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Bras are not underwear

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Underwear as outerwear is hot, so I’m totally loving the trend of visible bras, whether they’re more of a cropped bustier or the infamous American Apparel tube bras. Kind of the extention of the crop top trend, but the difference is that whereas cropped tops today are usually baggy and “unisex”, this is definitely a very sexy item of clothing. Now, they do have to be done in a manner that is not overly slutty, just that little bit that screams hot, but with a hell of an attitude.

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Source: Knight Cat, Lookbook.nu, Style.com

Obviously, the real stylish girls can rock almost everything, but sometimes a gal just needs some guidelines on how to dive into a trend.

1. Wear it with high waisted styles and cover your shoulders. First of all, it instantly tones down the skankiness. Second, if you haven’t been to the gym for a while, it will cover any unsightly belly flab or the not-so-toned upper arms. I’d wear a bra-top with a high waisted skirt or tapered trousers and some jacket.

2. Do make sure you’re not breaking any decency laws. Basically, nothing too sheer, and just to be on the safe side, those nude nipple stickers aren’t such a bad idea.

3. Size does count. I’d say, the breast size limit for sporting this trend would be somewhere around a small C-cup. The larger your breasts, the sluttier they will look when potentially exposed. Sad law of nature.

4. Use common sence. I hate advocating dress codes, and not being able to wear this or that for a certain occasion, but this look is definitely not for office hours with your seventy-year-old mathematics prof. However, totally hot for going out with the girls.

5. When in doubt, layer. It is not sexy to run around in something you’re clearly not comfortable with, so there are safer ways to show off your latest Agent Provocateur purchase. Layer it under a micro-mesh or lace top for a more dressy-goth look (this is obviously more of a fall look, I’d boil wearing a long sleeve lace blouse in the summer), or let it peek out from underneath a baggy tank (shredded is nice). Or layer a bustier over a tank, like Erin Wasson

Written by Tonia

April 13, 2009 at 3:51 pm

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  1. Now bras are a statement piece. I always loved when Carrie Bradshaw did it. :)

    xo!

    Fashion CHALET

    April 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm

  2. so right!

    xx

    the crumpet girls
    http://crumpetsandt.blogspot.com

    Bianca and Isabella

    April 13, 2009 at 5:45 pm

  3. herlig trend,
    men eg føler at puppene mine bare buler ut, sant det du skreiv at Size count! eg har c-cup, og føler at det e litt uanstendig.. ligger på grensa. syns det e veldig fint på dei som har a og b cup.. :)

    sexy trend indeed!! :)

    Regine

    April 13, 2009 at 6:43 pm

  4. I couldn’t agree more with this post!!
    I’ve always loved the idea of underwear as outerwear.
    This trend is so cooool.

    Maria

    April 13, 2009 at 11:27 pm

  5. i love this post. every part of it is true and your guidelines are so on point.

    i got the chloes for 300 on ebay. i got really lucky with the price. they have some right now going for at least 500. but they are the best shoe purchase i have ever made!

    yuka

    April 14, 2009 at 7:44 am

  6. I am seriously loving this and once the temperatures hit a little higher… i’m going to be wearin’ this for a night out!! wooohoo!!

    Charmaine

    April 14, 2009 at 4:23 pm

  7. herlig innlegg!

    Elise Bahía

    April 14, 2009 at 8:10 pm

  8. Fashion Chalet: Yess, why spend a fortune on pretty underwear if you don’t show it to anyone? ;)
    Regine: Jeg tror jeg er ca. samme størrelse som deg, er 75B-C avhengig av the time of the month, hehe.. Jeg tror det kan funke på jenter som oss om vi bruker en sånn enkel tube bh istedenfor en veldig sexy en.. Jeg skal bestille to bh’er fra American Apparel, og se hvordan det går
    Maria: Yeah, me too.. Underwear can definitely make pretty outerwear if done right
    yuka: I tried my best ;)
    Charmaine: Same here, I know people will be totally shocked, haha.

    Tonia

    April 14, 2009 at 9:07 pm

  9. i love this look! with a nice high waisted skirt, perfect

    emma

    April 15, 2009 at 3:02 pm

  10. Good advice, I’ll totally keep that in mind. Lets just hope I can get out the door without my mom catching me in one of these!
    XOXOXO
    Libby

    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

    Libby

    April 15, 2009 at 7:29 pm

  11. Hmm, I think I’l have to check out American Apparel and get one of those tube bras. Great for summer!

    Lex

    April 16, 2009 at 4:54 am

  12. i really hope you can go to coachella next year too! im so excited. 2 more days!

    yuka

    April 16, 2009 at 7:39 am

  13. ahh sorry the comment above was left to the wrong person. ignore it! im clumsy. hahha

    blahh. if i do change my hair it will have to be short because my real hair is pretty short- shoulder length. i have extensions in. they are getting old though and i need to either get new hair or just take it out and cut it!

    yuka

    April 16, 2009 at 7:42 am

  14. Libby: haha, I’m familiar with the problem! I’d probably wear a tee over the outfit and take it off once I reach “safety” ;)
    Lex: Yeah, the aa bras are pretty perfect.. As underwear too! Haha
    Yuka: yeah, I was like “Travelling to la to go to one festival would be a little far..”. I didn’t see those were extentions, good job! Anyways, I think some type of a bob would be perfect for you. Or a pixie with long bangs..

    Tonia

    April 16, 2009 at 11:23 am


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