intimidating — lingerie worn not beneath your clothes, but as your clothes? It’s enough to send me straight back to bed. Though runways and catalogues would like us to believe that you can wear your laciest, most plunging bra as a top, no problem, head-to-toe lingerie styling is best left for the flat-chested, lanky-limbed, and modelesque. If that’s you, well, you’ve pretty much got it made, but for the rest of us who aren’t quite so genetically blessed, there are still plenty of ways to integrate this sensual, ultra-feminine vibe into your every day style.
Am I the only person out there who thinks that semi-opaque black tights are worlds sexier than bare legs? I know, it’s weird, but the sheer fact of hosiery is sexy in and of itself. Black tights are slimming, warm for the cooler seasons, and can pull any look together in a matter of seconds. Admittedly, they can get a little boring. I should know — I sport black tights almost daily, with no signs of ever stopping. It seems that celebs like Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, and Selena Gomez have found the perfect solution to black tights doldrums, and it’s certainly a step up in sexy. Suspender tights are the newest gotta-have-’em garment, opaque to the thigh then sheer with a garter-like detail. I’m loving the look, but I don’t know if my thick thighs are up to the task … but hey, Rihanna represents thick-thighed girls everywhere, and she looks damn good in them. What’s your opinion? If you must have a pair, click on — I’ll point you in the right direction. As for me, I’m not buying them online right now, except for the part where I totally am, whatever.
I just turned 31 and am going through a divorce. I’d like to update my style to reflect the more fun, flirty side but still be sophisticated and chic. I’m having a hard time finding items (and stores) that are age-appropriate but still sexy and affordable. Any suggestions for key pieces and where to find them? Read more … Keep reading »