A Celebrity Lesson in Wearing Lingerie Outside the Bedroom

Lingerie dressing is a tricky trend to try: On the one hand, you’re taking literal inspiration from the boudoir, and on the other, you don’t want to look like you've just rolled out of bed. But with powerhouse brands like Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen deeming this sultry style a must for spring, there's no better time than the present to master it. Here's the good news: Fashionable ladies like Ciara and Karlie Kloss are here to show you the way. Plus, there's a range of great pieces, from your classic slip dress to your lacy bralette, sure to suit any style and personality. Keep reading for all the goods…

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Ciara had the right idea last month at the Givenchy show when she opted for a balance of provocative lace cami against silk-satin wide-leg trousers and a matching duster—precisely how designer Riccardo Tisci envisaged this on the S/S 16 runway. 

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Karlie Kloss gave us a dose of trousseau-chic in February at The Brit Awards, wearing a white, tiered lace top from the Alexander McQueen S/S 16 runway. She added further gothic vibes by layering cool body jewelry on top and toned down the sassy factor by wearing sneakers and loose-fit trousers.

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At the Vanity Fair Oscar party, model Lily Aldridge turned heads in Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture. Here she gives a nod to bondage themes, with the upper portion of her dress featuring a cutout mesh bralette, and the bottom portion an elegant asymmetric ruffled skirt. This is the wilder side of the trend and best left for after-dark.

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Kylie Jenner stunned in a bias-cut dress at Alexander Wang’s A/W 16 show a few weeks ago, grounding lace-detail bustier and slip with the sportier look of her army-green bomber jacket, also by Wang.

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Model Shanina Shaik attended the opening of the new Barneys flagship store in New York City in a black plunging neckline that was perfectly placed over her red triangle bra. She elevated the entire ensemble by slipping into a pair of strappy heels.

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At the Elle Style Awards, Toni Garrn suited up via white trousers and a fringed blazer. To ramp up the trend-factor, she chose a delicate bra instead a blouse.

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Emma Roberts sat front row at the H&M show during Paris Fashion Week wearing a Fleur du Mal Rose Lace Balconette Bra underneath her semi-sheer top. The mix of evening fabrics and demure coverage make this peekaboo look polished.

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