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How to wear your lingerie out in public

Victoria's Secret is out

By ELLE team  January 30th, 2018

It’s 2018 and we’re all about mentioning your unmentionables. That’s right, designer lingerie is way too feminine and pretty (and expensive) for people not to admire it, so Victoria’s Secret is out. Superman was onto something with the whole underwear over his tights, we were just not there yet. But, we are now and everybody’s doing it. Your underwear is now formal wear, or festival wear or dare we say it… an airport lewk.

We’re not sure if the revival of the corset had anything to do with it, or Kim Kardashian. We’re just happy it’s now socially acceptable to roam around in our underwear. We’ve broken down some of our favourite looks, that are also totally achievable for us regular people without stylists. 

Here’s how you can make your lingerie uber stylish:

Lisa Haydon

Matching your bra to your panties will never fail to make you feel sexy but could high-waist panties have the same effect? Lisa Haydon paired a strapless bra with high-waisted underwear and threw on a sheer belted black maxi. 

We bet you're already equipped with the essential strapless bra in a neutral black. Pair it with this shaping ,seamless, high-wasted panties from Jockey and you're halfway through achieving the look.

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Katrina Kaif

This seems to be a popular choice with Katrina, who was sporting a similar outfit with some minor styling alterations. The strapless back bra is a wardrobe staple thanks to the versatility it allows when styling your look.

When showing off your bra, you want to make sure that you get full coverage and support to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions.

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Gigi Hadid

When you've got a maximum coverage ensemble, you can go for maximum exposure underwear. Gigi's balanced out her pantsuit with a lacy balconette bra. The suit's exposing just the right amount of lace and underwire, talk about power moves.



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Kim Kardashian

The queen of elevating lingerie into a lewk, Kim Kardashian has aced the innerwear as outerwear game. She paired this corset-style bodysuit with mom jeans and booties. Which honestly accentuates her waist in a way we weren't aware was possible for mom jeans to do. 

Score your corset body here.

Jacqueline Fernandez

If you're still not convinced that your underwear is too pretty to hide, this may be one of your more conservative options. Jacqueline has paired her cami bra with dungarees and left one strap unclasped to show off her abs.

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Sunny Leone

While stockings may often show, they are still most definitely innerwear. But Sunny has found a way to make them even more sexy...and stylish. Wear your fishnets under your trousers, with just a hint peeking over your waist. This also works with distressed denims, just ask a Kardashian.

Go footless when picking fishnet stockings so you can get creative with shoes. 

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Sonam Kapoor

If Sonam Kapoor is doing it, you know it's a trend. Like Gigi, Sonam chose to pair hers under formals. But incase you're not too sure you want to go full balconette like Gigi, you can always opt for a lacy bralette.

While the neck is low, you can always throw over a blazer and let it do most of the hard work. 

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Malaika Arora

While Malaika went the same way as Gigi and Sonam, the star of her outfit was the bra— strappy and featuring a plunging neck. 

This V-detailed plunge is bound to lend you shape while covering all the essentials. 

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Kendell Jenner

Nobody loves lingerie like the Kardashian-Jenners. This lace bralette is a favourite of the model's, with her wearing it at Coachella, to the airport and honestly pretty much everywhere. But if you're not about full on exposure, you can always go modest with Kendell's airport look. Pair the sheer bralette over a contrast colour basic white t-shirt.

We love the plunge on this bralette and considering you'll be wearing it over your clothes, you can rely on support from your actual underwear.

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This lacy bralette is super cute and super casual.

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