Most notably defined by Madonna in the 1980’s, the underwear as outerwear trend has made comebacks throughout the decades, with this season’s revival seeing lingerie pieces teamed with thick jumpers and hoodies in a juxtaposing manner.
This trend has had the marmite effect which fashion can and created divide over love or loathe of the execution. Whatever the verdict there is no denying this pieces influence in new season collections right from catwalk to high street. Spotted in SS17 shows for Loewe, Balenciaga and Isabel Marant, the cinched waist is making a comeback, taking note from historical structure of Victorian undergarments.
The shape itself is flattering across the board. Slimmer figures can feign roundness and curvy shapes can draw in the waist and draw attention to their best features. STYLEetc has put together three chic ways to rock this trend without looking like you’re only half-dressed.