STYLE QUICKIE: Sleepwear as Streetwear


By Joyce Chua from THREAD SG

If you’ve always had a penchant for Victorian literature and fashion, then your romantic sensibilities might have influenced your sartorial style. This may mean a wardrobe full of sensuous fabrics and silhouettes —think lace camisoles, silky slip dresses, satin robes, and tulle skirts.

Lingerie-inspired pieces that can be worn in and outside of the bedroom have been brought into the limelight this season thanks to designers like Bottega Veneta and Stella McCartney. And the 21st century versions come in feminine pastel hues that are easier to pull off than you’d expect.

Can’t wait to start trying out the trend? Here are some chic looks for this season and the next to get you inspired:


Pare Down With Basics


Ease into the lingerie trend with a low-key lace-trimmed camisole teamed with skinny jeans and a pair of sneakers. Or, simply throw an Oxford shirt over it and let a little of your camisole peek out from underneath.


Do It With Denim


If you’re not entirely down with donning your intimate wear outside, dial down the suggestiveness by pairing a sheer top with good old denim jeans or a comfy skirt. Delicate ruffles add some romance, while the ruggedness of a pair of slouchy light-wash boyfriend jeans underplays the sexiness of a lacy or sheer top.


Date Night Doll Up


A silky slip dress is luxurious and absolutely divine for date night. Plus, it is versatile enough to be worn from day to night. Wow your date by dressing it up with heels and minimalist jewellery, or dress it down by layering a white t-shirt underneath and pairing it with white sneakers.


From Desk to Drinks


Add a structured blazer to your lingerie-inspired top for a sophisticated French-girl vibe. To play up the girliness of your look, try a sheer-panelled dress or skirt paired with a classic white tee and slip into stilettos or block heels for a sensual but sophisticated look.

                                                              Credit:  @jeannedamas

                                                              Credit: @jeannedamas


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